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FloraCraft Smooth Finish

November 4, 2013

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Painting Smooth Finish vs Unfinished Styrofoam

I love products that help me use the craft supplies I already have in my arsenal in even more ways. I think it is because I like to sew. Take the same sewing machine, add a zipper foot, a buttonhole foot, or a walking foot, and suddenly your sewing machine can handle new tasks. That’s […]

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Halloween Count-Down Photo Frame using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage

October 4, 2013

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Halloween is one of my families favorite holidays…and this year it’s even a little more special because we have a foreign exchange student celebrating with us. (Did you know that Halloween and Trick-or-Treating has spread to Italy? Go figure.)   To get geared up, we put out some decorations and I whipped up this little […]

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How-To: Glow-In-The-Dark Polymer Clay Sugar Skulls (Calaveras)

October 23, 2012

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I’m a big fan of Halloween- always have been. And when I learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos), I was even more smitten. To celebrate both, I created these glow-in-the-dark Calaveras of polymer clay, my version of the traditional sugar skulls. I’ve made a few photo collages to help you […]

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31 Halloween Craft Ideas and Glitterville Handmade Halloween Book Giveaway

October 12, 2012

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It’s for real now- Halloween is really on it’s way! We have less than 3 weeks to get cookin’ on our Halloween crafting and goody-making, so I though I’d help you out with 31 fun Halloween Craft Ideas (and that includes food crafting, too) so you can find some great inspiration to spring-board your weekend! […]

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How-To: Graphic Candles for Halloween

October 9, 2012

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I really love to decorate for Halloween- each year I add something special/different to my mantel display. Since I’d recently reviewed Scrapbooking Attitude, I knew it would be perfect for adding a cool, spooky vibe to my dollar-store candles! To make this fun Halloween craft, you’ll need: Dollar-store candles Scrapbooking Attitude Printable Film & printer […]

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Kid’s Halloween Craft: Glow in the Dark Trick or Treat Tote

October 1, 2012

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Halloween is just around the corner, and my kids are so excited. As a Mom, though, I’m worried about safety after dark. So my son and I came up with a Halloween Craft- a tote bag that he could make (and meet his specifications of  “being cool” ) and I would be happy that it […]

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Spooky Spider Egg Sac & Frankenstein Lanterns

October 20, 2011

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This project is so cool- it’s sad that I can’t claim credit for it! I saw the “original” online from Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.  I knew that ConsumerCrafts.com sold these awesome battery-operated lanterns, so I was inspired to make my own version and share it with you! Click the picture to see the original […]

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Food Craft: FrankenMallow Pops!

October 11, 2011

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What do you get when you cross Frankenstein with marshmallows? FrankenMallow pops, of course! This is a ridiculously simple and cute snack for Halloween, and you only need a few supplies and an hour to make enough for the whole class. You need: Jumbo Marshmallows lollypop sticks (like these ones from ConsumerCrafts.com) Wilton Color Mist […]

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Mad Hatter Halloween Centerpiece

October 5, 2011

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Oh, how I love Halloween! And I’m always looking for another centerpiece or table decoration to dress up my decor. The folks at HalloweenCostumes.com challenged me to take one of their accessories and turn it into a decoration of some sort- so I jumped at the chance! So for today’s post, I’m going to show […]

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Upcycle Craft: Halloween Witch Shoes

August 30, 2011

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Last week I played with the new Martha Stewart Paints line, and got really excited- maybe over-enthusiastic- with the glitter paint and Tintable Fabric Medium. The result? Some rockin’ witchy shoes to round out my Halloween costume. Here’s how I did it. First, I mixed the Tintable Fabric Medium with Sugar Cube Glitter Paint by […]

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Trick Your Pumpkin Contest Runner Up & How-To

October 27, 2010

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Or, as they say, “Always a Bridesmaid, never a Bride.” – NAH! Just kidding! I got word yesterday that I was one of 5 “Runners-Up” in the Plaid Trick Your Pumpkin Contest. How awesome is that? The celebrity judges included : Candie Cooper, jewelry artist and designer www.candiecooper.com Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza, TV hosts, […]

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Fall Party Juice Box Cuffs or Napkin Rings

