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A toddler in a fluffy chicken costume for Halloween.

ThriftyFun Halloween Costume IdeasThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.

 

A chocolate pudding cup with bat wings and eyes.

Batty Pudding CupsThese cute Halloween themed bat pudding cups are a great way to make your child's school lunch fun. Learn how we made these in this short video.

 

An orange cup of Jello with a Jack-o'-Lantern face.

Jello Jack-O'-Lantern CupsTake clear plastic cups and fill them with orange Jello to create these adorable Jack-O'-Lanterns. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A paper rocket shot from a regular drinking straw.

4th of July Straw RocketThis human powered straw rocket is a great way to celebrate Independence Day without fireworks. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A confetti launcher made from a toilet paper tube, decorated in red, white and blue for the 4th of July.

Toilet Paper Tube Confetti LauncherThese cute confetti launchers are a great way to celebrate the 4th of July without dangerous fireworks. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A Valentine's day craft with colorful fabric hearts in a container.

Bucket of HeartsThis container of cheerful fabric hearts is sure to bring a smile to your valentine. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A sprinkled donut with vampire fangs.

Doughnut Love MonstersDecorate regular donuts with vampire teeth to make these cute monsters. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A bowl made of melted peppermint starlight candies, filled with M&Ms

Peppermint Candy BowlsUse this festive candy bowl as a colorful centerpiece for your holiday table or give it as a gift with your own sweet treats. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Cardboard Tube Gift Box

Cardboard Tube Gift BoxRecycle toilet tissue or paper towel tubes as a base to wrap small gifts like jewelry or gift cards. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Hot Chocolate Spoons

Hot Chocolate SpoonsThese festive spoons are great as part of a Christmas gift or for entertaining during cold and snowy weather. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Beer and Snacks Bouquet

Beer and Snacks BouquetHere is a great gift for a beer lover or even a Super Bowl party. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

4th of July Mesh Wreath

4th of July Mesh WreathThis easy mesh wreath is a wonderful way to show your American spirit this Independence Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Messages in a Bottle Gift

Messages in a Bottle GiftThese cute personalized messages are a perfect gift for teachers, close family or friends. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Baby Faces Birthday Banner

Baby Faces Birthday BannerThis cute banner is perfect for celebrating a first birthday or other milestone. Learn how to make in with this short video.

 

S'mores for Two Gift Box

S'mores for Two Gift BoxS'mores are delicious anytime, not just for camping. This cute gift box is sure to make any couple happy. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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Faux Chocolate Bunnies

Faux Chocolate BunniesThese chocolate colored bunnies will not melt in an Easter basket and can be used year after year. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Felt Bunny Bottom Pin

Felt Bunny Bottom PinThis adorable felt pin is perfect for Easter. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Felt Bunny Mask

Felt Bunny MaskThis very simple bunny mask is made with three colors of felt, to look like a rabbit's teeth and nose. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Felt Shamrock Pin

Felt Shamrock PinThese easy shamrocks are made with buttons and felt and make a beautiful pin for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Rainbow in a Bag

Rainbow in a BagThis cute treat must have been left by a leprechaun for St. Patty's Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Fruity Pebbles Easter Eggs

Fruity Pebbles Easter EggsShape Fruity Pebbles into an egg shape to make this Easter version of Rice Krispie Treats. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Easter Egg Countdown Calendar

Easter Egg Countdown CalendarKids love to anticipate the next major holiday. This calendar is a great way to count down to the Easter bunny. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Valentine S'mores Bouquet

Valentine S'mores BouquetIf you are looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift idea, check out this sweet chocolaty treat. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Paper Poinsettias Wreath

Paper Poinsettias WreathThis paper wreath with poinsettias is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Find out how to make it in this short video.

 

Butterscotch Candy Beer Mug

Butterscotch Candy Beer MugThis is a fun craft for kids to make for their beer loving dads for Father's Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet

Mini Pumpkin Candy BouquetThis cute pumpkin Halloween candy bouquet makes a perfect gift or office decoration.

 

Fabric Pinecone DecorationsThese Christmas pinecone decorations are a cute way to use up fabric scraps. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Fabric Yo Yo Turkey

Fabric Yo Yo TurkeyThese colorful turkeys are made with circular fabric yo-yos, and are perfect for Thanksgiving. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Paper Doily Christmas Tree

Paper Doily Christmas TreeLacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Ombre M & Ms Candy Jar

Ombre M & Ms Candy JarThis is a simple gift to make for someone special. See how we made this ombre m&m's candy jar in this short video.

 

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Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Wafer CookiesThis is a fun way to fancy up store bought cookies. Bring these to your next potluck and they are sure to be a hit.

 

Hershey's Kiss Roses

Hershey's Kiss RosesThese Hershey's Kisses roses are a cute way to give that special someone flowers. Learn how to make them in this video.

