The DIY Dish: Episode 3 – Which Witch Wows You? and Other Holiday Ideas

September 28th, 2010

Welcome to Episode 3 of “The DIY Dish!”  This week we are having some crafty fun with  products you’re probably very familiar with — STYROFOAM™.  We love it because it really does serve as a “blank canvas” for all kinds of craft projects.  Join us as we share some fun ideas and techniques for Halloween.  Plus, we’re issuing a holiday craft challenge that we’d love for you to be a part of!  Take a look!

Click here for the accompanying PDF download to this episode!

Here are some additional photos of the project!

Now are you ready for a HOLIDAY CRAFT CHALLENGE!?!?

 We’d love for you to share the news about this Craft Challenge!!  Tweet, Facebook, Blog, or Tell a Neighbor.  Grab the button above or even post the video!

Join us for the “Make It: Fun® for the Holidays! Craft Challenge!”  We want to see what you can create using any shape or size of STYROFOAM™ and a favorite holiday of yours! So whether it is for Halloween, Christmas, Birthday, Hanukkah, or ANY holiday, this craft challenge is for everyone! 

Post your finished project photos to ANY or all of these places. When you have done that, let us know on the blog and at:

1.  The DIY Dish Fan Page on Facebook:

2.  The DIY Dish Photo Page on Flickr:

3.  The “Make It: Fun®” Fan Page on Facebook:

4.  Your Own Blog and/or Website  

5.  Email a photo to: This is a temporary email address that will be set up between September 27, 2010 and October 30, 2010 only.

The craft challenge is open to participants 18 years and older.  Void where prohibited.  Eligible participants sending in or posting a photo of a project using STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and/or Make It: Fun® STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam in their holiday decorating will receive a complimentary bundle of e-Patterns from Make It: Fun®, as well as the new “DIY Dish: 2 Minute Craft Countdowns from Season 1” eBook.

This craft challenge begins Monday, September 27, 2010 and ends at midnight PST October 30, 2010. Three entrants will also be randomly selected to win a prize package from FloraCraft®.  Prizes are non-transferable and are void where prohibited.

The Sponsor of this “Make It: Fun®” for the Holidays Craft Challenge is FloraCraft® Corporation.

Jump right in and have some FUN!

  • September 28, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Very cute ideas, thanks :)

  • September 28, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Oh wow this is amazing work as always…Luv the ornate hat :)
    Thanks a lot for constantly getting us stimulated.

  • Connie T
    September 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

    How could I choose….Love them Both…Get’s me thinking!! Thanks for another great Monday!

  • September 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Oh, it is amazing what you have done with the styrofoam balls…just amazing. Thanks for the creative boost.

  • Marietta
    September 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hello Again and let me say the tall hat is superb. That paper mache reminds me of sixth grade where we made some giant puppets. So glad you gave us the recipe again to refresh my memory and get me going.

  • September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Loved the Witchie’s Hat! What great ideas! Joyce

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  • marlene chambers
    September 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    love these ideas. plan to make the hat and try a few other projects too.

  • Tammy Shamblin
    September 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Ohh, this is too cute!!

  • Jillian
    September 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Cute ideas ladies! Thanks for sharing.

  • September 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    SO MUCH FUN! Love all these ideas and my mind is spinning. : )

  • Linda Carver
    September 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Love the witch hats. I will be making some of the candy Christmas trees Thanks for the fun ideas.

  • September 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    So glad that I was able to catch this episode before heading out to Hobby Lobby. Now I’v got my list made to have some fun with these adorable project ideas. However Kris, I don’t think that I can top your vintage witch hat. And Kim, your gitter-iffic witch hat is a perfect match for all the fun decor I have stashed in my Halloween decor tote. Hmmmm….let’s see what I can come up with!

  • kris kopsell
    September 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm


  • Ricki Duke
    September 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Styrofoam is fun to work with. I remember making the orniments for the Christmas tree with the balls and sequins and straight pins.

  • kris kopsell
    September 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love the table runner where can I see the whole thing?

  • Claudine
    September 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Really cute project especially fun to do with your children or grandchildren. Love your show

  • Sherry Childers
    September 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I love both ideas. I had no idea that you could use a tool to cut out styrofoam.That opens up a whole new world of creativity.And who doesn’t like paper mache. You ladies are so creative and talented.Keep the ideas coming!!

  • September 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Although I love your projects and I have watched every episode of DIY Dish. There is one thing I found unapealing and that was the wastefulness when using glittet on this project. Although you mention saving glitter you do not do it. There are many people who would like to have that glitter to use. I know you have only so much time to do your video but putting something under a project to save something would not take that much time. I know you will not care for this comment but I felt it needed saying.

  • Vicky
    September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Fun, Fun! Can’t wait to get my hands in the paper mache’ goop!

  • Amie
    September 28, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Great ideas. I love the idea of the STYROFOAM cutter I had never seen this before think of all the shapes you could cut with it! This would be a great project to do with my little boys who will love to make a mess with glitter. The messier the better! Thanks for another great episode!

  • Kelley
    September 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Super cute ideas!! I love both styles, in different ways of course! I can’t wait to make some Christmas things up using your ideas as inspiration!! Thank you so much :)

  • Enis
    September 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Which witch is which? Hmmm, don’t know! I love them both. But if I had to choose, it would be the vintage mixed media. Totally love the silk flowers at the top and the beautiful butterfly. And then there’s the glitter on the whimsicle hat and pumpkins. What an adorable display they would make as well. Love the ideas and hope to get into the holiday challenge.

  • Kat Haselhorst
    September 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Another AWESOME show. Love it. Keep it up!!

  • Robyn
    September 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Fun ideas! Thanks!

