Zombie Nutcracker

Zombie Nutcracker Tutorial (Craft DIY)

I love the Nightmare Before Christmas, mainly because of the concept of making cute Christmas toys evil. I made the bloody toy duck from the movie last year, and wanted to expand my collection to display …


Carnivorous Plant DIY Craft

Carnivorous Plant Craft Tutorial

I’m a big fan of Little Shop of Horrors, and was inspired to make some sort of man eating plant for a new Halloween Craft. Plus, we had this perfect little jungle-y planter in our house …

Epic Fort 2016

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Another year, another fort—and as always, bigger and better than the last year!


Paper Mache Octopus : Craft Tutorial

Paper Mache Octopus Craft Tutorial

As a notorious Halloween craft junkie, I’m always looking for new things to make to decorate my house with, come October. For some reason I decided that an octopus craft was in order—a creepy, albino, paper mache octopus, to be exact.

Epic Fort 2015

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Another year, another fort! This time we themed it “Arabian Nights”. First, the video! Epic Fort 2015 from Fort Builders on Vimeo. Now for some pics: The space before we started (well, after we made …


DIY Deer Antlers (How to make Deer Antlers)

DIY Deer Antlers

For whatever reason, Chris and I decide to fill a giant blank wall in our house in Florence with a vegan-friendly set of paper mache deer antlers. And then I made a tutorial about it, just for kicks.


DIY Gnome : Tutorial

DIY Gnome Tutorial

After a semi-failed attempt at making the toy duck from The Nightmare Before Christmas, I ended up with a ton of spare clay. Time for some Christmas crafts — a christmas gnome!


Ikea Hack: Upcycled Dining Table from Bed Frame

Upcycled table DIY - Upcycled Dining Table How To

In September this year we moved to Florence (Italy) for a 6 month “sabbatical”.  We spent the first week sweltering, temporarily renting a room from an angry/awkward man named Mario in a commercial area of town while we …


Epic Fort 2014

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It’s our 4th year of forting fun—I can’t believe it! This year, we decided to go with a more artsy vibe and came up with the idea of an Avatar theme (the fluorescent planet Pandora).


Dr Seuss Craft DIY

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Inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss and his fun whimsical taxidermied fake animals, I decided to create a bird-creature for the wall. Dr Seuss Craft : Taxidermy DIY Materials: Scrap paper Paste (made from flour …


Paper Mache Dinosaur Mask (T-rex costume DIY)

Paper Mache Dinosaur Mask DIY - T-rex costume tutorial

It’s time for a paper mache dinosaur mask DIY! I absolutely love paper mache (or papier mache, however you want to spell it), and jump at any opportunity to do it.  This Christmas, my friends and I …


Zombie Teddy – DIY

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A tutorial on how to make a Terror Teddy from a regular cute old teddy bear. Be warned: there is slicing, dicing, and lots of gore.

Snail racing game

I used to think snails were disgusting. And I used to hate them, for helping destroy my veggie gardens.  However, after an extra silly bout of silliness where my friends and I decorated snails and …


Succulent lantern planter DIY

I bring you….a succulent lantern planter DIY! This Christmas, Chris and I made an unusual gift out of an Ikea lantern and some free wood samples from Home Depot—thus combining three of our favorite things …


Golden Snitch Ornament DIY – Harry Potter craft

A fun, quick, cheap and easy DIY for a Golden Snitch ornament (a Harry Potter holiday craft) to hang on your Christmas tree. It’s a great craft for Harry Potter loving kids and adults this holiday.


Dr Horrible Costume & DIY Death Ray

For Halloween this year, Chris decided to be a mad scientist. I was surprised at how quickly he pulled it all together (on the day of the party!), but was even more surprised at the amazing death ray he seemed to fashion out of nothing.


Terrifying Halloween Photoshop

Chris has been putting his photoshopping skills to good use, and is creating portraits for our spooky Halloween wall at the house.

Gift wrap out of an old magazine

Don’t have any wrapping paper around the house?  Never fear!  Just grab your most photo-tastic magazine, rip out the most colorful and fun pages, and glue them onto your gift box.   I used this …


DIY seed box

I love gardening, but up until now have been keeping my seed packets stuffed into a ratty paper lunch bag.  I decided it just wouldn’t do! So I set about creating a wooden seed box …