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Halloween Crackers

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Trick-or-treaters will arrive at your door in droves when you put a new twist on a traditional Christmas treat and create Halloween crackers.
Materials
  • Paper-towel roll, cut in half
  • Crepe paper in assorted colors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Assorted candies, such as jellybeans, sour balls, and candy corn
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Natural Beauty Snowman

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Terry Cloth Pillow

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A terry-cloth pillow makes a comfortable headrest after a shower or a dip in the pool. It's absorbent and easy to clean and dry. But best of all, you can make one at home in just a few minutes with a hand towel, a boudoir pillow form, and some simple sewing equipment.
Materials
  • 16-by-30-inch hand towel
  • 12-by-16-inch polyfill boudoir-pillow form
  • Ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
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Cupcake-Paper Carnations

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Haunted Halloween Village

Steps:8
Materials
  • Pumpkin
  • Knife, for carving
  • Spoon or ice cream scoop
  • China marker
  • Utility knife, straight-blade knife, or small saw
  • Cheesecloth
  • Toothpick
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Wire (optional)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Small Halloween toys (optional)
  • Fine-gauge or copper wire
  • Votive candle
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Button Necklace

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Exquisite jewelry needn't be fashioned from gold or studded with diamonds, rubies, or other precious stones. You can craft beautiful pieces with far more common materials, such as abalone-shell or pink mother-of-pearl buttons.
Materials
  • Abalone-shell or pink mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Beading string, cut to 40 inches
  • Crimp bead
  • Needle-nose pliers
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Outdoor Lighting: Winter Fence

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