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Decorate Your Next Dessert With Spun Sugar

Create a candy garnish sure to add drama to any dessert.

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Make an Upcycled Cardboard Lantern

Freshen up your space with an elegant DIY lamp.

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CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

We talk to Heather Mann about her new book, “CraftFail,” which celebrates the unique (and hilarious) glory of DIY disasters.

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Make Gingerbread Folk Ornaments

Whip up a sweet garland of smiling dough ornaments with this tutorial by Heather Baird.

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Make a Gift Bag Village

This holiday season, ditch the wrapping paper and opt for a village of handpainted gift bags.

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Make Adorable Acorn Cookies

Whimsical and woodsy acorn cookies will delight dinner guests – and they’re delicious, too.

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Weekend Treat: Monogram Marshmallows

What’s better than hot cocoa with marshmallows? Monogrammed marshmallows, that’s what! Get the DIY with “Candy Aisle Crafts.”

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Make Upcycled Salt and Pepper Shakers

Glam up your next dinner party with a set of gold-accented salt and pepper shakers.

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Eatsy: Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Melted butter, caramelized sugar and a handful of nuts join forces to create a crunchy, salty, sweet and spicy candy.

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How-Tuesday: Beginners’ Guide to Building an Altar

Discover the tradition behind Day of the Dead home altars – and learn how to make your own – with this tutorial by Yreina of Ay Mujer.

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18 Creative Cardboard Box Costumes

Jump-start your imagination with wildly inventive costume ideas based on the ordinary cardboard box.

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Make a Spooky Bat Costume

Swoop into Halloween with this easy-to-make, oh-so-creepy costume that’s made by altering a simple knit shirt.

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How-Tuesday: Poison Apple Cocktail

This scary-simple cocktail makes for a delicious addition to any Halloween bash.

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How-Tuesday: Peel-and-Stick Yarn Wig

Whip up a Halloween-worthy wig in 30 minutes or less with this clever (and versatile!) tutorial by Handmade Charlotte.

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How-Tuesday: Apple Cider Caramels

Savor apple season with homemade cider caramels from Heather Baird of Sprinklebakes.

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Make Handpainted Pillows

Flex your creative muscles and add a pop of color to your living room with handpainted pillows.

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How-Tuesday: Upcycled Book Art

Give tattered children’s books new life with this smart tutorial by Handmade Charlotte.

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How-Tuesday: Coffee Cup Flan

Learn how to make your new favorite dessert: coffee-flavored flan, served in your favorite handmade or vintage mug.

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Making History: Crafts With a Past

See how these four Etsy sellers put their own contemporary spins on traditional techniques.

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How-Tuesday: Our Favorite DIY Pet Projects

Show a furry, feathered, or finned friend just how much you care with one of these 12 make-it-yourself pet accessories.

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Make a German School Cornet (Schultüte)

Send your student off to her first day of school in style with a traditional German schultüte: a DIY cone filled with treats and supplies.

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