If you want to be a vampire this year for Halloween, don't let the men have all the fun. You can make your own homemade female vampire costume and catch the eye of every blood-sucking creature around. Here are some ideas.
Add a loving decorative touch to an Easter gift basket.easter basket image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comMake Easter extra-special for a loved one with festive decorations. Choose pastel-hued and other spring-inspired pieces to design a cheerful basket. Use your imagination and a...
Easter traditions often involve hanging palm fronds in your home near the doorway or over the mantel on Ash Wednesday. The fronds hang there until Easter, when some traditions take them down and burn them as a sign of Christ's resurrection. Some traditions call for you to leave your fronds up for a
Using solar power to operate your outdoor Christmas lights is an environmentally friendly and money saving project. By converting your current Christmas lights to run off solar power you will be able to enjoy your Christmas lights without increasing your electric bill. You could purchase solar power
A compass is a geometric tool that is used to draw a perfect circle of a given radius. It normally consists of a two-legged device with a pin on one leg and a pencil on the other. The pin fixes one leg at a certain point, allowing free rotation of the second leg to draw the circle. A simple child's
Halloween decorations and crafts are a fun seasonal activity for the whole family. Options go far beyond just carving the traditional jack-o-lantern. Black, orange and white plastic handled pails come in several sizes and often already have ghost or pumpkin features on them. Tin pails in sizes from
Christmas lights are a festive, multi-purpose holiday decoration. You can find them on Christmas trees, outside on bushes, outlining the eaves of homes or even draped along a lawn. If you are using Christmas lights for decoration, you may find yourself having to attach the string to a flat wall that
The executive woman in your life deserves presents that are thoughtful, empowering and out of the ordinary. Whether it's your boss, wife or mother, there are great presents that will put the world at this powerful woman's fingers. However, they'll all enhance her life and make you look...
Coming up with a good graduation gift can be a difficult task, particularly when the recipient is a young person who can be fickle or fail to communicate her preferences. Fortunately, there are several surefire gift ideas to make any graduate happy, from a jock to a book worm.
In this tough economy, many families have been forced to cut back on their Christmas spending. However, it doesn't have to mean that you can't have a nice Christmas with the family. Here are a few suggestions on how to approach Christmas with limited funds.
Homemade Halloween costumes let you unleash your creativity to create distinctive costumes not seen in stores. Funny costumes take a conventional idea and flip it on its head. The resulting costume will be the talk of the Halloween party you attend.
Creating a brick-looking wall in stucco is one way to give a home the look of natural brick without the time or expense. Because stucco is a masonry product, once the wall dries, it is difficult to tell the difference between the simulated bricks and real. There is an added benefit that because it i
Almost anything can be engraved. The best items to engrave for children's gifts are those of high quality and whose engraving will serve some practical purpose. The cost depends on the item to be engraved, the size of the letters and the word itself. Engraving adds an extra special touch to any chil
Families who want to add a wild west flair to their Christmas decor can make homemade cowboy decorations. This is a fun bonding activity that everyone can do together. Families with horses can even incorporate their pets into the decorations.
Are you confident enough to say that you can spend your money anyhow without worrying about where it is coming from? I guess not. Therefore, in all your spending, you are better off economizing and that is why it is justified to make most of the Halloween decor by yourself.
Give a child a cool gift for her first communion.holy communion dress image by Gary Blakeley from Fotolia.comA child's first communion is a tradition in the Catholic Church that generally takes place when he is 7 or 8 years old. The first communion is a milestone in a child's religious...
When I talk with other moms about their December plans, they're usually all about Christmas. They have cookies to bake, decorations to set up, meals to plan, a house to clean, presents to buy, expectations they will never be able to meet. Those activities may be part of a meaningful Christmas,
You might have forgotten about your own costume because you were focusing on your kids' costumes. Your child may announce that he needs his costume before planned. This doesn't mean that you have to miss out on the fun of dressing up. You can make last-minute homemade Halloween costumes using items
Graduating from high school or college is a milestone in your child's life. Though he may feel anxious about entering the real world, you can help him by celebrating this new beginning with a dinner party. Select an invitation that is appropriate for your party. A formal dinner for close relatives w