DIY Stenciled Halloween Pumpkins

0.diystenciledpumpkins_introphotoWelcome to Day 2 of my 1 Week of Halloween DIY! What’s representative of Halloween no matter where you go? PUMPKINS! And today I’m going to share with you a simple DIY to jazz up pumpkins (the faux kind, which means you can use them year after year 🙂 With a couple of stencils it is super quick and easy to make these – and you can truly customize them however you like. Here’s how: (more…)

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Announcing: DIY Halloween Week at

Yes little goblins, I’ve been DIY’ing up a storm recently…and can’t wait to share the spooky and fun results! Starting tomorrow (Wednesday) for a week I’ll be sharing a brand-new DIY tutorial each day for 1 WEEK OF HALLOWEEN…to add a little Boo! to your beautiful holiday decorations (and maybe an accessory or two ;-).

So come back tomorrow to see what’s in store…


*supposed to be an eerie cackle*


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DIY: 40’s-Style Cute Kitty Beret for Halloween

Now that the weather’s cooling down, I want a cute little hat to wear – not something chunky and heavy just yet, but something that adds just a little bit of warmth.  Something polished, and maybe even a bit kitschy.

And I just LOVE me some kittehs!  I am such a crazy cat lady.  I used to volunteer in Hawaii trapping feral cats and adopting the kittens out to loving homes.  Then I got Cat Scratch Fever.  True story.  Anyway.

Cat-themed merch was all over the runways and is now in stores for Fall (check out this lovely printed Wildfox sweater and Romwe’s knockoff oh-so-similar version).  So, inspired by berets I’ve been seeing in my Japanese magazines, I decided to create my own Kitty version.  And it’s my first foray into wet wool felting and hat-making.  So stick with me and I’ll show you how!

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