My daughter has been making Repunzle hair out of almost anything ever since she saw the movie. We finally found a way to make hair that will stay on and not fall apart. Click through for the full video tutorial.
Crafts & Activities
These whimsical DIY masks caught my eye this week and I can’t stop thinking about how cute my threesome would be running around the house as a lion/owl/panda trio. Costumes always provide the most entertainment of all our toys. The instructions to make these are in french but there are detailed step-by-step photos and free […]
Between overestimating our trick-or-treat crowd and underestimating the girls’ Halloween haul, there is always an abundance of candy come November. So, what are we supposed to do with all these Halloween treats? Oh, sure, they could eat it, but we can only take that so far before I’m tired of the sugar highs and ready […]
After the fun is done and the candy has been collected, Halloween is over. Your children get out of their costumes, and what are you to do with them? You could stick them in the back of the closet, but then they’re just collecting dust. I dress my dogs up each year, and I have […]
Did you have a fantastic weekend of Halloween festivities or are you saving up your fun for tonight? I was at Quilt Market all weekend but quickly whipped up a last-minute gift for the party host with a wild side. I used the new Silhouette Cameo to cut some adorable Martha Stewart Crafts Classic Halloween […]
There are some people that just blow me away with their amazing pumpkin ninja skills. I have a hard enough time carving out a regular pumpkin with a simple jack o’ lantern face. The Daily Meal recently featured an article on creating unique and elaborate jack o’ lantern designs. It’s really a matter of having […]
I know, what was I thinking? It’s 2 days before Halloween and here I am sewing new trick-or-treat bags. But they turned out so cute and functional. The perfect size for my kids. I’m sure I’m not the only one making last minute adjustments to the kids’ costumes. Am I right? Well our usual plastic […]
Bring the colors of the season into your home by creating a beautiful Fall mantel. You don’t have to spend very much to create something beautiful. Even bringing in Fall leaves, branches, pumpkins and gourds can transform your home and give it an Autumn air. And if you don’t have a mantel, make a […]
I’m pleased to be returning for a second installment of Crafting with Martha and Amy – the series in which I craft along with Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts for an entire year. It’s one project a week, and I’m still in Halloween mode so I chose glittered skeleton parts. This project was definitely a […]
Halloween is almost here, which means the festivities are underway. Thanks to Serendipity Soiree, you can add those finishing touches with these great Halloween Party Printables. They have invitations, labels and the cutest toppers for cupcakes, appetizers or gooey treats. My favorite part about these labels are their vintage charm. They really evoke the feeling […]
When I was in Elementary school my mom showed me how to make these cheesecloth ghosts and I’ve been making them ever since. Well, except during my early 20’s when I was wayy above making cheesecloth ghosts, man I am glad I outgrew those years! Do you want to make some ghosts? They are super […]
Welcome to my first installment of “Crafting with Martha and Amy.” Martha doesn’t know it yet, but she and I are going to be crafting together for the next year. I recently got the book Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts, and I’ve decided to follow along, doing weekly projects straight from the book. Sorta “Julia […]
Are you a room mom (or dad) this year? Are you in charge of planning your child’s Halloween classroom party? I am. I’ve been asked to come up with a craft for my 3rd grader’s class. And 3rd graders can be hard to please. They are at that age when cutsie isn’t so cute anymore. […]
I’m well aware that I have a serious Halloween problem (i.e., addiction), but I can’t help it. It’s my favorite holiday! You have to spare me one more entry as I go on and on about some Halloween projects that I found. These I felt would be great for the last minute, in the areas […]
A couple of weeks ago I saw these amazing Tinted Mason Jars on Say Yes to Hoboken and I couldn’t get the craft or the inspiration out of my head. I decided to tint some hurricanes orange and put lights in the tinted hurricanes for my Halloween decor. Do you want to see how I […]
Remember when I said that I was glitter free? Welp, I’ve fallen off the wagon and I’m pretty much glittering anything that isn’t tied down. There is glitter everywhere in my house, speaking of glitter everywhere, have you seen this sign? It’s so true, glitter just spreads and spreads. But I can’t help myself […]
I love wreaths, and I firmly believe that there’s nothing better than a Halloween one (unless it happens to be another holiday, right?). Halloween wreaths have gotten very sophisticated in the recent past, and when I scoured the internet for this post I found more than I could shake a stick at. I love the […]
Why buy new decorations when you can make festive jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins with what you have lying around? You can use soup cans, Mason jars, soda bottles, wood scraps and much more to make your Halloween and fall crafts unique. I found 10 great upcycled pumpkin projects you can make today … after the break.
Alright procrastinators, you’ve got three weeks until Halloween and if you’re planning on making your kids’ costumes that means it might be time to get started. You do want to avoid pulling an all-nighter with a demolished bag of mini-candy bars this year don’t you? Here are 15 ideas that will get you sewing/gluing/crafting/bedazzling. The […]
From whimsical to spooky, small to big, you can build your own Halloween menagerie. Most don’t require carving … and many are perfect for kids. Don’t miss these cute ideas and get inspired for your own spooky zoo … after the break.
Sweet and spooky: those are the key words for your Hallowe’en party favors. And to make them memorable, try one of these great ideas. Some are built from scratch; others are not just quick but are bold and fresh. I’ve put together 13 of my favorite ideas for you to inspire your Hallowe’en parties … […]