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10 Typographical Fall Decorations

Warning! This post contains images of books that have been recycled into crafty decorations, which some readers might find disturbing. If you can’t stand the thought of a book being torn apart for decorative purposes, you may not wish to go on.

Posted by Rose Moore

Five Tips for Picking Your Family Halloween Costume

Via Patton Oswalt's Twitter


For many adults who never outgrew the joy of dressing up as our favorite characters, Halloween costumes aren't just reserved for our kids. Whether it's to wear to work, school, a local festival, or just around the neighborhood, coming up with a family costume can be a lot of fun and a great activity that adults and kids alike will look forward to year after year.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

How to Sculpt Plants a-la Edward Scissorhands

Do you look at bushes and shrubs and wish they were cut in the shape of a teddy bear or Hello Kitty? Do you also wish you had scissors instead of hands? If so, watch the scenes in Edward Scissorhands where he goes to town on everyone's front yards. Pure envy, right? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create topiaries like a boss.

Posted by Kristina Pino

DIY Miss Peregrine Pocket Watch Chain

Feeling a little peculiar?

Of all the opulent antiquities we’ve spotted in the trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, there’s one that we’d most love to pocket for ourselves: Miss Peregine’s signature pocket watch and watch fob (the chain that it hangs on). But unless you’ve found your way to her home yourself (and if you have, please invite us over!) the best way to pocket a beautiful watch like hers is by making your own one of a kind watch fob.


Posted by Margaret Dunham

Bookmarks for National Doughnut Day (for Dinosaurs)!


The first Friday in June is National Donut Day. Not only is this one of those delicious holidays we technically celebrate every day of the year (because donuts!) this one actually has a great history. During World War I, the Salvation Army's volunteer women made donuts to boost morale amongst soldiers. So let’s all raise our donuts high today for those ladies! And after you’ve washed all that frosting and glaze off your hands, we’re continuing our donut celebration with a tiny-armed-T.-rex-trying-to-eat-donuts bookmarks because hilarious.

National Donut Day Dinosaur Bookmarks: download here

Posted by Jamie Canaves

Quirk Corral: Macramé Mario and Celebrating the Glue Gun

(Image via Makezine)

A new week means it’s time to harvest the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has produced. Be amazed at gorgeous paintings on an unusual medium. Try your hand at some Super Mario macramé. Sob uncontrollably at a Wicked reunion. But most importantly, make sure to have the best week ever!

Posted by Jennifer Morell