DIY Funky Ombre Pumpkins by Funkytime

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Another week, another amazing pumpkin DIY! When I saw these gorgeous pumpkins on Funkytime, I just had to ask if we could share them here with you. I am all about creative pumpkin decoration ideas and these are some of the prettiest non-carved pumpkins I have come across so far!  I adore the ombre pumpkin and think it would make a beautiful thanksgiving centerpiece. I also think the triangle design pumpkin is the kind of whimsical detail that is great for a children’s Halloween Party with more flair and less scare.

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Mario Simone and George Gebhardt (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Interviews with Awesome Exhibitors at New York Comic Con

Mario Simone and George Gebhardt (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Mario Simone and George Gebhardt (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

New York Comic Con featured a wealth of amazing exhibitors, and we’re bringing you interviews with two who we felt had amazing stuff to share. Check out our on the floor interviews with Ryan Zanfei of Tasty Peach Studios and Mario Simone of Gotham City Films below… Continue reading

DIY Monster Tote Bag by My Poppet

DIY Monster Tote Bag (Image Credit: My Poppet)

DIY Monster Tote Bag (Image Credit: My Poppet)

Can you ever really have enough tote bags? I hope not because if you can, I probably do, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting more. Buying all those tote bags can get expensive though, so it’s good to see a cheap, easy way to get a cute tote. And the Monster Tote Bag from My Poppet is just that. Continue reading

ixxi Wall Art (Image Credit: ixxi)

Quirky Item of the Week: ixxi Custom Wall Art

ixxi Wall Art (Image Credit: ixxi)

ixxi Wall Art (Image Credit: ixxi)

I’m always suffering from interior decorator’s block, so I was so psyched when I found out about ixxi. Check it out!

Ixxi is a decorative wall system that allows you to create your own wall art. It works off printing your selected design onto hole-punched mini squares that come together through slipping them onto mini x’s and i’s pegs that are easily secured with a ‘power strip’—the superior cousin of double-sided tape. These photo squares can be arranged to either create one whole picture on your living room wall, or produce a collage of photos from your personal collections. Continue reading

National Geographic Pet's Eye View Camera (Image Credit: National Geographic)

Quirky Item of the Week: Pet’s Eye View Camera

National Geographic Pet's Eye View Camera (Image Credit: National Geographic)

National Geographic Pet’s Eye View Camera (Image Credit: National Geographic)

Have you ever wondered what your animals are up to while you’re out? Who knows, maybe Disney got it right all along. Who’s to say your cats aren’t jamming with a band of alley cats downtown, and your dog’s not sneaking out on late-night dinner dates with strays behind the bistro, sharing meatballs and spaghetti in the moonlight? Document your animals’ shenanigans with this ingenious Pets Eye View Camera from Nat Geo Wild. Continue reading

DIY Pet Pillow by Yellow Brick Home

DIY Pet Pillow (Image Credit: Yellow Brick Home)

DIY Pet Pillow (Image Credit: Yellow Brick Home)

Like most pet owners, I spend way too much time and money on my cats. Technically, they aren’t even my cats. They’re my boyfriend’s. But that doesn’t stop me from spoiling them with toys, constantly taking pictures of them and inserting their names into popular songs. Continue reading

Giant Googly Eyes (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

Quirky Item of the Week: Giant Googly Eyes

Giant Googly Eyes (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

Giant Googly Eyes (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

I consider myself a big kid at heart. I get along better with children than I do with adults, I enjoy coloring books more than real books and I have random hypes of energy followed by spells of lethargy. Flashbacks of my childhood kicked in when I found these Giant Googly Eyes at Urban Outfitters. It reminded me of when I was a kid and I would stick googly eyes on my best artistic creations (and on rocks of course!). Continue reading

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

Quirky Item of the Week: A Year of Gratitude Stationary

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

A Year of Gratitude Stationary (Image Credit: Uncommon Goods)

