Huge Paper Mache Firefighter Helmet

How to make a gigantic paper mache firefighter helmet with just a few common materials lying around the house. Great for 4th of July parades!


Epic Fort 2017

The Epic Fort 2017 theme was dark and light! First, the video: Photo Overview:   Fort Description (and more pics) …

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 …


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 …

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 …


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!

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 …


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

Inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss and his fun whimsical taxidermied fake animals, I decided to create a bird-creature …

80s Prom Party

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For the third year, we decided to head to Drink Eat Play’s 80s Prom Party in Hollywood, and really go …


My Zombie Costume

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I posted earlier this month about my Zombie Teddy DIY, so I thought it best to add some photos of …


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.

Murder Mystery dinner

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On July 6th, 1942 in a murder mystery dinner extravaganza, 10 friends gathered to wine, dine, and determine the murderer …


Epic Fort 2013

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Another year—and our third annual fort building event!  This was a MUCH bigger fort than ever before, and took us …

Tom’s Carrots

Tom expressed some interest in growing carrots, and we all jumped at this rare glimmer of enthusiasm for veggie gardening. …


Hunger Games Treasure Hunt

An awesome treasure hunt that slowly (and to the hunter’s surprise) devolved into a bloodthirsty Hunger Games style fight to the death.

Snail racing game

I used to think snails were disgusting. And I used to hate them, for helping destroy my veggie gardens.  However, …