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Terrifying Topiary

Steps:10
Topiary, the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees and shrubs, is an old art form seen even in the tomb paintings of early Egyptians.
Materials
  • Saw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Four 1 1/4-inch wood screws for arms and four 3 1/2-inch wood screws for head spikes
  • Nails
  • Eight 1-inch L-brackets
  • Two 2-by-4s for torso, base, and top
  • Two 1-by-2s for arms
  • Urn
  • Rocks
  • Sheet moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Western cedar
  • Floral pins
  • Carved pumpkin head
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Iodine-Aged Jars

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Specimen Jars

Steps:5
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Crafting and DIY, Halloween
Spook up your home for Halloween with easy-to-make specimen jars, a creepy craft sure to bring out the mad scientist in you.
Materials
  • Glass cylinder vase or jar
  • Encapso K
  • Plastic paint bucket
  • Mixing tool
  • Halloween teeth and eyes
  • Sil-Poxy Silicone Rubber Adhesive
  • Chopsticks (optional)
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Head-Waiter Tray

Steps:2
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Toadstool Pumpkins

Steps:2
Nestle the toadstools among rocks and trees, and add a jack-o'-lantern and snail. Your yard will be set for Halloween visitors.
Materials
  • Keyhole saw (lowes.com)
  • Variety of pumpkins and winter squashes, both tall and round (available at farmers' markets and Whole Foods)
  • Fleshing tool (7ceramic.com)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Linoleum cutter (speedballart.com)
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Felt Pumpkin People

Steps:11
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Musty Wreath Relic

Steps:3
No one will dare darken your doorstep while this aging, spider-infested wreath hangs over it. The secret is reindeer moss, actually a lichen, available at crafts stores and garden centers.
Materials
  • Hot-glue
  • Moss
  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Monofilament
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic spiders
  • Black glitter
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Trick-or-Treat Bags

Steps:14
These clever trick-or-treat bags are simple to construct and help keep children safe because they glow in the dark.
Materials
  • Bat template
  • Ghost template
  • Ghost window template
  • Spider template
  • Spider web template
  • Brown paper bag (approximately 13 by 10 inches long and 5 inches deep)
  • Glue
  • Glow tape, 1/2 inch in width, such as JVCC GLW GLow In the Dark Tape, amazon.com 
  • Craft knife
  • Mini Slinkies
  • White duct tape
  • Screw hole punch, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Reflective fabric
  • Black fun foam
  • Black duct tape
  • Chip board
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