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Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Floral Decor

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Paint, Templates
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Spider Spears

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
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Wriggling Snake Wreath

Steps:3
Dreadfully sophisticated and shockingly fun, a wreath wriggling with snakes hung on the front door gets Halloween off to a screaming start.
Materials
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Vinyl snakes, orientaltrading.com
  • Floral wire, 20-gauge, save-on-crafts.com
  • Black water-based spray paint, in Shock Black by Montana Gold, dickblick.com
  • 18-inch grapevine wreath, save-on-crafts.com
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Cheesecloth Spirits How-To

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Halloween
Styrofoam mannequin heads are sold at wig shops. They can stand (on their necks), but suspending them lets the cloth flow freely.
Materials
  • Cheesecloth
  • Styrofoam mannequin heads
  • Sponge brush
  • Watered-down glue or fabric stiffener (such as Stiffy)
  • Screw eyes
  • Monofilament
  • Removable adhesive hooks (such as Command brand) or painters' tape, to hang
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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

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Glowing Ghosts

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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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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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