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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 Decorations

Prepare your home for Hanukkah celebrations with these elegant crafts for the season.

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    • Banner Days

      Vibrant felt and blue-and-white ribbons attached with glue pair up for a warm welcome at the front door. Fold over the top edge of felt and stitch or glue to create a pocket for a dowel. Use stick-on letters to spell out a message on grosgrain ribbon to drape over the banner.

    • Wrapped in Light

      Create your own Hanukkah menorah with glass tea-light holders set on wrapped boxes. Secure candleholders with double-sided tape.

    • Hanukkah Celebration

      This cheery table setting uses the traditional colors--blue and white--of Hanukkah.

    • First-Class Dining

      Welcome guests with personalized place settings. Beaded napkin rings and elegant place cards enhance the gelt-sprinkled tablescape.

    • Gilded Hanukkah Tree

      Hang pairs of chocolate gelt and golden dreidels as ornaments from a stick-style tree.

    • Quick Sparkle Wraps

      Give your Hanukkah gifts special shine with glitter. Glue on shaped glitter or sprinkle it into a clear cello bag, right along with your gift. Sheer ribbon or tulle complete the look.

    • Paper Dreidel

      Gather family or friends for a few rounds of the traditional Hanukkah game of dreidel. A pencil gives the card-stock box its spinning ability.

    • Six-Point Star Hanger

      Beads, card stock, and ribbon make up this six-point star that will welcome guests into your home.

    • Blessing and Songbook

      Create a songbook for a sing-along that tells the story of Hanukkah. Decorate the book with stars and torn strips of paper.

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      Spin for Gold

      Gather family and friends to spin the dreidel in this traditional Hanukkah game. A pencil gives the card-stock box its spinning ability.

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      Greeting with Light

      Unfold the joy of the season with this menorah-inspired accordion card for your mantel or tabletop. Decorate blue and navy squares with sliver accents, buttons, and wire.

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      Wrapped with Light

      Create your own Hanukkah menorah, or Hanukkah, with glass tea-light holders set on wrapped boxes. Secure candle holders with double-stick tape.

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      Coined Inspired Table

      Gelt, foil-wrapped chocolate coins, inspired this table for Hanukkah. Wrap napkins with bead-and-coin-festooned ribbon, use a scarf as a table runner, and dress up simple plastic boxes of gelt with ribbon.

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      Hanukkah Party Favor

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

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      Dreidel Gift Box

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

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      Mantel Scarf

      Focus attention on the traditions of Hanukkah with a tabletop or mantel display of six-pointed stars, Hanukkah gelt, and dreidels.

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      Hanukkah Boxwood and Statice Star Centerpiece

      This centerpiece beautifully frames the menorah, a symbol of the Festival of Lights. Boxwood and statice are formed into a Star of David that envelops your menorah, turning it into an inspiring holiday centerpiece.

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      Organza Bags

      These translucent bags add shimmer to your gift exchanges. Fabric-stiffening liquid is the secret ingredient that gives the organza cloth extra body.

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      Pencil-and-Paper Dreidels

      This is an easy way to make the traditional spinning top out of everyday materials. Kids craft the dreidels from paper decorated with four Hebrew letters. Our project instructions even include a traditional game the kids can play.

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      Wood Menorah

      Light up your holiday celebrations with these colorful painted candleholders. They are created using simple wooden shapes, like spools, wheels, and beads, available at crafts shops.

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      Gelt Bags

      Give the gift of gelt in these attractive silver organza bags. Construction is so simple, a child can help. Fill them with candy gelt, coins, or other small gifts.

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      Paper Dreidel Garland

      This lively paper garland makes for a happy Hanukkah celebration. The dreidels are constructed from colorful paper, then decorated with Hebrew letters. Our exclusive pattern makes creating this project quick and simple.

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      Free Hanukkah Wine Labels

      Celebrate the season with pretty Hanukkah designs to download and wrap around bottles of wine.
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