1. Halloween is probably the best holiday, but throwing a party with awesome decorations usually leaves a wallet high and dry. Before you start a full on sweat over your bank account balance start at your local craigslist for free stumps and branches.
2. Grab some black spray paint and cover those gratis wood findings.
3. Let them dry completely then decorate the apt and snack tables. Add in some spiders, creepy ravens or webs. Preferably fake.
Trick or treat. Give me something good to drink.
1. Celebrate National Bowtie day with a tiny nod. Cut out those mustache-looking shapes.
2. Take the large mustache and hot glue the left tip to the center. Then do the same to the right.
3. Glue that little mustache on top of the center.
4. Wrap the little piece around the center and glue the ends to the back.
5. Finish it with a safety pin on the back.
Out-classing the tie since the 17th century.
1. So, you spent 1/3 of your tropical vacation hunting for shells and now they are living in a dusty cup on the shelf. Get one of these and a TON of hot glue.
2. Seriously, if you think you have enough hot glue, you don’t. Go get more.
3. There is no science to this; just glue those shells and beach glass bits down.
Neptune would be proud.
1. Minnie has been straight-up snuggling for a decade now. The only way to her tiny heart is by filling her belly. Get the oven going at 350 degrees.
2. Mix these dry ingredients together then add in the wet. 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 chicken bouillon, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 large carrot (shredded), and 1 egg.
3. Roll out dough to 3/4″ thick and cut with cute shapes (not that it will make a difference to her).
4. Bake on a greased sheet for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 18 dozen 1″ treats.
It’s Minnie’s world and she is just nice enough to let you live in it.
1. You’ll need a 9″ circle mirror and that leftover rope from Drink It Up.
2. Grab your trusty hot glue gun to wrap/secure the rope around the mirror 5 times.
3. Cut (5) 26″ rope pieces for the knotted hanger. This knot looks fancier than it is; just a simple knot on either ends.
4. Glue down one knot over the seam then twist rope a few times and secure the other side down with a pool of hot glue.
A sea-worthy mirror.
1. Pick up some of this and fish around for those little hole protector circles.
2. Grab a glass and put the circles in whatever pattern or just random.
3. Follow the etching instructions; it’s basically putting the cream on and waiting…
4. Wash it off and peel off the stickers.
1. We’re hitting the dusty trail and moving to California. Google your state “outlined” and print it to fit in the frame.
2. Tape the state on a window flipped backwards and trace it on a nice piece of paper. (Yes, backwards).
3. Backstitch on your guide (knot on this side). Massachusetts took a little bit of skill; (Yeah I’m looking at you, Colorado + Wyoming).
4. Flip to the non-guide side and glue on a little heart where you are from. When it’s dry pop that into the frame.
The journey of a thousand miles started with a single step and probably a well-stocked iPod.
1. Ah! You don’t have any wrapping paper and the birthday dinner is in 15 minutes. (This box is about 5x5x5″)
2. Sacrifice your boyfriend’s old shirt and cut a 24″ square piece of fabric.
3. Double knot 2 ends together on top. Same thing for the other ends.
Um, you were doing him a favor cutting up that shirt…
1. I’m not going to lie, I spent a good 8 minutes picking out these parking lot rocks. Give them a little bath.
2. I used 20 gauge craft wire, and a little over a foot for each 3″ rock. Wrap the wire around the rock 3-4 times.
3. Twist it back onto its end and wrap the little extra tail around the stem.
4. Use a pencil or magic marker to make the circle top; depending on how large you’d like it. Wrap it around until you get the desired stem height.
Let’s call this craft exactly what it is…
1. This textured spray paint is awesome. It’s basically a mixture of fine sand and paint. Clean out those bottles and spray them down.
2. Let them completely dry. I used 7 bottles to make a little vase grouping.
Coming up roses.