 

"Puppy Love" Puppy Chow

"Puppy Love" Puppy ChowThis delicious Valentine's Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) makes a great gift for you sweetheart. Learn how to make this recipe in this short video.

 

Yarn Wrapped Heart Wreath

Yarn Wrapped Heart WreathMake this yarn wrapped heart wreath for Valentine's day. It is simple to make and the results are fabulous. Learn how in this short video.

 

Graveyard Brownies

Graveyard BrowniesThese brownies are the perfect dish to bring to a Halloween party.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Planter

Jack-O'-Lantern PlanterHere is a fun twist on the classic jack-o-lantern. The perfect fall project for a gardener.

 

Mason Jar Jack-O-Lanterns

Mason Jar Jack-O'-LanternsUse a few old Mason jars to make some cute glowing jack-o'-lanterns that you can use year after year. They make awesome decorations on a table or in a window.

 

Pumpkin Oranges

Pumpkin OrangesThese adorable pumpkin oranges are a great way to make a healthy and festive after school snack.

 

Making a Wiggly Bat Headband

Making a Wiggly Bat HeadbandCheck out this video on how to make your own wiggly Halloween themed headband. It's the perfect craft to make at a party.

 

Chocolate Dipped Peeps

Chocolate Dipped PeepsThese chocolate dipped peeps are adorable and your kids will love them. Check out this video and learn how simple they are to make.

 

Summer Shark Fruit Bowl

Summer Shark Fruit BowlThis shark watermelon is a cute way to serve fruit at your next party. Check out this video and learn how to make one.

 

4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland

4th of July Scrap Fabric GarlandThis scrap fabric garland is a great way to decorate for the 4th of July. Watch this video and learn how we made it.

 

Mason Jar Jellybean Dispenser

Mason Jar Jellybean DispenserLearn how to make a quick and easy candy dispenser with this short video.

 

Pot O' Gold Doughnuts

Pot O' Gold DoughnutsWatch this video and learn how to make these cute Pot O' Gold Doughnuts, which are a great treat to make for Saint Patrick's Day.

 

St. Patrick's Day Yarn Wrapped Wreath

St. Patrick's Day Yarn Wrapped WreathThis is a video about making a cute yarn wrapped St. Patrick's Day wreath.

 

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Rainbow Felt Pins

Rainbow Felt PinsThis short video shows you how to make rainbow pins out of felt. This is a fun craft to make as gifts or as a project with a group of kids.

 

Heart Shaped Tomato

Heart Shaped TomatoesHere is a fun way to cut grape tomatoes for your loved one. Learn how to make heart shaped tomatoes in this short video.

 

String Cheese Witch Brooms

String Cheese Witch BroomsIf you are looking for a more nutritious Halloween treat, check out this video and learn how to make string cheese witch brooms!

 

Witch Halloween Treat

Marshmallow Witch TreatsThis quick little Halloween dessert is easy to make so it's great for parties or just for fun. Learn how to make them with this short how-to video.

 

Bouquet made from candy

Valentine's Day Candy BouquetSurprise your sweetie with this candy bouquet on a special day. Check out this video and learn how easy it is to make.

 

Heart Ornament

Heart OrnamentThis video shows you how to make this cute heart ornament, sprinkled with glitter and sequins, embellished with lace, bow, and ribbon rose.

 

St. Paddy's Day Wind Catcher

No-Sew Pot O' Gold Wind CatcherThis video shows you how to make a simple wind catcher for St. Paddy's Day.

 

Mini Doughnut Snowmen

Mini Doughnut SnowmenHere is quick winter treat that your kids will love, Mini Doughnut Snowmen. Check out this video and learn how to make these simple sweets.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Oranges

Jack-O'-Lantern OrangesWatch this video and discover how easy it is to make these cute Jack-o'-lantern oranges! These are great to put kids lunches or have as an after school snack.

 

Spooky Toilet Paper Tube EyesThese spooky glowing eyes are a super easy decoration that you can use in your yard or in your house for Halloween.

 

Banana Ghosts Halloween treats

Banana GhostsThese spooky bananas are super tasty and are a quick, healthy Halloween treat to make!

 

Spider Web Layered Taco DipThis spooky version is perfect for Halloween!

 

Jack-O'-Lantern Snack Bags

Jack-O'-Lantern Snack BagsThese jack-o'-lantern snack bags are quick to make and would be great for a party or packed in school lunches.

 

Frankenstein Pudding CupsThese Frankenstein pudding cups are an easy Halloween treat that kids will love!

 

Mummy Pringles CanThese quick and easy Mummy Pringles Cans are a great way to "dress up" some snacks for your Halloween party!

 

Spider Ring Ice CubesPlace a spider ring into each space in the ice cube tray.

 

Monster DoughnutsIf you are looking for a quick and inexpensive treat, give these monster doughnuts a try!

 

Heart Shaped Milk Ice Cubes

Heart Shaped Milk Ice CubesIt is so easy to make mini ice cubes and you can make them any flavor.

