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Crafting and DIY

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Bridesmaid Revisited: Maxi Dress Transformation

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Candle Sets

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Hoodie Costumes: Frog Prince and Princess

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Make these adorable frog prince and princess hoodie costumes -- they will be the cutest costumes on the block this Halloween.
Materials
  • For the Frog Prince: Frog prince template 
  • Heavyweight paper or cardstock
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Tailor chalk or fabric-marking pencil
  • Double-sided tape (optional)
  • Green hoodie
  • Fabric glue
  • Pingpong ball
  • Black permanent marker
  • Hole punch or screw punch
  • Black felt
  • Green felt
  • Yellow felt
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Green rhinestones
  • Gold trim
  • For the Princess:Princess template
  • Heavyweight paper or cardstock
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Tailor chalk or fabric-marking pencil
  • Pink hoodie
  • Fabric glue
  • Thick gold yarn
  • Pink ribbon
  • White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Gold trim and embellishments
  • Velcro dots
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Rhinestones
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Upholstered Map Textile Bench Cushion

Steps:7
A tablecloth is heavy enough to work as an upholstery fabric. This project is recommended for experienced sewers only; otherwise, have a professional upholsterer make a cushion for you.
Materials
  • Upholstery foam, 4 to 6 inches thick and cut to size
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Piping (optional)
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Pom-pom Inchworm

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Kids, Wood
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Spider Costume

Steps:8
Aaron Caramanis (pictured), an in-house crafter for "The Martha Stewart Show," created this homemade spider costume, an easy Halloween idea for a child or adult. For a brighter alternative, try our octopus costume variation.
Materials
  • Spider costume pattern
  • Fabric pencil or chalk
  • 2 1/2 yards black velveteen fabric*Yardage given is for a child's costume. More fabric may be required for adult costume; measure enlarged pattern and lengthened tentacles before purchasing fabric.
  • 2 packages white iron-on patches
  • 2 packages black or red iron-on patches
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Chopsticks
  • 2 yards black double-fold extra-wide bias tape ribbon
  • Needle and thread for basting
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Fruity Button Embroidery Napkins

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Pillowcase Pumpkin Costume

Steps:8
This simple but adorable pumpkin costume can be made using an ordinary pillowcase in about 1 1/2 hours.
Materials
  • Pumpkin face template
  • Stem hat template
  • Orange pillowcase
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • White chalk pencil
  • Spool of thread
  • 1/4 yard brown felt
  • 1/2 yard green felt
  • Fabri-tac
  • Orange cording
  • Sewing machine
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Fashion Headband

Steps:7
Adorn basic headbands with beautiful feathers for a one-of-a-kind accessory.
Materials
  • Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • Nonstick surface, such as a hot-glue mat or leftover label-backing paper
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread
  • Button
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Plain headband
  • Clothespin
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