Halloween Door Decorations

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One, two, three, done! Get ready for Halloween in no time with our easy three-step decorating ideas. Including flying bats, playful pumpkins, and scaredy black cats, these Halloween crafts will be ready in no time. Try one of our easy Halloween decorations to get your home ready for the spooky season.

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Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

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Long-Lasting Halloween Wreath

This easy-to-make Halloween wreath can be used year after year. A few cheap supplies and some creativity result in a pretty fall wreath that's ready to display on your front door all season long. See how to make it!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Decorations

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Exclusive Pumpkin Designs from Better Homes and Gardens

Create a stand-out pumpkin for fall or Halloween decorating with our special no-carve designs created just for Better Homes and Gardens.

What You'll Need

  • Tape or straight pins
  • Thin marker
  • Clay loop tool
  • Plunger-style apple corer
  • Rubber mallet
  • Biscuit cutter

How to Make the Owl Pumpkin

  1. Start with a pumpkin with the seeds and inner flesh removed. If needed, use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce the pattern below to fit the pumpkin.
  2. Cut around the pattern and attach it to the pumpkin with tape or straight pins. Using a thin marker, trace around the pattern.
  3. To transfer the detail of the owl's eyes and beak, use a pin to make closely spaced pin pricks along the line, through the paper.
  4. Using a clay loop tool (about $5 at art supply stores), scrape along the lines to carve the design. To make small circles for the eyes, push a plunger-style apple corer through the pumpkin flesh.

Download the Owl Pattern

How to Make the Bat Pumpkin

  1. Start with a pumpkin with the seeds and inner flesh removed. If needed, use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce the pattern to fit the pumpkin.
  2. Cut out around the pattern and attach it to the pumpkin with tape or straight pins. Using a thin marker, trace around the pattern.
  3. Using a clay loop tool (about $5 at art supply stores), scrape along the lines to carve the design.
  4. To make a large circle for the bat's mouth, use a rubber mallet to tap a biscuit cutter through the pumpkin. To make small circles for the eyes, push a plunger-style apple corer through the pumpkin.

Download the Bat Pattern

How to Make the Garden Scene Pumpkin

  1. Start with a pumpkin with the seeds and inner flesh removed. If needed, use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce the pattern to fit the pumpkin.
  2. Cut out the pattern and attach it to the pumpkin with tape or straight pins. If you prefer, cut the flowers apart and arrange them however you like. Using a thin marker, trace around the pattern.
  3. To carve the stems, use a clay loop tool (about $5 at art supply stores) to scrape along the lines you made. Make several scrapes side by side to carve the stems of the large flowers.
  4. To carve the heads of the large flowers, use a plunger-style apple corer to make an outer ring of smaller holes, making sure the edges of each hole touch. Then use a rubber mallet to tap a biscuit cutter through the center of the ring of holes you just made. Use the apple corer to make holes on both sides of the smaller flower.

Download the Garden Scene Pattern

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