Trick out the mantel with graphic pumpkins, a magical clock and a garland festooned with an eclectic mix of odds and ends.
Here's how: Prime and paint the reverse side of a 16-inch pizza pan and set it aside to dry thoroughly. Adhere pieces of black masking tape along the rimmed edge to create a border (optional). Print out the starburst templates (click on link below) and cut them out. Trace around the templates onto the reverse side of colored Con-Tact or scrapbook paper and cut them out. Working from the center outward, adhere the starbursts to the pizza pan. (If using scrapbook paper, adhere the paper with a quick-setting craft glue.) Print clock numbers on rub-on paper and follow manufacturer's directions for application, or buy self-adhesive number stickers. For clock hands, place a brad fastener through the hole in the two clock hands and fasten them together. Adjust so hands almost point to 13. Glue the hands to the middle starburst.
Tip: If you want a clock that really works, you can buy the materials at a craft or hardware store. Just drill a hole in the center of the pan and follow manufacturer's instructions for putting together the clock kit.
Click here to download templates