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Paper Mice Halloween Decorations

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These creepy, crawly paper mice are not so nice. Stick these unsavory critters on stair risers, baseboards, or any spot where they might give unsuspecting passersby a little jump.
Materials
  • Black construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Masking tape
  • Mice templates
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Valentine Gift Cones

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Decorative Skeleton Bone Table

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There's nothing bare-bones about this table decoration. The table legs are legs indeed -- store-bought faux bones. Note: The legs can't stand up to heavy weights; use the decorative table to display light items.
Materials
  • Coping saw
  • Four faux bone legs
  • Four faux bone legs
  • Four double-threaded screws
  • Epoxy
  • Drill (with 1/2-inch bit)
  • One precut 1-inch-thick round or oval piece of wood (ours is 18-by-28-inch medium-density fiberboard)
  • Double-threaded wood-screw studs, steel, 3/16" by 3"
  • Wood putty and putty knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint to match the color of the bones
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Table Decorations: Place-Card Holders

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3-D Ornament and Tree Topper

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A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, Amy Butler's snow-white tree is meant to be trim. "It's the perfect modern twist on the classic fir," says Amy, who replaced the original base with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase, then hung it with homemade 3-D ornaments made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting. The gifts underneath are also swathed in her signature fabric. Not only does this leave less trash for the waste bin, but the recipient can repurpose the swatches as napkins, patches for a quilt, or even as wrapping for future gifts.
Materials
  • 1 or 2 yards of decorative fabric, depending on repeat and number of ornaments desired
  • 1 yard patterned fabric with complementary colors
  • 2 yards silver cord or ribbon, depending on number of ornaments desired
  • 1 yard wool batting in craft or crib weight
  • 1 yard heavy fusible interfacing
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
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Stand-Up Figure Cards

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Dime Store Games: Magnetic Skater

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