Category: crafts


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.


DIY Crazy Cat Lady Costume 

Designed and sewed by Bridget Keith, age 12. Dress is from the Goodwill, cats are from her stuffed animal collection. Idea all her own.”

Find the DIY Crazy Cat Lady Costume by Bridget Keith, Age 12, here.


DIY Skeleton Hand Hair Clip 

This is what I call a “stick and glue” DIY on my other blog.

Find the Skeleton Hand Hair Clip Tutorial from Morena’s Corner here.

For more DIYs using Skelteon Hands go here. 

Also, Morena’s Corner must have been reading my mind. Check out these Etsy Skeleton Hand Hair Clips I posted.

You know how I love posting skeleton hand DIYs. Below are a few I posted here.



DIY Zombie Desk Toy Printable

GIFs by me using my favorite program Eventhough these Paper Desk Toys are now on the WayBack Machine, the links for them still work.

Create your very own brain-chomping zombie or terrified Thanksgiving turkey with our downloadable template, an x-acto knife and glue. Entertain and delight your coworkers by pressing down on top of the toys to change their expressions.

Find Turkey Toy Printables from Creativello here.



DIY Stamped Angel Wings Sweatshirt 

Updated Link 2019

This may look like an expensive DIY at first because you need 8 feather stamps (4 of varying sizes for each side), but it’s not. Sticky back foam is used for the stamps and can be mounted on wood blocks or heavy cardboard. 

This Fashion is Mine was inspired by the Victoria’s Secret’s sweatshirt below:


For pages of sweatshirt DIYs go here:

Find this DIY Stamped Angel Wings Sweatshirt Tutorial from This Fashion is Mine here.

Or go full on Angel. Find this DIY Angel Wings Tutorial by TOBY on Instructables here.