Category: crafts

My 2019 Tumblr Top 10

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1.  DIY Crochet Hat Patterns from the Mind of The Twisted Hatter HERE


2. DIY Knit Snake Scarf Free Pattern HERE


3. DIY Sign from Above Cake i.e. Bleeding Skulls Cake HERE


4. DIY Herb Graveyard HERE


5. Festive Vintage Halloween Cards HERE


6. DIY Gothic Altered Chocolate Boxes – I Love You to Death! HERE


7. DIY Cardboard Horns HERE


8. DIY Cross Stitch Tarot Card Patterns for Sewers –  Snipper, Stitcher, Ripper HERE


9. DIY Bat Wing Shoes HERE


10. DIY Leather Bat Bow Tie with Template HERE



DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wrapping Paper 

I’ve posted a lot of Halloween DIYs from DIY NBC Props – especially Nightmare Before Christmas tutorials. 

Find the Nightmare Before Christmas Wrapping Paper as seen at DIY NBC Props here. 

You can download the Nightmare Before Christmas Wrapping Papers from Tim Baker’s DeviantArt page here

As always, if you see a printable that you like, download it ASAP. It may be deleted at any time.


Closeups of the paper:


The ribbons:


Kristie also made a black and white version of this paper:


DIY Witches’ Spell Napkins

Are you looking for a cheap, easy, and original holiday gift idea? Make these Witches’ Spell Napkins using tea/coffee dyed thrifted napkins and iron on transfer paper. I have had great luck using these tee shirt iron on paper – the images come out sharp and can be machine washed over and over again.

Find the tutorial for the Witches’ Spell Napkins from Me and Annabel Lee here.

You can buy PDF downloads of the spells from Me and Annabel Lee’s Etsy store here, or find spells you like online and make your own.


DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

Make this DIY Jack Skellington Christmas Wreath using a Dollar Store plastic Christmas ornament, foam wreath ring, fabric, and craft foam.

From Jen at EPBOT:

Oh, and I haven’t done this yet myself, but to make this transition into Christmas better you can add a Santa hat & beard on Jack! You could also tack on some extra red-and-white swirls to look like peppermints.

Find the DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath tutorial from EPBOT here.

You can find tiny Santa Hats on Amazon or make your own. The ones below are at Pampered Beardies here. In the About section of Pampered Beardies:

Proceeds from the shop continue to help pay the ongoing expenses of rehabilitating and re-homing Bearded Dragons. The shop also donates to other reptile rescue groups.


DIY Santa or Viking Beard Free Pattern 

Updated 2019

You can make this viking beard into a Santa Claus beard on her blog For the Knit of It here

  • Left Top Photo: Melissa Campbell’s free crochet pattern is on Ravelry here. Link to crochet Viking Helmet below. 
  • Right Photo: Santa Beard from For the Knit of It here.
  • Bottom Photo:

    This image was posted by Projekte, Projekte here – the beard, helmet and horns. The beard was made from Melissa Campbell’s free pattern, and the knit viking helmet is also a free pattern from aknitica on Ravelry here

Here’s another take on Melissa Campbell’s free Viking Beard Ravelry pattern by tat2kitten.


The crochet Lael Viking Helmet pictured on the Top Left Photo is a $5.50 pattern from Tara Murray here.



DIY Inspiration: Ghostly Stuffed Animal Prints

I have now had to appeal this post 5 times with Tumblr because they think it has adult content. If it disappears again, I’ll appeal it again.

This has been labeled all over the internet and Pinterest as “cute art for childrens’ nurseries”. I respectfully disagree. Because nothing is more scary than a ghostly white print of your beloved and now departed best friend staring at you. 

If you watch the video there are more fascinating prints from discarded plush toys, and you can judge for yourself if late at night you would want these animals surrounding you as you try and get to sleep. 



DIY Crochet Spiderweb Gloves

These are some of the best functional and pretty Halloween/Cosplay crochet gloves I’ve seen, and the pattern is free for these “Morticia” Gloves!

Find Crochet Halloween DIYs from spiderwebs, skulls, and dolls here.

Find the free pattern for these DIY Crochet Spiderweb Gloves from Moochka by

Anna Nikipirowicz


8 Last Minute Halloween Tee Shirt Costumes 

Updated Link 2019

Make these 8 Halloween Tee Shirt Costumes using tees and easy to find materials.

  • Frog
  • Cupcake
  • Pinata
  • Sunny Side Up Egg
  • Mr/Mrs Potato Head
  • Night Sky
  • Bunch of Grapes
  • Magic 8 Ball

Find these 8 Halloween Tee Shirt Costumes from Real Simple here.


DIY Claw Nails 

Updated Link 2019

Need long claws for your costume? This is a really good tutorial where you can use posterboard or better yet wonderflex.

Find the DIY Lady Deathstrike Claw Nails Tutorial from here.


DIY Halloween Last Minute Giant Hooded Ghost Cloak 

This giant hooded cloak is made out of 2 twin sheets. 

This is a super simple DIY, and you can use fabric glue instead of sewing – see video below.

Find the DIY Last Minute Hooded Ghost Cloak Tutorial from Mer Mag here.