Who knew a common kitchen utensil would become part of your sewing kit? You’ll be wondering why you didn’t throw a fork in your bag years ago when you learn how easy it is to create perfect fork pleats using this step-by-step tutorial. Even beginners can master this pleating technique, and all you need are your sewing machine, a fork and some fabric.
Perfect pleats every time!
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For a fun, new autumn condiment, that pairs wonderfully with the rich foods of fall, try making your own pickled apples. Serve them next to a grilled pork chop or top a pulled pork sandwich with these spicy, maple-flavored pickles. Use them for a salad topper, a sandwich garnish, or place them on a colorful charcuterie board full of meats, nuts and cheeses.
Not only are these small-batch pickled apples simple to make but absolutely no canning is involved. Just keep them in the fridge for a week or two and make another batch when you’re ready. Guaranteed to be a feast for your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
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Fill it with your keys, a card, a little cash and some lip balm for those grab-and-go situations. Better yet, indulge your loved one’s sweet tooth by loading it up with treats and surprising him with a delicious “just because” gift. If that isn’t enough to make you want to create this adorable little zipper pouch, think about all the wrappers you’ll keep out of the landfill. It’s a trifecta!
The front porch is decorated, pumpkins are carved and costumes are made. Now it’s time to create some delightful, felt trick or treat bags for your scary little ghosts and goblins.
Made from sheets of craft felt and a little iron-on fabric adhesive, the designs are as unlimited as your imagination. No need to be afraid of this project — you’ll be doing the Monster Mash when you see how quickly these bags come together.
Up your creepy yard game for Halloween by recreating three of the most delightfully wicked sisters to grace a movie screen. Fans of the movie Hocus Pocus will immediately recognize the Sanderson Sisters on your front lawn when they see the green, red, and purple capes.
Make your display even more eerie by adding a few props like a bubbling cauldron and some magical brooms made from branches. These ghostly figures are quick and inexpensive to create, and will startle even the most hardy of your friends and neighbors. Careful though — Winifred, Sarah and Mary just might put a spell on you and make you dance all night.
Have fun this Halloween season with one of the creepy, mysterious and spooky members of The Addam’s Family.
You’ll have the spookiest, kookiest front porch on the block when this DIY life-size Cousin Itt greets your trick or treaters. Gather up several grass table skirts, a tripod, some sunglasses and a hat to quickly construct this peculiar and hairy cousin.
When you’re finished, your neighbors just might put their witches shawls on, grab some broomsticks they can crawl on, and maybe make a call on, your quirky Cousin Itt.
Talk about a Halloween decoration that will send chills up your spine and scare the living daylights out of your trick or treaters. They might even spill their candy buckets as they flee past the creepy hands inside this glowing TV set — so much fun for the ‘Poltergeist’ movie fans that come to your door looking for treats on Halloween night. Grab a big cardboard box to create your own haunted TV and you’ll be well on your way to frightening all your friends and neighbors.
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Add some spine-chilling sounds, an enormous web, and a spooky jack-o-lantern to create the perfectly eerie front porch. Just grab a few pool noodles, some wire, a couple of foam balls and a little duct tape to get your ghoulish game on this Halloween season. The whole neighborhood will be talking about your amazing arachnid display for years to come.
If you can’t wait for pumpkin lattes, sweater weather, and all the ghosts and goblins roaming your neighborhood, then it must be time to start your autumn decorating. Begin with this quick DIY giant spider web on your front porch that’s sure to catch a few oohs and aahs from your neighbors. All you need is a staple gun and a roll or two of clothesline to add some fall fun and whimsy to your front porch.
If you enjoy the change of the season with the cooler air, the autumn colors and the feeling of a little danger lurking around every corner, then you’re ready to start bewitching your favorite digs for Halloween. It could be as simple as changing up a few pillows and this not so itsy-bitsy DIY Spider Web Pillow will create that spooky vibe you’re going for.
Just grab your broomstick and head to the nearest market for some black felt and a little white thread and your couch or front porch will be “spiderrific” in no time.