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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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Handmade Hanukkah Cards and Paper Crafts

Celebrate the holidays with cards and party invitations custom crafted to suit your needs and tastes. Each project includes a complete materials list, instructions, and patterns.

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    • Star of David Card

      Send warm wishes to friends and family with a Star of David card that can be made in minutes using eyelets and silver thread.

    • Hanukkah Party Favor

      Your holiday guests will long remember these little handmade packages. Each bundle includes a dreidel and a personalized tag.

    • Dreidel Gift Box

      Give a gift in style with these small boxes designed to look like traditional Jewish dreidels. They're simple to make from card stock.

    • Embossed Stars Hanukkah Card

      Dimensional six-pointed stars help this Hanukkah greeting card stand out. Crafted in card stock, embossing powder, and plastic mesh, this project can be completed in short order.

    • Pencil-and-Paper Dreidels

      Use everyday materials to craft these easy-to-make spinning tops. Kids can make the dreidels from paper decorated with Hebrew letters. Our project instructions even include a traditional game for the kids to play.

    • A Merry Melody

      For a playful page, this scrapbooker incorporated a song by comedian Adam Sandler into her journaling. She paired a black-and-white photo with bright colors for impact and wrote a subtitle, rather than lots of text, to keep the layout simple.

    • Mirrored Image

      Duplicate an element from your photo. Made from a small length of ribbon and four sequins, the "i" in the title mirrors the look of the candles.

    • Silver Embellishments

      Use cutout letters, shapes, silver embellishments, and ribbon to add layers and clever decorative elements.

    • Less is More

      When you create cards, think in simple shapes and basic colors. The design comes alive when you add wonderful textures and intricate, but simple to do, wire-and-beadwork motif.

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      Menorah Greeting Card

      Craft this Hanukkah greeting card and watch the recipient's eyes light up. It's easy to make from card stock, paper, and a few inexpensive crafts supplies.

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      Stripes and Stars Hanukkah Card

      Create a contemporary Hanukkah greeting card with vellum strips and brads. Card stock, punched stars, and few simple crafts supplies complete the project.

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      Layered-Star Hanukkah Card

      Layers of texture and shape give this contemporary Hanukkah greeting card a bold look. It's made from basic crafts supplies and destined to be a favorite among your recipients.

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      Hanukkah Slider Card

      Put a spin on the traditional Hanukkah card by making a slider card with a coordinating sleeve. This unique card is constructed with common crafts materials, including card stock, punched stars, ribbon, beads, and wire.

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      Laced Hanukkah Card

      Even the youngest card maker can "sew" up this stylish Star of David greeting. The card is crafted in card stock and ribbon and has a clean, contemporary look.

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      Invitation for a Hanukkah Gathering

      Invite guests to join you for Hanukkah festivities with this handsome invitation. A vellum overlay provides a homey stage for the handwritten details atop a colorful menorah.

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      Nine Candles Hanukkah Invitation

      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.

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