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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Easy Road Map Folder Made from a Place Mat

Use a fabric place mat to create a road map organizer that fits easily into a glove compartment.

What You'll Need

  • Fabric place mat
  • Felt-tip marker
  • Two buttons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Wooden letters
  • Wood glue

How to Make It

1. Fold up one-third of a place mat to form a pocket large enough to hold maps.

2. Mark button placement to the left and right edges of the front pocket.

3. Sew buttons as marked, sewing through both layers of the place mat. Knot firmly on the back.

4. Wrap lengths of ribbon around the flap that will fold over the map pocket; glue ribbons into place using fabric glue.

5. Glue wooden letters to the front of the fold-over flap using wood glue.


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