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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Top BHG.com Holiday Ideas of 2012

'Twas a season of cooking (with apples and pureed pumpkin), decorating (with natural elements), and crafting (with felt) on BHG.com. We've gathered the top 15 holiday projects and recipes of 2012 -- we bet you'll find a familiar idea or two.


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    • Top Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

      Macaroni and cheese is always a favorite with our readers but add in pumpkin and you've got a big winner. With over 8,000 Pinterest pins, this recipe was also tops on social media.

    • Top Fall Outdoor Decoration: Juniper-and-Bittersweet Rake Wreath

      The adjectives readers used to describe this fall wreath: adorable, inexpensive, and so cute. You especially loved the recycle idea of it; opting to show off an outdated or broken wreath instead of tossing it.

      To make the wreath, simply tuck dried juniper and bittersweet betwen tongs of a rake and add a natural raffia bow at the base.

    • Top Fall Baking Recipe: Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

      Better Homes and Gardens readers love apples! And when it comes to fall baking, they loved this apple-packed slab pie. Looking to jazz it up? Readers suggested serving it with pumpkin ice cream and caramel sauce. Sounds delish!

    • Top Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Stacked Pumpkin Message

      Forget spooky -- this Halloween you went for elegant with these stacked pumpkins. The less-than-frightful display was a top Facebook "Like" as well. It was also part of one of our most popular days for the 100 Days of Holidays program.

    • Top Halloween Pumpkin Stencil: Frankenstein's Face

      The #1 pumpkin stencil of the year was this bolt-head buddy. He beat woodland creatures, smiling faces, and dog breeds for the best of the season.

    • Top Halloween Recipe: Black Cat Cupcakes

      We traditionally have more dog people than cat people on BHG.com, but here kitties reigned supreme. This Halloween cupcake decorating idea was a huge favorite.

      To get the look:

      1. Frost your favorite cupcakes with chocolate frosting and top with a generous amount of chocolate sprinkles.
      2. For eyes, cut a 1/8-inch-thick slice from two yellow gumdrops. Stick a short piece of shoestring licorice to act as the cat's pupil.
      3. For ears, cut chocolate candy bars into triangles.
      4. For whiskers, cut shoestring licorice into 1-1/2- to 2-inch lengths and arrange. Pipe on a frosting nose.
    • Top Thanksgiving Side Dish: Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

      Mmm…we wish we'd been invited to all the Thanksgiving dinners that included this side dish favorite! A smart toss-in-the-slow-cooker solution to the big feast, this eight ingredient recipe gains punch from chicken broth with roasted garlic.

    • Top Thanksgiving Video: How to Deep-Fry a Turkey

      Get out the fryers -- you were up for something different for your Thanksgiving feast. Our #1 video of the Thanskgiving season was this deep-fry a turkey segment. Check it out so you can master the bird next year!

    • Top Winter Recipe: Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Bake

      One of our readers said this about this favorite winter bake: "My four boys absolutely devoured this!" We're so glad it feeds a crew (the recipe serves 12).

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      Top Holiday Party Appetizer: Endive Chicken Boats

      When it came to Thanksgiving, make-ahead was key. This highly rated chicken appetizer features Belgian endives as the base. Finger food rules!

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      Top Indoor Christmas Decoration: Fir Bundles

      Nature-inspired decorations ruled this holiday season. And when nature was paired with small-spaces, the response was overwhelming. This simple bundle of fir, berries, and twigs tied with baubbles and matching ribbon was a winner.

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      Top Holiday Food Gift: Cake Pops

      Cake pops were a huge trend last year and the love continues. These 12 recipes for cake pops (bridging tastes from Chocolate Mint to Lemon Cream) were a huge hit, specially when gifted in a decorative tin.

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      Top Handmade Christmas Gift: Felt Christmas Tree Crafts

      Pretty felt ornaments that work with anything (added to canisters for the kitchen, hung on the tree, or looped over a doorknob) were your favorite handmade gift of the season. Inexpensive materials make it do-able in multiple.

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      Top Christmas Centerpiece: Sweater-Wrapped Votives

      These petite (and cheap!) beauties adorned many of your Christmas tables. Some users commented that they wanted to make them more traditional with red and green Christmas sweaters -- great idea! To make, simply cut off the cuff of an old sweater and wrap around a glass votive.

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      Top Christmas Cookie: Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

      These cookies dominated the cookie voting this holiday season. Melted vanilla candies and peanut butter cups provided most of Frosty's facade; the cookie is a basic brown sugar and peanut butter base.

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      Top BHG.com Holiday Ideas of 2013

      As you ring in the New Year, look back on the best of the holidays. These recipes, crafts, and videos were your favorites and could inspire your celebrations in 2014. Make sure to pin them for next year!
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