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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 Halloween Snow Globe Ring Inspiration 

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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.


18 Gross Halloween Party Food Recipes

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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. 



8 Last Minute Halloween Tee Shirt Costumes 

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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 4 Ingredient Poison Toffee Apples

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All you need are apples, corn syrup, water, sugar and gel food coloring. 

For more Halloween party food go here:

Find the recipe and tutorial for DIY Poison Toffee Apples from Simply Delicious Food here.

I have never used gel food coloring. I use paste food coloring (never liquid) because it’s more vivid and lasts FOREVER. You can get it at Michaels using a coupon.

But here is Martha Stewart’s Food Coloring 101

Liquid Gel

  • Liquid gel gives a deep, rich color without thinning and blends well. It is available online and in specialty stores.


  • Liquid is the most familiar form of food coloring. It gives the weakest color compared to other types of food coloring and, because of its liquid consistency, it will thin out whatever it is being mixed with.


  • Gel-paste gives deeper, more vivid colors than gel or liquid. It is very concentrated and should be used in very small quantities.

Powdered Food Coloring

  • Powdered food coloring is very concentrated. It can be combined with sugar to decorate cookies, and with lemon extract to paint onto iced cookies (just roll cookies in it to color them).


DIY Beanie Baby Pet Costume Tutorial and Template 

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This has got to be the easiest pet costume ever. All you need is paper, a printer (or use red and white paper), and a template.

Find the DIY Beanie Baby Pet Costume Tutorial and Template from Pugdemoniom here. The link to the template is dead, see the links below.

Find this Ty Beanie Baby Tag here.

Here’s another printable here.

And you can also Google “Ty Beanie Baby Tag” and get something like this:


DIY Claw Nails 

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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 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 Stamped Angel Wings Sweatshirt 

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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.


DIY Very Cheap and Easy Wire Heart Crown 

This is so easy because it is one piece of wire with continuous hearts. 

For more DIY crowns go here:

Find the DIY Wire Heart Crown tutorial from Make and Tell.

Or go a little dark… 

Take Inspiration: Wire Cobweb Crown designed by Alex Gumn and sold out at Folksy here (lots of photos with different angles).  If you read my other blog truebluemeandyou, there are pages of wire and wire wrapped DIYs here to help you make this.