How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Creative Halloween Treat Bags and Containers

Make these clever treat bags and containers for Halloween trick-or-treaters or party guests.

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    • Iron-On Treat Bags

      Free graphics (both available, below), plus cotton drawstring bags make trick-or-treat storing a cinch! Simply print the designs onto transfer paper, add to the front of the bag, and head to the nearest house on October 31.

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    • Frankenstein Face Candy Jar

      Fashion a frightening face from cardstock cutouts and attach to a clear glass jar. Add silver corks (available at crafts stores) to either side of the jar to mimic the iconic Halloween character.

    • Spiderweb Candy Tin

      Make a spooky candy catch-all in just a few simple steps. Peel the label from an empty, dry paint can (or purchase a new can at home supply or crafts stores). Coat the can with several light applications of orange spray paint. Once the paint is dry, draw a web pattern on the can with a black permanent marker, and glue on a fuzzy black spider.

    • Easy Paper Treat Bags

      These Halloween treat containers are easy to put together -- embellish a few crafts store paper bags with Halloween-theme stickers, ribbon, and patterned-paper cutouts. Done!


    • Mummified Candy Tub

      Kids will love toting their Halloween candy in this repurposed ice cream container. Rinse and dry an empty 1-gallon ice cream carton. Wrap the outside of the bucket with 4-inch strips of cheesecloth, adhering in place using crafts glue. Adhere large googly eyes to the front.

    • Stylish Black-and-White Treat Tin

      This elegant Halloween treat container is perfect for candy-hunting adults or as a mantel decoration to collect candies. Wrap a paint can or tin with a collage of seasonal scrapbook papers, adhering in place using glue. Line the top of the can with decorative tinsel trim, and add a chenile stem for the handle. Make a banner by printing a Halloween message on cardstock and trimming the edges. Glue a tissue paper circle to the center of the tin, add a glittery star, and top with your banner to finish the look.

    • Skull-and-Crossbones Treat Cup

      Fill a spooky skull cup with candy or a snack mix to scare up some fun at a Halloween party. Glue cardstock or foam shapes to a plain white paper cup, using heart shapes for the nose and bone ends. Attach a bow to the rim of the cup for no-fuss party presentation and fill with Halloween treats.

    • Friendly Spider Treat Bag

      Use no-fray felt to whip up a quick and easy treat bag. Add a scurrying spider to the front with felt, thread, and googly eyes.

    • Papier-Mache Trick-or-Treat Container

      Make a vintage-style papier-mache candy container to decorate your party table, mantel, or bookshelf.

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      Black Cat Candy Containers

      Turn ordinary boxes and jars into spooky containers with our printable label (a free download) and other simple embellishments.

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      Bewitching Treat Holder

      With a party hat base, this happy witch is the topper for a round goody box. The colored crafts foam is easy to work with and gives your witch classic appeal.

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      Haunted Hoedown Treat Bag

      Gather some inexpensive cotton bandannas and stitch them together to make these easy treat bags!

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      Ghost Halloween Candy Bag

      Don't be scared off by this airhead. Sewing the ghost in place before cutting away the insides of the handles makes it easy to align the handle arches.

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      Ghoul Favor Cups

      Transform orange and black paper cups into frightfully fun take-home treat containers.

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      Candy Corn Goody Bag

      The ghouls, goblins, pirates, and princesses will be delighted to bring along a custom-made treat tote to collect their goodies on Halloween. A simple, low-cost canvas bag gets its one-of-a-kind treatment when you fuse contrasting ribbon around the upper edge of the handles. An appliqued candy corn fused atop a spiderweb fabric square finishes the look.

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      Haunted Tree Bag

      This scene is haunted by details: Black thread gives the tree branches a rougher, more barklike appearance, and running stitches let the red and orange leaves flutter.

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      Candy Catchall Tins

      Contain your Halloween treats in our clever candy tins. The see-through lids ensure you'll tantalize every guest's sweet tooth!

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      Painted Halloween Treat Bucket

      Treat your tricksters with this painted candy bucket.

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      Free Halloween Printables and Projects

      We've gathered some of the best free Halloween ideas on our site -- from pumpkin stencils to Halloween games to decorations that will help you celebrate the holiday in "spooktacular" style.
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