Making Halloween "Boo" BottlesThese are just old bottles I picked up on the side of the street. They can be used just for decoration or you can put a candle in them. They are especially cute if you let the candle drip down the sides.
Pumpkin Can Tea LightsThis is a recycled craft made from empty food cans. The faces are made with an acetylene cutting torch. Finish the project by painting the can orange, adding a wire handle, and a tea light or votive candle inside. A good project for the kids once the cans are prepared.
Day of the Dead MasksMaking Day of the Dead masks helps kids have fun and learn about Mexico's traditional celebration!
Witch and Warlock Apothecary Potion BottlesI use empty glass bottles that we use every day such as olive oil, salad dressing, liquor bottles, etc. I ask friends and family to save theirs as well. I use left over scraps of fabric, ribbon, yarn, acrylic paint, dollar store Halloween decor, and even things found in the yard.
Halloween SignThis year we won't be physically handing out candy to trick or treaters. I bought some small bags of candies (in case there will be trick or treaters). We will leave a bucket outside and I will have this sign hung over our camera (Ring) doorbell.
Pumpkin Wall DecorationHere is another inexpensive/free way of decorating your home for Halloween by cutting out square shaped pumpkins and then adding cut out the faces. They can be taped on the wall, a sliding door, or kitchen cabinets!
Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted HouseHere is a fun and simple way to make a hanging haunted house, using a garbage bag, scissors, and masking tape. This one is about 4x5 ft.!
PumpkinscapeThis is a fun way to have a cute design on a pumpkin without being an artist.
CD Pumpkin Wall DecorationsDo you have old CDs, blank CDs, any kind of CDs you don't need anymore? You can turn them into pumpkin decorations!
Trick or Treat Candy Surprise Paper WrapsHere's a good treat for Halloween Trick or Treat! Surprise your kids with this cute monster paper candy wrap designed covers for your candies and other goodies to share.
Five Minute Felt PumpkinMade this cute little felt pumpkin in five minutes!
Mummy Decorative PillowOn a budget? Here's how you can transform your existing pillows into this mummy pillow as an accent piece. This will work if you have a lighter set of pillows.
Pom Pom SpiderYou can make cute and simple spiders using pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This craft can be done with kids and used in the spider hunt game!
Dino Halloween BannerMake this cute dinosaur banner from cupcake liners, construction paper, and googly eyes. If you have Halloween cupcake liners this would be a cute Halloween themed decoration or you can apply the same concept for a birthday party!
Wooden Fall PumpkinsThis is a cute wooden, take apart pumpkin that can be used to decorate for Halloween or during the autumn months.
Paper Monster RingsCreate this cute little rings as an addition to your kid's costume. You can draw or print out patterns found on the internet. Let your kids join in while doing this fun craft.
Pumpkin Craft IdeasThere are many ways to use the festive pumpkin shape and bright orange color for Halloween and fall themed crafts. Pumpkins can be crafted from fabric, paper or even recycled materials.
Making Yo Yo Covered Papier-mâché PumpkinsI started this project some time ago when I was completely enamored with making yo yos for all sorts of potential craft projects. I am sharing them now because the yo yos can be a bit time consuming to make, so it is best to begin this project early. These two pumpkins were fun to make and would be a nice additional to your seasonal decor. Even though the fabric is quite Halloween themed, they can be used as a fall decoration and of course, can be made with any fabric choice.
How to Make Hanging BatsThese cute little hanging bats are made using paper towel rolls, black construction paper, and googly eyes. Learn how in the craft project found below.
Making a Last Minute Spider Face MaskFor a quick Halloween mask give this one a try. It is simple to make and uses items you might already have. The instructions follow.
Making Milk Jug SkullsLearn how to mold gallon milk or water jugs to make these amazing decorative skulls for Halloween. The instructions, with accompanying photos, are found below.
Making a Bloody Choker NecklaceGet out your hot glue gun, parchment paper, and red paint. This gruesome, creepy, Halloween necklace is fun to make and wear. Learn how here.
DIY Halloween Hair AccessoriesThese Halloween hair accessories are inexpensive and easy to make. They can be worn as part of your costume or as a small nod to the day.
Making a Hot Glue Spiderweb BowlUse hot glue to make this spooky spiderweb bowl. It makes a wonderful display piece for Halloween.
How to Make Yarn Ball Spider Egg SacsWrap foam balls with white yarn to fill a bowl with spider egg sacs. Add a decorative spider and you have a fun Halloween decoration.
How to Make a Plastic Bottle TiaraThis sparkly tiara began as a lowly 2 liter plastic bottle. Learn how to make the transformation from recycle plastic to amazing costume or playtime tiara.
