Halloween Decorations

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Halloween Craft: How To Make Spool Monsters
Halloween Craft: How To Make Spool Monsters

You've got mail. When a witch lands on your mailbox, you know it's a special delivery. This one's made from a small pumpkin and plastic garbage bags. A broom provides the finishing touch.


  • 2 to 3 Large black garbage bags
  • Scissors
  • Pumpkin
  • Acrylic enamel craft paints
  • Gourd
  • T-pins
  • Clear packing tape
  • Orange pumpkin leaf bag
  • Bag tie
  • Broomstick
  • Witch's hat

To make:

  1. Lay 1 garbage bag flat. Cut open sides to make a long rectangle. Wrap this around mailbox, covering half. Pull and tie tightly under box. Cut off excess.
  2. Paint face on pumpkin. Let dry. Cut off end of gourd and use T-pins to attach to face. Place pumpkin on front end of mailbox. Use tape to attach, tightly wrapping tape around pumpkin and box several times.
  3. To make hair, cut away the closed end of pumpkin leaf bag. Cut bag in half horizontally. Use 1 half only. Tie bag in center with bag tie. Cut strips to make hair on both sides of bag. Use T-pins to attach hair to pumpkin.
  4. Cut another black garbage bag to make a large rectangle. Drape over back of mailbox to make cape. Tape front edge to mailbox behind witch's head. Cut a jagged bottom on the cape.
  5. Nail or tape broomstick to post. Put witch's hat on pumpkin. Attach with T-pins.

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