Recycled Day of the Dead Milk Jug Lanterns

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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T-shirt Halloween: Make a Mini Mondrian!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

For all of you would-be Halloween revelers who are down to the wire when it comes to your costume, here's a quick and easy costume idea that requires just a blank T-shirt and some fabric paint or markers. Create a masterpiece! (Or, rather, wear one inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian.) In just a couple of hours you'll have your priceless artwork -- just grab a frame and hit the trick-or-treating circuit! (Even better, grab some friends and paint a whole museum or gallery worth of fine art pieces.)
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23 Tacky Glue DIYs that are so not TACKY!

Monday, October 28, 2013
As the makers of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue, we absolutely love seeing what bloggers and DIYers create with our most famous adhesive!  We've scanned the web and found some of the most fab DIYs using Tacky Glue. Many of these are great repurposing projects that are easy to execute and are clever eye candy for the home and to wear.

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DIY Brooch using Beads in a Bottle

A fun mix of materials and a cool new way to make your own beads, this DIY Brooch using Tulip’s Beads in a Bottle adds sparkle and glamour to your outfit. Check out the tutorial to see how easy it is to make your own “beads” on most any surface.
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DIY Rainbow Skull Scarf

Friday, October 25, 2013

I've been seeing these skull scarves pop up everywhere and when I finally received one, I didn't want it to look like everyone else's. And that's when my crafty skills came into play. 
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Halloween Themed Scrapbook

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Altered Quote Art T-shirt DIY

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I love adding an altered touch to my clothing, so making this inspirational shirt was a fun afternoon project for me!  I liked playing with brushstrokes and textures to get my own custom look. Here's how you can make your own inspirational quote tee!
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DIY Cat Ear Headband

Last winter while visiting Urban Outfitters, Avalon and I were both smitten with a fabulous rhinestone accented cat ear headband.  Avalon liked it so much, she wanted to make one for herself.  We put our heads together to devise a way to make one using black felt, Tulip Glam-it-up crystals in black and a store bought headband.  A thick craft wire to give it some stiffness and some Aleene's Fashion adhesives helped to bring it all together.  
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Gift Box for Travel Momentos

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This Jam Paper hat box really reminded us of a steamer trunk, and we thought it would make the perfect gift for stashing souvenirs and momentos after a trip. We used the paper maps to cut out a hert and then glued studs around the edge!
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DIY Tribal Print Tee

Monday, October 21, 2013
Hi! I'm Lauren, I do freelance designer for iLoveToCreate.  I was recently challenged by the iLoveToCreate design team to come up with a cool, altered t-shirt that started from a basic store-bought t-shirt!  I LOVE a challenge, so I whipped out my scissors, men's t-shirt, and my Tulip Fabric Markers and went to town making this cute tribal t-shirt that looks like I got at Forever21!  I LOVE being able to  DIY the hottest looks and fashions and I'm super excited about the outcome. Here's how you can get the look!!
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DIY Witch Hat

 The Halloween decor isn't quite complete here at Casa de Potter, I've still got a few crafts up my sleeve.  This DIY Witch Hat was so fun and easy to create using an inexpensive paper mache form from a craft store, black Tulip Soft paint, black Tulip glitter and some ribbons, trims, feathers and bits I had in my studio.  
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Puffy Paint Hoop Earrings

Friday, October 18, 2013

I love me some hoop earrings. I think I have  a pair in every color. And being a crafter, I'm always thinking of ways to embellish them. Hello, Puffy Paint! Here is my technique for making these drizzled-look earrings!

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Pretty Burlap Treat Favor Bags

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Not sure about you, but one of our favorite fabrics of the fall season is BURLAP!  Burlap is such a pretty, natural texture with a homespun feel. When we saw these pretty burlap treat bags from Jam Paper, we knew we had to make fun party treat favor sacks, perfect for our Bon Voyage-inspired party.
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Bon Voyage Party: Fun Map Paper Flower Centerpieces

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
What do you do for a girlfriend who's going on a cruise or cross country road trip?  You throw a party!!  So we thought that a perfect way to do it was with a theme, and of course, the maps at Jam Paper were great to use in our 'bon voyage' decorations.

