EEEP! It is almost October and that means Halloween will be here soon. You don’t want to go to your favorite haunts looking shabby, so why not pretty up those nails with I Sew Cute’s super spooky Halloween Manicure. Don’t let your polish be dismal, just add a little sparkle and have those monsters under your spell. This tutorial will make your nails to die for.
Now that September is nearing an end, we’re starting to move into the spookiest time of the year. We may be weeks away from Halloween, but you’ve got to keep your wits about you; zombies are everywhere.
These zombie dolls with handpainted faces are by lunamadre. I swear they look like they can see into your soul. They also look hungry, so you’d better steer clear.
This zombie embroidery by Ludi is only 3.5 inches! There is so much incredible detail for such a small piece.
Do you know any zombies, or are you one yourself? If so, you will love this hilarious t-shirt. bunny1kenobi stenciled this for her nephew.
If you’re not a zombie but would like to just look like one, you might need this hat, crocheted by hookinmouthcrochet. It comes complete with exposed brains, some snaggy teeth, and a dangling eyeball.
spookygrrrly took a sweet little garden gnome and made it into a zombie gnome. Here he is, hanging out in the “Lawn of the Dead”.
Do you love zombies? There are so many zombies on Craftster that it’s downright scary. Click on the zombie tag to view them all!
UGH! I’ve caught the first cold of the season. Can I start whining and crying now? I need some warm and hearty soup STAT! Annoyinglittlegirl has answered my prayers with this delicious Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup. This soup will warm up my bones and make my throat feel a hundred times better. Add a good piece of bread with some butter on it and I am in heaven! This soup is perfect for those cold fall and winter nights and the best part is, it doesn’t require a lot of time and energy.
We have so many soup and stew recipes on our Cooking Board. Whip one up today.
This weekend, celebrate the last few days of National Honey Month by making adorable bee magnets out of small smooth stones. You don’t have to stop at bees, though; lexi_icedrink painted all sorts of fun designs on her stones. Gather up the kids and have a paint party!
Fall is here! I am so excited! Leaves falling, sweaters, and pumpkins! I love everything pumpkin and these Rustic Fabric Pumpkins by Phizzychick are no exception. This tutorial is easy to follow and would be a great project to do with kids. These little pumpkins are a perfect treat for school, church or Halloween parties. Instead of sugary sweets, why not give them something that last. As an extra bonus, you can pick out whatever fabric you want. Customize your pumpkin to fit your decor.
Get the fire going, invite some friends over and have a fall crafting party today with all the great tutorials from our Occasions and Holiday Board.
My favorite thing about the fall, besides the cooler weather, is college football. I love wearing my team colors and watching a good game on Saturdays with friends. I’m not the only Craftster who gets into the game; take a look!
Zelda.Suicide made a set of vinyl coasters featuring my favorite team, the Georgia Bulldogs. What a classy way to serve your drinks and protect your furniture. Go Dawgs!
Show your team spirit with a door hanging sporting their logo. sherrylee celebrates the St. Louis Rams with this burlap football.
How adorable is this little amigurumi football player by hooked on amicute? He’s got a removable helmet, and because he represents Ohio State, he’s holding a tiny buckeye.
If you’re heading out to the game, keep warm with a nice lap quilt. This cozy blanket by sbanks156 doesn’t have a specific logo on it, so it would be at home at any game.
Dress your baby as a football! Keep them warm and start their love for the game early with an adorable bunting. This crocheted cutie is by Brandy2005.
Go team! There are all sorts of ways to show you’re a fan. Who do you pull for?
I have fond memories of my mother’s banana pudding. She would always claim that the one she made “this time” was better than the last. We would always have lasagna and banana pudding in the fall and winter. Afterwards, we would watch college football and take long cozy naps.
I Sew Cute has recreated on of my favorite childhood memories with her Banana Pudding. The best part of this recipe is that it is so quick and easy. I can make it up on a week night and still have energy to spend with my family and friends.
Looking for an easy dessert so you can spend more time out of the kitchen? Check out our Dessert Board…it’s pretty sweet!
This weekend, I’m featuring these adorable bee-themed wild flower seed packets in honor of National Honey month. Simply stitch wild flower seeds into paper pockets and decorate! LimeRiot made hers to hang on her neighbor’s doorknobs in celebration of spring. She included a full tutorial with her post so you can make your own. Happy Honey month!
It’s that time of year again! Are you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? You do have a party planned, right? And you’ve sent invitations? And the invitations are as awesome as this pirate card that by blupaisan made, yes? Okay, maybe it doesn’t have to be as great, because that’s a pretty detailed card, but hopefully you have the invitations out already.
And you have party favors, right? Something like this Pirates of the Caribbean replica chest that by <a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=93485#axzz3DJkkUePOphoenixfiredesigns made? You haven’t? Well, she gives you instructions on how to make it, so you might want to get crackin’!
And you have your food ready? Lots of creative food, like this fruit salad pirate ship? (though to be fair, I do spy carrots in there, and I think maybe sweets4ever is trying to sneak in some truly healthy options, but can you blame her? Carrots really do make great cannons!).
These are just a few of the amazing pirate crafts on Craftster, there is a ton of inspiration to make your Talk Like a Pirate Day party truly superb!
This month’s Craft Challenge was Swap & Share 3! The challenge had nothing to do with crafting in the moment but with crafts that you made in the past for a swap and was never posted. The project could not be previously posted in a completed project thread.
Our winning entry was created by MissingWillow! Her entry titled, Wonky Gorey Quilt was created for Knickertwist in the Invite Your Partner Swap. MissingWillow knew that her partner loved Edward Gorey and decided that a quilt would be perfect for the swap. Check out the winning entry here.
For winning, MissingWillow has won an item from one of Craftster’s online shops!
Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them!
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I take my lunch to work every day and every day I add more and more plastic to the landfills with those disposal plastic sandwich bags. Melladh feels my pain and created this very clever tutorial for reusable Sandwich Wraps. By using waterproof tablecloth fabric, she creates these one of a kind wraps for your sammy to stay nice a cozy until eating time. I love that you can customize your wrap to fit your style. Kids will love eating lunch when it is wrapped up in their favorite fabric and, cleaning them is a breeze.
Now that it’s September, I’m seeing signs that summer’s heat is waning, and fall is starting to move in. Hooray! Bring on those cooler nights and beautiful fall color! Here’s a preview of some beautiful fall crafts.
LimeRiot stitched up this beautiful hoopla, celebrating the rich colors of Autumn. I love her use of color, pattern, and design.
Decorate your mantle with a leaf banner! paperella shared her patterns and a tutorial for making this lovely fall felt banner.
Weather getting chilly? Cuddle up under a warm fall quilt, like this one, by cherry34.
I love the change of seasons. Want more fall crafts? There are plenty to be found in the Craftster tag cloud. You’ll find all sorts of inspiration if you look under keywords “autumn”, “autumn decor”, “fall”, and “leaf”.
There is nothing better than a nice Sunday brunch. It is a great way to spend some time with friends, maybe sip on a mimosa or two and enjoy a brunch staple, quiche. Margaret van Velthuyzen created this delicious dish, Provencal Inspired Quiche, after her trip to St. Paul de Vence, France. I love the ease of this recipe. You can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.
You can find other breakfast, brunch and lunch entrees on our Cooking Board.