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Spider Spears

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
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Glowing Ghosts

Steps:4
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Pressed-Leaf Halloween Cards and Gift Tags

Steps:4
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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Deranged Halloween Centerpiece

Steps:4
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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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Petrified Parlor

Steps:2
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Spider Sentry

Steps:4
This giant spider queen is brought to life with just a few party-store supplies. She dangles near the entryway in her enormous web, waiting to snare her prey.
Materials
  • Large paper or plastic spider
  • Black acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • 2 foam balls (1 large and 1 small)
  • Serrated knife
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black faux fur (optional)
  • 2 red beads
  • Straight pins
  • String
  • Pushpins or adhesive hooks
  • Scissors
  • Fiberglass window screening (100 foot rolls)
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • Chalk
  • Yardstick
  • White paint marker
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Mummy Pumpkins

Steps:4
Transform your gourd or pumpkin into a modern-day mummy.
Materials
  • Tall oblong pumpkin or gourd (Use a tall pumpkin so you'll have more room to wrap)
  • Miniature saw
  • 2 large white map tacks
  • Black permanent-ink marker
  • White streamers
  • Double-sided tape
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Gingham Trivet

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Kitchen
Materials
  • Wood glue
  • 2 pieces of 1 1/2-by-1/2-inch hardwood, such as poplar, miter-cut to be 8 3/4 inches on one side and 9 3/4 inches on the other
  • 2 pieces of 1 1/2-by-1/2-inch hardwood, such as poplar, miter-cut to be 14 1/2 inches on one side and 15 1/2 inches on the other
  • 1 piece of 3/4-inch plywood, cut 8 3/4 by 14 1/2 inches
  • Hammer
  • Brads
  • Primer
  • Paintbrush
  • Thinset mortar
  • Tile trowel (tiles' packaging will specify what size is required)
  • Two 2 3/4-by-2 3/4-inch white tiles
  • Seven 2 3/4-by-2 3/4-inch light-gray tiles
  • Six 2 3/4-by-2 3/4-inch dark-gray tiles 1 package 1/8-inch spacers (if necessary)
  • Grout float
  • Grout
  • Grout sponge
  • Painters' tape
  • Paint
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Petaled Collar Costume

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Pet costumes
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