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Time to link up for the My Painted Halloween Challenge


Happy Halloween!!! It is that time again. Party time and what a fun day to party! The tutorials this week have shown us and hopefully inspired you to create and paint your own decor. Paint can transform projects for any holiday or season. We just happen to be celebrating Halloween so let’s see your painted Halloween projects. Always remember to have courage fellow crafters! You can create and anything and come share it right here, because that is the mission of the CSI Prject to Create.Share.Inspire. Alright, onto the party. Let’s recap the week before we party! First, we had {…Read More…}

Fence Post Pumpkins{Chicken Scratch NY}


Hello CSI Project readers! First off: Happy Halloween! My name is Alecia, my online home is Chicken Scratch NY and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I’m a serious crafter, I love the holidays and I’ve been known to go all out for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. My favorite type of projects turn something old, broken (or hoarded) into something new. I also share lots of stories about my life surrounded by farm animals (ducks, chickens, turkeys, two alpacas and two cows) and a small zoos worth of house pets. It might not surprise you to know that my house is {…Read More…}

Time to Link Up for the Fall/Halloween Wreaths and Porches Challenge

It is that time again! Party time! Let Fall/Halloween Wreaths The tutorials this week have shown us and hopefully inspired you to decorate and renovate your own kitchen. So, have courage fellow crafters! You can create anything and come share it right here, because that is the mission of the CSI Prject to Create.Share.Inspire. Alright, onto the party. Let’s recap the week before we party! First, we had Ruffled Gingham Fall Wreath from Imperfectly Polished. Then, we had Popcorn Wreath from Cherished Bliss. Finally, I shared my Glittery Halloween Wreah from The CSI Girl. Thanks for the inspiration, ladies. You {…Read More…}

Winners of the Fall Wreath Challenge!


Images:  Martha Stewart Welcome back to The CSI Project!  It’s been such fun to see all of your beautiful wreaths during this challenge.  We have definitely been inspired by all of your creative takes on fall door decor.  Thanks so much for sharing your crafty talents with us. Our guest judge this week was Kristyn of Lil’ Luna.   Here’s what Kristyn told us about the challenge: “I had so much fun checking out all of the fall wreaths that were linked up. Everyone did a great job, and I appreciate all of those who took the time and effort to submit {…Read More…}

It’s Time to Linkup for the Fall Wreaths Challenge!


Can we just tell you that, here at The CSI Project, we love wreath challenges?  We really do.  It’s always so interesting to see all of the different things that our readers can rethink and repurpose into beautiful wreaths and door decor.  So we’re absolutely delighted to open this week’s linkup challenge: Images:  Martha Stewart Our recent guest bloggers have absolutely inspired us with their creative wreath projects.  If you missed them earlier, go check out these creative projects: Pretty Autumn Leaf Wreath from Did Someone Say Party Fun, modern Spoon Wreath from Chameleon Girls Gorgeous Corn Husk Monogram Wreath {…Read More…}

Linkup Now for the Halloween Extravaganza Challenge!


Come one, come all!  It’s time to enjoy the spooky delights and spine-tickling frights of Halloween at The CSI Project’s Halloween Extravaganza! We’re just DYING to see what you do to celebrate and decorate for “the fright before Christmas.”  Do you try to compete with Disneyland for the block’s most haunted mansion?  Or do you keep the fright factor low and concentrate on fall’s bounty?  What do you serve to those who ring your doorbell on October 31st–tricks or treats? It’s a real thrill to have Lara from Less Cake {More Frosting} here with us as our guest judge, this {…Read More…}

Little Black Bird Wreath {Twin Dragonfly Designs}

Hi everyone!  I am excited to be back at the CSI Project.  Especially for Halloween Extravaganza Week ~ woo hoo! Today I am showing you how to create this cute little guy hanging out on my wreath {swing by my blog for the complete wreath tutorial}.  But just in case we haven’t met yet… My name is Heather and my little corner of the blog-o-sphere is Twin Dragonfly Designs.  I am a Program Coordinator with a passion for Inspiring Creativity.  If you grab a seat on the couch, a mug of hot chocolate and browse around awhile you will find;  {…Read More…}

Winners of the Fall Projects Challenge!


Once again, we’ve been wowed by your creativity during this week’s challenge. You thrilled us with haunting halloween decorations, cozy autumn crafts, and seasonal goodies.  It was delightful to view all the ideas our readers shared full of fall goodness.  You are all unbelievably talented, and we love getting to know you through these challenges! Speaking of getting to know you, we sure had fun spotlighting some of our readers. Remember, this challenge was judged by YOU, so we don’t have a typical guest judge visiting, this week.  Instead, we randomly chose several of our readers to spotlight, yesterday.  If {…Read More…}

Linkup Now for the ORANGE Challenge!


Has this challenge had you seeing orange?  We hope so!  It’s time to share your inspiration for the upcoming fall season with a focus on the color orange.  We’re looking forward to seeing any projects that feature this warm hue–and anything is fair game!  Show off your favorite recipes, craft projects, decor, sewing, or home improvement projects in which the color orange has a starring role. Thanks to our guest bloggers for sharing their pumpkin shaded tutorials with us, this week. Catherine came from Avery & Winslow to show us how to make this darling Halloween Countdown Board. This fun {…Read More…}

Orange Dipped Bottles – {Dukes & Duchesses}

I’m Randi from Dukes and Duchesses and I’m so glad to be posting here again.  I adore the color orange {as evidenced by a bright orange hallway on the main floor of my house} and I have a fun and simple project to share with you.  If you have an aversion to orange, this could really be done with any color. Start with glassware of some sort.  I used a cork-topped bottle that I’ve had forever but you could use any type of bottle or jar.  Be aware that if your glassware has any type of texture {like mine}, the {…Read More…}

Pumpkin Countdown to Halloween–{Avery & Winslow}

Hi, everyone! I’m Catherine from Avery & Winslow. I blog about simple projects, personalized crafts, and ideas for creating with children. Thank you CSI girls for letting me share one of these simple, kid friendly projects during “orange week”! I have a six year old who starts asking “How many days until Halloween?” while I’m still trying to squeeze in beach trips and icy drinks on the back deck. To help me solve the whole “must do math quickly in my head to answer how many days until Halloween” dilemma, I made a Halloween countdown for our mantel. Want one {…Read More…}

Winners of the Halloween Extravaganza!!!

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Thanks for joining in our Halloween Extravaganza! We had a great time going through your projects! Stefanie from A Brooklyn Limestone went through your projects and picked her favorites. Here they are: #89 — I Want my Mummy @ Crafty Mommy and Me Here are the rest of the Top 10 projects {in no particular order}: #1 — Dr. Jekyll’s Laboratory @ Three Pixie Lane #90 — The Birds @ Crafty Mommy and Me #122 –  Beware Wreath @ Creative Momma #67 — Mantle with Scary Mirror @ Flamingo Toes #185 — Witches Spell Book @ Through My Looking Glass {…Read More…}

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