DIY Jack-'o-Lantern Painted Wine BottlesRecycle empty glass bottles into these cute Jack-'o-Lantern decorations for the season. Get started with the craft project found below.
Making a Cardboard Tube Haunted HouseReach into your stash of TP and paper towel tubes and set to work making this cute cardboard tube haunted house decoration.
Repurposed Helium Tank Jack-o-LanternRe-purpose a party balloon helium tank by making this fun Jack-o-Lantern yard decoration for the fall season. Learn how below.
Making a Bubble Gum Machine CostumeDecorate a tee shirt with pom poms in a variety of colors and sizes to make this cute bubble gun machine costume. Your children can make this one themselves.
Making a Haunted Tree DecorationHeavy recycled cardboard and some paint transform a plain tree trunk into a fun haunted tree decoration for Halloween. Learn how to make this fun, scary decoration.
Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatIf your child is a fan of the vintage TV series Gilligan's Island, why not make this fun costume with a wearable SS Minnow boat? Links to the clothing sources online and instructions for the boat follow.
Spooky Sparkle GlasswareDecorate plain glassware with glitter, glass gems, and more to create a spooky sparkle centerpiece or candle holder.
Making an Easy Burglar CostumeThis burglar costume is not only easy to make it is inexpensive as well. Learn how on this page.
Making Foil SpidersUse everyday aluminum foil and pipecleaners to make these creepy spider decorations. They are perfect for kids to make for Halloween.
Making a Spiderweb Display SignThis cute decorative Halloween spiderweb display sign begins with a cardboard pizza circle covered with recycled tissue paper. The list of supplies, instructions and photos can be found on this page so that you can make your own.
How to Make a Tulle Masquerade MaskThis amazingly elegant sheer masquerade mask is made using tulle, puffy paint, and glitter. Learn how on this page.
Plastic Bag Ghost DecorationThese grocery bag ghosts can easily be made with items you likely have around the house.
Making Medusa Turning a Soldier to Stone CostumesFor pet lovers who also enjoy Greek mythology, this project might be just what you are looking for. These Halloween pet costumes are amazing. The instructions for making costumes to portray Medusa turning a soldier to stone can be found on this page.
Making a Mini Witch Hat HeadbandThis cute little witch hat headband is perfect for a minimalist Halloween costume when you don't want to go all out.
Little Shop of Horrors CostumesCreate a Little Shop of Horrors scene with your dogs dressed for their parts. This project includes step by step instructions and photos.
Making a Spooky Double Pumpkin EyeballA white pumpkin eyeball inside a larger pumpkin. What a fun and creepy Halloween decoration. The instructions and accompanying photos are available on this page.
Making Halloween Candy SpidersThese adorable spiders can be made with your favorite Halloween candy and pipe cleaners. They make great party favors or crafts for a kids' party.
Halloween Taco Accessories for AdultsLooking for a minimalist adult Halloween costume? This page offers the instructions you will need to make a cute felt taco pin or hat decoration.
Cardboard Halloween Napkin RingsPaint, TP tubes, tissue paper, and googly eyes join forces to help you create these fun Halloween napkin rings. Kids and adults will love them.
Making Halloween Craft Stick PuzzlesCraft stick puzzles are fun to make and equally fun for young children to play with. Make friendly Halloween themed puzzles following the instructions provided below.
Making a Halloween Toothbrush Spray PaintingThe whole family can join in on making a Halloween painting. You don't need a can of spray paint to create the sprinkled/spattered effect. Just use an old toothbrush and have fun.
Claw Machine with Stuffed Animal CostumesInclude your pups in the Halloween costume fun with this delightful recreation of an arcade stuffed animal claw machine. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to put together this fun project.
DIY Stitches Choker NecklaceWhip out your hot glue gun and make this excellent stitches choker. It is the perfect addition to many Halloween costumes.
Making a Dragon Pumpkin DecorationDecorate a plastic pumpkin to create this fun dragon pumpkin. Let the kids help make this fun mythical monster for Halloween.
Making a Spiderweb WreathSpiderweb wreaths are perfect to display for fall and Halloween. There are a number of ways to make a spiderweb motif wreath. Instructions follow.
Making Cardboard Tube GhostsToilet paper tubes come in handy for so many craft projects. This page offers instructions for making cardboard tube ghosts.
Making Paper Coffin Treat BoxesFolded paper coffin shaped treat boxes are a fun way to give Halloween treats to friends and coworkers. Learn how to make these cute creepy containers. Let a Twixt bar rise from the dead this Halloween.
