11 Ways to Maximize Pumpkin

Can't get enough pumpkin? We're sharing 11 creative ways to get more pumpkin in your life.

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Which Halloween Character Are You?

On October 31, should you patiently wait for the Great Pumpkin, spook the house's new residents, or claim that you ain't scared of no ghosts? Take our quiz…if you dare.

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Outrageous Pumpkins You HAVE to See

These spooky pumpkins are sure to scare up laughs and fun! Get complete DIY carving instructions here.

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Hipster Pumpkin Stencils

Grab your cardigan, pause your cassette tape, and pick a pumpkin that perfectly encompasses your hipster vibe. If you're feeling nostalgic, share this with your friends.

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3-Layer Candy Corn Drink: Perfect for Halloween!

Pretty colors and fruity flavors stand out in this 3-layer drink that looks just like candy corn. Adorable!

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Lazy Girl's Halloween Cupcakes

When you'd prefer to prep for your Halloween party by styling your zombie makeup instead of piping cupcakes, look to GeorgetownCupcake.com for a dozen creepy sweets just in time for All Hallows Eve.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

Ah, the popcorn ball. Three steps, basic ingredients, and some literal hands-on fun are at the heart of these classic treats that go just as well at a party as at low-key streaming-movie night. Now pop to it!

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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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      Halloween Crafts Under $3

      Pull together a spook-tacular Halloween display that's easy on your wallet in no time with our Halloween crafts that all ring in under $3. Including paper printables, Halloween wreaths, and outdoor decorations, our cheap Halloween crafts are perfect for the eeriest season of the year.
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