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Crafting and DIY

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Mad Scientist Invites

Steps:4
This creepy invitation looks like it came from a dungeon laboratory -- but it's easy to make at home.
Materials
  • Paper price tags
  • White card stock
  • Cup of brewed tea
  • Paper towels
  • Matches
  • Black-ink pen
  • Corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Plastic floral tubes
  • Fake bugs
  • 5/8-inch corks
  • Black thread
  • Small cardboard boxes
  • Excelsior (wood shavings)
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Colorful Crafting Table

Steps:5
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Felted Stone Paperweight

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Nature crafts, Rocks
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Oilcloth Messenger Bag

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Sewing
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Garbage-Bag Ghost

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Halloween, Kids, Kids' costumes
If you're still looking for the perfect outdoor Halloween decoration, this garbage-bag ghost is an old favorite. It's easily put together with common household items and the effect is something to behold.
Materials
  • Wastepaper basket or hamper
  • Small household fan
  • Plastic garbage bag
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Clip
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Padded Hangers

Steps:7
Materials
  • Cotton-poly batting or thin foam rubber
  • Scissors
  • Wooden hangers
  • Soft tape measure
  • Awl (optional)
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Pencil
  • Thin cardboard or paper (for template)
  • Round object (for tracing curve on template)
  • Fabric (1 yard of 45-inch fabric will make approximately 8 hangers)
  • Sewing machine
  • Pinking shears
  • 5/8-inch ribbon (3/4 yard for each hanger)
  • Small buttons with shank (optional)
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Pillows with Dyed Bands

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Materials, Dyeing, Furniture
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Pinecone Wreath

Steps:2
A wreath of moss and Norway-spruce pinecones makes for a decoration you can use year after year. 
Materials
  • 20-inch grapevine wreath form
  • 1 pound sheet moss fishing line or nylon thread
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 18 Norway-spruce pinecone halves
  • 60 smaller pinecones, such as those from Scotch pine, red pine, or jack pine
  • Nail or hook
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Shrunken Apple Heads

Steps:6
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