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Fall

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Making Ghosts

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Mad Scientist Invites

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This creepy invitation looks like it came from a dungeon laboratory -- but it's easy to make at home.
Materials
  • Paper price tags
  • White card stock
  • Cup of brewed tea
  • Paper towels
  • Matches
  • Black-ink pen
  • Corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Plastic floral tubes
  • Fake bugs
  • 5/8-inch corks
  • Black thread
  • Small cardboard boxes
  • Excelsior (wood shavings)
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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

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No time to create an elaborate getup for this year's October bash? Here's an appalling solution: Buy inexpensive rubber pests and attach them to your skin, clothing, or hair. It's as easy as trapping a fly in a cobweb. For the disgusting ideas shown on these pages, you can purchase materials at party-supply and seasonal Halloween stores. You'll know you're the best-dressed when partygoers swat at your head -- or better yet [evil cackle], run away in a panic.
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Harvest Centerpiece

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A table arrangement of grains celebrates the bounty of fall. In addition to wheat, which symbolizes a fruitful life, this textured display includes other dried grasses (available at crafts stores), so it can be made weeks ahead. The final flourish? A luxurious satin bow.
Materials
  • 100 stalks (six bunches) of dried grass and wheat
  • Floral tape
  • Floral pruner
  • Wide ribbon
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Pumpkin Cachepots

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Boo Balloons

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Oak-Leaf Cornucopia

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Materials
  • Spray primer in white
  • 18-inch cornucopia basket
  • Floral spray in brilliant gold
  • Acorns, gourds, and oak leaves
  • T pin or thin awl
  • 6-inch lengths of fine gold or copper wire
  • Paintbrush and soft-bristle brush
  • Size liquid adhesive
  • Cotton gloves
  • Faux gold leaf
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Floral tape in brown
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