Creative DIY Halloween Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready? Here are a few creative “do-it-yourself” spooktacular ideas found on Pinterest to get you ready for this year’s Halloween.



1). Better Homes & Gardens | Ghoulish Glaring Eyes

Using Plastic foam balls of varying sizes, draw eyes with black permanent marker and then stick a toothpick to hold the eyes together.

Attach the eyes to a dark colored bench or fence to make them pop.

2). Delia Creates | Magnetic Spiders

Take plastic spider rings from a dollar store, cut off the ring part, stick on magnets with hot glue and put them on your front door.

3). The Girl Who Ate Everything | Dracula’s Teeth

Cut cookie in half, frost bottom with red frosting, place marshmallow teeth around curved perimeter, and top with remaining half. Insert two almond slivers in between teeth for fangs.

4). Martha Stewart | Glowing Ghosts

Snap a green glowstick and insert it into a white balloon and tie it. Using a black marker, draw a spooky face. Stick to a wall with transparent tape and turn down the lights.

5). Parents Magazine | Bewitching Welcome Mat

Take some old striped stockings and stuff them with cotton. Glue them underneath a welcome mat and add some witchlike shoes.

6). Simply Stated | Screaming Red Punch with a Hand

Rinse a glove several times an then fill it with water. Tie and freeze solid. Cut the glove off the hand and fingers, and float the molded hand in punch.

7). Country Living | Ghouls’ Night Out

Take white tissue wedding bells and glue on construction paper eyes and mouths. Drape with tulle.

8). Squidoo | Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Fog

Fill a large glass half full with hot water. Mix in one cup of salt. Put the glass inside the pumpkin. Then, wearing gloves, drop in 2-3 large pieces of dry ice onto the glass. Put the lid of the pumpkin back on top for a tight fit.

9). Disney Family Fun | Bat-o’-Lanters

Paint mini pumpkins with black acrylic paint. Cut out eyes from white craft foam and hole punch pupils. Glue on eyes. Cut out ears and wings from black craft foam and attach ears by taping a toothpick to the back of each one, inserting the other end into the pumpkin. Tape wooden skewers to the back of each wing and, leaving a 2-inch point exposed, push it into the pumpkin.