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Make a Decaying or Mummy Skull

Decaying skull Halloween prop

I love Halloween, and I love Halloween projects. And by the way, I’m seriously lazy. So when a friend of mine told me he had a great, terrifying-looking, gory, easy prop to show me, I was all in! But even I (the corner-cutting queen) was rather delightfully surprised at how …

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Prepare Your House for Halloween!

Spider Halloween decoration on window

Over and over again I hear from rueful friends, “I just don’t have the time to decorate my house for Halloween…and besides, I don’t want to spend a lot of money.” My answer? Both the time AND money you spend on decorating your house for the scariest day of the …

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Head in a Jar Halloween Prop

Complete Head in a Jar Halloween prop

Looking for a great new Halloween prop that hasn’t been done to death? Don’t lose your head – make this creepy decoration! Making a Head in a Jar prop is so easy, it’s almost scary – and the project won’t bust your Halloween budget. Read on to find out how …

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A Grave Matter: Building a Halloween Cemetery

It’s scary. It’s terrifying. It’s blood-curdling. It’s…a week before your big Halloween bash and you don’t have a single decoration yet! Never fear: help is here, and in a hurry. Here’s how to haunt your own front yard or indoor party area with these chillingly good graveyard scene ideas. Terrifying …

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How to Grow Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Ah, the orange, glowing, delightful Jack-O-lantern: it’s perhaps the most immediately recognizable image of Halloween. Each autumn, thousands of families within the U.S. flock to farms, vegetable stands and even supermarkets to buy a pumpkin or two (or more!). But a few in-the-know growers avoid the rush by cultivating their …

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Halloween Costume Classics: Wizards Throughout the Ages

Whip up an enchanting costume this Halloween Halloween is a time of magic, making a sorcerer’s costume the perfect pick. But there’s more than one way to wave a wand. Famous wizards have their own distinctive looks, giving you plenty of options. Try a classic or contemporary enchanter outfit and …

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How to Make “Shrunken Heads” with Apples

Shrunken heads are the stuff of myth, legend and Hollywood voodoo movies. This Halloween, bring an eerie tradition to life by creating apple “shrunken heads” for your diabolical display. Be as simple or as detailed as you’d like; they may look like they take a lot of effort, but making …

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How to Craft a Witch’s Kitchen

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the craftiest of them all? You are—with a few simple tips on creating a simply ghoulish witch’s kitchen! What’s the Idea? The Witch’s Kitchen is a concept that has grown in popularity since it was first spotted as a trend several years ago. The …

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