Last minute Halloween decor – spooky luminaries

Last minute Halloween decor - spooky luminariesSomehow an unexpected Halloween party is going to occur at my house this coming weekend. It was one of those conversations with friends that went from “yeah, that sounds like fun” to “ack! now I have to actually do it!” really fast.

Although I make some (I think) fun Halloween decor items (Candles, coasters, signs) for my Etsy shop, to be honest, I don’t usually decorate for Halloween.  So I needed to pull some stuff together and thought I’d share my first project.

I was looking for something for the center of the table. Whatever it was going to be it needed to be inexpensive, easy and quick.  I wandered the thrift store aisles and came up with this idea…. 

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Mixed Media Masterpieces

Mixed Media Masterpieces book review and giveaway

I love reading and reviewing craft books. I’m sure some people wonder what the deal is with that, given that I run a blog. But the truth is, while I love craft blogs, there’s nothing like the feeling of a book in my hand. I have a HUGE craft book library and I value each and… 

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Cute cactus craft - DIY collage art

Cactus craft: DIY collage art

Hello Mod Podge Rocks friends! It’s Dom from Crafted. Today I have a very simple tutorial for you. I’m totally loving cactus motifs in artworks right now. The other thing I’m loving is raw wood. I combined those two and came up with this super simple collage art that is freakin, cute and so simple… 

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Make your own cardboard tube frames

Make your own cardboard tube frames

I know I’ve been talking a lot about decorating my studio lately, but the deal is that I’m searching for good ideas and keep finding them, and then I have to share them with you. And funny enough, I spent a long time saving paper tubes, and I kind of didn’t know what I was… 

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Decoupage marble fabric chairs

Decoupage marble fabric chairs

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the seating situation I’m going to have in my studio – it’s really just one big room, besides a front office, so I have to figure out some interesting solutions. While poking around I spotted these chairs on Design Sponge and thought, “wow, it’s so cool that modern… 

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When air loss is bad

When air loss is bad – and a $100 giveaway!

Post sponsored by Sealed Air, but opinions are my 100% own. Let’s face it – air loss is bad. You don’t realize how valuable air is until it’s gone, right? I have a few examples for you: popped balloons, a flat tire, and a sneeze (which for me means allergies) . . . escaping air… 

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Mod Podge Halloween party plates

I’d love to have a Halloween party this year – but I’m afraid my excitement for the holiday might cause things to get a little out of control. That and my one bedroom condo isn’t exactly conducive to hosting guests. Plus what if someone dresses like the Golden Gate Bridge? There just isn’t enough room… 

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