September 12

Make Your House Extra Spooky With This Tutorial

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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank! Try this cool, cheap, and simple tutorial from the Crafty Lumberjacks and make your house or apartment extra spooky with yarn spiderwebs.  I think with some tweaking you could even do this on your porch (maybe try some black tie line and tacks or nails?).  In any case, the tutorial has plenty of pictures and good descriptions to get you started.  It may take some trial and error, but as the Crafty Lumberjacks suggest, “Be the spider.”

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September 5

Your House Would Be EPIC With This In The Yard!

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I thought this was freaking awesome last year, but a Giant Tentacle Monster absolutely tops the Epic Halloween Decorations charts.  In this Instructable by username flaming_pele, you’ll see step by step how to make your own Giant Tentacle Monster.  There’s a supply list and several pictures, though you will need some of your own ingenuity and creativity to make it work for your own yard.  However, the core idea is solid, and the result is TERROR-fic! (I couldn’t help myself.) What are your DIY Halloween decorating plans this year?

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August 22

Is it Too Early To Start Decorating For Halloween?

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It’s probably too early to break out the Halloween decorations (it’s August when I’m writing this), but I honestly LOVE Halloween, and I CAN’T WAIT.  So, I thought I’d share this cool Ping Pong Ball Ghost Light Tutorial from Meredith at unOriginalMom.com.  It’s a bit of a riff on the traditional cheesecloth ghost decoration (I made these every year growing up as a kid).  Meredith uses ModPodge instead of Fabric Stiffiner, but I imagine either would work for this project.  You’ll find step-by-step instructions with great photographs on her website.  It may be too early to start decorating for Halloween, but it can’t be too early to start making the decorations, can it?!

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August 15

Fashionable and Functional! A Supernatural DIY Skirt.

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It may look like a simple and graphic geometric design, but there’s something really cool about this skirt: It’s actually a Devil’s Trap from the show Supernatural.

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What’s even cooler than this skirt? How about making your own? Blogger, Kat, from If Lies Were Cats You’d Be a Litter, has got a great step-by-step tutorial for making your own Devil’s Trap skirt.  The pictures are a little blurry, and the measurements are all in centimeters. However, the instructions are detailed and easy to follow.  Kat uses ribbon to decorate her skirt, but narrow, white bias tape might work just as well. If you’ve got a little sewing know-how already, then this project is perfect for you.  Besides, you never know when you might need to whip off your skirt and catch yourself a demon.  Woah.

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July 11

Make a Sonic Screwdriver Quilt Block

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Have your choice of sonic screwdrivers at your fingertips with this cool (and FREE!) paper piecing pattern from Fandom in Stitches.  You can thank Fandom in Stitches contributor Gretchen Kohlhaas for this great idea.  You can download the pattern here, but keep in mind this one’s geared towards folks who know what they’re doing! Not sure how to do paper piecing? Try checking out the Tutorials page on Fandom in Stitches to get yourself started!

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July 4

Make Your Own Tiny Great White Shark

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I’m a huge Sharknado fan, and with the fourth movie installment approaching, I thought I’d scrounge the internet for fun shark-themed DIYs to share.  I found this adorable, cute Tiny Great White Shark amigirumi pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is designed by Kelly DeSandro, and you can download it for free! The instructions are very detailed and come with some great pictures too.  Can you imagine a whole swirling sharknado of these little guys? Yes, please!

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