Her Clever Use Of Glitter For Halloween Inspired Me, These Ideas Are Perfect
FaithTap Staff 10/10/2015
Halloween isn't just the kick-off for the holiday season, but also DIY season. There are so many possibilities, it's almost scary! Here some favorites, from glam to gross and everything in between.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get the most out of Halloween. In fact, many of the best ideas are hiding in your recycling bin. These reuse craft ideas will have your friends and family quaking in their boots.
Mason Jar Jack-O-Lanterns
If you have some spare mason jars lying around from your fall canning adventures, these mason-jar-and-tissue-paper lanterns are all the fun of pumpkins without the gooey, seedy mess.
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Stamp
Add a little pumpkin power to your favorite projects, or just let the kids play around with this easy-to-make stamp to get them excited for the season. All you need is a bit of tape, a toilet paper roll and the paints of your choice.
DIY 'Brains' Apothecary Jars
If you're like us, you like to keep your brains in a place that's easy to find. These DIY Apothecary Jars put together an old pickle jar and candlestick for an upscale-looking container without the upscale price.
Sometimes, when you carve pumpkins long before Halloween, they just don't last. Salvage what's left of your wilted pumpkin with this easy pumpkin cooler.
Toilet Paper Roll Glow Eyes
Line your walkway with these glowing eyes and watch trick-or-treaters run away! All you'll need are some toilet paper rolls, a few dollar store glow sticks and a knife to create the "eyes."
Candy Corn Ombre Bottles
Any wine enthusiast has a few empty bottles lying around, so why not turn them into another treat? These spray painted candy corn decorations are so sweet, you'll need some tricks to balance them out!
Toilet Paper Roll Bat
Who knew toilet paper rolls could be so cute and spooky? With black paint, construction paper, glue and googly eyes you can create an adorable little winged creature of your own. This is a great craft for kids, too!
It might be Halloween, but decor doesn't always need to be creepy and gory. These too-cute DIY Halloween ideas will keep your place looking put-together, stylish and festive.
Add a sparkly touch to your mantle or porch with these eye-catching, colorful pumpkins. With just a few supplies you can create a gorgeous conversation piece without all of the carving.
Halloween Cloche Glass
Contain a classy Halloween all in one spot! This cloche contains some spooky-yet-sweet details that will draw attention from house guests.
You can keep this cute DIY garland up for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. For something that does double duty, it's super easy to make! (And cheap!)
White pumpkins are all the rage this season, and adding basic lettering and candle sticks to these will really class up the joint.
Show the world whose house it is with these eye-catching monogram pumpkins. A bit of polish and sparkle (aka glue and glitter) and this pumpkin is ready to stand out.
Adding crows to nearly anything makes it a bit spooky, but add them to this bejeweled candelabra and you'll give your guests a fancy fright.
Creepy for Kids
Between fall break and sugar highs this season, it's going to be tough to keep kids occupied. These cute and kooky crafts will keep your little busy bodies occupied (at least for the time being!)
Candy Corn Banner
It doesn't get any simpler than this. Your kids will get to put their painting and cutting skills to the test and you'll get an adorable handmade banner to hang every year.
Sugar Skull Balloons
Let the Sharpie do the talking. Simply blow up a few white balloons and let the kids go to town creating their own unique designs.
Dangling Eyeball Garland
A little bit awwww and a little bit ewwww, this printable eyeball garland project is a great way to get kids in the mood for something scary.
Let the spirit(s) of Halloween flow through the kids! Using only Styrofoam balls, cheese cloth and a couple other household items, these are a perfect dupe for costlier store-bought ghouls.
Candy Corn Yarn Craft
This one is as easy as twisting yarn around a Styrofoam cone, but it's a save-worthy craft that kids can feel proud of.
Is the art school student inside just raring to come out this Halloween? These projects are fairly easy but also give an artsy flair to the typical Halloween.
Melted Crayon Pumpkin
It's the Jackson Pollock of pumpkins! This dripping crayon design is beautiful in its imperfections, and only takes a bit of heat to come to life.
What is that rap tap tapping at your chamber door? It's probably this cute, Poe-inspired raven wreath, or maybe some trick-or-treaters. Created entirely from dollar store finds, this one is cheap, too!
Glow In The Dark Pumpkins
Glow in the dark paint has never looked so cool! These white pumpkins act as a canvas for easy-to-find glow in the dark paint.
Sugar Skull Door Knocker
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and Halloween all in one decoration. This dollar store-inspired door knocker is a feminine-yet-spooky touch to your Halloween decor.
Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Looking for a pumpkin you can use year after year. This cheap to produce dryer vent pumpkin is reusable and adorable. Paint them in natural colors or leave them silver for an industrial edge.
Give your family and friends a real fright with these super spooky (and borderline terrifying!) DIY crafts.
Paper Mache Skull
Using a faux skull as a template, you can replicate its bone-chilling look with newspaper paper mache.
Bloody Shower Curtain
A white shower curtain and a little red paint is all it takes to scare the ever loving pants off your family or guests at your Halloween party.
Head In A Jar
Perhaps a little too convincing, this DIY head in a jar looks like a real preserved, severed head! It's the ultimate Halloween prank. Just be sure to have the camera on hand when your family discovers it in the fridge!
Do you like candy? How much do you like candy? Enough to stick your hand in this? Treat-or-treaters beware! Your house means serious business with this candy guillotine.
Tomato Cage Ghosts
A tomato cage brings these cheesecloth ghosts alive. Light them up with battery-powered candles, Christmas lights or a spotlight and you'll illuminate the neighborhood with your craftiness.
Baby Face Framed Bust
Bring your creepiest doll to live with this baby face bust. Using a baby doll head, cheesecloth and a frame, you're bound to spook anyone coming around the corner.
Whether you're looking to delight or disgust this Halloween, there's a DIY craft for you. Get working before the clock runs out!