I'm Dreaming of a White ... Halloween

by Alicia Lacy

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. 

 

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Simple Sparkly Pumpkins

by Swelldesigner

created at: 10/21/2010

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...

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Show Off Your or Your Kids' Halloween Costume

by Chris Gardner

created at: 10/20/2010

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.

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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:

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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 great...

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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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