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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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Masquerade Masks

To disguise your bright eyes for a New Year's party or Mardi Gras, let them take flight in a fantasy of feathers.

Materials

  • Mask form
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge decoupage medium
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Decorative pencils
  • Bead wire
  • Striped-animal-print felt
  • Orange glitter glue
  • Feathers (orange and black)
  • Faceted beads (orange and black)

Instructions

  1. Place the mask form on top of the felt. Cut around the mask, adding a 1/2-inch margin all around. Paint a coat of decoupage medium on the front of the mask. Place the felt on top, and press firmly until the felt adheres to the mask. Let the mask dry.
  2. Using sharp scissors, cut the excess felt around the outside edges. Poke a hole in the middle of each eye, and cut out the openings. Outline the stripes with glitter glue, and let the glue dry.
  3. Starting at a top corner of the mask, glue on feathers, alternating the colors, so they frame the outer edges of the eyes. Glue a pencil to the mask for a handle.
  4. String and coil faceted beads on a length of bead wire. Wrap the beaded wire around the handle, letting several beads dangle from the bottom. Dab glue on the wire at the back of the mask to hold it in place.

Materials

  • Mask form
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge decoupage medium
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Decorative pencils
  • Bead wire
  • Sequins in assorted colors
  • Purple feathers
  • Pearl glitter glue
  • Pink sequins-and-beads trim
  • Faceted beads in assorted colors

Instructions

  1. Paint the front of the mask form with a coat of decoupage medium, and cover it with sequins. Let dry.
  2. Glue on four or five feathers to frame the eyes as directed for the Tiger Mask. Layer and glue on six to eight feathers between the eyes. Accent some of the feathers with glitter glue. Glue a row of sequins-and-beads trim along the bottom of the mask.
  3. Glue a pencil to the mask for a handle. Wire and coil beads to the handle as directed for the Tiger Mask. Glue one bead to the bottom of the handle.

Materials

  • Mask form
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge decoupage medium
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Decorative pencils
  • Bead wire
  • Pink sequins
  • Pearl glitter glue
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • White card stock
  • Purple glitter
  • Pink feathers
  • Assorted pink glass beads
  • Fuchsia heart bead
  • Pink sequins-and-beads trim

Instructions

  1. Coat the upper half of the mask with decoupage medium, and cover the area with sequins. Let the medium dry. Run a line of glitter glue along the top edge of the mask.
  2. Using the photo as a guide, create an equilateral triangle beak pattern on tracing paper. The triangle measures 3 inches at the base and 5 inches from the base center to the triangle tip. Include tabs on the edge that will be glued to the mask so you'll be able to glue it securely.
  3. Use the pattern to trace and cut the beak from card stock. Bend the beak in half. Fold the tabs forward. Attach the beak to the mask between the eyes with the tabs glued onto the back of the mask. Coat the beak with decoupage medium, and sprinkle it with glitter. Let dry.
  4. Starting at the nose of the mask, glue a layer of feathers over the beak, and under and up the outside of the eyes. Fill in the area with additional layers of feathers. Glue glass beads across the bridge of the beak.
  5. Glue the heart bead to the cheek. Glue a pencil to the mask for a handle, and finish the handle as directed for the Tiger Mask.
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