Trick or Treat Bag Sewing Tutorial

Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

This post first appeared on Tatertots & Jello. I’m bringing it back home to share it with all of you! Make sure you visit Tatertots & Jello  for lots of FABULOUS DIY and Craft ideas! It may be just over a week until Halloween but you’ve still got time for this last minute Halloween Idea!!!… 

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Nail Polish Gift Ideas

Nail Polish Gift idea with free printable gift tags on polkadotchair.com

  I have a 13 year-old daughter that likes to paint her nails every day. Well maybe not EVERY day, but it sure seems like it. The smell of nail polish remover can frequently be found wafting down from her room upstairs. It seems like most of her friends love nail polish as much as she… 

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Autumn Paper Leaf Craft Ideas

Use die cut paper leaves to create an Autumn wreath

  It seems like forever since I’ve sat down and worked on a paper crafting project. I love working with paper almost as much as I love working with fabric. Last week I sat down and designed a few craft projects for Autumn and I have to say that it felt really good to be working… 

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Project Teen Book Tour and Gift Tag Blog Hop

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson - 21 Projects to Sew that Teens and Tweens will actually LOVE!

Hi Everyone! I’m so excited, because this week is the “Book Tour” for “Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love“!  I’ve loved sharing with you a little bit about the book and some of my inspiration while writing it, and now I’m excited for you to see what others have to say about the… 

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DIY Easy Trick or Treat Bag

Easy DIY Trick or Treat Bag with Free Cut File Download

This post first appeared on eighteen25 as a part of their Spooktacular September series. If you haven’t already, make sure you hop on over there and check out all of the amazing Spooktacular ideas that were shared!!   We have a fun collection of “Peace, Love and _____” t-shirts at our house. I’ve even designed… 

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DIY Marquee Sign

DIY Marquee Sign with Numbers!! Would be great for an anniversary, birthday or graduation party!

We recently threw an Anniversary party for the office where my husband works.  We were expecting a lot of people and wanted to have party decorations but knew that we needed to keep it simple. I also needed to figure out what would fit with in our budget and what I could get done in the… 

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Witches Silhouette Halloween Pillow Pattern

"Witches Silhouette" A Halloween Pillow Pattern from polkadotchair.com

This month I’m very excited to be participating in the Sew Crazy Challenge with Amber over at Crazy Little Projects. For the challenge I designed this simple Witches Silhouette Halloween pillow. I love decorating with black and white at Halloween and thought that this would be a fun addition to my Ghastly Halloween pillows from… 

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IKEA Raskog Hack: DIY Rolling Vanity

IKEA Raskog Hack, a DIY Rolling Vanity

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from IKEA and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All crazy stories, opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine.   A few weeks ago I shared with you one of the challenges that my family faces in the morning…. last-minute chaos. Most of this chaos is caused by… 

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Trick or Treat Bag at Tatertots & Jello

Trick or Treat Tote Bag Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

It’s about that time again!!! Halloween!! It’s one of the times of the year that I feel the most creative.. something about Halloween makes me feel like I want to sew! I’ve got quite an impressive collection of Halloween fabrics. I have a tendency to pick up a bit of Halloween as I find it… 

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Halloween Party Paper Crowns

Halloween Party Crowns- a fun alternative to party hats!

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post. Today I have a couple of fun Halloween Celebration ideas to share with you as a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Competition!  The first one is this DIY… 

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DIY Halloween Serving Bowl

Decorate a simple dish with vinyl lettering!

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. I know that many say Christmas is theirs, but honestly Christmas really stresses me out… too many expectations… Halloween to… 

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How to use Chalky Finish Paint

Easy Mirror refinish using Chalky Finish Paint on polkadotchair.com

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  We are about to undertake a big room “shuffle”… it involves moving two kids to different bedrooms and creating a larger sewing and office space for myself. I… 

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College Kid Cleaning Kit with Free Printable’s and Target GiftCard® Giveaway!

Cleaning Kit for a kid off to College: Complete with free printable cleaning check lists!

Today I sent two of my three kids back to school.  I still have one more yet to start, that’s because she’s about to start her second year of college. I seriously cannot believe that time has passed that fast. I know it sounds cheesy, but it seems like just yesterday that she had her… 

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