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Bewitching Tree Decoration

Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ...
Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ornaments. Branches hold evil-eyed black cats and jolly jack-'o-lanterns fashioned from paper, as well as candy-filled bags for guests to bring back to their lairs. 
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Cookie-Cutter Candles

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With a set of graduated cookie cutters, you can make stars or other shapes in many sizes. Arrange the candles on a platter, or place them in shallow dishes of water.
Materials
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Double boiler
  • Craft sticks (for stirring)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
  • Beeswax
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Doily Stencil

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Pumpkin Lanterns

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Take an ordinary paper lantern, dress it up with leaves, a stem, and tendrils, and it will assume a totally unexpected identity: a Halloween pumpkin. A few craft supplies are all you need to transform these inexpensive, light-as-air globes.
Materials
  • Leaf template
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Dark-green and brown pipe cleaners
  • Wire frame
  • Fishing line
  • Newspaper
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Citronella Candles

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Glass Lantern Cube

Steps:4
Simple glass lanterns, made of restoration glass and copper tape, soften bright candlelight and protect flames from evening breezes.
Materials
  • Five 5-inch squares of 1/8-inch-thick restoration glass, or any opaque glass, edges sanded
  • Craft scissors
  • 1/2-inch-wide copper tape
  • Steel wool
  • Copper-blackening solution
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Creepy Candy Containers

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It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Materials
  • Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
  • A pumpkin-carving saw
  • A marker
  • Two paper-towel tubes
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic eyeball
  • Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
  • Ball-head straight pins
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Spooky Pumpkins and Pumpkin Prints

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Cat and Kitten Makeup

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With a feline nose, a human face becomes cat-like, even before it's made up.
Materials
  • Latex cat nose
  • Black-bristled paintbrush for whiskers
  • Spirit gum
  • No-color powder
  • Flesh-toned grease paint
  • Black and highlighting cream makeup
  • Foam sponges
  • Makeup brushes
  • Eyebrow and eyeliner pencil
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