Create this arm-bone frame to display our clip-art sea-life print or another suitably spooky work of art. To make your own, download an illustration of urchins and coral. Take the file to a copy center to have it printed full-size (24 by 36 inches). You can choose a print of your own in a similar size instead. Using spray adhesive, adhere the print to foam board. Since you will not need the shoulder blades, unscrew them from the arms. Determine placement of arm bones: Place them on foam board, so their elbows are at the corners and hands reach along the sides. Anchor one arm at a time to foam board: Using a tapestry needle threaded with monofilament, and starting on the back side, sew through the foam board, loop monofilament over a bone, then push the needle back through; knot. Repeat a few times in the same spot. Then repeat this stitching in several other spots along the arm.
This tablescape features the Baskin-Robbins Pumpkin Patch and Haunted House Ice Cream cake.  The Haunted House cake is perfect for the “spooky” elment while the Pumpkin Patch Cake adds the “sweet”.  Your Halloween cakes or DIY centerpieces should be pleasing to the eye, coordinate with the theme of the table, and if your guests are lucky ~ be edible.  {wink}

Drum up excitement for the season when you dress up your house and yard! You didn’t think Halloween costumes were just for people, did you? Your house deserves a seasonal look as well. The ideas are endless. Dress up your home with anything from spiderwebs to graveyards scenes or skeletal sceneries. We’ve had a lot of time to think about making our neighborhoods more eerie during the holiday season. Scroll on through and get some ideas of your own! Don’t be afraid to get weird and silly. After all, this time comes but once a year!
Tempt your Halloween party guests with an array of candies masquerading as botanical or nautical artifacts. To begin, fill large glass jars with sweets, and then mark each jar with a label that sounds convincing—here, the meringues are "jellyfish skeletons"—while being completely made up. If you don't have a cabinet, you can create your own by arranging the jars in wooden cubbies or crates; we painted these a deep slate gray.
Make a big bang with a tumble of pumpkins studded like the starry bands of the Milky Way. Pick a few to be part of the inter- stellar arc, then hollow them out from below and punch holes in them using a drill and two different-size bits. Have fun with the placement of your planets and stars—random patterns have universal appeal. Arrange them with a few uncarved gourds, tuck battery-powered candles inside, and imagine a galaxy far, far away.
While decorating ideas can be difficult to come across, this spider webby idea can scare anyone. Window clings create a scary giant spider and web. Rat clings can be added to the bottom of the window or the screen door to show a better, scarier scene. The spider web can be created from a window cling or from the fake spider webs available around this time of year. DIY Halloween door decorations have a lot going on this one – the spider and its web can be created with window paint and a steady hand instead of store bought materials, or with tape.
Make the Wreath: Cut 150 6-inch-long strips of 2-inch-wide black grosgrain ribbon. Fold the strips in half and attach them to a 16-inch foam wreath form with straight pins, layering them on top of each other to create a ruffle effect. Cut out a silhouette of a witch from black kraft paper. Attach it to the center of a 16-inch round clear piece of acrylic with double-sided tape. Hot-glue the edges of the acrylic round to the back of the wreath form. Finish with a bow with long tails.

Turn your front yard into a gothic graveyard with realistic headstones, graceful ghosts, and shadowy silhouettes. Tempt guests toward to your doorstep with a bounty of pumpkins and faux autumn botanicals paired with a skull-studded wreath, a dramatic spider's web, and an impish doormat. Grandin Road has all the outdoor Halloween decorations you're looking for to create the high-spirited house of your imagination, including pre-lit and animated designs that will delight trick-or-treaters of any age.
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