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Denizens of the Dark

Steps:5
Conjure a subtle sense of foreboding with these haunting tableaux of eerily carved pumpkins.
Materials
  • Pumpkin templates
  • Keyhole saw to cut the opening
  • Plaster scraper, fleshing tool, or sharp, sturdy spoon for scooping out the pulpy flesh and thinning the walls
  • Awl, for transferring the template patterns
  • Narrow-blade and wide-blade linoleum cutters for etching designs
  • Miniature saw for carving designs
  • String lights
  • Glass jar
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Glow-Stick Spider

Steps:4
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Pumpkin Votive Holders

Steps:3
If the thought of a cadre of frightful jack-o'-lanterns gives you the chills, opt for a lovely and luminous group of votive holders instead. These gently glowing lights, cut from pumpkins in pale hues, are easy to make: Simply slice off the tops, and scoop off the flesh.
Materials
  • Miniature pumpkins
  • Votives
  • Floral cutters
  • Hand-drill fitted with a 1 1/2-inch-wide paddle bit
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Classical Column Window Frame

Steps:3
Use this beautiful greenery from the set of "The Martha Stewart Show" to frame the windows in your home for the holidays.
Materials
  • 10-inch concrete form
  • Scissors
  • Saw
  • "Vinz 1-2-3" shellac-based primer
  • Two pieces of 1-by-3-inch lumber
  • L-bracket and screws
  • Seeded eucalyptus laurel and dried bay leaves
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Hill green color floral spray paint
  • Metallic Champagne silver spray paint
  • Silver glitter spray paint
  • Ivory velvet ribbon
  • Finishing nails
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Party Theme: Initial

Steps:4
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Shirt-Pocket Quilt

Steps:5
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Memory Quilt

Steps:6
Materials
  • Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (optional)
  • Clear acrylic quilter's ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clothing and fabric for quilt squares
  • Straight pins
  • A steam iron
  • Preshrunk 100-percent cotton batting
  • Safety pins; 1/2-inch-wide double-fold bias tape
  • Prewashed cotton fabric for backing (we used a vintage piece of matelasse bedspread, but
  • Yarn or embroidery floss
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Candy Artifact Display

Steps:2
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Terra-Cotta Pots for Pansies

Steps:3
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Collection Frames

Steps:4
Fill a shadow box frame with dark velvet and natural elements for a modern look.
Materials
  • Shadow box frame
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Dark velvet
  • Scissors
  • Black or dark duct tape
  • Collection of shells
  • Hot-glue gun with hot-glue sticks
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