Home Spooky Home: Easy Halloween Crafts

Create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out -- with our easy Halloween crafts. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun Halloween. Including spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends, our Halloween crafts will help you set the scene for a frightful evening.

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How to Make a Spooky Bat Wreath for Halloween

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

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Haunted Owl Pretzels

A soft pretzel plus some creative toppings equals an adorable owl-shape treat that will be the hit of any fall get-together. Here's how to make them.

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Halloween Drink & Punch 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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Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.

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Easy Wreath with a Message

A word spelled with pipe cleaners hangs from the inside of this incredibly easy wreath. Here's how to customize the look.

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Create a Simple Peppermint Swirl Ornament

Add this merry mint ornament to your holiday decor using inexpensive supplies.

What You'll Teed

  • Felt: white and red
  • Fabric glue
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 9-inch length of lime-green rickrack
  • 1-1/2-inch-wide picot-edged lime-green satin ribbon
  • Black curtain clip

How to Make the Peppermint Shape

  1. Download the circle and swirl patterns by clicking on the link below.
  2. Trace both the circle and swirl-circle onto tracing paper and cut out.
  3. Draw two circles on white felt and two swirl-circles on red felt, and cut out the shapes.
  4. Using fabric glue, adhere a red swirl to each white circle, let dry.
  5. Machine-sew the swirl-circles felt onto the white circles.
  6. Place the assembled circles with wrong sides together.
  7. Sew the together, stuffing the shape with fiberfill before sewing the circles closed.

How to Top It Off

  1. To make a knotless bow, first fold the rickrack in half and sew it securely to the edge of the circle.
  2. Fold the green ribbon back and forth, forming two same-size loops and two tails.
  3. Gather the ribbon in the center and tie it with the rickrack to secure the ornament.
  4. Clip the hook over the center of the bow for a hanging loop.

Download Peppermint Ornament pattern


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