Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tutorial - Halloween Tunisian Crochet Placemats
Makes 4 place mats, 2 of each pattern

Tutorial at Olives-n-Okra Blog

"Make your vintage Halloween party complete with these Halloween Tunisian Crochet Placemats. Black and orange machine wash and dry cotton yarn and simple pattern changes alter the striped rows to create an old fashion Halloween look. Tunisian crochet, also known as the afghan stitch, creates the look of knit except only one crochet hook is used. These two patterns, Stripes and Dashes, use the Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) as the pattern stitch. I used Sugar’n n Cream 100 percent cotton yarn in black and orange for these placemats".... Read more

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Faux Leather Bow Keychain
Make bows in different colors with spray paint

 Tutorial at Happy Girly Crafty Blog

"I really like keychains! I think you can't have enough of them and also it's very easy to make your own the way you like using many different materials! This is  the outcome of a lazy Sunday project, done in less than an hour. My new girly faux leather keychains".... Read more

Tutorial - Transforming Furniture with Wallpaper
Decorating ideas for tables, trash bins, picture frames, and more

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"Over the last few years wallpaper has come back in fashion and there are loads of fantastic designs out there. Wallpaper is not just for walls, you can decorate loads of things with it. As many great design houses produce their own wallpapers it can be cheap way of getting that designer look. My friend Wendy loves Orla Kiely prints and has found an affordable way to get Orla Kiely into her home by using wallpaper. I’ll show you how wallpaper can be used to transform furniture and fixings in your home.  The great thing about using wallpaper is that not only does it come in thousands of cool designs it is quite robust and flexible making it easier to stick to objects than ordinary paper".... Read more

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tutorial - Roasted Smoked Paprika Pumpkin Seeds
Use those seeds from pumpkin season

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"Things don't always need to be complicated folks, rules and recipes aren't always necessary... I saved the seeds from the pumpkins my son grew this year and simply tossed the rinsed wet seeds onto a silicone baking sheet, generously covered them in table salt and gave them a hearty coating of smoked paprika".... Read more

Tutorial - I Love Candy Corn Test Tubes
Free printable is included for this Halloween treats

Tutorial at The Beautydojo Blog

"Hello candy corn lovers! This diy was made just for you! I few months ago I came across these glass test tubes at Michaels. I instantly fell in love with them, and bought them without a clue of what I wanted to do with them. Well, as October began creeping up, my mind started to fill with lots of Halloween diys, and this was one of them! I personally designed these I <3 candy corn labels for you to download and enjoy (yes, for FREE). Keep reading to get your printable and see how these favors are made"..... Read more

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Chiffon Scarf Sew scarf with fringed ends and narrow hems

Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"After sewing a couple of infinity scarves recently, I thought I'd sew a regular scarf - a light weight scarf to dress up an outfit. Here's how to make one. Choose any fabric that drapes well. Mine is chiffon. How the fabric hangs will alter the look of the finished scarf.  Due to the longer length, this scarf takes more fabric than an infinity scarf. As it can't be cut from the width of the fabric, you'll have quite a bit of fabric left over - enough to make another two scarves, depending on the width of the fabric".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Halloween Treat Jar
Easy to make and perfect for a little Halloween decor

Tutorial at Creative Homemaking Blog

"I haven’t been feeling my best lately and I thought a little crafting would help lift my spirit a bit. Every time I spend a few minutes creating or cooking/baking something I feel better, it makes me feel useful. And so proud that these 2 left hands of mine can actually put together something pretty and useful. Like this cute, easy and practical DIY Halloween Treat Jar. This jar makes a great gift for family, neighbors or even a teacher.  It only took about 30 minutes to make and only because I decided to incorporate some sewing for the cuff which for a beginner like me involves a bit of an effort".... Read more

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Fabric Stag Head Wall Hanging
Put up as a Christmas decoration, or use all year

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"Animal heads especially stag heads have become a very popular home decoration over the last few years. I even made myself a paper mache moose head as a memento to a fantastic family holiday to Canada a few years ago. My craft buddy Wendy gave me a gorgeous fabric stag head for Christmas that she had made. I love this stag head it makes a great seasonal decoration. Wendy also made one for herself which she keeps up all year round. Depending on what fabric you choose these fabric stag heads don’t just have to be for Christmas. They do however make a great personal Christmas present".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Pirate Themed Wreath
Wreath for a pirate themed Halloween or birthday party

