Halloween is a great time for crafts, especially since it's a holiday that children are so involved in. Parent-child craft projects can be a great way to bond, and they're just a lot of fun. Plus, it's never too early to influence the young'ns to start crafting.
Dollarstorecrafts.com shows us this adorable craft for making skeleton sock dolls--perhaps they're supposed to be scary, but they're pretty darn adorable too.
This blog post by Joanne on craftpassion.com shows how to make them. They're easy, the materials are cheap, and they're fun and easy for kids!
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Cupcakes are all the rage these days, and people are getting more and more creative with these confectionary treats. Not only are people choosing awesome new flavors like Guinness cupcakes or Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes, but folks have turned toward interesting new methods of decoration, such as DIY cupcake toppers.
Blogger Ginny Figler said that when she was celebrating her ninth wedding anniversary, she wanted to buy cupcake toppers with the number "9" on them. However, these toppers ended up costing about the same amount as the cupcakes themselves--definitely not worth it.
Instead, in her blog post she teaches us how to make our very own DIY cupcake toppers.
While she used the number "9" for her anniversary, you could pretty much us…
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While knitting is fun, we don't always have the time for it, and sometimes we need things in a hurry. Meredith from boltneighborhood.com, an avid hand-knitter, has written a blog post about how to fake the "knitted" look for easy and fun ankle warmers.
Click here to see the fantastic and easy-as-pie steps to making your own ankle warmers that really look knitted.
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Whether you like it or not, fall means the inclusion of pumpkin into everything you have, from your lattes, to your desserts, to your crafting. But some pumpkin crafts are great for year-round use. Ellen Lucket Baker, author of The Long Thread, came up with an idea for an adorable pumpkin pincushion, perfect for sewing enthusiasts. You can find the instructions here at whipup.net. Plus, if pumpkins aren't your thing, you can easily alter the fabric to make an apple or tomato pincushion instead.
Crafters and musicians unite! The Rock Make street festival is in the Mission district in San Francisco tomorrow, September 17. Get ready for local musicians and rock bands, some of which are run by children (a must-see!), food from local vendors, and hundreds of arts and craft vendors! Whether you are a fan of crafting, a master crafter, or just love good music and food, this is a great event to check out.
Rock Make is a free event and will be happening on Treat Street between 18th & 17th Streets. There will be over 70 vendors including 8mm Ideas, 3 Fish Studios, Romey Designs, and more! Food Trucks and beer & wine will also be available.
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