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!


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


DIY seed box

I love gardening, but up until now have been keeping my seed packets stuffed into a ratty paper lunch bag. …


Building a pizza oven

The big excitement around The House has been the pizza oven that we’ve been building. And by we, I mean …

My 2012 Easter Trophy

Here’s a fun DIY that I sorta fell into. One year we decided to host an “Easter Egg Hunt for …

Rubber stamps

A great way to improve your product packaging—or make your personal gifts look more awesome, is to make or buy …