My craft closet holds lots of lingering bits of yarn and felt, and I know seasonal crafts can be a great way to put them to use. Whether you're using scraps or getting new supplies, here are 10 festive projects.
Would you believe there's a bucket under that sisal rope? What if I told you those cushions were no-sew? If you could use an extra seat for the occasional guest or a place to prop your feet, here's a DIY solution that doesn't take up a lot of space, and requires little more than a glue gun to make.
If you are a fan of Autumn decor, but want to keep your projects simple and on a smaller scale this season, consider these great ideas for mini white pumpkins! Sometimes called ghost pumpkins — I love that! — these little guys are versatile and easy to use in tablescapes, decorations and craft projects. Plus, they are a miniature blank slate! White, and ready for your ideas. Here are a few I love.
I look at a lot of DIY craft projects and some stick out more than others. These handmade Halloween wreaths are all clever to begin with, and well-executed to boot. If you are looking for inspiration on how to decorate your door this October, start with these guys and move on from there. They might be just what you're looking for.
Do any of these remind you of someone? Perhaps a certain stylish person whose interiors or home goods you admire? Here are ten decorated pumpkins, along a list of well-known designers. Take a look at them all, and see if you can match up the image with the correct name. You ready?
Skulls seem to be in style for any time of year, not just Halloween, but October is the month for raiding your favorite craft store for cool and curious odds and ends you might not come across during the rest of the year. Case in point: this white skull.
In the midst of putting together a post about 8 Things To Carve Other Than Pumpkins, I stumbled upon the wonderful world of watermelon carving. Whoever first discovered that watermelons make perfect brains deserves a serious tip of the hat — or skull, I suppose...
No green witches, purple monsters, or orange jack-o-lanterns here: this Halloween celebration for adults goes gilded against a backdrop of classic black and white. Take a closer look at some DIY standouts:
I've been there: You don't want to toss that abandoned, half-knitted scarf, and that extra fabric from that one project doesn't match anything else you have in the works. Well, waste not, want not! Grab a group of fellow DIYers and artsy folk, and swap your supplies for new-to-you ones. Here are our tips on how to host a fun, successful craft swap: