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An Easy Couples Costume: Guns n' Roses Axl Rose + Slash

by Alicia Lacy

Slash and Axl Rose costume

We're heading to a Halloween costume party this weekend and we needed to pull a couples costume together at the last minute. We made a list of famous duos - Ricky & Lucy, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Peanut Butter & Jelly... but decided to go edgy and classic: Axl Rose + Slash.

Here's how we pulled our costume together using things we already had (blacks pants and flannels) and a few key pieces we ordered on Amazon Prime...

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Halloween Movie Night: What You Should Stream This Weekend To Get Into The Spooky Spirit

by DIY Maven
Popcorn
Photo: Food, Life, Design

Since cutting the ties with cable/satellite several years ago, we've become devotes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. (Yes, all three.) It's gotten so bad good that on the rare occasions when we do watch something on regular TV, the hubs invariably offers an aggrieved huff having to suffer through commercials. Although, considering

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IKEA Hack: DIY Modern Halloween Wreath From A Picture Frame

by Faith Towers
IKEA Hack: DIY Modern Halloween Wreath From A Picture Frame
Photo: Faith Towers

Is anybody else sick of all the cheesy orange Halloween decor that's filling every craft store? I know I am. So I decided to try making a more modern wreath for Halloween. And get this - it's an IKEA hack! This wreath is made out of a Ribba picture frame, and covered with pretty paper flowers. Click through to check out the final product and the full tutorial.   

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Roundup: 14 Adult Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Totally Awesome and Easy to Recreate

by Brittni Mehlhoff

When October rolls around, the internet becomes overloaded with a plethora of DIY costume ideas to try. A lot of them are for kids, of course, and quite a few of the adult costumes are either too involved or kind of lame. So this year, I'm rounding up some of the coolest adult costumes I could find, that also happen to be pretty easy to recreate. Here are 14 awesome Halloween costumes for adults that won't take you a ton of time to make.   

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How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables

by Jennifer Farley

Halloween Decor With Vintage Printables

Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.   

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Roundup: 14 More Adult Halloween Costumes That Are Totally Awesome & Easy to Recreate

by Brittni Mehlhoff

The countdown is on, with less than 2 weeks left before Halloween. Which means there are plenty of Halloween costumes out there by now to DIY, but perhaps not quite as many that are actually worth making (and pretty easy too). So, I've rounded my favorite DIY adult Halloween costumes for you to peruse, if you're headed to a costume party or just in the mood to get festive this Halloween. Here are 14 adult Halloween costume ideas that are totally awesome AND easy to recreate.

 

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Make It: Printable Halloween Fang Treat Bags

by Stephanie Lee
Halloween fang printable treat bags

Halloween is a great time of year to get creative with wrapping up that candy because there's so many occasions to share it with others! You may find yourself dishing out sweets to trick or treaters, at Halloween parties, or for friends, family or neighbours who drop by for a visit. Tis the season for a WHOLE lotta of sugar.

So why not have a little fun with it and wrap your candy in style with this super easy treat bag printable? Click through for all the details!  

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Make It: Printable Halloween Pyramid Decorations

by Stephanie Lee
DIY printable halloween decorations

I love decorating with paper for the holidays. Not only is it inexpensive, it can make a big impact without too much effort and it's easy to change up, recycle or pack-down once the big day is over.

I created some downloadable pyramid boxes that you can print out and use to dress up your walls this Halloween. These little boxes also have a few other handy uses which I'll show you at the end of the post - click through for all the details!

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Eye Candy: 10 DIYs for Día de los Muertos

by Stephanie Lee
10 colourful DIYs for Dia De Los Muertos
Photo: Design is Yay

While I've never been a fan of Halloween, I've always loved the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd.

Having grown up thinking of death as a very sombre occasion, I find myself drawn to the beautifully joyous way the deceased are honoured in at this time of year in celebrations full of colour, vibrancy and positivity.  

If you're planning to decorate your house for Día de los Muertos, click through for some of my favourite Day of the Dead DIYs.

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How to Make a DIY Cleopatra Halloween Costume with Craft Supplies

by Brittni Mehlhoff
Photo: Amelia Tatnall

I love Halloween costumes that involve remixing items that you already have in your closet. And I just so happen to have a white dress that works perfectly as the 'base' for a Cleopatra costume. So, I DIYed the accessories (exaggerated jewel collar, crown, cuffs, etc) to take this plain white dress from normal outfit to Cleopatra. Want to see how it all came together? Click through for the full tutorial.

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A Budget-Friendly DIY Popsicle Costume for Halloween

by Brittni Mehlhoff
Photo: Amelia Tatnall

Halloween costumes can be a little daunting to plan out and DIY. And I'll admit, I've skipped dressing up most years of my adult life, mostly because I just haven't felt like making anything. But this year, I just so happen to have a giant stack of cardboard leftover from a move and couldn't help but design a (budget-friendly) DIY Halloween costume to share.

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