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Thanksgiving Clip-Art Place Cards

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Cheesecloth Ghosts

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Hang these easy-to-make cheesecloth ghosts from tree branches and porch railings to create a haunting Halloween scene.
Materials
  • Two white wire hangers
  • Scissors
  • One pair of white pantyhose
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Pliers
  • 16-gauge wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Gauze fabric, muslin, cotton sheets, or any lightweight fabric
  • Safety pins
  • 2 yards cheesecloth
  • Brewed cold coffee in a spray bottle (optional)
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Pumpkin Patch Creatures

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Paper-Leaf Wreath

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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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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

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The sky is the limit with these charming papier-mache balloons: Use them at children's parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift.
Materials
  • 12-inch balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Half-water/half-white-glue mixture
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch tape
  • Craft paint in 3 to 4 colors
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper cup
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Scrap of pom-pom trim
  • Monofilament
  • Small 2-inch scrap of dowel or piece of wood
  • Wooden bead
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Haunted Halloween Village

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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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