6 Must-Try Halloween Crafts Theresa August 4, 2016 crafts 48 Comments With Halloween around the corner, now is the time to try some DIY crafts at home. Making holiday decorations at home can be a less expensive, more appealing option than store bought decorations. You can use simple items at home to make fun, spooky Halloween crafts. 6 Must-Try Halloween Crafts Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or you simply enjoy showing your festive spirit, these six crafts will make your home a delightful spot for any trick-or-treater or party guest to visit. Halloween Garland First, try these simple Halloween garland printables. Print the template, punch a small hole on each side, and string the bats and ghosts together with twine to spruce up your walls for the holiday. For best results, use a cutting machine to save time and to get a more precise cutout. Photo credit: Lia Griffith, liagriffith.com “Boo” Tea Light Set Another simple craft idea is the Halloween “Boo” Tea Light Set. After using a die cut machine to make pumpkin and bat shapes, glue them to a decorated paper bag. Inside, place a battery operated tea light. The result is an adorable, rustic tea light set for your front porch or the interior of your home. Photo credit: gluedots.com/consumer Ombre Pumpkins You can get beautiful results from painting pumpkins. Check out some strategies on making paint that goes seamlessly from color to color and shade to shade in this article on how to make DIY Ombre Pumpkins. By layering rings of color, you can make vibrant, gorgeous pumpkins to brighten up your Halloween decor. Photo credit: Brittany Bly, popshopamerica.com Sugar Skull Add decoration to the inexpensive holiday decor you find in the store. For example, plain white bone-colored skulls are easy to find around Halloween time. You can turn a basic prop into fun party decor, such as this DIY sugar skull. With some paint and a couple additions (a spider on the forehead and jewels at the eyes), the skull becomes a centerpiece rather than something to place in the corner. Photo credit: Felicia Ramos-Peters, getholidayhappy.com Cheesecloth Ghost Next, create a cheesecloth ghost. This is a simple craft to make with some cheesecloth, waxed paper, a jar, sticks or straws, and liquid starch. Whether you place this out as a tabletop piece or add string to the top to hang some from trees, these little ghosts are so adorable that they shouldn’t frighten your youngest guests. Photo credit: faultless.com Bug Jar Craft Finally, check out this bug jar craft. There are two basic steps. First, add water as well as green and yellow food coloring. Next, place a few creepy, plastic bugs into a mason jar. It’s that simple! Photo credit: Felicia Ramos-Peters, getholidayhappy.com Do you have a favorite Halloween craft or unique ideas for decorating your home for Halloween this year? Share in the comments section! For more crafty Halloween ideas and holiday tips, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube. 48 Responses Julie Wood August 4, 2016 These craft ideas are great for Halloween. It is not to early to make some of these. Thanks for the ideas! Reply Clarissa August 4, 2016 These are great! I love the DIY Ombre pumpkins! <3 -Clarissa @ The View From Here Reply Deanna August 4, 2016 So cute! And some of them look so easy! Going to pass them along to my mum who is a librarian! Reply Amanda August 4, 2016 These are adorable! Will definitely have to give them a try! xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com Reply Jessica August 4, 2016 So cute and such great ideas! I love the pumpkins! Reply Linley August 4, 2016 I love ALL of these!! I’m so excited for fall, especially now that my daughter is a teeny bit older than last year. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 -Linley http://www.lifeasanoel.com Reply IE August 4, 2016 I love anything Halloween! These crafts look easy enough for a non-diyer too. Id definitely have to do my ombre pumpkins in the classic orange tho! Reply Teresa August 4, 2016 These are all adorable! I love the garland!! Reply Miranda August 4, 2016 These look like such fun! Pinning so we can do them for school closer to Halloween. Thanks for sharing! Reply Tori August 4, 2016 I love the cheesecloth ghosts, we made them last year and hung them all over! They’re so easy and “spooky”! I like these, they seem easy enough to do with kids too! Great post 🙂 Reply Krystal Miller August 5, 2016 Very cute ideas! My daughter would love that cat garland! Reply Melanie August 5, 2016 These are so cute!! I love Halloween so much. It’s never to early to get prepared 🙂 thanks for sharing Reply Tessa August 5, 2016 Omgoodness with Halloween right around the corner already! Great ideas 🙂 Reply Deanna August 5, 2016 I love these. Fall and Halloween are my favorite. I love the boo bags and the bug jar. Reply andria August 5, 2016 So many great ideas! I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Reply Justina August 5, 2016 I love the ombré pumpkins. I will try them out. Reply lorrin sell August 5, 2016 these are so cute! i’m