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It is best to fill the plastic bottle with water or sand to keep it from tipping.
By Elaine from Constableville, NY
Made in a variety of shapes and sizes, these look adorable on a mantle or porch. And can be used year after year!
By Diana, Louisville, KY
Editor's Note: This project should never be used with a traditional candle flame, it is very flammable. Only battery operated tealights or other non-flame candle substites should be used.
We are going to do the tangerines as Jack o' Lanterns this year at our fall harvest party. It is important to wash the tangerines and then dry them and then put faces on them with Sharpies. The children will do the faces.
Oranges tend to not stand up and need to be in a bowl, but they are great and healthy! You can get a lot more out of tangerines, there are so many of them and they are so cute.
By Robyn from TN
This takes about 45 minutes to complete.
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN
Lay down newspapers and spray recycled glass jars in a well ventilated area. Spray paint clean jars using an assortment of paints. To create the dripping black look, spray heavily and allow to run down the sides of the jar. Spray orange, white, and gold for a candy corn look. Have fun, you can't "mess" these up.
Create labels you have hand written or printed on your computer (use a spooky font) to assorted layers of scrapbooking papers. I used terms I thought would be found in a mad-scientist's laboratory: eye of newt, witches toenails, bat wings, etc.
Fill jars with candy (witches toe nails are candy corn!) Display in a group for a cute Halloween decoration.
By Diana from Prospect, KY
Take three ice cream sticks and glue them together side by side. Make three of these. Take another ice cream stick and cut the stems for the pumpkins.
A great tip for one rubber glove was done in the sixties. We filled it with plaster of Paris and produced a slick hand, that was used for jewelry display or for Halloween fun.
A Halloween scene made from wood and pine cones. Saw the wood from the bottom of a tree trunk. Glue the pine cones and the knick knacks in any position you like.
Fish bowl painted and used as Halloween candy bow. These type of fish-bowls can be found at thrift stores for next to nothing. I purchased this one at Goodwill for 75 cents. I hand-painted candy corn onto the glass with basic acrylic craft paint.
My nephew and I love Casper. So, for Halloween we would decorate with Casper eyes all over the house. The most unexpected places the better.
This is a guide about making wooden Halloween letters. Decorate wooden craft letters to spell out a fun or spooky Halloween word.
This is a guide about making Halloween mantel pennants. Decorate your fireplace mantel or a wall with a string of Halloween themed fabric pennants.
This is a guide about making faux books for Halloween. Add a hand-painted papier-mache book to your Halloween decorations. You could add a spooky title.
This is a guide about making a stacked pumpkin tree. This eye catching pumpkin tree makes a great seasonal decoration that can be displayed from Halloween through Thanksgiving.
Use candy corn to make this simple Halloween decoration. This is a guide about making a candy corn tree.
This is a guide about making a ghost light. This cute little ghost light is easy to make and can be used to decorate year after year.
This is a guide about Halloween bat branches. For an inexpensive holiday display, decorate tree branches with glittery bats and cobwebs.
This is a guide about making veggie monsters. These cuties are a fun variation on the traditional jack 'o lantern. They would make excellent decorations on your harvest table.
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I was wondering if anybody can give me ideas for decorating for an inside Trunk or Treat. We had it figured out for outside, but we must change it now. We only have 1 day to do it.
By Earla from Ephrata, PA
What is a trunk or treat?
Many churches & schools are doing it. At the schools the families go to the school parking lot & can decorate there trunk/car & give the treats from there. It is the same as trick or treat but you go from car to car instead of house to house. It is much safer than trick or treat. But now they are doing it inside the buildings.
How can I make good Halloween decorations with just pens, paper and scissors?
By broke butterfly from Hilo, HI
Go to www.doverpublishing.com and sign up for their samples - there is a LOT of Halloween art you can just cut out.
I saw a home where they covered the windows with paper the color of the character they wanted to portray (orange-jack-o-lantern, white- ghost) and simply cut out scary eyes/nose/mouth and covered the holes with another color of paper. These were the entire size of the window, which made them look very cool! I think this idea would also work with giant silhouettes of black cats, witches, bats, etc. Have fun!
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This hat has web designed tulle around the rim and in a large bow and long tail trailing down in back. There is also a spider ribbon intertwined in it.
There are multiple 2 inch spiders crawling on the back of the large spider on top of the hat. The large spider is made of a piece of black felt slightly stuffed with tissue with google eyes. The legs are some floral arrangement pieces.
Photo Description All that was needed to keep the spider in place on the ceiling was sticky tape because the decoration is so light (but be careful you don't ruin your paint work if you do this). We also laced white cord around the spider to give the appearance of a web.
This giant spooky spider ceiling decoration couldn't be easier to make. We took two balloons and put them in a black plastic bin bag (trash bag) and knotted the top. The legs are simply long lengths taken off the roll of bags, but not separated or opened. We tied them between the balloons to make the spider's waist. The eyes are cut from paper and pasted on.
All that was needed to keep the spider in place on the ceiling was sticky tape because the decoration is so light (but be careful you don't ruin your paint work if you do this). We also laced white cord around the spider to give the appearance of a web.
The kitty seems a bit concerned with our new friend.