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Halloween Crafts and Decorating Ideas from Treasure Box Tuesday!

There have been so many fun Halloween crafts and decorating ideas shared during the past couple of weeks at Treasure Box Tuesday! I thought you'd like to take a look- these will put a smile on your face and spark your imagination!

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Haunted House by Paper Seedlings
2. Friendly Spi­dery Web Frame by A Mother's Shadow
3. Going Batty! by What Happens at Grandma's
4. Scary Monster Hat for Halloween by Domestic Evolution
5. Ghost Foot Family Canvas Painting by Love Laughter Forever After
6. Halloween Light Up Centerpiece by Sunshine and Hurricanes
7. Dollar Store DIY: Easy Owl Banner by Table Decor Ideas

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Vintage Bingo Card Halloween Banner Tutorial by Duct Tape and Denim
2. Batty Treat Box (Free Template) by Our Peaceful Planet
3. Halloween Candy Centerpieces by Ms Toody Goo Shoes
4. Giant Candy Bucket Pumpkin by 3 Little Greenwoods
5. DIY Halloween Dollar Store Cake Stand by Hawthorne and Main
6. Feathered Black Owl by Pam's Party and Practical Tips
7. DIY Halloween Marquee Letters by Madame Deals

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Halloween Slime by My Big Fat Happy Life
2. No Sew Puffy Pumpkin Friends by I Dig Pinterest
3. Vintage Frame Halloween Decor by Our Secondhand House
4. Thumbprint Black Cats by Momdot
5. Spider Spells Book Tutorial by Artistic Endeavors 101
6. DIY Embellished Pumpkins by Blooming Homestead
7. Personalized Trick or Treat Bags by The Life of a Craft-Crazed Mom

And while you're crafting, Fluster Buster has compiled lists of the perfect Halloween movies to watch:


These are just a few of the great posts that have been shared at Treasure Box Tuesday- for lots more great ideas, check out this week's party, and last week's, too! 

Wanda Ann put together a great roundup of Halloween FOOD ideas from Treasure Box Tuesday- you can pop over to her place to see it here!

Join us every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Central Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern) for Treasure Box Tuesday!

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Easy Fleece Dog Bed

With colder weather approaching, our pups may appreciate a snugglier bed. I made this one out of fleece and a bed pillow. I made it for my little Schnauzer, Lucy, but she declined to be photographed. Pictured is her (somewhat larger) cousin, Teddy, who was kind enough to be my model. They both loved it.

This bed sews up very quickly (it has an envelope back where you insert the pillow), and can be very economical. I got the fleece on sale and had a coupon, so one yard cost $3.26 (you could do even better with a remnant). You can make 2 beds out of one yard.

You'll need 60" wide fleece, matching thread, a standard size (U.S.) bed pillow (20" X 26"), and a sewing machine. The fleece I used did not have a one-way pattern. You will need more fabric if you have a one way pattern.

Most fleece doesn't really have a right side and a wrong side, but I'll mention it from time to time, just in case you're using something that does have "sides".

To do:

1. Cut two 21" x 17" rectangles, and one 21" X 27" rectangle. Set the 21 X 27 piece aside.

Take the two 21 X 17 rectangles, and fold up one 21" edge 1/2" and pin. Do this to each of the two rectangles. 

This is what you have now:

Top: part of the 21 X 27 rectangle 
Bottom: the two 21 X 17 rectangles, with one each of the 21" edges pinned up 1/2"

3. Sew the turned up edges in place. 

4. Lay the 21 X 27 rectangle out, right side up. Layer a 21 X 17 rectangle on top (to the left), wrong side up, with the hemmed edge toward the middle, matching up outer edges:

5. Layer second 21 X 17 rectangle over to your right, wrong side up, hemmed edge toward the middle, matching up outer edges:

All three layers

6. Pin around all four outer sides. Sew around all four sides with a 1/2" seam allowance. Trim off the tip of each corner:

7. Turn right side out through the envelope opening and insert pillow. You're done! 

Finished pillow cover (back view)

"What do you mean, it's not for me?"

Inspired by Happy At Home and shared at these fun parties, including Metamorphosis Monday~

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