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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Vintage Heart

Stitch lovingly gathered laces and trims to fabric, adding aged buttons as accents. Cover a sturdy cardboard heart-shape cutout with the elegant stitchery for your favorite incurable romantic.

You Will Need

  • (2) 12-inch squares each of cardboard; fleece or cotton batting; and woven fabric
  • 8-inch lengths of lace in assorted widths (enough to cover entire front of heart)
  • 1/2 yard of 3-inch-wide crocheted lace edging
  • 15 inches of 5/8-inch-wide sheer ribbon
  • 16-inch piece of 5/8-inch-wide braid
  • Vintage buttons
  • Glue gun and low-temperature hotmelt adhesive
  • Masking tape

Instructions

  1. Trace the pattern, see link below, onto tracing paper; cut out. Cut 2 each from cardboard and fleece. Trace 2 hearts on fabric. Add a 1-inch seam allowance around the edges. To one heart (front), baste the laces vertically covering the seam allowance line. Sew laces side by side and cover with narrow laces. Attach buttons on top of lace. Cut out heart front and back.
  2. Lightly glue a fleece heart to each cardboard heart. Cover each fleece heart with fabric; carefully clip fabric to seam allowance. Tape seam allowance to the cardboard back.
  3. Place heart back fabric side down. Pin the center of the crocheted lace edging to the tip of the heart. Pin the edging around each side, slightly gathering edging while pinning. Glue the edging in place, removing the pins. Glue the ends of the sheer ribbon to the area marked Ribbon Hanger on the pattern.
  4. Glue the heart front to the heart back. Glue braid around the outer edge.

Download Vintage Heart Diagram

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