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More Than One Way to Carve a Pumpkin

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Go Crazy: The carving tools of the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers

Go Crazy: The carving tools of the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers

Last week: Brooklyn's Maniac Pumpkin Carvers (currently in our Oct 2012 issue) joined us for the Living Backstory, and one of you (Hello, Monica from St. Louis!) called in and ask the guys about the types of tools they used for carving pumpkins. As promised, they sent in the annotated photo above.

This week: Crafts editor Jodi Levine is going to share ideas for easy, DIY costumes — many of which can be completed inexpensively. Jodi is an veteran of the MSL craft department, and she was kind enough to compile a thorough list of costume How-tos from us for people who are looking for DIY ideas. Personally, these kinds of crafts are my favorite — saving time and money while also making something memorable in the process.

Umbrella bat wing
Bubble-wrap jellyfish
Spider web mom and spider baby
Leaf swamp couple

Coffee filter princess
Garbage bag witch
Knight and baby dragon
Doily princesses

Medusa hair
Madam butterfly

Bat headband
Leaf mask
Bird's nest

The Living Backstory is live, Tuesdays, 5p East/2p West on SiriusXM 110.

Comments (3)

  • I'd love to see the final product!

  • Hey, Jessica!

    It's Marli from the show.

    Sorry for the delayed response.

    The web site attached should take you to the guys' Facebook page, and specifically the photo they took here with the pumpkin they made on the way over.

    Thank you for listening!

  • Sorry, to be clearer: Click on my name in the post above. That should bring you to the image.

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