Get your spook on with DIY (or shall we say BIY?!) Halloween decorations and playful dessert ideas, from the sinisterly simple to the creepily complicated.
DIY Halloween Decorations
Craft: Ombré Candy Corn Wine Bottles
From: Brit + Co
Even if you’re one of those anti-candy-corn types (heathens!), you can get behind these sweet ombré bottles. Start drinking now, so you can recycle your wine bottles.
Supplies: Get spray paint at The Home Depot.
Craft: Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries
From: Polka Dot Chair
Glowing witch hat luminaries are such a unique, cool, creepy way to light up your porch this October 31.
Supplies: Witch hats and more are available at Amazon.
Craft: Haunted Figurines
From: Sadie Seasongoods
This genius craft takes those cheesy thrift store and yard sale figurines and turns them into a terrifying crew of the undead.
Supplies: Get your craft on at Michaels.
Craft: Wall of Bats
From: Marvelous Mommy
Get the kids in on the action by having them cut out bats and then tape them to the wall, ceiling, windows and more!
Supplies: Try Office Depot for black construction paper, tape and scissors.
Craft: Fall-to-Winter Wreath
From: Craft Ideas
You’ll get more bang for your buck with this wreath that changes with the seasons—just a quick coat of spray paint when autumn ends and the cold winter months begin.
Supplies: Wreath-making items abound at Jo-Ann.
Craft: Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
From: A Pumpkin & A Princess
This Halloween, do a spooky glow-in-the-dark version of everyone’s fave DIY obsession, slime!
Supplies: Amazon has all your slime-making items at the ready.
Craft: Skull Bookends
From: The Band Wife
These are extra appropriate for Halloween because you’ll need a saw to split the skull apart. By the way, these are classy enough for year-round, right?
Supplies: Need a hand saw? Try Lowe’s. For plaster skulls, check out Michaels.
Craft: Soda Bottle Cloche
From: DIY Home Sweet Home
These are fantastic and pull a disparate group of semi-spooky knickknacks together perfectly.
Supplies: Get what you need at Amazon.
Craft: Galaxy Pumpkin
From: Dream a Little Bigger
If you’re tired of orange and black, this beautiful jack-o’-lantern has your name on it.
Supplies: Load up on crafts at Jo-Ann to create this otherworldly DIY project.
Craft: Pumpkin Slime
From: Darby Smart
Your kids might not care about pumpkin spice lattes (yet), but they will love this craft. It’s perfect for any Halloween classroom parties that might occur.
Supplies: Order mini mason jars from Amazon.
DIY Halloween Desserts
Treat: Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes
From: Our Family of Seven
Start with boxed cake mix, and whip up these cuties in no time.
Supplies: Stroll down Target’s baking aisle for your yummy ingredients.
Treat: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts
From: Yummy Healthy Easy
There is a 48-hour period around Halloween where your child may live on mini Snickers bars, but this is an adorable way to get a piece of fruit into their bodies!
Supplies: Walmart sells candy eyes (along with the rest of the ingredients).
Treat: Halloween Pumpkin Brownies
From: Barbara Bakes
These aren’t your typical brownies! They contain pumpkin, so you can totally have them for breakfast and not feel guilty.
Supplies: Get Halloween sprinkles at Wilton.
Treat: Halloween Pumpkin Cake
From: Mom Loves Baking
This cheerful dude can smile at everyone during a festive family dinner—before you devour him, that is.
Supplies: Snag muffin tins and Bundt pans at Amazon.
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