No Carve Pumpkin DIYs

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Everyone loves decorating pumpkins for fall, but do you know what nobody loves? Dealing with pumpkin guts. That’s right! Having to clean up the ooey-gooey  insides of gourds is probably the least fun activity of autumn. Our solution? A bunch of pumpkin decorating DIYs that don’t have to be carved! Another added bonus? You pumpkin stays in tip-top shape too!pumpkinfeature1Add feminine flair to your fall decor with this floral and glittered pumpkin from PBTeen!

006-stringartpumpkin-dreamalittlebiggerThis string art pumpkin from Dream a Little Bigger ensures you can still make the creepiest pumpkin on your corner, without dealing with all of that cleanup.

6a017ee3c48414970d01b7c6f2c73b970b-800wiThese gold leaf pumpkins from The Home Steady are beyond elegant, and are beautiful enough to earn a spot on any dining table!

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If you love the look of metal on pumpkins, check out these copper-accented beauties from Home Oh My!

final3Have a talent for typography? Take a look at these chalkboard pumpkins from Fairgoods!

Halloween DIY: Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece

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This year, stand out from the flock with two accessories that are sure to be tweeted about. Make yourself into a bird that’s brighter than any peacock with our DIY Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece! This DIY uses a huge array of trims and embellishments that even a magpie would covet, and can be converted into any bird species just by switching up the colors! Want to see more creature-inspired accessories for your Halloween costume? Check out our Party Animals Halloween store!

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What You’ll Need:

5.5” x 7” Half Pin Wheel Feather

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Headband


DSC_05001. Glue the  satin ribbon and cover the headband starting from the tip. Put glue on the outside and the inside.

DSC_05042.Cut your feather patch into three sections, and glue on top of the headband.

DSC_05133. Embellish the rest of your headband with trims and stones..

What You’ll Need:

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Hot Glue

Illustration Board

Dowel

Hole Puncher

 

DSC_05171. Cut a rectangle out of your illustration board, and then cut out two equal triangles from the rectangle by creating an “X” mark on the rectangle. Cut where the mark are.

DSC_05182. On each piece score a line from the tip to the bottom. Softly bend and connect to pieces together. Use hot glue to connect these pieces.
DSC_05232. Punch a hole under the beak where the dowel will be punch up into the inside. Hot glue on the inside so dowel does not shift.

DSC_05423. Embellish the beak with trims and crystals.

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Canine Costume DIY Roundup

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Do you celebrate every holiday with the furry friends in your life? Then Halloween should be no exception! These critter costume DIYs are just the thing to your best pal’s tail wagging on the scariest day of the year.

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Everyone has seen the viral video of the puppy in a spider costume scaring passersby. Well now you can make your own with Martha Stewart’s DIY spider costume!

Kitai_halloween_dog_costume_chia_petMake your pup another type of pet with this DIY Chia Pet costume from I Found the Place!

FP1SUGVH97JR1WU.MEDIUMIf your pet is king of the castle at home, why not make him king of the jungle for a day with an easy to make lion mane?

DIY-Dog-Pinata-Costume-600x399This piñata costume will make your pup the life of the party!

FV5090MGU4MC7OA.MEDIUMTake your dog to new depths with a walrus costume from instructables!

Clever Creature Costumes

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Animals are always a popular pick for Halloween, and with an almost limitless amount of options, the decision to be a critter this Halloween is an easy one. But once you’ve decided that you want to be one with your spirit animal, how do you figure out how to really BECOME the animal? Take a lesson from these costumed creatures who have figured out how to harness the essence of animals with some makeup and trimming!like_a_snake_by_lucikoshkina-d63q09la8965c122be2aafd9cbdc9e3f1576dd7

 

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Career Outfit Upgrades from Lizandra Vega

When it comes to that big job interview, you need to dress to impress, but what if your go-to outfits have seen better days? Career image consultant Lizandra Vega has some tips to spruce up that suit, and they’re all things you can do yourself! For instance, take this tip for updated old blazers:

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“Got a stain on your favorite blazer that even your favorite dry cleaner can’t get out? That was Vega’s problem until she covered it with a cool patch she picked out at MJ Trimming in New York City. “It made the blazer look very designer,” Vega says. The cost? Just 50 cents. While she was there, she bought a large denim patch, with a big happy face and heart, which turned an otherwise unremarkable denim jacket she had into one that’s “boho chic.” Cost? Just $12. That’s the gist.”

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To get more DIY ideas to upgrade you old pieces, check out the rest of the article.

Halloween DIY: Frozen Fantasy Shoe

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This year almost everyone was obsessed with an icy cool animated film, and we have yet to “let it go”. This year, embrace that Arctic-freezing fashion with your Halloween costume! Learn how to make a shoe that’s worthy of an ice princess. Not the princess you had in mind? Check out our Fiction and Fantasy Halloween Shop for everything you need to create the most magical costume of all!

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What You’ll Need:

Pumps with clear siding

Crystal Meridian Blue

Sapphire

Light Sapphire

Crystal

Crystal AB

14mm Round Jewel With 2 Holes

24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Crystal KatanaDSC_06201. Decide on the pattern you want to create on your shoes.

DSC_06322. Use up the larger stones and pieces first. This ensures that you will have space for them.

DSC_06433. Hold each stone in place for a few seconds so that the stones don’t slip down the shoe.

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GildeDIY Necklace Roundup

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Sometimes you need a little bit of bling to really set off your outfit, and what’s better than having an envy-worthy necklace on? Having an envy-worthy necklace on that you made yourself! Check out these gorgeous, gilded beauties, and make one today!.diy-layered-necklace-final1Love the layered charms on this beautiful necklace from College Fashion!

photoWhy not wear a knot like this one from the Sweet Survival?

ispydiy_ribbonwrapnecklaceAdd a different texture to your basic chunky chain with a ribbon!

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Use up that embroidery floss from your summer friendship bracelets to make this awesome necklace!

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Sometimes all you need is a hint of gold, in those instances, this is THE necklace.

Seeing Stars DIY Roundup

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With all of the meteor showers, eclipses, and astrological phenomena happening recently it’s no wonder our heads are up in the exosphere! Inspired by above, we’ve been on the lookout for some of the coolest star DIYs in the galaxy, and we think we’ve spotted them! image16-550x825A constellation art piece makes for a fun conversation piece in the home, and can get your guests talking about astronomy or astrology in no time!

15A constellation table runner is great for evening dinner parties, especially if the party is in celebration of a celestial event!

IMG_6234_copyWho knew such beautiful lights could be easily made at home? Make them for your next star party with this tutorial!

6a00d8358081ff69e2017c366ee8a4970b-800wiTake the start with you wherever you go with this awesome constellation scarf!

8965824689_cee0cbfa83_oHolding a fall star gazing party? Make sure you spot the right stars with a printable constellation guide!

DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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Studded Necklace DIYs

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Spice up your Sunday afternoon with a few DIYs that are bound to make your autumn outfits a little more interesting. Add some spikes and nailheads to your craft kit, and whip up a few of these edgy necklaces!
IMG_0868What’s sassier than a fringe necklace? A fringe necklace with studs of course!

spike-chain-necklace-diy-closeupThis gorgeous necklace from Trinkets in Bloom can be worn over something feminine to give it an edge, or rock it with skinny jeans and a tee for a total punk rock look!

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diyspikebeadedchoker_introThis incredible necklace from Chic Steals is perfect for a date night outfit! We love the look of layered spikes and the dimension it adds to the piece.