How To: Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

by Capree K

created at: 10/18/2010
For me, Halloween just wouldn't be Halloween without a good-sized pile of pumpkin guts.  But, if you're the kind that would prefer a little less mess*, read on!

Admit it.  You saw all that fancy Japanese tape on the design blogs, went out and ordered yourself some, and now you're stuck with beautiful, albeit semi-impractical, rolls of Washi tape.  What to do?  DIY yourself a tartan-inspired pumpkin, that's what!  

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How To: Door Knob Pumpkins

by Chris Gardner

created at: 10/18/2010

I have a box of door knobs in my basement. No joke. I found them on the sidewalk one morning, set out for the trash collectors, while riding my bike. They're brass and pretty ugly, so I imagine the homeowners were updating to something more contemporary. They've been sitting in their box for nearly two years now, waiting for me to come up with some project to give them a second chance.

I think I found it with HowDoesShe's doorknob pumpkin patch. And, since you're probably not as crazy as I am and don't keep a box of used door knobs in your basement, author Bobbi demonstrates the project can be done just as easily using 50-cent cabinet pulls from the hardware store.

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Make Spooky Halloween Ghosts

by DIY Maven

ghost in chair 1pg Spooky halloween ghosts.

I am so happy to be posting this how-to! I found it about 10 months ago, and have been waiting for an opportune time to post it. The only thing is, I wish the picture was larger, because I don't think it does the outcome justice. Oh, well. It's still a great way to add some spooky

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The Great Pumpkin Guide

by DIY Maven

created at: translation missing: en, 2010-09-24 09:16:46 -0500

Have you noticed that pumpkins are popping up everywhere? And the variety is unbelievable! Generally speaking, most people just identify them by their defining characteristics, like, 'Gimme one of those bumpy ones.'  However, if you REALLY want to impress your friends and the people at the garden store, then you might want to brush up on the actual names of the pumpkins available. One of my favorite local garden centers, Bachman's, has a...

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DIY 4th of July Corn on the Cob Holders

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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Honestly, I couldn't wait until tomorrow to show you how to make your own Fimo clay corn on the cob holders. You'll need to hustle on over to Michael's or Hobby Lobby to load up on patriotic colored Fimo clay.  I'm sure the FDA wouldn't approve, but you're not going to be ingesting anything that has been in contact with the Fimo, unless you eat corn cobs. Here's what you need:

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Make Root Beer Float Cupcakes

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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The conversation in my upholstery classes often roams into the land of sweet, unusual, and delicious recipes. We spend a lot of time discussing the latest from The Smitten Kitchen. Finally I had to see it for myself. You'll love the magazine-quality photography as well as the side commentary on all sorts of cleverly turned recipes. I've actually been daydreaming about these Root Beer Float Cupcakes; a perfect portable combination of chocolate cake and a root beer float.

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Ten Ways to Make Your Mom The Happiest Mom on Earth

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 05/05/2010

Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her.  No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are ten mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy. 

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