DIY: Appearing Leaf Drop-Dyed Tissue

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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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DIY: Magic Potion Bottles

DIY: Magic Potion Bottles

Halloween is my favorite time of year. There are so many ways to get creative and make something spooky and fun. I decided to try making my own ‘lava lamps’ but instead label them as a magic potions! If you’ve never tried making a lava lamp before, it’s very easy and requires only a few… 

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TODAY: Inspired by Frida Kahlo

TODAY: Inspired by Frida Kahlo

(Sources left to right: 1. Frida Kahlo, 1939 2. Mexican Embroidery (Source Unknown) 3. Day of the Dead Butterfly Shrine (calaverasYcorazones) 4. Hands holding mug (Flora Bowley) Frida Kahlo has been one of my favorite artists in history since high school. The story of her life, her passion, and her art is so incredibly inspiring…. 

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RECIPE: Savory Pumpkin Hummus #snack #healthy

RECIPE: Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Last weekend I hosted a crafternoon and made this delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus for everyone to snack on while we worked. The pumpkin flavor in this hummus came out very mild, but was still delicious and full of flavor. We drank mulled cider and snacked on hummus and veggies while we worked on various craft… 

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SHOW + TELL: Sign Painters book

I saw a lot of old Texas towns in my formative years. A lot. Maybe that’s why I developed a healthy interest in the old painted signs that peeked out of new alleyways and wore slowly off the brick walls of boarded stores. Since my work has been more and more type driven that interest has… 

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DIY: 10 Halloween Spider Projects

I love making my own Halloween decorations every year. This year, I want to create some sort of amazing spiderweb decoration. Here are 10 of my favorite spiderweb Halloween DIY Projects from across the web! 1. Straw Spiderweb Door Wreath by Shft Ctrl Art 2. Spider Web Cupcakes by Pizzazzerie 3. Trash Bag Spiderweb Decorations… 

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