Okay, I'm just going to put this out there. Not once in my entire adult life have I hung a wreath on my door. I know. Total domesticity fail. But 2010 is the year of my new life motto "Why not?", so let's do this.
Halloween is not my favorite holiday, yet every year I'm overcome with the urge to make the house a little Halloweeny. The problem is, I don't love the marriage of orange and black, and blood and guts scare me.
So I went searching for something festive, yet a bit more tame: A White Halloween. Check out some of my new Halloween tabletop favorites.
I am SO loving these pumpkins, I can hardly stand it. For the top one, I'm guessing maybe 12 gauge aluminum wire and some brads and for the bottom one, just
Sometimes the best crafts aren't ones you spend hours making. They are just easy, breezy, and beautiful (sorry Cover Girl). The other night I wanted to jazz up some mini pumpkins while at a friends house. I had brought over materials, but not a lot, but did have on hand some sequins and some Aleene's Original Tacky Glue and truth be told, that was all I really needed! All I did was just add a bit of glue and glue on each sequin for the star...
If you hadn't noticed from our content the past few weeks, Curbly is a big fan of Halloween. There's nothing like this holiday that inspires folks to get creative with their home decor, out in the yard, or in the kitchen. But, of course, the true trophy of DIY Halloweenisity is the costume. Whether created for little trick-or-treaters who can't wait for candy, or for grown-ups who can't wait for their own Halloween traditions, we think they're just plain fun. Unless they're scary. That's tacky.
So, we wanna see yours or your children's for the year. Right here, in this very post. Just upload them in the comments section below by clicking on the image icon. Looks like this:
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!
Who knew a bit of twisted paper could make such fantastic pumpkins?? The cool thing is every good crafter probably has the supplies already on hand to make one. (Don't you just LOVE those kinds of tutes?)
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.
Clever construction and lengths of pretty ribbon put this table runner tute on my 'must do' list.
The season of hot toddies and chocolate is upon us, and I can't think of a better way to put more yummy in the tummy than with Marie's chocolate-covered spoons. They'd be perfect for holiday gift-giving too. (I'm envisioning
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
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 great...
No kidding, my mouth is watering here at 8:11 am as I'm looking that these photos of Smitten Kitchen's eggplant salad toasts. I know recipes aren't really the Curbly thing, but I am seriously cooking challenged. It's not that I can't cook, it's that I don't want to cook.
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:
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.