totally going to do a few of these. that ombre pumpkin would be so fun for kids to do! Reply Brittany Bly August 5, 2016 Awesome list! I love those garlands. Thanks so much for including my Ombre Pumpkins!! Reply Angie Scheie August 5, 2016 Cute!! I love the tea light set! Pinning:-) Already excited for fall! Reply Lauren August 5, 2016 So cute! I can’t wait to make some of these crafts with my little now that she’s getting old enough to understand crafts! Reply Erlene A August 12, 2016 Cute ideas. Last year was my youngest daughter’s last year going out trick-or-treating, so I’m a little sad and not sure if we’ll decorate this year. Reply Amanda August 21, 2016 These ideas are so cute. I look forward to using some of them in October! Reply Melissa August 21, 2016 O-M-G I loved this post!! I love Halloween so much (ever since I was a kid!) I still go crazy with decorations and snacks and treats for the kiddos! I love the garland, thinking it will make its way into my decor this year! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Reply Courtney August 22, 2016 Such cute crafts! I LOVE the ombre pumpkins! La Belle Sirene Reply Terri Steffes September 14, 2016 I love making cheese cloth ghosts! Some of the other crafts are totally adorable as well, like those ombré pumpkins! Reply katriza September 14, 2016 I was looking for some easy crafts to do with my kids! Love making our own Halloween decor! Reply karen September 14, 2016 You GOT me with those ombre pumpkins. Especially the pink ombre ones! I LOVE those and think they would super chic in my house! Thanks for that fabulous fall decor tip! Reply Kate September 15, 2016 I’m kind of loving those ombre pumpkins! What a cute modern take on painting pumpkins! xx http://www.thegoldsister.com Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter September 15, 2016 I love Halloween and all the decorations! I will certainly be trying some of the crafts you shared to add to our collection! Reply Paula September 15, 2016 This is a cute roundup of Halloween crafts. I love the little painted pumpkins. They are so cute! Reply Dogvills September 15, 2016 I love all these ideas. I love decorating for Halloween, so I’m going to copy some of these crafts. Reply Wendy Polisi September 15, 2016 These are so adorable! I almost never do crafts with my kids and I really need to try at least one of these this year. They would love it. Reply Julie @ Girl on the Move September 15, 2016 I love the “boo” tea light set and it would look great on the porch, patio or at a harvest patio…and you could totally get creative about how you design the bags Reply Amanda Love September 15, 2016 I am loving these ideas! My favorites are the garlands and the tea light set. I think my daughter will have a lot of fun making these with me as well. Thanks for the list! I can’t wait to show these to my daughter! Reply Brittany September 15, 2016 I love Halloween crafts! Especially the little bats! They’re so cute! This is the first year my kids are old enough to be excited about Halloween! I think they would love this. Reply CourtneyLynne September 16, 2016 Omg so many cute crafts!!! Fall is my favorite time of year to get crafty!!!! Reply Whitney S September 16, 2016 I am not big on decorating, but these crafts are so adorable and easy to make! Reply Eileen Kelly September 16, 2016 I love Halloween crafts that are fun and family friendly. These are great and even kids can get involved in making them. So adorBLE Reply Alexis September 16, 2016 I love all of these! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I always want to create a really scary scene outside my door. Reply Rachel Catherine September 16, 2016 These are so cute! We will have to try some of them. I know my daughter would love to paint a pumpkin. Reply Christina Aliperti September 16, 2016 These are great ideas for me to do with my nieces. We love making holiday crafts. Reply Stacey September 16, 2016 What adorable crafts! I know my daughter would love the ombre pumpkins and I think the tea light sets would be perfect on our front steps! Reply Kristin September 17, 2016 I just love that Halloween garland! What a cute and easy way to get the kids involved with the Halloween decorating! Reply Carola September 19, 2016 I live in the Netherlands. Here, Halloween isn’t as big as in the usa. But I love it. I love horror movies. And all the Halloween events. I’m glad there are more and more events every year. Love it. Great decorations! Reply Crystal September 20, 2016 I love a home decorated with handmade items, adds an extra element. The cheese cloth ghost would be my fav 🙂 Reply Mary September 20, 2016 The black cats are just adorable! This is great for my niece and nephew. Reply Rose September 24, 2016 I like the garland but i think my kids would like the bug jar! The ombre pumpkins were cute too. Maybe I could pull that off as well. Reply Krystle Cook September 25, 2016 I am loving all of these crafts. My kids love the Halloween season because of the things that you can make to celebrate. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.