Fabulously Crafty Day of the Dead Necklace

I have seriously crafty friends. My pals Cathie and Steve just came out with a jewelry line called Jewel Pop Shop. Cathie is one of our very own BlogHer bloggers! My other friend (and past BlogHer DIY Editor) Kathy Cano-Murillo recently launched a new product line through her brand The Crafty Chica. Kathy specializes in Day of the Dead imagery, so a Dia de Los Muertos-themed Jewel Pop Shop necklace seemed perfect! ...more

Mad Scientist Specimen Jar DIY

This year for my Halloween party, I decided to give my wet bar a "mad scientist" theme. I picked up beakers at the thrift store, displayed a Frankenstein head between bar glasses, and had fun making the final touch: specimen jars. ...more

How to Make a Haunted Halloween Playhouse for Kids

I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too. ...more
SimpleCheapMom Even if you just throw some spider webs on there and add a few pumpkins it makes ...more

DIY Pumpkin Planters

Pumpkins are good for more than just carving and pie. Around my house, they make great planters, too. Plastic or real, tabletop or hanging—almost any pumpkin can easily be converted into a gorgeous seasonal planter. ...more
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9 Great Books to Inspire Creativity

I have a pool. With small children, this is a blessing and a curse: A blessing because my family enjoys swimming, and a curse because my family enjoys swimming—which means I need to be vigilant and sit by the pool all day even when I don't feel like swimming. ...more
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Glue-Tinted Glass Jars

Corral your desk chaos in crafty style with these adorable tinted jars. All you need is glue, food coloring, and letter stickers. The message you write is completely up to you. Consider customizing with someone's name for a fun and unique gift. SUPPLIES ...more

How to "Tie-Dye" a Terra Cotta Pot

There is something very satisfying about intentionally dumping paint and watching it run. And at 50 cents a pop for a basic terra cotta pot, why not? Especially when the rainbow results are this cute. ...more
My family and I just saw a cool terra cotta warrior exhibit at the Children's Museum in ...more

String Art Hedgehog

I kind of have a thing for string art, and this cute little hedgehog is so easy to make (stencil included). ...more

Back to School T-Shirt-Covered Binder

Back-to-school season is upon us. Some moms are old pros, and others are newbies sending their kids off for the first time—like me! Either way, the perfect binder is a must-have school accessory. Why not encourage the kids to help make their own? Got an old favorite T-shirt? Good, you're ready, then. SUPPLIES ...more
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How to Color Sand and Make a Bowl With It

I love colored sand. I have used it to flock ceramic figurines, paint groovy mushrooms, and make funky sand art terrariums. ...more