It is just about that time of year again; time to give thanks, and show those we love our gratitude and appreciation. And what better way than to say it with a hand-written note?! With “A Year of Gratitude Stationary Set” from Uncommon Goods, you can! It comes equipped with 52 thank-you notes, one for every week of the year. In case you are not the most eloquent writer, it also comes equipped with tips so you can write the most meaningful notes and truly show your gratitude. Continue reading

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer by A Bubbly Life

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

If you’re like me and digging through drawers, bags or boxes full of jewelry drives you absolutely crazy, this DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer by A Bubbly Life is for you girls. Before I got my own pegboard, I was guilty of rummaging through my drawers for about half an hour in the mornings before coming out with a mass of knotted necklaces and bracelets. For me, it was my daily episode of Hoarders. Continue reading

Scrabble Coaster Set (Image Credit: Fred Flare)

Quirky Item of the Week: Scrabble Coaster Set

Scrabble Coaster Set (Image Credit: Fred Flare)

Scrabble Coaster Set (Image Credit: Fred Flare)

For the word lovers of the world, no better game exists than Scrabble. “It enhances your vocabulary and it’s fun!” I explain to those I wish to convert into Scrabblers. Perhaps this sounds nerdy, but it saddens me that in the age of technology, the amount of games that enhance one’s IQ rather than lowering it has dwindled significantly. I certainly love a good mind-numbing videogame, but nothing trumps Scrabble. Continue reading

Ben and Jerry's Pint Lock (Image Credit: Ben and Jerry's)

Quirky Item of the Week: Ice Cream Pint Lock

Ben and Jerry's Pint Lock (Image Credit: Ben and Jerry's)

Ben and Jerry’s Pint Lock (Image Credit: Ben and Jerry’s)

There are two foods that are pretty much universally beloved: pizza and ice cream. Pizza is made to be shared, but what about those little pints of ice cream? They’re such a precious commodity – just a wee little carton of deliciousness in your favorite flavor. What happens when a hungry, unknowing roommate, sibling, or significant other filches the better part of your pint of Milk & Cookies? Or, even worse, when they finish it, so when you hit up the freezer for a sweet treat you find you’re ice cream-less? Continue reading

SuperPretzel Maker (Image Credit: SuperPretzel)

Quirky Item of the Week: SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Maker

SuperPretzel Maker (Image Credit: SuperPretzel)

SuperPretzel Soft Pretzel Maker (Image Credit: SuperPretzel)

Since I hate shopping, the only reason I go to the mall is to get a soft pretzel, but if someone told me I could get the same pretzels at home, I would be all over it. The Super Pretzel Soft Pretzel Maker from Urban Outfitters delivers just that. Continue reading

Dandelion Wishing Orb Necklace (Image Credit: Viper Corara)

Quirky Item of the Week: Dandelion Wishing Orb Necklace

Dandelion Wishing Orb Necklace (Image Credit: Viper Corara)

Dandelion Wishing Orb Necklace (Image Credit: Viper Corara)

I originally wanted to write this article about a board game until I saw a Facebook post about an adorable necklace available on Etsy.  Although there are a plethora of orb necklaces available online, I think having good wishes hanging around your neck is clever way to keep luck on your side.  I’m sure most of us have memories of childhood where we found a puffy untouched dandelion poking out from the grass that we gladly plucked to wish upon and blew the seeds into the ether.  Recapture that innocence and magic in this quirky yet beautifully designed jewelry line. Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Diamond Candles

Watermelon Wedge Candle by Diamond Candles (http://www.diamondcandles.com)

Watermelon Wedge Candle by Diamond Candles (http://www.diamondcandles.com)

A man goes out for the perfect anniversary gift for his wife, and as he walks through the aisles he finds a candle. He knows his wife loves candles. He also bought her a ring at the previous store, because nothing says “I love you” like a beautiful new ring after years of marriage. And that’s when it happened. This man came up with one of the coolest, most ingenious products on the market: Diamond Candles.

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