Snow White and the Undead Dwarves CostumeZombies are quite popular these days. Make this ghoulish take on Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs as your Halloween costume this year. The instructions, supplies list, and photos follow.
Making a Hot Glue Spiderweb JarDesign a spiderweb on the outside of a glass jar using hot glue. Fill with candy or LED lights to add to your seasonal decorations. Even the spider is crafted using hot glue.
Making a Witch Pumpkin LampDecorate small glass or plastic jars as witch pumpkins. Add LED lights and display these cute Halloween decorations.
DIY Ice Phoenix CostumesA twist on the mythical fire powered phoenix, here's a rare type of phoenix that has the power of ice. This is a beautiful bird costume featuring the colors of white, silver, and icy blue.
Making a Space Princess CostumeWhether its an imaginary space princess or the well-known Amidala, you can make a fun space princess costume for costume party or Halloween.
DIY Labyrinth Movie CostumesMake these fun illusionary costumes for the characters of the classic Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, a tribute to the late great David Bowie.
Making Halloween BannersHomemade Halloween banners are an easy decoration to make yourself. The possibilities are endless and it is a great way to use up leftover crafting supplies.
Enchanting Flower Fairies CostumesThese colorful flower fairy costumes are intended for adults, but could be altered for a child as well. Detailed instructions and photos are available on this page.
Making a Unicorn Halloween CostumeChildren and adults both enjoy dressing up as unicorns. This page contains instructions and photos to help you make either a child's outfit or a pretty unicorn headband.
DIY Pumpkin and Bat Halloween Favor TagThese adorable Halloween pumpkin and bat tags are made using a paper punch. They are easily customized and are a great way to use up scraps of paper you may have leftover from other projects.
DIY Melted Crayon as Halloween FavorsThese Halloween themed molded crayons are a great way to use up old, broken crayons. They are a great kids craft or a perfect candy alternative to hand out on Halloween.
Halloween Favor TagsMake some cute little tags for your Halloween favors. They are fun to make and the possibilities are numerous. The list of supplies used and instructions can be found on this page.
Making a 'You're My Boo' Halloween CardIf you enjoy cardmaking, you probably look for ideas for almost any event or occasion. Make this cute Halloween card for a friend or significant other. This page contains the instructions for making a "You're My Boo" Halloween card.
Making a Hanging Halloween Themed Hoop DecorationHanging Halloween decorations are a fun addition to the rest of your seasonal decor. Learn how to make a Halloween themed hoop decoration, including the floral wire hoop.
Making a Mini Rainbows Decorated PumpkinDecorate a faux pumpkin with a rainbow theme using scraps of felt and paper. It is a fun take on traditional Halloween decorations.
Decorating a Dollar Tree Witch HatCrafting does not need to be expensive. This project begins with a witch hat frame from the Dollar Store. You can decorate it with things in your stash or get some friends together to share the expense. Read on for instructions for making a witch hat decoration.
Making a Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryIf you or your child is dressing as a dragon, you will want to make this accessory to provide the fiery breath. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make a fire breathing costume accessory.
Witch Spider Pumpkin Home DecorA black foam pumpkin, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a witch hat headband combine to make this cute witch spider seasonal decoration. Other types of pumpkins can also be used, just warm up the hot glue.
Pom Pom Bat DecorationDeck out a pom pom with paper bat wings, googly eyes, and a pipe cleaner hanger to create this cute bat decoration.
Making a Fortune Teller CostumeThe mystery associated with a fortune teller, makes this a great Halloween costume choice. This page contains tips and photos for putting together a fortune teller costume for Halloween or another occasion.
Making Fall Illuminated BagsWhile this project began with a kit you can make your own fall themed illuminated bags to use not just for Halloween but on through Thanksgiving. Come Christmas, switch to luminaria. This page provides tips for making these paper bag decorations.
Making a Paper Ghost BannerHave the kids help make this Halloween paper ghost banner. Displaying banners is a great way to decorate for the seasons and other special events.
Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head CostumesThese elaborate pet costumes are actually relatively easy to make if you follow the instructions on this page. Transform your dogs into a witch doctor and a shrunken head.
Making a Fabric Covered Foam PumpkinUse fabric strips or a piece of fabric to cover a foam pumpkin to create a delightful bit of fall decor. Use varying colors to make an arrangement. This project is adaptable to Halloween or fall, in general.
Fall/Halloween Candy BouquetThis candy bouquet is a good choice to make as a fall festival sale item for your organization or as a centerpiece or bit of home decor. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make your own fall/Halloween candy bouquet.
Making Halloween Hand PuppetsUse colored paper to make these, fun to play with, Halloween hand puppets. They are a great addition to a party or family gathering on All Hallows' Eve. This page includes instructions for making a vampire and a witch. Use your creativity to fashion other characters.
