How to: Throw a Thanksgiving Tasting Party - Menus, Recipes, and Tips

By: Diy maven Nov 02, 2012

created at: 11/01/2012Restaurant chefs began having tasting parties as a means to showcase their best dishes. The practice soon spilled over into kitchens everywhere. This year, I decided to see how one might extrapolate the tasting party into a Thanksgiving dinner. 

 Why, you may ask, would you want to pare down a holiday menu known to embrace surfeit into something that consists of bite-sized servings? I can think of several very good reasons. One, eating yourself into a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

By: Craftmel Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/29/2012

While kids are in a candy-induced coma, take inventory of their haul and see if they have what it takes to make these delicious post-Halloween treats that everyone can… Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Cookie Jar Mercury Glass Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/29/2012

Kimberly had a glass pumpkin-shaped cookie jar, much like the one pictured above, and decided to give it the mercury glass treatment a la Pottery Barn. She used Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint. Here's what her cookie jar… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 Sweet and Savory -- and Oh-So-Spooky -- Halloween Treats!

By: Capreek Oct 26, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

In case you hadn't heard, Halloween is right around the corner! We've decided to eat our way to the finish line with some of these sweet and savory -- and oh-so-spooky -- treats! Happy haunting!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Festive DIY Wreaths for Fall!

By: Capreek Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

We've rounded up 20 festive fall wreaths that will see your decor through from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Check 'em out and let us know which are your fave!  … Continue Reading

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Halloween Free Printables Roundup

By: Alicia Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Halloween is just around the corner, and we've found some great free printables that will add some festive "orange and black" to your… Continue Reading

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Make It: Spider Pinata DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 25, 2012

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I feel like pinatas are the perfect Halloween decor item because they're fun and festive and filled with candy - three staples of Halloween in my book. Yet, I've never seen them being used this time of year, until… Continue Reading

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DIY Mailable Halloween Party

By: Craftmel Oct 23, 2012

created at: 10/23/2012

While you are adding Halloween touches around your place, why not package up a few items and mail it to someone else so they can get in the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Vampire Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2012

created at: 10/22/2012

Yesterday I saw a little boy walking the aisles of the co-op sporting a pair of faux vampire teeth. I've never understood their appeal, as, if I remember correctly, they kinda hurt your mouth. Better use of them would be to make Martha's Fang Pumpkins (aka Drac-o'-Lanterns).… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Zombie Jewelry With Sculpting Clay

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2012

 created at: 10/17/2012

Yesterday's roundup of Zombie crafts and treats left me with a craving. Not for human flesh but for some Zombie jewelry. This pin (or necklace) is incredibly easy to make with sculpting clay (like Fimo, Sculpy, etc.) and is a perfect nod to the undead this Halloween.

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How To: Spider Web Kirigami

By: Craftmel Oct 17, 2012

created at: 10/17/2012

Why yes, another spider web craft!  These colorful webs are intricate, but easily done by kirigami- a form of origami that involves cutting the paper as well.   These webs only require paper and scissors, but when I first saw them I imagined them being a Halloween banner, strung in a mobile, altered to be name tags for a Halloween party, or even mod-podged on blocks to make festive coasters for those cup-wielding Halloween fans.  And… Continue Reading

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DIY Apothecary Bell Jars

By: Craftmel Oct 16, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Ah, Halloween.  The time to show off all sorts of creepy things in various apothecary jars.  Which, if done with actual glass jars, can become quite costly- unless, of course, you discover a clever and inexpensive way to fake it.  Can you guess what these bell jars were in their former… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Zombie Crafts and Treats

By: Diy maven Oct 16, 2012

created at: 10/16/2012

This weekend was the annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis/St. Paul where people dress and make up like Zombies and party like it's the apocalypse. An event for hardcore Zombie lovers, to be sure. For the rest of us who celebrate the undead in more restrained way, here are ten crafts and treats to… Continue Reading

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Freebie Alert: Modern Printable Halloween Gift Wrap

By: Capreek Oct 11, 2012

created at: 10/11/2012

This free black and white gift wrap, while created for Halloween, could definitely be used year-round! On top of that, you can even print it out to use as a poster or wall art! That's a whole lot of awesome, people.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Halloween Cross Stitch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 11, 2012

created at: 10/10/2012

Cross stitch DIY ideas have been popping up on Pinterest and around the web a lot these last few months, so why not incorporate this DIY trend into the holidays this year? Halloween is right around the corner and this project is the perfect one to get you started on a cross stitch… Continue Reading

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