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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Leprechaun Pin

For showin' of the green on St. Patrick's Day, gather scraps of felt to make a fun no-sew leprechaun.

Using an iron and bonding medium, in no time you'll have a handful of lucky leprechauns to pass out to friends. Finish with a pin backing for a gleeful shirt trim, with a magnet so he'll guard the refrigerator, or with pressure-sensitive adhesive so he becomes a computer buddy.

What You Need:

Kids can create this felt fellow.
  • 1 square of dark green felt (trousers, cap)
  • Scraps of felt in beige (face, hands), white (stockings), black (shoes), light green (jacket), and light brown (beard)
  • Tissue paper
  • Paper-backed fusible web
  • 4 x 4-inch piece of medium-weight, nonfusible, nonwoven interfacing
  • Embroidery floss: red, blue, and green
  • Embroidery needle
  • 1-inch-long pin back
  • Crafts glue

Instructions:

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

Leprechaun pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Trace the full-size pattern pieces onto tissue paper; cut out. Trace around all pattern pieces, except back leg, on the paper side of the fusible web. Cutting slightly outside the drawn lines, cut out the fusible web pieces. Following the manufacturer's instructions, fuse web pieces to the appropriate color of felt. Cut out fused felt on the drawn pattern lines. Peel off the paper backing from all pieces.

3. Assemble the legs. Cut out two back legs from the dark green felt. With the toes of the back pointing outward, align a stocking, a front leg, and a shoe atop each back leg. Overlap the pieces as shown by the dashed lines on each stocking, keeping the stocking underneath. Fuse all pieces together.

4. Assemble the front body. Lay interfacing on the ironing board. Fuse the leprechaun body, head, and arm pieces to the interfacing, overlapping the pieces as shown by the dashed lines and the Composite Diagram. Begin by fusing lower toros, hands, and jacket, layering the pieces as for the legs.

5. Next, position the beard atop the body; tuck the face underneath the beard. Place the cap atop the head. Fuse the assembled head/hat to the interfacing. Trim the interfacing even with the edges of the felt.

6. Separate the six-strand embroidery floss and use three strands for all embroidery. Straight-stitch blue eyes, a red mouth, and green jacket buttons as shown on pattern pieces.

7. Assemble the back body. Use the assembled front body as a pattern for the back body. Trace around the front body on the paper side of the fusible web. Set the front body aside. Cut out fusible web slightly outside the drawn line. Also cut away 3/8 inch of the lower torso to allow for leg insertion between the front and back bodies.

8. Fuse web to back body. Peel off the paper, align the front and back bodies, and fuse together. If necessary, trim the edges of the back body to match the front body.

9. Insert the legs between the lower front and back bodies, aligning the Xs. To attach legs, make a cross-stitch at each X, using six strands of green embroidery floss and stitching through all layers. Glue the pin back to wrong side of the leprechaun.

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