50 Halloween Crafts

Salt Dough Pumpkins for Alpha Mom.
Halloween Ribbon Wreath.
Hanging Halloween Decorations from Martha Stewart.
Plush Black Cat from Etsy’s How-Tuesday by Katy Kristin.
Knitted Witch Doll from The Purl Bee.
Felt Spiderweb Table Runner from The Crafty Cupboard.*
Ghost Cozies from My Paper Crane.
Cheesecloth Ghosts from Martha Stewart.
Spiderweb Hoop from Betz White.*
Tissue Paper Pomettes from Paper Source.
Candy Corn Wreath from Woman’s Day.
Spider Web Balloons from Crafty Crafty.
Fishbowl Pumpkins from Bella Dia.
Jack O’Lantern Hoop from Betz White.
Betty Boo Bat from Heather Bailey.
Halloween Fabric Art from The Graphics Fairy.
Needle Felted Pumpkins.
Flappy Happy Felt Bats from Domesticali.
Ghostly Towels.

Recycled Crafts
Paper Bag Halloween Bowls.
Jars and Cans to Jack O’ Lanterns.
Cardboard Hanging Bat Mobile.
Bottle Skulls from Dollar Store Crafts.

Kids’ Crafts & Costumes
Dress-up Crown.
Superhero Cape.
Last-Minute Kids’ Owl Costume for Alpha Mom.*
No-sew Tutu from Design Mom.
Felt Mask Pattern and Tutorial from Hazelnuts.
Cereal Box Stenciled Bags for Alpha Mom.
Scrappy Owl Treat Bag.
Owl Bleach Stenciled T-shirt from Crafterella.
Halloween Tote from The Sometimes Crafter.
Rock Jack O’ Lanterns from Cider & Faun.
Candy Corn Paper Plate Garland from Better Homes and Gardens.
Pumpkin Balloons from Martha Stewart.
Cardboard Box Haunted House from Brenda Ponnay for Alpha Mom.
Acorn Pumpkins from Family Fun.

Paper Crafts & Printables
Snowflake Pumpkins from Mer Mag.
Printable Owl Stickers.
Spooky Paper Cutouts from Country Living.*
Paper Strip Jack O’ Lanterns from Let’s Explore.*
Halloween Printables from The Toymaker.
Ghost Garland.

Recipes & Party Ideas
Broom Candy Bags from Woman’s Day.
Meringue Ghosts from Joy of Baking.
Halloween Cake Pops from Bakerella.
Tootsie Pop Pumpkins from Skip to My Lou.
Candy Corn Cookies from Baked Bree.*
Crawly Cakes from Not Martha.
Candy Corn Cupcakes from Our Best Bites.

*pictured above.

Halloween Flashback

Since tomorrow is the first day of October, I thought I’d post some of my Halloween projects from the past:

Salt Dough Pumpkins for Alpha Mom (pictured above).

Pumpkin Cheesecake (this is my favorite dessert in the world).

Halloween Ribbon Wreath.

Paper Bag Bowls.

Last-Minute Kids’ Owl Costume for Alpha Mom.

Recycled Jars and Cans to Jack O’ Lanterns.

Recycled Cardboard Hanging Bat Mobile.

Cereal Box Stenciled Bags for Alpha Mom.

Scrappy Owl Treat Bag.

Ghost Garland.

Needle Felted Pumpkins.

Printable Owl Stickers.

Bat Leaf Prints.

And check out Whip-Up’s round-up of Halloween crafts from last year, in three parts (one, two, and three). And I just made these pumpkin muffins from Ellie Krieger, which I love, but we’ll put them to the test today when I serve them to a bunch of kindergarteners. More fall food inspiration here.

Ghostly Towels

Add some boo-tiful towels to your bathroom this Halloween. (Sorry, couldn’t resist).

Here’s another freezer paper stencil project, but these could easily be made with hand embroidery or appliqué. I made these simple white towels, but you could also just buy some. Here’s the stencil template.

Check this earlier post for instructions. You could also make the bottom hem of the towels wavy like the bottom of a ghost, but I could just barely sew a straight line today, so that’s all I attempted. This is very similar to the cereal box stencil treat bags I made for Alpha Mom and also similar to the printable boo banner that I posted two years ago.

Capes and Cowgirls


Finished up the cape gift that went with the crown from earlier this week.

And made the last-minute cowgirl costume for my four-year-old (skirt and vest), which she turned into a superhero cowgirl by adding a cape, then ditched altogether in favor of a tutu and some plastic high heels when it was time for trick or treating.  But she can wear the skirt anytime, so it wasn’t a complete loss.


Owl Costume



Still looking for Halloween costume ideas?  Head over to Alpha Mom and check out my post on how to make this quick owl costume from a t-shirt.  Then complete the outfit with the printable mask.