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October Member Make: Crepe Paper Dahlia Flower - Lia Griffith When you're ready to get started on your crepe paper dahlia flower for this month's Member Make, just download the flower template or SVG file at the end of this post. Then collect your craft tools and materials and follow along with our live video tutorial.

Haunted Halloween Ghost Cupcakes Recipe These Halloween Ghost Cupcakes will make a boo-tiful addition to your party desserts table! The chocolate cupcakes have a spooky surprise inside and are topped with a fluffy, marshmallow-buttercream ghost. A spooktacular treat for Halloween!

Brightly Gleaming Double Stack Gift Box Tutorial Demonstrator Pootles - Brightly Gleaming Double Stack Gift Box Tutorial. When I made my lidded box the other week in Pootles Advent Countdown, I knew that I wanted to use the technique again to make a stack for this year, but with a different paper.

Climbing Popsicle Stick Spider Craft Make a Climbing Popsicle Stick Spider! These homemade spiders are adorably cute and double up as a toy that kids can actually play with too. Pull the string to see them climb up their threads. So fun!

Kids' Stationery Giveaway One of the things that makes a huge difference to the amount of sewing I do is being able to keep my sewing machine out. I did have a corner of the living room, but we needed the space. Now I use the kitchen table. We have another table that we use for mealtimes, but on a Sunday hubby makes a roast dinner.

Edible Chocolate Pumpkin Candy Bowl DIY While Halloween has all the fun of costumes and parties, let's face it, it's mostly an excuse to eat candy, right?? It's always fun to make extra special treats for a themed party, so I thought I would make a version of the "balloon chocolate bowl" to look like a jack-o'-lantern that would also hold some candy treats.

Frankenstein Mickey & Minnie Paper Ornaments Craft Everything is better Mickey-shaped and that includes these handmade Frankenstein Mickey and Minnie ornaments made from paper! This Disney craft is fun for all ages and is made very easily using a free printable template and cardstock.

50+Freakishly Good Halloween Recipes If you are looking for awesome Halloween Recipes then stop your search right now as you have found them! In fact, there are 50+ freakishly good recipes for you to sink your teeth into! From savory appetizers and snacks, through to main dishes to serve for a spooky supper, and of course, lots and lots of treats!

Dashing Deer Ugly Sprinkles Card, boys love it! Demonstrator Pootles - Dashing Deer Ugly Sprinkles Card, boys love it! You know those times when you make a card and then go one step too far? This card is one of those moments, but the boys love it! Personally, I am not a happy girl over the finished look, but you know, who can get inside the mind of a middle school boy.

Brightly Gleaming Bauble Gap Card Stampin Up Brightly Christmas Gleaming Bauble Gap Card at The Craft Spa, Stampin Up UK Blog, Shop and Demonstrator. #stampinup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #brightlygleaming #christmasgleaming #merrychristmas.

Plastic Bottle Craft - Pumpkin Gift Box A pumpkin craft idea was born. These little Plastic Bottle Pumpkins make great gift boxes for Halloween treats or Thanksgiving party favors. Fill with small toys, or wrapped candy to give as gifts. Make them even spookier by adding a Jack-o-Lantern face to the front!

Frighteningly Fabulous Halloween Crochet Coasters! Here's a frighteningly fabulous way to add a spooky touch to your home decor this October - Halloween crochet coasters! These ghoulish little ghosts will be the talk of your Halloween party, impressing guests AND saving your furniture from drink spills all at the same time.

Fall and Winter Coats for the Whole Family! Overall, I'm more of a summer person for sure, but the best thing about cooler weather if you ask me is the coats! I personally love a big fluffy number for winter and lots of moto and sherpa jackets for fall. But I wanted to share all my Amazon favorites for the whole family, so you can get what you need all from one place!

The Giant Yarn Pom Pom Wreath Kit Review! When it comes to giant yarn, we all know how expensive it is! I've discovered the true joys of making giant yarn projects without having to spend hundreds on yarn. This post is showing you the process of making the Pom Pom Wreath Kit, how it's packaged and how easy it is to complete.

Paper Plate Witch Wind Catcher Decorate this Halloween with Paper Plate Witch Wind Catchers. A super fun and easy Halloween craft for kids of all ages.

Video: How to Arrange a Paper Daisy and Dahlia Bouquet - Lia Griffith To create this gorgeous paper daisy and dahlia bouquet, I used three different flower kits. You can buy the bundle of kits in our shop! In the video below, you will see that I used all of the flowers from our frosted paper dahlia kit, several of the flowers from our daisy kit, and some of the greens from our ferns and eucalyptus kit.

Elsie's Halloween Home Tour Welcome to our spooky home tour! It fills me with pure joy to decorate our home for the seasons for our family. Our daughter, Nova, is hyper aware of all things Halloween: witches, spells, spooky and not-so-scary. Four years old is such an amazing age!

15 Simple and Stunning Autumn Art Ideas for Kids There are loads of autumn painting ideas in this round up with ideas for all ages easy ideas suitable for toddlers and preschoolers to slightly more complex ideas that are great for kids in primary and junior school.

Halloween Mocktail - Frogspawn Slushie This Halloween mocktail is sure to be a hit with the kids thanks to its gross name: Frogspawn Slushie! Made with fresh kiwi, the little black seeds and the green of the fruit really does make it look like a glass full of frogspawn - eew!

Tone on Tone Scrumpled Daisy Punch Box Demonstrator Pootles - Tone on Tone Scrumpled Daisy Punch Box. I adore the Daisy Punch and how delicate you can make the flowers but also how you can bunch them together to create a cluster too.

Wednesday Wideo - Joy of Giving Tag Kit Stampin Up Christmas 2019 Joy of Giving Tag kit at The Craft Spa, Stampin Up UK Demonstrator, Online Shop and Blog providing daily inspiration. #stampinup #stampinupuk # #thecraftspa #christmastags #christmas2019.

Crochet Santa Mickey Mouse Ornament Round 4: sc in each chain stitch around. Move marker. Round 5: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeat around. Move marker. Round 6: sc in each chain stitch around. Move marker. Round 7: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeat around. Move marker. Change the color.

Whimsical Gnome Wall Art Thus was born my whimsical Gnome art. Because, let's be honest, who doesn't love those cute little gnomes? The project will require the use of a scroll saw, laser cutter, or for a more 2 dimensional look, a vinyl cutter.

Jalapeño Popper Mummies Recipe These Jalapeño Popper Mummies are a quick and easy appetizer to make for Halloween. Make a plateful of these spooky finger foods for a Halloween party, or serve them up as a cute starter at a Halloween dinner party! This post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog - a celebration of everything Halloween and Autumn.

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