Category Archives: Craft

In the Woods Paper Lantern

Every year on the Saturday before Halloween, costumed revelers line up and illuminate Baltimore in the Halloween Lantern Parade. Yet, in all the years since I learned that it even existed, I’ve never managed to join in the fun myself. … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Jack O’Candy Jars

At this festive time of year, one of the most important decisions we all face is what to do with all the candy. You could hide it away in a drawer in a plastic bag, dust off that fancy dish, … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Leaf Printed Linens

To be perfectly honest, this project is the result of one of those moments when I’m at the store looking at kitchen and table linens that I really don’t need (but I don’t have an autumnal leaf tablecloth!) and one … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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It is the First Saturday of October!

I ran around town to do a few errands this morning and it was obvious that it is October and Halloween is quickly approaching. The first stop was CVS – where there was an entire aisle of Halloween candy. My … Continue reading

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Spider Mobile

Here’s a little secret I’m reluctant to share: if anyone ever wanted to give me a good Halloween fright, all it would take is a fake spider. No strategic placement needed! So this mobile, with plastic spiders cascading down from … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Tricks and Treats Pumpkin Favors

This cute paper pumpkin is wrapped full of all sorts of tricks and treats. It’s a great way to occupy bored kids (or adults.) The recipient starts by pulling the ribbon tab and as they unroll the pumpkin bits of … Continue reading

About Kris DeGraeve

Kris is a contributing editor at How Did You Make This?, where she walks her readers through recreating her craft projects. She has also been recognized on Instructables for numerous Holiday crafts and recipes, including Second Prize in the 2007 DIY Halloween Food Contest.

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Ghost Story Dice

“It was a dark and stormy night…” Honestly, I’ve never been good at telling ghost stories. The best ones are too spooky for me to want to remember and anything else, well, just isn’t worth telling. But I’m always game … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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Spooky Glitter Votives

Can a house have too much orange and black decor this time of year? I doubt it. Around these parts, we love candles. They’re cozy. They’re festive. And when you take a quick trip to the craft store, customizing them … Continue reading

About Megan Applegate

Megan is the author of the Hungry Little Blackbird, a food blog where she shares her recipes and adventures in life. As a mom of four and a foodie by compulsion, Megan is quite active in the kitchen. But her skills aren’t limited to the culinary arts. Megan is also an avid crafter and a former newspaper columnist.

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Kid-Friendly, Super Fast Halloween Paper Bunting

I’ve learned a thing or two about crafting both with kids and crafting when the kids in the house are awake. And bored. 1. It’s got to be simple. There’s no room for fancy sewing machines (as I’d originally intended to … Continue reading

About Megan Applegate

Megan is the author of the Hungry Little Blackbird, a food blog where she shares her recipes and adventures in life. As a mom of four and a foodie by compulsion, Megan is quite active in the kitchen. But her skills aren’t limited to the culinary arts. Megan is also an avid crafter and a former newspaper columnist.

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Dip-dyed Pine Cones

My mom used to decorate for every single holiday and season when I was a kid. Of course, things always got exciting when October approached. There was natural and crafted bounty galore: pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales from the farmers … Continue reading

About Sarah Ehman

Sarah is a graphic designer for the money, a crafter for the fun, and a writer for the therapy (she writes a lot). You can usually find Sarah and her nerdy husband in Southern Maryland, which is at least two hours away from everything, making things and practicing her skills as an amateur mama. She's also a neurotic perfectionist, but let's not get into that.

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