The elements we decided we needed for the party were; flowers for the table, bags for the candy favors, and a special going away gift for her! Today we're going to show you how to make the beautiful paper flower centerpieces, and we'll show you the favor bags and gift box tomorrow and Friday, so check back for those easy how-to's!

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Make It: Neon Tie-Dyed Lampshade

Happy Hump Day! I know it's Fall and almost Halloween but I just felt the need to post something bright, whimsical and fun. You know, something that you can look at and it instantly makes you feel good inside. I will show you today how much fun Tie-Dye and Fabric markers can be. I am really happy with today's neon lampshade and I know you will love it! 

Let's go make a LAMPSHADE! 

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Felt Calavera Kids Mask

Friday, October 11, 2013

Here at la casa Murillo, Dia de los Muertos is in high season! While I have a face paint kit out on the market, some people would rather wear a mask - totally understandable! I was at the dollar store recently and came across some scary felt masks shaped as skulls. My first thought was to paint over them, but then I thought - why not flip them around and decorate the back sides of them? It worked! If you can't find these at the dollar store, just pick up some stuff felt at the craft store, draw a template and use it to cut out your masks.
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Haunted Halloween Pillow How-To

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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DIY Screen Printed Good Witch Tote Bag

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 Are you a good witch or a bad witch? You'll definitely be a Chic Witch when you screen print and embellish your own faBOOlous DIY Good Witch Tote Bag!  The Tulip Screen-It Machine makes it super easy to custom create and burn your own screens that you can use to print on all sorts of surfaces.  Add a little Tulip Beads in a Bottle glitter accent, some seasonally apropos decorative trims and you'll be absolutely enchanting.
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DIY Walking Dead Bloody Zombie Tee

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
So, pretty much everyone around the iLTC offices knows about my obsession with the TV show "The Walking Dead".  I've got my Walking Dead d├ęcor up around my cube, I've held tutorials with coworkers regarding the proper ways to put a zombie out of its misery, and with season 4 airing on October 13, I decided it's high time I have myself a bloody zombie hunter tee!  I can't believe I never thought to make one until recently!

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Glitter Bones and Heart Tee.

 I LOVE this time of year.
 When I was young I could not wait to come up with a costume to Trick or Treat in from things I just had laying around the house. Now that I am all grown up I still feel like a little kid when October rolls around. It brings back such awesome memories. I wanted to make a shirt that I could wear even after the month of October. So the Glitter Bones Shirt was created.
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Glittered Sugar Skull Tee

Friday, October 4, 2013

If you are near a Michaels store these days, make sure to look in the apparel section for my new Crafty Chica Dia de los Muertos endcap! I have a lot of fun, new items to embellish your projects, all celebrating Dia de los Muertos. 

Here are some glittered iron-on skulls that are super easy to apply! I made this shirt for my daughter! 
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Wee Witchy Woman DIY

Thursday, October 3, 2013
A few years back my buddy Vickie Howell made a witch costume for my daughter Tallulah. I have several framed around the house and even once made a Wee Witch Shrine with one of the photos. 5 years later I am still working that photo shoot. I've always wanted to add glowing eyes to some of my Halloween photos so today I did.

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Simple DIY Little Letter Pinatas

 I have a very strong love for pinatas having grown up where no festivity was complete without one. It seems that pinatas are really popular right now which makes me very happy. Today we're going to knock out some super cute and super simple DIY little letter pinatas to spell out "BOO" for some Halloween fun.
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DIY Glitter Polkadot T-shirt

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
One of my very favorite Tulip products is the fashion glitter transfer sheets.  I think it's so cool that you can easily put glitter anywhere without making a big mess.  The transfer sheets made this glitter polkadot shirt really easy to make.
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