Resource: Hocus Pocus: Halloween Crafts

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Take a look at Hocus Pocus: Halloween Crafts for a Spooktacular Holiday for great seasonal ideas you can use this year or next.

Publisher Martingale and Company specializes in craft books, so it is no wonder that they are sharing Halloween crafts in Hocus Pocus.  Most of these craft  projects can be completed in an afternoon, from shimmering beaded spider-webs to party crackers that open with a loud “pop!” to reveal a gush of goodies. These projects use easy sewing, stamping, and painting techniques to make these 20 projects. Templates for all these designs are provided with full-color photographs and instructions.

Home décor craft projects include a witch and full moon stenciled doormat, skeleton stenciled banner, glittered pumpkin basket , gel cauldron candles, cat and pumpkin dolls, and painted witch and bat lanterns,

Entertaining craft projects include handmade party invitations, a haunted house ice bucket, spooky glass coasters, etched glasses, haunted house party favors, bat favor bags, pumpkin placemat, painted cat and pumpkin tray, and a haunted tree table decoration.

I love the little haunted house party favors made out of cardstock. You can put treats inside each house for  each guest, but I think they will make adorable easy table decorations at an October luncheon I have coming up—inexpensive and easy to make! The Halloween party crackers are also cute and a cinch to make by wrapping mailing tubes or toilet paper rolls with decorative holiday paper and ribbon.

The bat favor bags are really easy and clever— a black treat bag is filled with candy and little goodies with the cut-out bat upside down at the bottom—when the bag is hung from a mantel or stair rail or tree branch by ribbon, the bat is hanging appropriately upside! You could hang the treat bags on the haunted tree centerpiece which also looks easy to make.

Enjoy checking out this resource for Halloween crafts.

The book is available online.

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