October 25, 2010

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I’m the mom to two kids, and I love to participate in their school events. A few years ago I came up with the idea of decorating the juice boxes for their Halloween class party- I mean, why shouldn’t the drinks be as cute as everything else? And this year I’ve modified the design so […]

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Winner of Creepy Cute Crochet & Halloween Soap Fun

October 22, 2010

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OK, first of all thanks to all who visited and left comments on the Creepy Cute Crochet book post. It IS a stinkin’ cute book and I need to sit down and give it a whirl! We had 23 comments, and Random.org selected: Generator Min: Max: Result:20 (Except on the side, the “Max” was 23. […]

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Vintage Halloween Charm Banner & Giveaway WINNERS

October 18, 2010

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What do you get when you add vintage post card images from Dover, Mod Podge in 4 formulations, and some Plaid Extreme Glitter paint? A cool door decoration, of course! I started by printing out some copyright-free images from the Dover Halloween Collection that I reviewed a few weeks back. Then I gave them a […]

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Mega-Glam Pumpkin Topiary

October 7, 2010

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Those of you who know me personally know that I’m….um…. a “big” personality. I’ve been a professional singer, a public speaker, and done musical theater. As a result, I tend toward the flamboyant and glamorous. So why shouldn’t my fall decorations reflect that?? (Or in other words, I couldn’t make a “normal”- looking pumpkin topiary. […]

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Halloween Glow in the Dark Trick or Treat Tote!

September 17, 2010

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I published this craft earlier this week on CraftsUnleashed- but here it is (with a slightly different product list). Halloween is just around the corner, and my kids are so excited. They’ve been talking about what their costumes would be since May! However, I’ve noticed that most folks give little thought to the actual bag […]

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Halloween Treat Favor Cones & Party Display

September 10, 2010

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I love the tradition of May Day cones- little paper cones filled with flowers or treats that you hang on a doorknob as a random act of kindness. I’m putting my own twist on these and making little cones filled with yummy treats for Halloween! You’ll need: Black magic Core’Dinations Cardstock Cuttlebug Scalloped Circle Nestabilities […]

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Halloween Crafting Roundup

October 9, 2009

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(*tick, tick tick….*) Hear that? It’s Halloween approaching! And if you wanna get some fun Halloween crafts FINISHED before the 30th, it’s time to get cracking! Here are some great crafts from great crafters to get you inspired: Jennifer Perkins at The Naughty Secretary Club blog has a super-cute shrine craft (which is actually a […]

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Baby Onesies for the Cure

October 7, 2009

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It’s October and time for breast cancer awarenss month. This year I’m crafting for the cure by making baby onsies that sport a super-cute and blingy pink ribbon. This is also a super-easy craft to do, with few simple items. I made mine using the Memory Makers’ “Slice” to cut out my template, but you […]

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Glow in the Dark Crafting -Volume 2

August 25, 2009

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There were so many cool GITD items to talk about in yesterday’s post, I just couldn’t get to them all.  So here’s another batch of glow-in-the-dark goodness for you! Thread, Floss, and Yarns I LOVE glow in the dard threads…all of my Halloween wall-hangings have quilted spiderwebs for quilting. You can also do rockin’ machine […]

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Glow in the Dark Crafts – Volume One

August 24, 2009

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Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to spice up your crafting than to add a bit of “glow-in-the-dark” goodness to it? In regular light, these photo-reactive products have a white or pastel hue…but then turn off the light, PRESTO! You’ve got some glowing, spooky fun! Here’s a round-up of some fun […]

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Polymer Clay Halloween Votive Candles

October 21, 2008

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I found this cool craft using glass votive candle holders, and my old favorite, polymer clay. This comes courtesy of PCPolyzine circa 2003.  Check out the link for the step-by-step, but I’ll give you the basic gist. You’ll want to find a glass votive and cover it with a uniform thickness of orange polymer clay, […]

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Festive Halloween Juice Box Sleeves

October 17, 2008

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I came up with this project all by my little old self. I signed up for the class parties at my second-graders school, and to keep life simple, I’m bringing the juice boxes for all of the class parties. Only later did I realize what a BORING thing that was, and had to come up […]

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