How to Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Last year I made a sushi costume for my dog Charlie, and this year I thought I'd stick with the same food theme… so he'll be going to our local Halloween “Yappy Hour” as Taco Tuesday! Click through to check out the tutorial.      

 

Materials

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

  • Felt in red, green, yellow and cream
  • Hot glue gun and extra glue
  • 12×12 inch piece of burlap (or a few inches larger for a big dog)
  • 1 inch piece of velcro
  • Marker that matches your dog's fur color
  • Black Sharpie
  • Cardboard
  • Gold and yellow acrylic craft paint
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • 2 feet of white elastic, 3/8 inch wide

Step

Halloween DIY: Make a Taco Tuesday Dog Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Begin by cutting two half circles out of cardboard. Continue Reading

The Best Social Media Accounts for When You Need a Freaking Break

Best social media accounts for when you need a break

The news is generally disheartening. Work is stressful. Bills keep coming every month. My washing machine is making a weird sound. Life is rough, right? I need a break! Sometimes I just want to stare at my phone and enjoy myself for a minute. The problem is that scrolling through social media – a once relaxing and enjoyable experience – has turned into a version of hell all its own. Some accounts on Instagram are annoying. Continue Reading

Whose Style is That? Louis XIV or Donald Trump? An Interior Design Guide to the New President

Kate Wagner is the founder and editor of McMansion Hell, a web site for people who love to hate the ugly houses that became ubiquitous before (and after) the bubble burst. Photo: Sam Horine

If I had a dollar for every time I received a request to take on Donald Trump’s interior design, I’d have enough to buy coffee for quite a few weeks – no small feat. 

As the Internet’s chosen McMansion taxonomist, I have spent a lot of time with tacky. Continue Reading

How To: Cereal Specimen Art

created at: 08/30/2011

Cereal Specimen Art.  Need I say more?  Since this month on Curbly we’ve been concentrating on the kitchen, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share this hilarious idea for the dry cereal connoisseur in your life.Specimen Art is not a new concept- people have had dead bugs or leaf samples tacked to their walls for centuries, I’m sure.  I’ve seen people use scrapbook paper for lots of different things lately.  But dry cereal?  Continue Reading

Craftivism: Yarnbombing and Other Shenanigans

created at: 03/30/2011

Craft + activism = craftivism. Speaking out through creativity. Exhibit A: yarnbombing potholes like the artist Juliana Santacruz Herrerra, who took to the streets of Paris with soft, squishy yarn. Her agenda? Highlight the deteriorating city streets.

created at: 03/30/2011

99 Yarn Bombed Trees

created at: 03/30/2011

Or check out 99 Yarn Bombed Trees by KnittaPlease (hilarious name!). This installation in Austin, Texas, just ended on the 25th of March. But the group’s founder, Magda Sayeg, surely has more crafty tricks in store. Continue Reading

20 DIY Mistakes We’ve Made (So You Don’t Have To)

created at: 03/15/2011

Okay, so, the “we” above actually refers to the team at Popular Mechanics, but the sentiment is the same – while the DIY approach can be enriching, challenging, creative, and often save you lots of money, it doesn’t mean that everything goes perfectly the first time. Plus, any article that includes the randomly selected phrase “Keep the free hand clear of the muzzle and don’t underestimate the distance an errant 3-inch nail can travel when fired from any nailer, either pneumatic or gas-fueled. Continue Reading

Nine Things to Buy For The Billionaire on Your Christmas List.

It seems that this list would better titled, “Nine Things for a Billionaire to Buy For You, If You Happen to Be on a Billionaire's Christmas List”… Still, an interesting look at the excess of the holidays.

1. A ride around town: Bugatti Veyron $2 MM

2.Something for that empty wall: Modern Art $8 MM+

 

3. A bath toy: A Super Yacht up to $200 MM – $300 MM

 

4. Some beach gear: A Submarine $80 MM

 

5. Continue Reading

Roast My Weenie

Hey, check out the little man with the big weenie! The stainless steel stick figure ($15) could be just the thing for your next barbeque or tailgate party as he’ll keep your hotdogs and sausages far enough away from the coals to prevent burnt kabobs. And this guy isn’t a one trick pony either; his other appendages are useful too, as you can use his arms to roast peppers or mushrooms. Via Greenhead.