 

Shamrock Tortilla Chips

Shamrock Tortilla ChipsSt. Patrick's day is right around the corner and green shamrock chips are a great snack to make for the holiday.

 

Pretzel SkeletonsHere is a cute idea we came up with.

 

Bunny in a JarMake your Easter basket more special by putting together this chocolate bunny in a jar.

 

Easter SuncatchersThese cute suncatchers make great window decorations for Easter.

 

jar filled with candy and topped with a cloud

Rainbow in a JarAnyone would love to get one of these from a sneaky little leprechaun.

 

St. Patrick's Day Fabric Scrap WreathIf you are looking for a fun and easy decoration to make for St. Patrick's day, why not make this wreath.

 

Valentine's Day PizzasMaking heart shaped foods for Valentine's day is so much fun.

 

Heart Shaped Mini Ice Cream CakesSurprise your Valentine by slipping a little red heart into their milk.

 

sausage heart

Lit'l Smokies HeartSneak one of these cute little hearts onto your Valentine's plate.

 

Paper Heart Door Hanger

Paper Heart Door HangerThis video shows you a simple heart decoration you can make with kids for Valentine's Day.

 

Argyle Heart Wreath

Argyle Heart WreathThis video shows you how to make a great decoration for Valentine's Day.

 

Valentine's Day Bark

Valentine's Day BarkThis recipe puts a spin on the classic peppermint Christmas bark.

 

Hershey's Kiss MiceThese cute little mice are easy to make and are a perfect little gift for someone special!

 

Pom Pom Ornaments

Making a Pom Pom Christmas OrnamentThis video shows you the simple steps to making a Christmas ornament with pom poms.

 

Cheese Plate Labels

Making Cheese Plate LabelsThis video show you an easy and decorative way to label your cheese for you next party.

 

Cornucopia made from a sugar cone

Making a Sugar Cone CornucopiaLearn how to make a Sugar Cone Cornucopia with this video.

 

Popcorn fille paper bag shaped like a drumstick

Making Drumstick Treat BagsHere is a video on a cute treat you can give you kids on Thanksgiving day.

 

Yo yo Garland

Yo Yo Christmas GarlandThis video leads you though the steps to making a yo yo garland.

 

pumpkin shaped Rice Krispy Treat

Rice Krispy Treat PumpkinsThis video show you how to make your rice krispy treats into adorable pumpkins.

 

Pumpkin Pretzels

Making Pumpkin PretzelsThis is a video on how to make pumpkin pretzels. These cute treats are great for you next Halloween party.

 

Band-Aid looking treats

Halloween Band-Aid CookiesThis video shows you how to make treats that look like band-aids, that are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.

 

Pretzel Skeleton Treat Bags

Making Pretzel Skeleton Treat BagsThis videos shows you how to put together a Pretzel Skeleton Treat Bag.

 

Apple lips and marshmallow teeth create Monster Mouths

Making Apple Monster MouthsThis short video show you the simple steps to making Apple Monster Mouths, a healthier Halloween treat.

 

Chocolate Witch Hats and Brooms

Witch Hat and Broom TreatsThis video shows you the easy steps to making your own Witch Hat and Broom Treats.

 

Rice Krispy Egg

Rice Krispy Easter EggsThis is a video on how to make Rice Krispy Easter Eggs.

 

Cadbury Egg Carton Gift

Cadbury Egg Carton GiftThis video shows you how to make a Cadbury Egg Carton Gift.

 

Red White and Blue Jello

Red, White and Blue JelloThis video shows you the step by step instructions for making a layered jello parfait.

 

Doo Doo Drop Diapers

Doo Doo Drop DiapersThis video shows you how to make Doo Doo Drop Diapers, a great treat for a baby shower.

 

Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake

Red, White & Blue Bundt CakeThis video is a step by step guide to making a Red, White & Blue Bundt Cake.

 

How to Make Green Beer

How to Make Green BeerThis video shows you two quick and easy ways to make green beer for your St. Patrick's day party guests.

 

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card, Purple Metal Rose

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 1This video has detailed instructions for making some really fantastic Valentine's day cards. Anyone you give these to will love them!

 

Metal Rose Card

Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 2Here is the second part of the Metal Rose instructions. This section shows you how to put together the final card.

 

Christmas Lights on Trees outdoors

Music Box Dancer Light ShowAlthough many of us don't have the time or money to create light show like this, it is still nice to enjoy.

 

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Carol of the Bells Christmas Light ShowHere is a great light snow set to Carol of the Bells.

 

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Amazing Grace Christmas Light ShowThis is one of the best light shows I have ever seen. It is amazing how well the lights go with the music. It starts out slow but really picks up mid way. This light show was designed by Holdman Lighting.

 

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Making a Cranberry GarlandHere's a short video about making a cranberry garland. It includes several helpful tips.

 

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