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Attention, now it's getting scary. With this creative decoration in October, you'll hit Halloween completely on Halloween.

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Pumpkin grimaces, creepy lanterns, creative invitation cards and much more - with our decoration ideas for Halloween, you can turn your home quickly and cheaply into a spooky haunted castle.

Instructions for the pumpkin's face:

You need this:

  • 1 pumpkin
  • candle
  • Lace cake or vegetable knife
  • spoon
  • pencil

It's that easy:

1. Cut the lid off the pumpkin and hollow out the pumpkin with a spoon.

2. Draw two triangles as eyes and mouth with teeth with a pencil and cut out with a knife.

3. Put the candle in the pumpkin.

That's what you need for the Halloween paper bag:

  • Stencil with witch motif (craft shop)
  • paper bag
  • masking tape
  • household sponge
  • clothes peg
  • Acrylic or poster color in orange and dark red (craft shop)
  • Remnant of coarse linen
  • Juteband (craft shop)
  • Klebesterne (department store)
  • scissors
  • pen

It's that easy:

1. Place the stencil on the paper bag, fix it with a little crepe.

2. Cut off a small piece of household sponge and hold it with a clothespin. This creates a cheap sponge.

3. Dab paint. Immediately remove the template and rinse. Let dry.

4. Copy a piece of coarse linen on the color copier and cut out apples.

5. Stick apples on labels and label them with the names of the children or guests.

6. Attach labels to the bags with a little jute tape.

7. Decorate additional bags with some glue beads.

That's what you need for the creepy lanterns:

  • drinking glasses
  • Glass paint in yellow and orange (eg from Hobby Line; craft shop)
  • thrush
  • Black photocard or construction paper (craft shop)
  • Satin ribbon in red and green
  • tealights
  • sharp scissors

It's that easy:

1. Dab tumblers with glass paint in yellow or orange, allow to dry.

2. From black cardboard Halloween motifs such. As a witch, cat, bat and ghost cut.

3. Drill 2 small holes with the scissors into the motifs and thread through satin ribbons.

4. Tie motives around the glasses.

5. Put tealights in the glasses.

Tip: Templates for motives can be found on the Internet.

That's what you need for the scary basket of sweets:

  • Photo carton in orange
  • Cutter with pad
  • Wrapping paperAlle adhesive (eg from Pritt)
  • skewer
  • basket
  • white felt
  • Satin ribbons in red and orange
  • Textile glue (haberdashery)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • fabric scissors

It's that easy:

1. Draw a pumpkin on orange cardboard and cut it out with the cutter.

2. Cut a rectangle of approx. 5 x 12 cm from photo carton. Write a message on wrapping paper and glue wrapping paper to the photo carton.

3. Stick the pumpkin on it.

4. Skewer with a skewer and put in the basket.

5. "buo!" paint in single letters on white felt and cut out.

6. Stick satin ribbons with textile glue on the back of the letters and tie them to the basket.

7. In addition, knit satin ribbons in orange to the basket.

That's what you need for the invitation card:

  • orange photocard
  • Transparent Paper
  • pencil
  • Glue stick (eg from UHU)
  • scissors

It's that easy:

1. For 1 card, cut photocard to 15 x 21 cm.

2. Copy the hangover from the template, cut it out and glue it onto the photo carton.

3. Print or label on transparent paper and cut to 15 x 21 cm.

4. Bend cardboard and paper in the middle and staple to the invitation card.

This is what you need for the invitation card / lantern:

  • DIN A 4 sheets of solid tracing paper in orange (eg from Jerwitz)
  • black photo carton
  • Adhesive (eg UHU)
  • white tracing paper
  • black decorative pencil (eg from Edding)
  • Photo carton in orange
  • black envelopes

It's that easy:

1. Cut a 12.5 cm wide strip from orange transparent paper (DIN A 4). On one narrow side, carefully scrape a 1 cm wide strip (addition) with the cutter and fold. At a distance of 7.2 cm, score 3 more times and fold so that 4 equal-sized fields and the 1 cm wide edge are created. Apply adhesive to the 1 cm wide addition, allow to dry slightly and fold inwards. Glue the lantern together.

2. Cut different bats and pumpkins out of black cardboard and glue them onto the lantern.

3. For the band, cut out a strip (8 x 30 cm) of white tracing paper. To fold the merged lantern and stick together.

4. Label stripes with the invitation text.

5. Cut an approx. 10 x 7 cm pumpkin out of orange photocard, stick it on the envelope and provide it with the address.

That's what you need for the ghost bags:

  • white and orange construction paper (craft shop)
  • Paper bags in DIN A6 format (eg from Rayher, craft shop)
  • Glue stick (eg from UHU)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • wave scissors
  • black pencil (eg from Edding)
  • Sweets

It's that easy:

1. Print template and cut out ghosts. Draw ghosts on white construction paper and cut to size.

2. Paint faces.

3. Cut the orange-colored construction paper into strips of paper width with the shears and glue onto the bag.

4. Glue 1 ghost over each.

5. Fill bags with sweets.

That's what you need for the pumpkin as a lantern:

  • pumpkin
  • pen
  • knife
  • spoon
  • Linocut tool (craft shop or internet)
  • tealight

It's that easy:

1. Draw a pattern on the pumpkin with a pen.

2. Cut a lid off the pumpkin with a knife. Cover the pumpkin with a spoon.

3. Cut out the pattern with the linocut tool and a drill.

4. Insert tealight and light it.

Props: Bag: from Accessorize, 46 euros

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