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Sugar Skull Makeup: An Easy Halloween Tutorial

Sugar Skull Makeup: An Easy Halloween Tutorial
  • By Kelly S.
  • October 02
  • DIY

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about this year's costume. But dressing up for your favorite holiday doesn't have to be scary expensive! In fact, you probably already have everything you need to make a DIY Sugar Skull Costume in your home. The list is surprising simple: An outfit you love colorful makeup and lots of creativity! For those you may not know, Calaveras, also known as "sugar skulls" are time honored tradition of celebrating Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) with vibrant and intricate hand painted designs (usually on the face) that pay homage and help to remember friends and family members who have passed on.

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7 Creative Uses for Leftover Fabric Scraps

7 Creative Uses for Leftover Fabric Scraps
  • By Eric C.
  • May 26
  • DIY

My wife has always enjoyed to sew. She's been sewing for some time and has amassed quite a collection of disjointed fabric scraps. Recently we had a discussion about her plans for said scraps. My mindset was that they should be discarded to make room for other items in our home. Of course, she scoffed at that idea. "OK, then", I asked her, "what are your plans for these scraps?" She simply replied, "I'm going to make a quilt out of them."

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Spice Up a Room with Mosaic Letters

Spice Up a Room with Mosaic Letters
  • By Eric C.
  • January 13
  • DIY

A mutual friend of my wife and I creates "big letter" designs. You know the ones I'm referring to. The rather large, 8-12 inch single letters that either represent when combined, names or initials of family members. She's rather adept with her creations using different letter fonts, stains, paints, vinyl appliqués and matte finishes.

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