DIY CHALLENGE: November Herbs & Spices

DIY CHALLENGE: November Herbs & Spices

Need a creative boost? Join our new DIY Craft Challenge! Each month we (adventures-in-making.com) will choose a theme, and you get to run with it, then share what you make. You can stick strictly to the theme, or do something totally unexpected. Your creation is sure to inspire someone else, taking this creative community to… 

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October DIY Challenge Results!

We are so excited to share the great submissions we received from you all for our first ever DIY Challenge! The theme for this month was ‘Fall Leaves’ and we were blown away by the creative projects everyone came up with. As promised we are awarding our three favorite projects and showcasing everyone’s submissions. DIY… 

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CRAFTY COMIC #2: Halloween Cats + GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Every year for Halloween I daydream about dressing my cats up in costumes. I know they’d HATE it, so instead I decided to draw up my favorites for this issue of Crafty Comic (#2)! Which one is your favorite? Also, check Crafty Comic #1 The Giveaway Winner Thank you to everyone who participated in the… 

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DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets

We’ve officially entered our rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest. The grey and rainy weather has got me in the mood for crafting and watching movies. I’ve been making these little Felt Sugar Skull Sachets and they are so much fun! I can start and finish one in an evening and I love experimenting… 

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DIY: 8 Day of the Dead Crafts

DIY: 8 Day of the Dead Crafts

I’ve always been fascinated by Mexican culture. I love the bright colors, the traditional folk art, and especially the holiday, Day of the Dead. What better way to honor the lives of friends and family that have passed on than with colorful sugar skulls, decorations, and festive celebration. 1. Day of the Dead Plush Doll… 

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DIY: Appearing Leaf Drop-Dyed Tissue

If you’ve tried out our Paper Flower or Tie-Dye Tissue Paper DIYs you know how much fun it is to dye paper with liquid watercolor. There’s something so magical about the way the colors mix and flow through the paper fibers. I was thinking about fall leaves, and of course paper dyeing seemed like the perfect… 

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RECIPE: 7 Recipes for a Halloween Feast

Every year for Halloween, my boyfriend James and I like to make a special dinner to celebrate. We’ve had small dinner parties with friends and even an intimately spooky dinner with just the two of us. We choose flavors of the fall season and get creative with presentation. Here are 6 recipes from around the… 

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DIY: Ampersand Shadow Box

Over the last couple of years I have started to accumulate little tchotchkes, despite my best efforts to “collect no functionless thing.” Every little piece has a special connection to my family and memory, so they’ll all just have to stay. My mom’s house had shadowboxes everywhere, but most of them were type cases that I have… 

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DIY: Mini Pumpkin Macrame Hanger #halloween #decor #fall

DIY: Mini Pumpkin Macrame Hanger

Last year for Halloween, my mom hung a big pumpkin from a vintage macrame plant hanger on her front porch. I loved the idea so much that I thought it would be fun to make my own with mini pumpkins to display in my apartment window. Supplies Needed • Black yarn or string • Metal… 

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GIVEAWAY: Greeting Card Pack #andsothere #campsmartypants #cards #win

GIVEAWAY: Greeting Card 6-Pack

Can you believe it’s time for our next giveaway already? This month we are giving away a lovely greeting card pack! One lucky winner will receive a set of 6 blank cards, 3 of which were designed by me, Rachel (of Camp Smartypants) and 3 designed by Alison (of So, There). The three Camp Smartypants… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Lindsay McCoy of A Wooden Nest

FEATURED MAKER: Lindsay McCoy of A Wooden Nest

I’m so excited to be talking with one of my closest friends, Lindsay McCoy about her passion for needlework crafts and living sustainably. Lindsay is a talented writer, photographer and crafter. You can read more about what’s she’s up to on her blog, A Wooden Nest. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you… 

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