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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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Moth-Eaten Curtains

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Decorative Skeleton Bone Table

Steps:6
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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Halloween Treat Bags

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Glitter Silhouettes

Steps:4
Create sparkling Halloween decorations perfect for the home by adding some glamorous glitter to witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl silhouettes.
Materials
  • Old frame with glass removed
  • Glittering glue
  • Paint brush
  • Onyx glitter
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Xyron machine with double-sided adhesive cartridge, or double-sided mounting film large enough for frame
  • Carnelian or Fire Opal glitter
  • Witch template
  • Jack-o'-lantern template
  • Skull Template
  • Spider template
  • Owl template
  • Cardstock
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Spiderweb Tablecloth

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Lace-Patterned Pumpkins

Steps:3
Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o'-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lacelike openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.
Materials
  • Pumpkin or squash
  • Wood-carving tools
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Sock Skeleton

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This skeleton from Robert Mahar of mahardrygoods.com is a wonderfully lighthearted Halloween decoration.
Materials
  • Skeleton template
  • One pair of white crew or athletic socks
  • Ruler and fabric marker
  • Sewing machine
  • White thread
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing (poly, wool, or bamboo fiber)
  • Sewing needle and embroidery needle
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Straight pins
  • Pencil for stuffing arms and legs
  • 2 black four-hole coat buttons approximately 3/4 and 5/8 inch
  • 2 white four-hole shirt buttons approximately 7/16 and 1/2 inch
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Paper Wigs

Steps:5
Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!
Materials
  • Plastic grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Round object to use as a head form (we used a cabbage)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper, thin colored paper, or curling ribbon for "hair"
  • Double-sided tape
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