Category: Halloween

Witch Gloves

My kids love plastic witch fingers (available at party stores for a few dollars a bag), but I felt that they needed a little help to make the look more convincing. With the addition of some dollar store gloves – the look is complete…

Needlepoint Pencil Cup

A metal pencil cup from IKEA had the perfect surface for a needlepoint sampler – so I thought I’d give it a try…

Freaky Paper Bag Faces

My daughters recently told me that my Halloween craft ideas weren’t creepy enough so, I thought I’d step things up a bit. Here are some super easy and really freaky paper bag faces that you can make with your kids in a flash…

Halloween Favor Cans

I can’t stop working with those Martha Stewart brand beverage labels. This time I’ve added them to recycled cans that I filled with candy to make these Halloween favor cans…

DIY Halloween Glasses

Having a Halloween party? Start saving some jars now and you’ll have a creepy set of glassware perfect for your little monsters…

Candy Bombs

Either as a party favor or to hand out at the door, these candy bombs are great for Halloween.

Handy Halloween Lights

Try your hand at some creative lighting with this quick and easy project…

5-Minute Pumpkins

Make your own velvet pumpkins in minutes – the kids can definitely do this one. To make these you will need: a square piece of orange velvet (the bigger the square, the bigger the pumpkin), a 3 to 4-inch stick, stuffing and two rubber bands (one thin, one thick).

Blob Lights

If you’ve ever had a group of kids sitting around your dinner table – you know that candles are not a practical or safe option. Try lining your table with these glowing blobs and dim the lights to create a fun and intriguing look that appeals to kids of all ages.

Fake Casts For Young Actors

Every so often, my kids and their friends like to pretend that they have broken limbs. They act out dramatic scenarios that revolve around a tragic injury and the convalescing that follows. I thought I’d give them a few props to help feed their imagination…

Poison Gift Bag

To wrap a few treats for Halloween – try making this simple canvas gift bag. I cut two rectangular pieces of canvas – roughly 8″ x 10″ in size and sewed the three sides together using the serge setting on my sewing machine…

Junk Drawer Pumpkins

This project is great for little ones – there’s no carving involved. A small pumpkin is given a face with the addition of a few screws, a button, slices of cork, rubber bands and plastic bread bag clips…

Spider’s Nest Pumpkin

A white pumpkin is cross-sectioned to reveal a creepy spider’s nest. To make this pumpkin, I sliced off approximately 1-inch from two opposite sides, cored the center, screwed black drywall screws around the edge of the openings, placed a plastic black spider inside and stretched fake spider webbing over the screw heads…

Plaid Pumpkin

This pumpkin had a ribbed surface. Following the natural lines in the skin, I cut out the recesses, cored the inside and pulled a strip of tartan fabric through the openings. An LED light illuminates things from within…

Black Lace Screen Door

I cut a sheet of black lace to fit perfectly against the screen panel in my front door. A quick Halloween trick that thrilled my kids like crazy…

Black Lace Candles

Simple glass votives are wrapped in black lace trim to create dramatic lighting…

Bootleg Vase

This is really recycled – a coffee can and part of an old pair of jeans make up this vase. I love to add surprising textures to my designs…

Bloody Good Candles For Halloween

Old footed glassware is dripped with red glass paint to create some bloody good fun for Halloween. These are so simple to make. I dropped a few squirts of red glass paint into my glass, swirled it around a bit and then…

Halloween Around The House

The top of our china closet – decorated with pumpkins, gourds, branches, newspaper garland and silver.