How to Cut Fabric (When You Don’t Have a Cutting Table at Home)

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  I admit it, I am jealous of the cutting tables that they have at the fabric store. The scissor channel allows them to get a perfectly straight lines every time. Cutting fabric at home used to involve crawling along the floor hoping that my scissors were following a straight line. Or, using a rotary cutter and a straight edge, while constantly moving my tiny cutting board along Continue Reading

Halloween Craft: Soda Can Spider

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Continuing with this weeks DIY Halloween theme, I created a fun soda can spider. I like this soda can craft because it uses (or reuses) items I already have around the house. This is a great way to reuse your old soda cans and scraps of yarn, craft foam and felt. These adorable soda can spiders are a great DIY Halloween decoration. They are easy, inexpensive, and very unique.  Click here Continue Reading

Halloween Craft: Soda Can Bat

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My favorite kinds of crafts are those that use (or reuse) items I already have around the house. This soda can craft tutorial shows you how to turn your old soda cans into adorable soda can bats. They are a great DIY Halloween decoration. They are easy, inexpensive, and unique.  Click here for printable instructions for the soda can bat. Supplies Soda can Black spray Continue Reading

DIY Halloween Decorations: No-Sew Ghost Chair Covers

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Decorating for Halloween (or any holiday) can be a costly endeavor. This year, I decided to create my own Halloween decorations. My goal was to create easy one-of-a-kind decorations that can easily be repurposed for other holidays - with a few minor tweaks. I began my Halloween crafting by creating a Halloween wreath that can be reused for Thanksgiving, Christmas - and probably even Spring or Continue Reading

DIY Halloween Decorations: No-Sew Jack-o-Lantern Chair Covers

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I love the idea of decorating for Halloween. However, whenever I've tried to decorate in the past, I either found that the store-bought Halloween decorations were too expensive, or the do-it-yourself craft ideas were too complicated for the likes of me (a mediocre crafter). This year, I have come up with a great list of DIY Halloween decorations, many of which can be repurposed for other Continue Reading

How to Cut Burlap

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Burlap is a popular fabric for crafting and home decor. I love the rustic look that burlap crafts lend to a room. However, I do not like the frayed and jagged edges that you get if you don't cut burlap correctly. Follow these simple steps to cut your burlap, and you will have a perfect edge every single time: 1. Lay the burlap on a flat surface, and determine where you want to cut it. 2. Continue Reading