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Elegant, Gothic Halloween Decorations

A spooky celebration calls for eerie adornment.

Craft Styling by Suzonne Stirling; Text by Judy Prouty

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Halloween table runner
Hallie Burton
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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

A table runner embellished with critters sets the scene for fright night entertaining.

Here's how: Cut white felt to fit the table's length (add 12 inches for overhang on each side) and width (ours is 18 inches). Glue strips of rickrack in equally spaced sections and around the edge of the runner. Enlarge Halloween clip art (see slide 8 for resources), then print and cut out. Trace cutouts onto black felt, cut out, and glue onto the runner as desired. For the pumpkin, draw circles with a grease pencil, varying the pattern. Drill holes using different-size bits. Cut a 3-inch round in the bottom of the pumpkin for a votive.

Tip: Use wool felt, not craft felt, for the runner because it's more durable and gives a crisp edge.

Wool felt, weircrafts.com for info; black rickrack, doveoriginalstrims.com for info; Beacon Fabri-Tac glue, beaconadhesives.com for info; Fiskars micro-tip scissors, createforless.com, $10.50.

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