Cute as a Button Pumpkin Picture

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Pumpkin Picture Made from Buttons

Craft up some fall cuteness with this row of little button pumpkins and their candy-colored frame.  Make your autumn as cute as a button!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own button pumpkin picture:

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Jolly Jack-o’-Lantern Patch

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY a Jack-o-Lantern Patch from gloves!

Give your Halloween decorating “a hand” with this cute jack-o’-lantern patch made from an orange glove!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own patch of jack-o’-lanterns:

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Pretty Wire Trees

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

DIY Wire Trees

DIY Wire Tree Decorations

Bring nature indoors as the weather cools down with this fun project! Kids and adults can enjoy creating these gorgeous trees to top boxes, add to a terrarium, or decorate a bookshelf. Use up old beads and buttons, or create a unique memento with collected shells or rocks. The possibilities are endless and the result is stunning.

DIY Wire Tree with Moss

What You Need:

  • Wire (we used 20 gauge wire cut into 18 inch pieces)
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • Tacky Glue
  • Small Embellishments (beads, tiny buttons, little rocks, we even used moss)

How to Make It:

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Kids Crafts: Tin Cans

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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Tin cans make a great go-to supply that most everyone has on hand. Instead of just tossing your cans into the trash, consider saving them for those “I’m Bored” rainy days. Keep the kids safe by removing sharp edges before setting them aside! Just sand all cut ends with a coarse sandpaper until all sharp edges are gone! Cans are a great supply to allow kids to decorate on their own. They can use the finished products to organize, but here are a few other craft ideas:

Make a bird feeder for your yard from recycled materials at ThinkCrafts.com

Tin Can Flowers

These will be great to have on hand come springtime, but I also think that a unique recycled bird feeder would make a meaningful holiday gift for a grandparent. The kids will need a little help when dealing with the cans, but kids can paint their flowers whatever color they like, then display them in the yard come spring.

Tin Can Snowman - Hands on as We Grow

Tin Can SnowmanHands On as We Grow

Here’s a great craft to show off now! If the kids can’t wait for it to start snowing, give them an opportunity to enjoy making a snowman a little earlier. Not only is this snowman adorable, but he’s also a wind chime to ring in the holiday season!

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

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It’s Monday again, so we’ve got another spooky prize to give away! Congratulations to… Ronda! Have so much fun with your Halloween craft books!

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horrorgami

Our lucky winner will receive two creepy books: Knitmare on Elm Street by Hannah Simpson, and Horrorgami by Chris Marks!

The winning answer to “Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?” is…

 “I usually don’t, but since I am helping with a Halloween type event, I will dress in black without a specific character in mind. I don’t buy costumes…I’ve always made them.”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Make All the Envelopes

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I know there are folks out there who think left writing is a lost art, any maybe that’s true, but it doesn’t have to be! I love sending and receiving really mail, especially when it’s in a beautiful envelope! And how much more special when the envelope is hand made? Here are some clever little envelope projects that are sure to up your letter writing game!

12 Creative Ways to Repurpose Newspaper

Repurposed Newspaper EnvelopesBrit + Co

Newspapers are cheap and plentiful, and you probably have a few sitting around the house right this very moment! Why not turn one into a few unique and interesting envelopes! The colorful lining helps give structure to the lightweight paper of the newspaper and adds a little pop of cheer when the letter is opened. And by using an on hand envelope as a template, you can be sure it will fit the card or letter it is intended for!

Heart Trio Envelopes - Zu Blog

Heart Trio Envelopes - Zu Blog

I’ll tell you something true, these, these right here, are just about as fun as envelope making can get! I’ve used heart envelopes for years now and they never fail to enchant, both the giver and the giftee! Kids absolutely love them and, once you have a template set, can make them easily and quickly for themselves. My favorite DIY envelope for sure!

Map Page Envelopes - Meiphemera

Map Page EnvelopesMeiphemera

I’m not sure if it’s my thriftiness or my love of travel, but I’ve made a habit of collecting the maps that come in various magazines for years now. They are fantastic for all sorts of crafts and these envelopes really take the cake! Perfect for any occasion, they would be extra special for going away cards, holiday missives or graduation notes!

Have you delved into the world of DIY envelopes? What has been your favorite incarnation of the humble letter holder? Send us a picture! We love to see! Or tell us more in the comments! And check out these and other envelope projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably waited until the last minute to put the details together for your Halloween plans. Here are a few of my favorite crafts that will help set the tone for spooky fun on the week leading up to Halloween. I’ve included decorating ideas as well as some kids’ crafts, and costume ideas for the little ones who haven’t yet decided what they want to be!

These Popsicle Haunted Houses are fun to build and make great decorations.

By Happily Ever After

Popsicle Stick Haunted HouseHappily Everly After

Need some last minute DIY kids’ costumes ideas? Here are some fun and easy to make costumes your kids are sure to love.

By A Little Claireification

Last Minute Halloween Costumes for KidsA Little Claireification

Kids will love making these sparkly spooky decorations.

By Happy Clippings

Glitter Spider WebsHappy Clippings

Are you looking for  unique decorations for your window or mantel? Create eerie potion bottles out of medicine bottles and spice jars!

By Magia Mia

Potion BottlesMagia Mia

Welcome your guests and Trick-or-Treaters with a bright, seasonal, handmade wreath!

By Handmade Grace

DIY Halloween WreathHandmade Grace

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