Category: diy


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.


10 Animal Skeleton Printables

To get these free printables you have to subscribe to The Navage Patch blog. Then you will get a password to their free printables library. 

Print them out cheaply on engineering prints. What are engineering prints? They are extremely cheap prints made on regular paper. They used to be available only in black and white, but now you can get color ones.These prints are 36″ wide and then you can go as long as you want. A 36”x 36” will run you $4.50 at my Staples. Find out more here:

Here are the rest of the Animal and Human Skeleton Printables:


From The Navage Patch

we designed these free animal skeleton printables in several colors and four sizes: 8.5×11 inch, 11×17 inch, 12×18 and 16×20 inch. The sizes 8.5×11 and 11×17 inch are PDFs, so they are not scalable. But the 12×18 inch and 16×20 inch are prepared as JPEG, so you can scale them up or down as necessary.

Find the Animal Skeleton Printables at The Navage Patch here.

Here are some more Halloween Printables free from The Navage Patch



Happy Halloween!

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DIY Last Minute Costume: Fork in the Road

Have you suddenly got the Halloween spirit and need a costume?

If you don’t have yellow tape use white tape. If you don’t have white tape use duct tape. 

  • Left Photo:


    via Instagram here

  • Top Right Photo: Instructables by mystery_gal here 
  • Lower Right Photo: source

Also a last minute option: Identity Thief


DIY Halloween Snow Globe Ring Inspiration 

Updated Links 2019

This is a BUY or DIY a Halloween Snow Globe Ring. 

For more DIY Halloween Jewelry go here:

  • BUY: This ring from HoKiou’s store is $59 here. The diorama inside is made out of polymer clay.
  • DIY: I posted this DIY Snowglobe Ring from Hello Glow here
  • Photos Below: DIY by Hello Glow, Etsy Snow Globe Ring $3.99 here.

DIY Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Pumpkin 

It’s too late to make Stay Puft this year, but it’s never to late to think of next year! 

Jen made this Ghostbusters Pumpkin Man using a variety of fake pumpkins.


You can find Epbot’s tutorial for the Ghostbuster Stay Puft Pumpkin here.

Also check out her exterior Halloween Ghostbusters themed decorations here. Get lots of tips for Halloween decorating, like the 2 $1 plastic tablecloths used to slime the house. Also, the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man inflatable was also made using plastic tablecloths.



18 Gross Halloween Party Food Recipes

Updated Links 2019

For more Halloween food ideas go here:

1. Chocolate Armpit Hair from Saucy’s Sprinkles here.

2. Bloody Band-Aids from Katherine Marie Photography here. Graham crackers + white frosting or cream cheese + strawberry or cherry jelly = Band-Aids


3. Kitty Litter with Poop from All Things Thrifty here. Dollar Store litter box and scoop filled with cake, pudding and tootsie rolls.


4. Shortbread Finger Food from Forkable here.  


5. Stuffed Roaches from Jessie Tony and Basil here. Ingredients: 1/3 C cream cheese, softened 1/4 C walnuts, chopped semi-fine 20-30 dates, pitted. Use scallions for

antennae on roaches.


6. Red Velvet Blood Splattered Cupcakes from Polish the Stars here. The images are gone from the post, but I’ve added them below.


7. Bat Wings from Macheesmo here.

8. Eyeballs from Kitchen Table Scraps here. Made from coconut panna cotta, kiwi, and raisins.


9. Pierced Tongue on Black Macaron from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau here.

10. Earwax on a Swab from Saucy Sprinkles here. Lollipop sticks, marshmallows dipped in melted butterscotch chips.


11. Spider Infested Cookies from skinny not skinny here.

12. Scabs from Jaimee Rose here. Beef Jerky.


13. Spider Eggs from Martha Stewart here. Eggs and blueberries.

14. Poisoned Apples Recipe from Polish the Stars here.


15. Vampire Cookies from Baking Bites here.

16. Vegan Maggots and Cat Barf Recipe from Almost Vegan in Paradise here.


17. Ham Meat Head Recipe and Tutorial from emergencyfan on Flickr here.

18. Severed Tongues from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau here. White chocolate truffles with food coloring. 



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.