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How to Customize Candle Votives

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Good Thing: Luau Lights

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Vellum Halloween Table Lanterns

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When the sun goes down, set a spooky scene with these dramatic lanterns made from simple supplies and our exclusive clip-art designs. You can also get our how-to for Hanging Vellum Halloween Lanterns
Materials
  • Cutting mat and ruler
  • 24-by-36-inch heavy black paper
  • Bone folder and craft knife (marthastewartcrafts.com)
  • Orange vellum (papermojo.com)
  • Adhesive glue tape (save-oncrafts.com) or double-sided tape
  • Templates and clip art: moon, cat 1, cat 2, witch, or owl
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Flaming Foliage Candleholders

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Fire and Water

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Leaf-Covered Candleholder

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Silk-Flower Party Lights

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These flowers look like the prettiest climbing vines. But they're not just sweet by day -- they're radiant by night. Despite their enchanted appearance, they are simply holiday lights covered with faux flowers (we chose flame-hued silk poppies).
Materials
  • Miniature holiday string lights for outdoor use
  • Silk poppies or other flowers (one for each bulb) with removable plastic stems and centers, available at crafts stores
  • Scissors
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Apple Votives

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Hanging Bubbly Ball Decorations

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These festive ornaments are reminiscent of Champagne bubbles rising to the top of a glass -- perfect for a New Year's Eve bash. They may look fancy, but the spheres are made from two commonplace, inexpensive materials: foam balls and baking cups.
Materials
  • Curved upholstery needle
  • Monofilament
  • 3-inch, 4-inch, and 8-inch foam balls
  • Pencil
  • Mini and standard baking cups
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Ribbon, for hanging
  • Removable adhesive hooks (such as Command hooks)
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