Creepy Crafts for Halloween

Creepy Crafts for Halloween

Posted 10/02/2013

pumpkinThe fall and winter seasons means the holidays are on the horizon and, as is tradition, so is decorating your home.  Whether for Halloween, Christmas or the time in between, holiday home decor is best when done DIY style, as you infuse your own personality into more-affordable pieces. 

To kick off the crafting season, we've gathered some Halloween ideas from the always-handy site, Pinterest. Whether you are looking for something ornate or simple, something scary or cute, there is a project for you.

Fancy Frights
No one ever said pumpkins and ghosts can’t look classy and stylish. For a super easy project, paint pumpkins and gourds in metallic colors for a gilded look. Pile the shiny pumpkins for an elegant entry way. Take those same gold pumpkins and put them on pedestals to be used as centerpieces. If you are having a Halloween dinner party, light up the place with some bloodied (a.k.a red) plastic wine glasses, used as candle holders.

Scary Shocks
If you want your home to have the feeling of a haunted house, use bones and silhouettes to terrify visitors. This skeleton wreath can be the first thing company sees before they enter only to find more body parts carefully placed about. Use silhouettes to create creepy capers and butchering tools to haunt passersby’s on Halloween night.

Cute Spooks
If you don’t want to scare away the trick-or-treaters, put up some endearing decorations. These unassuming ghosts are a DIY-version of a costly group of ghouls from a designer store. You can also make your create a friendly mummy to welcome guests through the front door.  

Check out instructions for these alongside a few of our other seasonal boards on our Pinterest page. We’ve pinned about warm recipes for chilly weather and perfect autumn recipes to get you even more ready for fall. 

Photo credit: Just Us 3 / Foter / CC BY-NC