FRIDAY UPDATE! Hey guys! I am so sorry but I have to cry “Mercy” (again) today! Between taking on an audacious family Halloween costume (I just posted a sneak peek here) and a HUGE project deadline looming, I just couldn’t get anything pulled together this week! I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! Thanks for being patient with me!
I’ve recently found myself in a situation where I’ve bitten off a little more than I can chew #storyofmylife. So while I play catch up on Halloween costumes, school party projects, and a huge secret project I can’t wait to share with you all, I thought I’d pop in with a fun round-up of some of my favorite easy Halloween projects you can totally tackle before Halloween rolls around. If you’ve been “boo’d” by a neighbor, your kids are nagging you to (finally) decorate for Halloween, or you just want to get into the spooky spirit, all of these craft projects are quick, simple, and the perfect way to fill up the weekend ahead!
DIY Treat Buckets
I recently made these treat buckets for ForRent.com; and you guys, they couldn’t be easier (or cuter)! Look closely…they are just made with party streamers and glitter cardstock! See the tutorial here.
Tumbling Jack-O-Lantern Garland
This silly Jack-O-Lantern banner is made of paper circles sewn (yep, sewn!) together. Leave them blank or add silly faces to up the scare factor! See how it comes together here!
Candy Corn Treat Jars
These cute jars are a great gift idea for neighbors or teachers! Would you guess they are made from recycled jelly jars? See the full tutorial here!
Fun Fuzzy Spiders
These fuzzy guys take mere minutes to make from just off-the-shelf (huge) pom-poms, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. We like to hide them around the house (Elf-on-the-Shelf-style); boy does Henry get a kick of where they turn up! See how to make them here.
Peek-a-Boo Pumpkin Treat Boxes
These are another fun way to say “Happy Halloween” to teachers, neighbors and coworkers. If you’ve had your fill of candy corn (gasp!), these would also be really cute for holding pumpkin cookies or other baked treats! See how to make them here.
Stenciled Pumpkin Pillow
Pillow covers are a great way to add some seasonal decor to your home and porch. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, try stenciling your own design instead!
Candy-Corn Matching Game
This is a fun activity (and snack!) for toddlers! Use Halloween-colored candy to fill in the plethora of different “worksheets”! If you don’t want the kiddos filling up on sugar, play dough balls work great too! See the full game here!
Jack-O-Lantern Treat Buckets
These treat buckets were made for the neighbors last minute from tin pails from the Target Dollar Spot, some vinyl faces, and cardstock mediallions. Fill the buckets with your favorite treats to make a quick, yet thoughtful gift! Tutorial can be found here.
Combine a fuzzy spider with an off-the-shelf banner from the craft store to make a Halloween wreath in mere minutes! This “Boo” sign was originally strung together. I just cut the strings and affixed the letters to my wreath with straight pins. See this and two other easy wreath ideas here!
I love finding off-the-shelf products that I can customize for my needs! This trick-or-treat banner was raw wood with letter cutouts. I painted each pennant with acrylic paint and then added glitter cardstock behind each letter to help them stand out more. This would be darling stretched across a mantel, front door, or on a wreath! See how I did it here!
This weekend, I’m gearing up to make our Halloween costumes (I posted a sneak peek here) and a bunch of decor for Henry’s class party next week! Are you doing any fun Halloween crafting this weekend? Have a good one, and I’ll see you all back here next week!Posted In California '16, Fall & Halloween, I Write For, Sewing & Crafts