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Fall

Explore 1967 recipes, 310 projects, 197 articles, 159 galleries, 162 videos, and more

Hanging Bird Basin

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Glow-in-the-Dark Funkins

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This glow-in-the-dark craft is a perfect way to decorate your house, porch, and windows with glowing pumpkins for Halloween.
Materials
  • Funkin (foam pumpkin)
  • 2-inch-wide vinyl tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Box (large enough to fit funkin)
  • Mask
  • Glow-in-the-dark powder
  • Cookie sheet
  • Krylon
  • Fluorescent black light
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Denizens of the Dark

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Conjure a subtle sense of foreboding with these haunting tableaux of eerily carved pumpkins.
Materials
  • Pumpkin templates
  • Keyhole saw to cut the opening
  • Plaster scraper, fleshing tool, or sharp, sturdy spoon for scooping out the pulpy flesh and thinning the walls
  • Awl, for transferring the template patterns
  • Narrow-blade and wide-blade linoleum cutters for etching designs
  • Miniature saw for carving designs
  • String lights
  • Glass jar
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Pumpkin Votive Holders

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If the thought of a cadre of frightful jack-o'-lanterns gives you the chills, opt for a lovely and luminous group of votive holders instead. These gently glowing lights, cut from pumpkins in pale hues, are easy to make: Simply slice off the tops, and scoop off the flesh.
Materials
  • Miniature pumpkins
  • Votives
  • Floral cutters
  • Hand-drill fitted with a 1 1/2-inch-wide paddle bit
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Pumpkin Flower Vase

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Translucent Pumpkins

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Halloween custom calls for a fiercely lit, glowering jack-o'-lantern, but you might also consider the more subtle glow of an elegant monogram, playful spirals, or a whimsical harlequin pattern.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw
  • Candle (optional)
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Monogram template (print from a computer)
  • Pen
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Christmas lights
  • Wax paper
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Pumpkin Snake

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After dark, this glowing snake will light the path to your front door.
Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Small utility saw
  • Large-bulb white Christmas lights
  • Plastic pumpkin-carving scoop, drill with borer tool and 3/4-inch and 1-inch bits
  • Felt-tip pen; utility knife
  • Extension cord
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Fall Berry Wreath

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Other Ideas:
Felt, Sewing, Templates, Winter, Wreaths
Materials
  • Card stock
  • Fabric shears or craft knife for cutting felt
  • Medium-brown felt
  • Light-tan felt
  • Heather-tan felt
  • Melon-pink felt
  • Salmon-pink felt
  • Fusible webbing, available at crafts stores
  • Floral wire
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Brown floral tape
  • Fabric glue
  • Narrow ribbon
  • Monofilament
  • Berry-leaf template
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