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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Stars-and-Stripes Place Mats

Display your American pride at every meal.

Finished size: 11-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches.

What You Need:

  • Two 9-1/2-inch completed unfinished Stars and Stripes quilt blocks in coordinating colors.

Set a patriotic table for your next meal.
  • 1/4 yard of blue print fabric
  • 1/3 yard of red print fabric for back
  • 12 x 19-inch piece of quilt batting
  • Six 1/2-inch gold star buttons

All seam allowances are 1/4 inch wide.

Cut the Fabric:

From blue print, cut:

  • Two 1-3/4 x 18-1/2-inch strips for borders
  • Two 2 x 42-inch strips for binding

From red print, cut:

  • One 12- x 19-inch rectangle for back

Make the Place Mat:

1. Download the free pattern for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Stars and Stripes quilt blocks pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Sew two blocks together with the stars on the outside edges. Sew one 1-1/2 x 18-1/2-inch strip to top of place mat and one to bottom of place mat.

3. Layer the top, batting, and back together; baste. Quilt as desired. (The maker of the place mat shown outline-quilted around the small star blocks and stripes.) Finish place mat with binding. Sew a gold star button in center of each star.

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