Halloween DIY: Gilded Goddess Statement Necklace

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If you’ve ever wanted to realize your inner goddess, we have the first step to your transformation. This epic statement necklace features chunky pendants, chains in an assortment of sizes and shapes, and beautiful beaded trim. 
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2 5/8” Bugle/Seed Beaded Fringe

1 1/4” Square Linked Chain

1 1/8” Metallic Circle Chain

Gold Sunflower Pendant

13mm Small Round Rope Chain

E6000

Jump Rings

Teardrop Pendant

Lobster Clasp

Pliers

Wire Cutters

 

DSC_05531. Create a long necklace using your small round chain. Add a jump ring and lobster clasp to the back.

DSC_05582. Lay the necklace out in an oval. Place a piece of the square chain to the center. Connect the corners with jump rings. Attach the jump rings to smaller pieces of the small round chain.

DSC_05803. Take the larger round chain and attach pieces to each side.

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4. Repeat step 3 with the small round chain.

DSC_05755. Add the teardrop pendants to the bottom on each side, and one on the top overlaying the square chain.

DSC_05716. Add the sunflower pendant to the bottom center.

DSC_05877. Cut a 5 inch piece of the beaded fringe. Fold over and glue each ribbon side together, then glue the ribbon to the back of the sunflower pendant so that only the fringe is exposed.

DSC_0588DSC_05908. Create a smaller fringe pieces doing the same process in step 7. This time add a hole in the center. Add a jump ring and attached on to each side next to the teardrop pendent in the center.

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Clever Costume Inspiration

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Halloween isn’t only the time to get creepy. It’s also the perfect occasion to get clever! Check out these pun-tastic costumes, and get inspired to make your own hilarious creation!

638fccc3319b42eef1fe1e42b1ce76fcThis social butterfly costume is #winning in our books!

nrm_1411491135-50-shadesGet literal and literary with this fun 50 Shades of Grey costume!

Deviled-EggsA clever costume for couples who have an appreciation for a classic food pun.

Spice-GirlsSpice up your life with actual spices! The best part about this group costume? There are more than five characters to go around, and no one has to fight over who gets to be Baby Spice.

8c6a26da0a1ce442aff308167f95f398With a Taco Belle costume, you can still dress up as a princess while also being hilarious! Everyone wins.

Modern Myth Inspiration

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Myths and fantastic creatures were often used to explain the unexplainable. While modern science has unraveled many of the mysteries that once puzzled our ancestors, it’s fun to step back in time to an era where mythical beasts roamed in the dark shadows, and mystical magic could be summoned for good and evil, especially around Halloween! During Halloween we can pay homage to these characters by translating their signature looks into costumes that are out of this realm. Take a look at these breathtaking examples of myths made modern!b23f6f0c906fb5ee779c8e6f80d56f6a

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Super Scary Halloween Decor

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Looking to really freak out your party guests this year? You’re not alone. These terrifying decorations are sure to scare the living daylights out of your Halloween party pals.

DIY-halloween-head-crafts-unleashed-1024x682Nothing screams Halloween like a creepy severed head. When it comes to Halloween, cheesecloth is one of your best tools.

6c3efd2881dc7260e55c56c5767e53cdAnd you thought turning off the lights was scary! Turn them on for a creepy-crawly cockroach surprise.

 

Scary_Monster_on_the_Ceiling.img_assist_customYour guests won’t believe their eyes when they look up at your ceiling. All you need for this terrifying decoration is a blood-curdling mask, a wig and a sheet.

DSCN3040Spiders have their secrets too. Let the mysteries of their secret lives unravel in these creepy cocoons.

 

photo-craft-diy-1009-deKeep the creepy all in the family with these ghastly portraits!

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.

Oh Deer Decor Inspiration

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Fall may be hunting season, but the only hunting we’re doing is finding as many inspiring decor ideas involving our favorite fauns. Whether you’re into real taxidermy, or the ever-popular deer silhouette, this trend is one that works for many different room styles. It adds a taste of the great outdoors to your decor, but can easily work in a modern room. Or you can fully commit, and make your place as rustic as a hunting lodge. The deer can also work really well in both feminine and masculine spaces. Dress it up in gold and pink, or leave it unbleached for authenticity. b29c6ce3252b701f65a73dd210801d08

 

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Do you love deer decor? How would you integrate it into your space?

 

Halloween Trends 2014

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Every Halloween there are some costumes that you see almost everywhere! Whether it’s the Miley Cyrus costumes of last year, or the flapper attire that was so popular after the Great Gatsby, there are some Halloween trends that people can’t get enough of. Want to know what costumes you’ll be seeing multiples of in the upcoming parades? Here are some of our best guesses.

Frozen-Elsa-2The Frozen phenomenon has taken the world by snowstorm, and this Halloween you can expect to say more than a few little ladies rocking Elsa’s cool attire. If you want to be an ice princess, try your hand at making some frosted shoes!

Jon-Snow-Game-Of-ThronesMoving from one fantasy realm to another, this year expect to see even more Game of Thrones characters walking the streets. The bevy of characters and incredible costumes make this a natural choice for dressing up.

GOTG-posterFrom fantasy to superheroes, this year many of us met the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. Needless to say, superhero costumes, especially furry/foxy ones are bound to show up this year. And let’s not forget those crime-fighting reptiles who have an affinity for pizza!

2Flowers AND skulls? It doesn’t get any better than that. Pretty meets creepy with Day of the Dead sugar skull costumes. Not only is it perfectly timed with the actual holiday, the results are beautiful, bright and terrifying.

What will YOU be dressing up as this year?

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.

DSC_06474. Let dry overnight before wearing.DSC_0701