  • Jerlyn Marshall
    September 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Loved this episode and I really like the format this year. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Melinda
    September 29, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Wow, how fun! Love the candy cone.

  • Michele
    September 29, 2010 at 1:47 am

    very cute ideas! love the mixed media hat but am a big fan of polka dots and glitter too!
    can’t chose, love them both!

  • Judy Chaffee
    September 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I am thinking you have already outdone yourselves! Congratulations!!

  • May-Lynn
    September 29, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Thank you for a nice show

  • September 29, 2010 at 6:42 am

    How fun – great projects and another fun video…TFS!!! I’m so getting excited for fall and winter holidays!!!

  • Conniecrafter
    September 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love them both, although I tend to go for more vintage things, such great ideas with the pumpkins and place settings too!!!

  • September 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks so much for offering these ideas with plenty of time to make them. Often, on TV or websites, ideas come the week or just days before a holiday. Who has time then? And often the supplies you need are all sold out. Again…thanks so much for the month in advance idea!!! As always, love all of your ideas!

  • Debbie
    September 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    What cute ideas , You are both so clever and inspiring.

  • Gail Beam
    September 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Love both of your witch hats! Thanks for the fun new ideas!

  • Peggy Jepson
    September 30, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Well as of this time Sept. 29th. I’ve have had no return Help that I had made 4 times . Why Is is that I have try Many times to Login to your DIY,Dish site and It Won’t Take my Name Or Password, I’ve Know Become to see that you are Not going to return any Help I Hope You Answer this time .
    Peggy Jepson Utah.

  • Denise
    September 30, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Great Ideas!

  • September 30, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Hi Peggy!
    We’re happy to help answer your question. We have not received your emails, so please email us at Thanks!

  • Catherine
    September 30, 2010 at 4:06 am

    I loved the polka dot hat best (though both were cute). It reminded me a little of Mary Engelbreit stuff. I thought I knew about (and owned, haha) just about every craft tool out there, but I had never heard of a styrofoam carver. I just NEED one of those now.

  • Elizabeth
    September 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Love the hats – especially the polka-dots! Can’t wait to check out the Make It Fun website for more ideas!

  • October 1, 2010 at 3:30 am

    How could I choose? I’m a lot of both! Keep bringing us the great ideas!

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  • Susan
    October 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I watched this episode with my 5yo daughter. We both loved the whimsical polka dotted hat with all of the bright colors.

  • Alice
    October 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Like others, I am having a hard time which I like best. I think that the mixed-media paper mache is slightly in the lead.

  • Jody
    October 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I like both of them, and would happily display both of them in my home! You are both so talented and inspirational……thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Nancie Feld
    October 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Adorable ideas. I wish I didn’t have to work so I could stay home and craft. I feel so creative!

  • Mary
    October 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    What a good way to use holiday odds and ends!

  • October 4, 2010 at 2:41 am

    I loved this webisode… The look of surprise on your faces was priceless. You should definitely do more of these challenges. I’m hoping to get crafting soon…. TFS

  • Debbie Crowe
    October 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Love the owl looks great in my sewing room Thanks for the ideas

  • October 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I just sent you a cute idea (Christmas trees) that I have done in the past but I am going to make a few this year as well. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Megan
    October 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Hi! My dad’s birthday is coming up this month, and I’m not sure what to do. I know I want to make him something, but I don’t know exactly what. I am not very advanced at sewing, but I do my best. If you don’t mind, could you give me a few ideas? Thanks.

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I love your fun hats – I’m going to try mu hand at one – thanks

  • Kathy
    October 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    awesome girls and yes I can see using these ideas for other holidays and events too. Great job!

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  • Mari Landreth
    October 8, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I had a great time participating in the challenge! I posted the phots on the website. I cannot wait for the next challenge.

    Your SPARK Sister!

  • October 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I loved the hats and pumpkins that you made. They so inspired me. My local AC Moore had the booklets with the cutest halloween things from Make it Fun. This is a picture of the little girl ghost my girls and I whipped up. We had everything at the house to make it. It was so much fun. I posted a picture of the ghost on with some yummy Pumpkin Gobs with Maple Cream Filling. So yummy and cute with the little girl ghost.

  • susann zanwood
    October 10, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Hi Twins, I love the traditional Boo hat that you made Kim and kris your hat is so great for a table center peice. SOOOO CUTEEEE!

  • October 10, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Hi Kim and Kris! It’s me, your SPARK sister :)
    I LOVE both of these witch hats!! wow. You are both so talented. I’m inspired for sure!!!

  • jenny tribout
    October 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Hi gals! I love to make totes with beautiful fabrics and give em away as a gift or with a gift inside. who can’t use a tote bag? i have 2 different very easy patterns and people love em when they get one! hope i win some of that awesome fabric!

  • Gina
    October 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Very cute bag! Would love to make one.

  • Gina
    October 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Just visited Pat’s site. What a great site! I loved the free projects. I would love to make the pillow bed.

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  • October 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I love this! The hats are so cute!!! I have a few styrofoam projects that I posted on my blog.
    Love it!

  • Mandy L.
    October 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    What great ideas, I just sent in my picture in to the email address listed.

  • Gretchen
    October 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Wonderful ideas. My creative juices are going now. I might even make some cute things for the cashiers at my work.

  • November 8, 2010 at 6:41 am

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  • November 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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  • Sukkie
    June 18, 2011 at 6:09 am

    very nice interesting ideas……..:)

  • Sakina
    August 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Great show! Kris’ technique would be a great way to make the Mad Hatters hat (Alice in wonderland)!
    And Kim. Well I know that I’d definately go crazy with the glitter!
    P.S: I’m not an adult. I’m only 11!

  • May 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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