Tutorial at Non Toy Gifts Blog

"My oldest reached the age to decide for himself what he wants to be for Halloween. Once the decision was taken I did my best to keep his mind set on it. I heard stories of kids drafting from one idea to another, which makes it hard when handmade Halloween costumes are involved, which is our case. I create not only the family costumes but also enjoy creating new decorations every year. I love themed Halloweens and this year’s theme is pirates".... Read more

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Zippered Pouch
These make great gifts,  but be sure to sew some for yourself too

Tutorial at AppleGreen Cottage Blog

"You can't have enough zipper pouches. They are my favorite items to sew, and they make perfect holiday gifts - just think of all the color combinations you can choose! Woo-hoo! This zipper pouch tutorial will make a wonderful beginner sewing project, especially if you are new to sewing zippers. It's easy and quick to make.  What I love about zipper pouches is that they are so versatile. They are great for storing anything, from crafting bits and pieces to keys and documents. They can hold trinkets. As pencil pouches, they can house pencils or crayons for kids. They can easily turn into cosmetic bags to hold makeup. You can even store sewing accessories in them".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Halloween Goop Treat Bags
Quick and easy tutorial for Halloween treat mix

Tutorial at Joyful Daisy Blog

"Gather up your favorite Halloween treats…gobblin goobers  and spider eggs, gummy worms and zombie legs!  Or maybe you prefer scarecrow teeth and monster scales or witches warts and Frankenstein’s nails.  Well, whatever your goolish appetite desires, check out our spooktacular Halloween mix and original Halloween Goop Tags!  We had fun creating our mix and then packaged up in a variety of ways which are perfect to delight your trick or treaters, bootiful Halloween party favors, and frightastic treats to bring to work or school for your goulfriends and boofriends".... Read more

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Angel Wings with Paper Plates
Elastic makes it easy to remove wings

Tutorial at Nannycraft4u Blog

"Just recently, while ‘minding’ my grandchildren, the dreaded ‘Book Week’ parade came up and one of the girls wanted to be ‘Lily – The Littlest Angel’  (Elizabeth Pulford) so I had to make some Angel Wings.  I posted about it on instagram and I had a few requests for a tutorial, so here we go!  Let’s make Angel Wings!  I thought I would use some paper plates and some feathers".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Upcycle and Refashion Shoes
Costume Shoes for Minnie Mouse Costume, Ruby Slippers, Glass Slippers and more

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"I had so much fun with this project I didn't want to stop.  I kept coming up with new ideas.  The first two pairs of shoes started like this, and this.  And ended up as Minnie Mouse Shoes.  The process:  Step 1 - Clean shoes with rubbing alcohol,  Step 2 - Paint with yellow and red paint,  Step 3 - Add black marker details if desired".... Read more

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Decorative Tiles with Sharpies
Use simple elements to make a colorful design

Tutorial at The Chilly Dog Blog

" I've had a stack of plain white tiles in the garage since we did some bathroom work over a year ago. I knew they would eventually be perfect for some sort of craft. The obvious project, of course, is coasters. These coasters incorporate two materials that you probably have in your house right now - Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. A set of four coasters are easy (and inexpensive) to create and would be a thoughtful housewarming, hostess or holiday gift. With a little guidance, this is a project that even the kids could help with".... Read more

Tutorial - Breakfast Pasta with Walnuts and Cinnamon
Quick, simple and delicious breakfast idea

Tutorial at The Seaman Mom Blog

"The milk soup with pasta is a common recipe among Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and Russians but it’s also considered a traditional dish in Germany. It can be served as breakfast, a meatless meal or dessert. Any type of pasta can be used to make this delicious and easy milk pasta soup, from spaghetti to noodles, fusilli, macaroni (any shape), penne etc.  My daughter simply loves this milk soup with pasta recipe; she prefers it as a dinner but sometimes she asks for the milk soup in the morning too. And since it only takes minutes to make it even when I’m half awake, I’m happy to satisfy her cravings".... Read more