Creating an eerie entrance

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Enter and be recognized!
Adorn your entrance with these spooky embellishments and be prepared to give your guests a fright of their lifetime.

Batty Branches
Get yourself a pumpkin in the size proportionate to your entry table and start off by cutting the stem flat across the top. Carve out a small hole at the top for a space to hold branches for a treetop.
To make the bats that will be hanging from the branches, cut out bat shapes from patterned Halloween papers which you can get from a crafts store. Tape a thin ribbon at the back of each bat and tie them to the branches. Use your creativity to make it look as though they are truly hanging from the branches.

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Patterned Paper Votives
To start, buy 4 to 8-inch straight sided glass votives from a crafts store. For one votive, one sheet of black, patterned and black tissue paper each is required. First, cut a piece of the patterned paper large enough to cover the outside of the votive. Trace a bat shape on the back of the paper and cut out the shape with a small scissor. Next, tape a small sheet of black tissue paper over the cutout and wrap the paper around the votive and tape in back along the seam. To make a border, cut two strips of ½ inch black paper and tape it around the top and bottom edges.

Candy, anyone?
Decide firsthand how many candy-filled cones you intend to make and get one sheet of orange tissue paper and one 12-inch black paper doily for each cone. To cover the doily, you will need to cut the orange tissue paper into a large square shape. Then cut three equally distanced slits into the center of the doily, making sure it stays intact. Shape the doily into a cone and secure the seams with a stapler or tape. Place the earlier cut orange tissue paper inside the cone and fill it with a handful or tasty treats for your guests.

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