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Thanksgiving Place Mat

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DIY Entryway Decor

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Foyer
If your entryway has a windblown look -- kids' coats strewn on the floor, bags dropped willy-nilly -- mount a series of knobs at kid-friendly heights to eliminate their bleating, "But we can't reach!" These wooden hangers (actually, drawer knobs painted different colors) look modern and fresh, not childish, and their rounded edges make them safe for little noggins walking nearby.
Materials
  • Wall paint in various colors (in sample sizes; you need only a small amount of each color)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Wooden drawer knobs in various sizes
  • Drill (with bit paired to bolts)
  • Hanger bolts
  • Plastic anchors (if needed)
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Wriggling Snake Wreath

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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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Pressed-Leaf Halloween Cards and Gift Tags

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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

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Laurel Garland

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Deep-green laurel leaves are dusted with silver and punctuated with glass balls in this festive garland.
Materials
  • 1 to 2 pounds of laurel
  • Silver floral paint
  • 60 silver balls, 1/2-inch to 1-inch in diameter
  • Pipe cleaners or wires
  • Green florist's tape
  • Green twine
  • Green floral wire
  • Wire cutters
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Grape Ornaments

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Other Ideas:
Christmas, Ornaments
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