Fright night isn’t complete without black cats, spooky faces and glowing candles.
Cat Pumpkin directions: Remove stems from a large and a small pumpkin and paint with black acrylic paint. Let dry. Trace, cut and assemble templates from card stock to create ears, eyes and a nose. Give both ears a rounded shape by curling edges forward. Fold back 1⁄4 inch on bottom of ears and glue ears to top of small pumpkin as shown. Glue (we used Beacon Magna-Tac 809) on the eyes and nose, and paint a mouth using white acrylic paint. Stack small pumpkin on top of large one. Place a spoon gourd that you’ve painted black behind large pumpkin to create a tail.
Owl Pumpkin directions: Trace, cut and assemble templates from card stock: a set of brows, two eyes, a beak, two wings, one each of body templates. Glue pieces together as shown (beak should be behind eyes and on top of brows), then glue to surface of pumpkin. Tack down with pins and let dry. Glue wings to side of pumpkin and curved body pieces to the front. Tack and let dry.
Decal Candles directions: Download templates and print onto decal paper (decalpaper.com). Spray the front with two coats of acrylic spray, letting dry between applications. When decal is dry, cut around design and soak in a shallow dish of water until decal starts to lift from its backing. Carefully apply decal to candle, peeling off backing as you go. Gently blot with a paper towel to eliminate air bubbles and excess water. Let dry for a few hours before handling.
Trick or Treat Cups directions: Wrap decorative tape on a diagonal around 12-inch pieces of floral wire. With an awl or a hole punch, make a hole in each side of decorative paper cups. Thread wire through holes, turning the ends up on the inside. If desired, embellish with pieces of ribbon.