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Halloweensgiving Crafts

Lucy Gretsky and Haley Tomasso

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As Halloween and Thanksgiving are slowly approaching, it’s time to get crafty with these four easy do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. These projects are an inexpensive, quick and easy way to have fun. It’s time to get creative and embrace all that comes with fall.

Fall Lantern

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What You’ll Need: 

  • Mason jar
  • Mod podge
  • Paint brush
  • Real or fake leaves

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Instructions:

  1. Using the brush, spread mod podge onto a leaf.
  2. Stick the leaf onto your mason jar.
  3. To help the leaf stick completely, spread mod podge on top of the leaf (Don’t worry the mod podge will dry clear).
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until leaves cover your mason jar.
  5. Put a mini candle in this jar and light up the room or use as decorative container for any small household items.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic glove
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Colorful feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Rubberband
  • Elmer’s glue

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Instructions:

  1. Blow up the plastic glove and secure it with a rubber band.
  2. Paint the glove brown (two coats of paint).
  3. After the paint has dried, use Elmer’s glue to glue a colored feather onto each finger except for the thumb.
  4. Glue on one googly eye to the thumb of the glove.

Hanging Halloween Decoration

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What You’ll Need:

  • Gauge aluminum wire
  • Two doilies
  • Halloween decorations – We used a fake spider
  • String
  • Elmer’s glue

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Instructions:

  1. Start by gluing two doilies together.
  2. Mold the wire into a circle and cut enough so that it’s a similar circumference to the doilies.
  3. Glue the doilies to the wire.
  4. Glue a fake spider to the doily.
  5. Attach string and hang up for a fun Halloween decoration

Mummy Candy Holders

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What You’ll Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Toilet paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Googly eyes

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Instructions:

  1. Paint mason jar black (three coats).
  2. After the paint has dried, wrap toilet paper around and glue it down.
  3. Glue on two googly eyes.
  4. Put some candy in these containers as a gift for a friend or to use as a cute decorative Halloween piece.

All photos are by Lucy Gretsky and Haley Tomasso

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