Rhinestone PumpkinsCast a sparkly Halloween spell with these quick crafts glimmering with bewitching baubles and ghoulish glitter. A little shimmer (or a lot!) adds notice-me pop to any eerie creation.
Studded with self-adhesive craft store jewels, these blinged out pumpkins prove diamonds are a ghoul's best friend.
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A dramatic vinyl witch rides through twinkling Styrofoam stars to delight trick-or-treaters. Get the downloadable templates and all of the haunted how-tos.
Grave ConditionSilver Tombstones
Sugar pumpkins, stacked as skeletons, rest in peace on a macabre mantel. Spray-paint the gourds white, brush them with silver glitter paint, and let dry; create sunken sockets with black permanent marker. The final nails in the coffin: store-bought Styrofoam tombstones, embellished with acrylic silver paint; a leafy garland; and extra gourds lightly sprayed with gold paint.
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Paint jack-o'-lanterns shades of heavy metal before craving features. "Rock" them out with plastic gems, sequin strips (around the witch's eyes), and glitter glue (outlining the ghost).
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Help guest identify their goblets with shimmery spiders. Spray craft store arachnids with adhesive, spray paint each with a different shade of glitter, and hot-glue to black pipe cleaners.
Pumpkin CatsScaredy Cats
Creating a trio of crystal-accented cats is so simple, it's frightening. Pick large pumpkins for the bodies, smaller ones for the heads (snap off steams; turn upside down), and squash for the tails. Spray on a couple of coats of glossy black paint, and carve almond-shaped eyes. Cut triangle ears and collars from felt; affix with straight pins. With a hot-glue gun, attach plastic gems and rhinestone strips for purrfectly gloomy glamour.
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Your Bag of TricksHalloween Favors
Give dearly departing guests a sneaky send-off with tulle-shrouded favors that conceal foil-wrapped candies and more. Cut the semi-sheer, glitter-flecked fabric into approximately 7-inch squares. Fill with seasonal sweets - along with a few surprises like toy snakes, centipedes, and the like - and tie with ribbon, adding stationery store tags with a message penned in script. A spooky butternut squash, spray-painted copper with a classic Scream face, overlooks them all.
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