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Turn a black accent pillow into a spook-tastic Halloween decoration with a bit of crafting. Using clear-drying white crafts glue, glue a lace doily to the pillow, placing it slightly to the left and center, leaving the edges unglued. Cut a piece of embroidery floss long enough to wrap around the pillow. Tie one end of the floss to the doily, looping through one of the lacy open edges. Wrap the floss around the pillow, tying the loose end to another open area of the doily. Repeat with other pieces of embroidery floss to create a spiderweb look. To finish the pillow, glue a toy spider on top of the doily.
Light up your living room with these Halloween-inspired silhouette lanterns. You can easily embellish plain glass lanterns with our shadowy silhouette patterns, available below, and fill with moss, candles, and miniature gourds. To make, print our silhouettes and trace onto the back side of vinyl or self-adhesive shelf liner. Cut out the shapes and adhere to the lanterns.
Add some glam to your indoor pumpkin decor with a bit of glue and glitter in this fun Halloween crafts project you can make in minutes. To make this shimmering faux pumpkin arrangement, use a paintbrush to coat strips of each pumpkin with clear-drying white crafts glue. Add glitter to the pumpkin, working in small sections so the layer of glue doesn't dry out.
Old platters and plates refreshed with decorative paper make the perfect gothic backdrop on a plain wall for Halloween. Cut black-and-white Halloween-theme decorative papers to fit the center of unused plates or platters. Adhere paper to the center of each plate or platter using a glue stick. When you want to refresh your decoration or reuse the plates for another purpose, you can peel the papers off without causing damage to the plates.
This hair-raising tablecloth can be made in minutes with our scaredy-cat pattern, available below. Download our free pattern and cut out the cat shapes from black felt. Attach the shapes to a large piece of gold felt using fusible web or fabric glue to finish the tablecloth.
This itsy bitsy spider is made from a plastic foam ball wrapped with black yarn, chenille stems, and felt scraps -- it's easy to make in multiples to set on windowsills, countertops, and fireplace mantels.
Transform regular glass candy jars into black cats and vampires in just a few steps. Painted plastic-foam balls form the heads and googly eyes bring the jars to life.
Frame a few ghostly shapes to decorate a shelf or mantel for Halloween. Print our ghost patterns, available below, and sandwich them between sheets of glass. Use black fabric tape to seal the edges for an easy-to-make frame decoration.
This colorful bat board is a fun and easy crafts project for Halloween. Use a die-cutting tool or bat punch to cut 24 bat shapes from various colors and patterns of scrapbook paper. Bend the wings slightly to give the decoration dimension. Cover a 12-inch cardboard or plywood square with even-weave fabric, taping any excess on the back. Use two stacked adhesive dots to attach bats onto the fabric-covered square. Remove the backing from the frame, and attach the board to the backing with hook-and-loop squares.
This spooky spin on a classic Halloween yard decoration is sure to frighten passersby. Poke four holes in each side of a large pumpkin with an awl and attach jumbo chenille stems to create the spider legs. Cut two large circles from white crafts foam and two smaller circles from black crafts foam to make the eyes. Attach to the pumpkin using adhesive glue dots.
Set a spooky Halloween table with these spiderweb coasters made from black crafting foam and white tube-style paint -- don't forget to add the almost-lifelike hanging spiders!
Make a spooky candy dish with plastic water bottles, gauze, and googly eyes.
Instant facelift -- set your pumpkin on its side and have the stem be the nose.
This stylish pumpkin decoration can be put together in minutes from strips of scrapbook paper. Cut 1-inch strips of patterned paper, form the strips into a circle as shown, and attach using a brad at both the top and the bottom. Hot-glue a wine cork to the top for the pumpkin's stem, and add a green felt leaf and some curled black pipe cleaners to finish the decoration.
Swap the photos currently on your walls for scary looks at Halloween. Photocopy old black-and-white photos (we used a photo of author Edgar Allen Poe) and attach googly eyes to the photo. Place the doctored photo in an inexpensive frame with a painted mat. Hang a gallery of scary prints, such as ghosts, witches, goblins, and zombies.
Stake out this wise trio of owls on your property to guard against the mischievous ghouls and goblins that come lurking during the Halloween season.
Have the kids help weave a web of intrigue this Halloween with a tangled orb of black yarn. A handful of orange spiders scatter across the surface and accent the web.
You'll fly through putting this bat centerpiece together. Download our free bat pattern, cut out, and trace onto black cardstock. Cut out the bats. Cut black chenille stems to different lengths so the bats will be at different heights. Tape one stem to the back of each bat. Place a piece of dry florist's foam inside a hollowed out pumpkin, and stick the stems into the foam; arrange so bats appear to fly out of the pumpkin. See the next slide for instructions for the table runner.
See your nighttime festivities in a new light by spelling a seasonal message on glass pillar candleholders. Wrap the outsides of the glass pillars with colored tissue paper and secure with tape. Adhere a 2-inch stick-on vinyl letter (available at office supply or crafts stores) to each pillar to form a word.
As an extra treat, embellish a goody bag with a spider made from a black pom-pom and chenille stems.
Serve a scary centerpiece for your next Halloween feast. Paint an artificial pumpkin with white acrylic paint; let dry. Use a black paint pen to draw on a web: first draw the vertical lines (follow the veins of the pumpkin), then draw scalloped horizontal lines as shown. Adhere spider webbing to the top of the pumpkin and plastic spiders to the sides using crafts glue. Place the finished pumpkin on a cake pedestal and surround with greenery. Drape the spiderweb onto the table and scatter plastic spiders around the base of the cake pedestal for extra creepiness.
This skeleton makes no bones about chillin' on your fridge. Download our free pattern and print onto white paper. Cut out the pieces and glue them onto thick black cardstock; cut out, leaving a small border of black cardstock around the pieces. Add self-adhesive magnet strips to the back of each piece and arrange on the refrigerator.
Black paper silhouettes in a window look cool -- and they're easy to make. Download our free patterns, and enlarge them to desired sizes. Cut out the patterns and trace onto heavy black paper. Then cut out the black silhouettes and tape inside your windows for a haunting effect.