Making a Handprint Boo BannerIncorporate paper cutouts of your child's handprint into this cute "boo" banner. It only requires, construction paper, scissors, and your choice of string or ribbon to hang it.
DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot GlueHot glue has so many craft applications. Learn how to make cute puffy hot glue stickers for Halloween or any occasion.
Making Crochet Chain Wrapped PumpkinsMaking crochet chains is fairly easy. Get the kids to start making them in your choice of yarn colors. The more advanced crochet crafter can work up the stem and leaves. Then hot glue the chains to a faux pumpkin for a fun fall decoration.
How to Make Hot Glue SpidersHere's how to have fun making simple, inexpensive spider decor for Halloween. You just need your hot glue gun and some acrylic paint.
Making Milk Lid Pumpkin MagnetsSimply paint some milk or juice carton lids orange and create these cute pumpkin magnets with pipe cleaner stems and vines. You will find photos and instructions for making milk lid pumpkin magnets on this page.
How to Make a Simple Crochet Circle PumpkinCrochet circles are sewn together to make this simple, cute pumpkin. You can make it in varying sizes. The instructions and photos necessary to a work up this crochet circle pumpkin follow.
Making Tiny Pot Scrubber PumpkinsSmall copper pot scrubbers, faux fall leaves, and pieces of a cinnamon stick can be made into cute little pumpkins for use as inexpensive autumn decorations. The instructions and photos necessary can be found on this page.
How to Make Mini Sock PumpkinsThese mini sock pumpkins are a great way to use those lone socks that you may have around the house. You can add embellishments if you want or keep them simple.
Pumpkin Decor Using Plastic CupsGrab some clear plastic cups and battery operated votives to make these easy glowing jack-o-lanterns. They are inexpensive to make and a perfect last minute decoration.
Making a Floating Ink Ghost RaceThese floating ink ghosts are a fun science experiment and a game all at the same time. This is a fun and easy activity for a Halloween party or in your classroom.
DIY Foam Pumpkin Succulent PlanterThose foam pumpkins that you see at the craft stores can be turned into adorable succulent planters. These are easy to make and would be perfect centerpieces for a holiday party.
Making Decorated Paper PumpkinsThese quick and easy pumpkins are a great way to use up cardboard packaging. Customize them with funny faces or other Halloween embellishments.
Pipe Cleaner Pumpkin CraftAn easy, fall craft for all ages that uses pipe cleaners. It is soft, fuzzy and very cute.
Making a Ghost Couple from Recycled BottlesTry this cute ghost couple craft project. You will need to spray paint a couple of recycled glass bottles and then add painted faces and other embellishments as you desire, including paper hair and a bow for Ms. Ghost.
Making Jack o'lantern Foam Pumpkin FacesThis is a simple Halloween craft project that the kids can do as well. You will need some precut foam pumpkins and a Sharpie. Then just jump in and make some Jack o' lantern foam pumpkin faces.
How to Make Hanging Paper PumpkinsThese fun to make paper pumpkins start with strips of orange construction paper. They are perfect for hanging on the wall, from the ceiling, or wherever you need a bright seasonal decoration.
How to Make Frog Prince Costume for ToddlerIf you are looking for a sweet costume for your child to wear on Halloween or anytime for play, consider this frog prince outfit. This page contains a supplies list and detailed instructions for making one at home.
Making a Hot Glue Spiderweb NecklaceA creative necklace for a Halloween costume or a special outfit, can be fashioned with hot glue and a few supplies. This is a page about making a hot glue spiderweb necklace.
Making a Firefighter CostumeLots of kids want to dress as a firefighter for Halloween. You don't need to spend a lot on a nice costume or less on a not so nice one. This page contains thrifty tips for making a great costume with clothing items that can be worn later.
Making a Cardboard Halloween Pumpkin and GhostSkip the mess of carving a pumpkin and reuse some of your empty tissue or multipack food boxes to create these cute lighted decorations for the holiday. This is a page about making a cardboard Halloween pumpkin and ghost.
Making Halloween Punched Tin Can LanternsRecycling food cans into decorative lanterns is a fun project that can be tailored to any season or occasion. This is a page about making Halloween punched tin can lanterns.
Converting a Halloween Costume to a Different SizeYou can save money by altering last year's costume to fit another child. This page contains instructions for converting a Halloween costume to a different size.
Making a Mummy Candy BowlThe secret to this cute, not very scary, mummy candy bowl is the reusable cake carrier buried underneath those wraps. This is a page about making a mummy candy bowl.