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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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Nine Candles Hanukkah Invitation

Your guests will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this stunning invitation to celebrate the season.

Bugle beads form a menorah on this clever Hanukkah invitation. Velvet cording frames both the menorah and the wording, giving the papers an elegant touch. The memories of your festivities will last a long time, thanks to this unique card.

Tools and Materials

  • Patterned cloud paper: 12-x-12-inch sheet and 3-1/4-x-6-1/4-inch rectangle
  • Card stock: 3-3/4-x-6-3/4-inch and 2-1/4-x-1-7/8-inch rectangles of light turquoise, 4-x-7-inch and 3-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch rectangles of medium turquoise, and scraps of yellow
  • Glue stick
  • Dark turquoise velvet cording
  • 8 silver pearl decorative nail heads
  • Crafts glue
  • Nine 1-1/4-inch-long aqua bugle beads
  • Clear quilting thread
  • Sharp needle
  • Small daisy-shaped paper punch
  • Envelope template

Instructions

Print your invitation to fit a 2-1/4-x-2-7/8-inch area on the 3-1/4-x-6-1/4-inch cloud rectangle so the type is centered and the top line is 3 1/4 inches below the top edge of the paper. Center and glue the printed rectangle on the 3-3/4-x-6-3/4-inch light turquoise rectangle.

Glue the 2-1/4-x-1-7/8-inch light turquoise rectangle on the front of the invitation centered in the area above the text. Create a border around the small light turquoise rectangle and the printed rectangle with velvet cording. Attach the cording at the corners of the rectangles with decorative nailheads, making a tiny hole at one corner of each rectangle and pulling the cording ends to the back. Glue the cording ends in place.

For the candles, position the nine bugle beads side by side on the small light turquoise rectangle; sew in place through all layers using clear quilting thread. For the flames, punch two daisy shapes from yellow card stock. Cut off the petals and glue one above each candle. Center and glue the invitation front onto the 4-x-7-inch medium turquoise rectangle.

To line the envelope flap, glue the 3-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch turquoise rectangle centered along one edge of the 12-x-12-inch sheet of cloud paper. Use the template to cut an envelope, adjusting its placement to make an envelope to fit the invitation. Score and fold in the flaps; glue in place.

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