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 ‚ÄĒ 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 …

Wedding succulent centerpieces

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Donna¬†asked me to create the succulent centerpieces for her¬†wedding, and it was like she had given me the best gift ever‚ÄĒa reason to both go thrift storing like crazy, but also to go on succulent …


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.


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.