Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category


DIY Travel Altars from Altoids Tins

November 10th, 2016

The Crafty Witches over at Guide to the Magical Path have a fantastic gallery of images and ideas for using a humble Altoids tin to create a personal altar-to-go that you can take anywhere. Curiously Strong!

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Fix it: Bleach Spots on Black

September 9th, 2016

Do you ever discover something really basic but amazing and need to share it immediately with everyone? That’s how I feel about Sharpie’s Rub-A-Dub Laundry marker. Best $3 I’ve spent in ages.  Marketed for putting kids’ names in the tags of their T-shirts for camp, the Rub-A-Dub is basically a Sharpie that doesn’t wash out. […]

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DIY: Jeffrey Campbell Lita Heels

June 7th, 2016

My issue with the Litas since they came out has been that God-awful chunky brown heel. It’s just appalling. I’m not one to blow $150 on a shoe that needs work- but I’m totally up for blowing $9 on a fixer-upper, So I grabbed them. Since the heel was wood, I just masked off the leather […]

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Haute Macabre Video: X-Mess Card Madness

December 1st, 2015

Every year around this time, a little thing happens I like to call X-Mess. This is generally an explosion of craft paper, glitter, glue sticks, and the like that takes over my dining room table from roughly October until late November, and the final result is several dozen card-sized pieces of artwork I can send […]

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DIY: T-Shirt to Modern Tank Top

June 4th, 2015

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Halloween Crafty Time!

October 29th, 2014

Need a fun, free Halloween craft project to distract yourself or the kids? Head over to Ravensblight for a collection of printable papercraft projects, from super-simple spooky coloring pages to entire haunted houses, toys, masks, divining devices, and multi-piece dioramas.  

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April 30th, 2014

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DIY: In the Stars

March 18th, 2014

Hand knitted circular star shawl- the star map is picked out in 370 crystal seed beads. If you wanted to be extra geeky, you could vary the size of the beads to represent the magnitude of the stars. Pattern is here for $7.00.

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February 6th, 2014

I Aten’t Dead Subversive Sampler. Pretty sure I need it on a pillow.

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New Advertiser :: Gothic Wedding Planner

May 15th, 2012

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Steff Metal, the Gothic Wedding Planner!  Steff Metal is a writer, alternative wedding celebrant, and heavy metal maiden living in New Zealand with her cantankerous husband and their medieval sword collection. She’s the author of the Gothic Wedding Planner Guide – an ebook packed with ideas to help alternative couples […]

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