Make It: Spooky Eyeball LED String Lights

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 23, 2014

eyeball string lights

Halloween is a week away. That means we've still got plenty of time to hang up this spooky and fun LED garland! And if you're a fan of table tennis, you likely have the supplies to make it!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Put Together 8 Simple Halloween Costumes in Less than a Minute

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2014

There's nothing complicated about these movie-fan-centric Halloween costumes, but they are clever in an eye roll sort of way. A red shirt, glasses and an iPhone is all you need to transform yourself into Theodore from "Her." Others on the list include a "You've Got Mail" idea that involves taping envelopes to your person. As for the Steve Zissou costume, all that takes is a blue shirt, sunglasses and red beanie. If you skip the blade startingContinue Reading

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Halloween How To: SUPER Creepy DIY Bone Wreath

By: Capreek Oct 21, 2014

Straight outta Creeptown, a DIY wreath covered in bones. ACTUAL BONES,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Delicious, Drool-Worthy Fall Cocktails

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2014

10 Delicious Fall Cocktail Recipes

A crisp fall afternoon picking apples calls for a delicious apple cocktail to warm you up in the evening. Or if apples aren't your thing, try a fig drink. Or maybe add some maple syrup to sweeten things up. Here are ten absolutely delicious drinks that will keep you warm on those chilly October… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she… Continue Reading

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6 Unique Ways to Use Pumpkins This Season

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 20, 2014

Last week was the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, where Curbly authors came up with 6 DIY entertaining and decor ideas for pumpkins this Halloween. There were some really fun ideas, including mini pumpkin vases, pumpkin cups (and mugs) for fall beverages, a painted peephole pumpkin idea, and more. Want to see all six… Continue Reading

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How-To: Spooky Halloween Tin Can Lanterns

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 20, 2014

Tin Can Lantern DIY

If you're not a big fan of carving pumpkins, but still want to incorporate candles in your Halloween decor, you're in luck! Chelsey of The Paper Mama has an awesome alternative: instead of tossing out your old soup cans, turn them into tin can… Continue Reading

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Diana's Very Cool $1 Pumpkin Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2014

As soon as Diana spotted this glittery pumpkin in the $1 spot at Target, she knew what she wanted to do with it. Using some white paint,… Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: Make Quirky Pumpkin Dioramas

By: Alicia Oct 17, 2014

Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

The best school assignment in the world is the diorama. It's an indisputable fact: Gathering tiny objects and assembling… Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: A DIY Pumpkin Project Inspired by an Iconic Pendant Light Design

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 16, 2014

I thought it would be fun to concoct a DIY pumpkin project that was inspired by a classic design from the past, as a part of the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge. So after thinking about it for a little bit, I came up with a pumpkin DIY inspired by Poul Henningsen, who designed some of the iconic light fixtures that you have seen copied by many a company. Want to see what I made?   

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How To: Make A DIY Enchanted Pumpkin Forest

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

Um, yeah. I think I got a different memo than everybody else for this whole Curbly Pumpkin Challenge, because I went, like, off the rails. But it's not my fault. Really. I was just… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 "No Carve" Pumpkins for Halloween

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 15, 2014

13 No Carve Pumpkin DIYSWhile I'm not a huge fan of Halloween DIYS, I will say that pumpkin projects are the exception. What can I say, I'm a sucker for all the creative ideas there are out there. Instead of carving your pumpkin this year, consider viewing the outside as blank canvas where anything is possible. Here are 13 creative no-carve projects to help you brainstorm turning your pumpkins into works of… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Pumpkin Cups and Mugs for Tasty Fall Beverages

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

I'll admit it: I don't really like carving pumpkins. I always have grand plans, but by the time you head to the patch, select just the right one, gorge on popcorn balls, look for the carving tools, spread the newspaper, and begin the epic cleanout process...I'm… Continue Reading

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

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 14, 2014

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… Continue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Painted Peephole Pumpkin

By: Faith-towers Oct 14, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. HappyContinue Reading

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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Decorative Pumpkin Vase

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 13, 2014

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each dayContinue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Unique Painted Pumpkin DIYs to Try for Halloween

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 10, 2014

Pumpkin carving is fun and all, but sometimes it feels a bit more messy than it's worth. So, before you head off into the weekend, I wanted to share some no-carve pumpkin ideas to get you excited about Halloween. All 13 of the DIY ideas included involve paint. No carving… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Festive Fall and Halloween Garland DIYs to Try This Season

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 09, 2014

As far as decorations go, garlands tend to be the easiest DIYs to recreate and often make a big impact on a room or doorway. So, let's celebrate the fall season and the upcoming spook-tacular holiday of Halloween with 14 fall and Halloween DIY garland ideas that you can make in a pinch. There's a spider garland made of pipe cleaners to try, a creepy 'bone' garland, and some festive fall ideas like preserved leaves and dried apples. Want to see all 14 DIY ideas? Click through to see them… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern Decoupage Geometric Pumpkin

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2014

The Kid Made Modern folks decoupaged a real pumpkin for this geometric pumpkin tutorial, but to preserve your work, a foam pumpkin would be the way to go. It would also be a great way to make those faux ones look less, well, foamy.… Continue Reading

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Halloween DIY: Make Weighted Bookends from Dollar Store Skulls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 07, 2014

With a couple of dollars worth of plastic skulls, some scrap wood, and a few other materials, you can create a pair of weighted bookends that are strong enough to hold up plenty of books on the shelf, while also adding a little Halloween flair. Want to see how these turned out? Click through to see the after photos, along with the step by step… Continue Reading

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