Over the years I’ve created a lot of DIY Halloween crafts, recipe and decorating ideas on Crafty Little Gnome. Here is a little peek at some of my best tutorials. These fun Halloween crafts are perfect for the whole family and will get you into the spirit of the spooky season. Check out these fun Halloween ideas and pick your favorite ones to try out this year.
DIY Halloween Crafts, Recipes and Decorating Ideas
Happy Halloween Gnomies,
Halloween is my favorite holiday aside from Christmas. I just love everything about getting dressed up in fun costumes, eating candy and doing all the fall things like going to the pumpkin patch and collecting colorful leaves.
What can I say? I’m into all that basic girl autumn stuff and I love it. Halloween however, is my time to be extra. Crazy costumes? Check. Weird food? Check. Outrageous home decor? Double check. Here are some of my favorite projects from over the years.
Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
Once place people forget to decorate before their Halloween party is the bathroom. You can make a big impact with a few cheap and easy supplies in the loo. Add red painted hand prints and quotes on mirrors and windows, String up some spider webs and post some spooky signs for a quick Halloween makeover.
The hallway in your house is another easy place to decorate for Halloween. Add cobwebs, hanging spiders and bats made our of constructions paper to creep things up. Place plastic chains or caution tape over the doors you don’t want guests to go into.
A fun table-scape makes all the difference for your Halloween shindig. Go crazy with fun crafts, skeletons on display and decorative gourds for the kids to take home.
DIY Halloween Crafts
Kids will love to make these fun terrariums. These DIY Halloween crafts can be made by pairing painted rocks with supplies from the dollar store.
This creepy spider mummy wreath is made by wrapping a straw wreath base with white fabric and cheesecloth and attaching plastic spiders.
Dried leaf crafts are one of the classic fall art projects for kids. There are so many ways to have fun crafting with basic fall leaves you can find on a nature walk. One of these 6 fun dried leaf ideas.
DIY Harry Potter Wands are a great project for Halloween or any time of the year for young Potter-fans. Make these wands with sticks, hot glue, paint and ribbon.
If you’re looking for a craft project that’s spooky and pretty then you may want to try this funky skeleton flower arrangement. You can use fresh or faux flowers to for this quick DIY Halloween craft.
Pumpkin Craft Ideas
I was inspired to make this DIY Halloween craft after a visit to SeaWorld Orlando. These fun fish are made with polymer clay and fake pumpkins.
After you’ve spent hours carving the perfect pumpkin the last thing you want is for it to rot in a week. Try these tips for keep your carved pumpkin fresh for up to a month.
If you like your pumpkin crafts to be more classy than campy then you’ll want to try this easy pumpkin vase that can be made with with a fresh or fake pumpkin.
This pumpkin craft was inspired by a trip to Disney World. Now you can re-create your the giant Mickey pumpkin that sits at the entrance to Disney every Halloween.
If you want to grow a prize winning giant pumpkin next Halloween check out this guide to learn how to get the biggest pumpkin ever.
DIY Halloween Costumes
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Dress up as a Ghostbuster this Halloween for a last minute costume. This is a good option for a group costume or just by yourself.
Your wish is my command! This genie in a bottle costume is a fun optical illusion that’s sure to be a hit at your costume party.
The 80’s are back, baby. Bring back the past with this fun Jem and the Holograms costume. All you need are a pair of DIY magic earrings.
Friends don’t lie! Pay homage to one of the most popular shows on Netflix with this fun Eleven from Stranger Things costume.
Don’t forget to finish your costume with some amazing makeup. Check out these fun tutorials for a reptillian woman and a pretty dead girl.
This pop-art vampire looks is two trends in one! Comic book make up and vampires are still trending. Take advantage of both with one look!
Halloween Recipe Ideas
Gather friends and family to the dinner table and serve them up a meal that with smile back at them. I hear this people pot pie tastes similar to Soylent Green.
Bloody Mary’s are a good idea anytime but during the spooky season it’s a great recipe to serve at your Halloween party.
What are you going to do with all those left over seeds after carving your pumpkins? Make Curry Pumpkin seeds. This roasted seed recipe is as easy as it is delicious.
The Free Autumn Printables I created earlier this fall were a huge hit so I decided to make some Halloween ones. I’ve really been enjoying creating these and if you guys like them, I will keep making them.
These prints are for personal use only, which means feel free to print them out and frame them or use them in your classroom but please don’t sell them or use them for commercial use.
What are your favorite DIY Halloween crafts and projects? Share your best ideas with me in the comments!