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Halloween

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Spider Spears

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Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
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Spectral Pumpkin Silhouettes

Steps:3
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Pumpkin carving
A ghostly pair pose in profile -- immortal souls captured in pumpkin flesh for eternity (or at least as long as the squash stays fresh). These pumpkins are carefully carved so that their curved stems stand in opposing arabesques.
Materials
  • Photographs or clip art
  • Permanent marker
  • Correction fluid
  • Wax pencil
  • 1 pumpkin, pulp removed and flesh thinned to 3/4 inch
  • Masking tape
  • Awl or T-Pin
  • Pen
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Wood gouge
  • String lights
  • Glass jar
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Pressed-Leaf Halloween Cards and Gift Tags

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Today's chore -- raking the front yard -- is tomorrow's cheer when you turn pressed foliage into greeting cards or gift tags for bags of candy. Then you can let the wind (or really, the letter carrier or the Halloween spirit) carry them away.
Materials
  • Fresh leaves
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Spray adhesive
  • Colored paper or note cards
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Bag of candy
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Monogram Pumpkin Vase

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Pumpkin carving
Carve initials in an elegant pumpkin cachepot to create a fall display with a uniquely personal touch.
Materials
  • Monogram template
  • Pumpkin
  • Keyhole saw
  • Fleshing tool
  • Clear or masking tape
  • Awl or T-pin
  • Miniature saw
  • String lights
  • Small glass jar
  • Pushpins
  • Waxed paper
  • Branches
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Self-Serve Halloween Treats

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Treat packaging
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Petrified Parlor

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Ravens-in-Waiting

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Deranged Halloween Centerpiece

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Beckoning Black Cat

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Treat packaging
It's easy to adapt our bat pinata technique to make a creepy cat. All you need is a few more materials and you'll have a festive feline in no time.
Materials
  • Latex gloves (optional)
  • Newspaper
  • 2 Balloons, one large and one small
  • 2 Empty bowls
  • Craft glue
  • Medium artist's paintbrush
  • Black tissue paper, cut into strips
  • Red tissue paper, cut into strips
  • String
  • Clothespins and clothesline
  • Craft knife
  • White card stock
  • Black card stock
  • Small scissors
  • White pencil
  • Black poster board
  • Black duct tape
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Mademoiselle Butterfly

Steps:4
Colorful and beautifully crafted, hand-stitched felt wings can turn anyone into a bright butterfly. Combine them with a plain black top and pants, and a headband with pipe-cleaner antennae.
Materials
  • 1 1/2 yards dark brown wool felt
  • Butterfly Template
  • Scissors
  • 1 yard polyurethane foam
  • 1/4 yard blue felt
  • 8 by 10 inches each of orange, white, and green felt
  • Needle and thread
  • 1-inch-wide black elastic
  • 2 brown pipe cleaners
  • Brown headband
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