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Quick & Easy DIY Halloween Crafts 2018

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

Halloween is the time for creepy pranks and frightening fun – not just for adults but kids too. Decorating your home in Halloween spirit is a task you can achieve by involving every family member. You might be bored of buying Halloween decorations and simply putting up them every year. Do something new and creative this Halloween by going for DIY Halloween crafts that will help create a completely new home and unforgettable family moments.

DIYing and decorating your home with your creativity can help you save money. You can find a number of ideas online, however, here are some of the best, quick and easy DIY Halloween decoration ideas you can try this year with your kids.

Hanging Halloween Ghosts

Your Halloween decoration is definitely incomplete without the spooky ghost props. They cost you money, however, if you’re a DIY type, you can easily make one yourself. You’ll need a white fabric and a styrofoam ball which forms the head of the ghost. To save more, make a ball by bundling up unused plastic bags and wrapping it in a tape. The DIY is as easy as hanging your clothes in your closet.  

Check out the complete tutorial by Evan & Katelyn for the complete build process.

Hanging Halloween Ghosts

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Hanging Halloween Ghosts

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Also Read: 80+ DIY Halloween Wreaths to Welcome Evil Spirits into Your Home

Sock Skeleton Doll

This easy sewing project for Halloween can be done in just a day. All the skeletal parts of the doll are made from stuffed socks while the brown/black yarn can be used as hair. The combination of white and black buttons serves as eyes while red embroidery floss is used for lips.

Get the detailed process about the project at Craft Passion.

Sock Skeleton Doll

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Sock Skeleton Doll

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Halloween Paper Plate Craft

Making adorable Halloween characters using paper plates is a quick and fun idea for kids. They will find it interesting cutting different shapes for bat, spider, Frankenstein or a pumpkin. It will take their creativity and crafting skills to a new level.

Halloween Paper Plate Craft

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Image: Simple as That

Bleeding Halloween Candles

It is a last-minute Halloween craft to add instant fright and fun to home decoration. The DIY bleeding candles are so easy to make that they can be prepared in no time using standard candles. You just need to drip red wax drops on the top of white candles.

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Lighted Milk Jug Ghost Centerpieces

If you want to decorate for Halloween without breaking the bank, try it this year. You’ll need four plastic milk jugs, an LED light string, knife and a black marker to create a Halloween-inspired face. Put in the light string through an opening at the back and you’re ready to go.

Head over iSaveA2Z to find out full details.

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Halloween Ghost in a Jar

Want to prison a ghost at home? This simple DIY can let you do that in a jiffy. You just need to make a small man-like structure which upholds cheesecloth like a ghost inside a mason jar.      

Halloween Ghost in a Jar

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Concrete Jack-O’-Lantern

Using concrete mix, old stockings, and rubber bands, you can easily create this DIY Jack-O’-Lantern that can be used both, outdoors as well as indoors. Just fill the stocking with dough-like concrete mix and later tie with rubber bands to shape like a pumpkin. Trend it up in the desired color. Don’t forget to make a void to place candles or lamp. 

Here’s a tutorial to make concrete pumpkin if you need.  

Concrete Jack-O'-Lantern

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Jack-o’-Lantern Oranges

Want to involve kids in making your home look spooktacular? You can encourage them to participate in this easy-to-make craft. They just need to remove the pulp from Satsuma oranges using a spoon and then cut a Halloween face on the peel. Put a tealight in it and your DIY Halloween lantern is ready.

Jack o Lantern Oranges

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Mummy Mason Jar Luminaire

Spook up your home with mummy mason jar luminaire this Halloween. It is a super easy DIY you can create using a Mason jar, tealights, googly eyes and a roll of gauze bandage. Just cover the gauze around the jar to make it look like a mummy. Attach google eyes, add tealight inside it and you’re ready to place it on your table or cabinet.  

Mummy Mason Jar Luminaire

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Mummy Mason Jar Luminaire

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Cardboard Tombstones

Turn your yard into a haunting cemetery with DIY cardboard tombstones. First, you need to draw and cut the frame for the tombstone. Cover the top of the tombstone by gluing up newspaper and spray paint the entire structure in gray. Finally, paste some letters to complete the DIY tombstone.  

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Toilet Paper Pumpkin

It is a no-carve, DIY pumpkin that’s super easy to make. You just need to wrap a toilet paper roll in a colored fabric and attach some fake leaves to give it a look of pumpkin. If you are looking for last-minute DIY Halloween decorations, this might be the right choice for you. 

How to Make Toilet Paper Pumpkin

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Bat Paper Craft

Paper crafting is a good hobby for kids as well as adults. You can use paper crafting skills in decorating your home for different occasions. Like, you can make DIY paper bats to include in your Halloween decoration. Here’s a simple tutorial to learn how to make paper bats.

The paper bats can be included in home decoration in a number of ways. You can simply create a centerpiece by gluing the cut-outs on a tree branch or LED light strip.  

Bat Paper Craft

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Bat Paper Craft

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Toilet Paper Roll Mummy

If you’re looking for handmade Halloween decoration ideas, this easy and low-cost Halloween craft will please you. Just wind up strips of toilet paper around the empty roll and add googly eyes to complete the mummy. You can add arms to add more fun to the project.

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Witch Hands

This easy Halloween project is ideal if you want to impress kids in your neighborhood. Take some food service gloves and fill with popcorns. You can even spray popcorns with a color mist to add more creepiness to the craft.       

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Tin Can Halloween Craft

Unused tin cans can be transformed into beautiful Halloween decorations. Making something useful out of tin cans is a fun craft to try. You need to paint the tin cans and draw different faces on them. For some inspiration, check out this tutorial to make a tin can bowling unit.   

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Yarn Pumpkin

Making a yarn pumpkin is super easy. You’ll need orange yarn, glue and a balloon. Blow up the balloon and wrap with the yarn soaked in glue. Finally, deflate the balloon after the yarn has dried up completely. Add a spiral yarn piece as stem at the top and hang it to the desired place.

Yarn Pumpkin

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Yarn Pumpkin

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Halloween Googly Eye Planter

For an easy-to-make and simple Halloween decoration, try making a witty googly eye planter. You can make it yourself in a very little time. The task is to paint a terracotta pot black and then cover it with googly eyes of different sizes for a daunting look.   

Halloween Googly Eye Planter

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Jack Skellington Clothespin Halloween Wreath

You’ll need a pizza pan, clothespins, ribbon, and paint to make this DIY Halloween wreath. Start from spray painting the pizza pan white and clothespins in white and black. Once dry, sketch the jack skellington face and attach clothespins to the outer edge of the pan. Add a ribbon bow to complete the look.  

Jack Skellington Clothespin Halloween Wreath

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Halloween Mantle Trees

If you crave for not-so-scary Halloween party, this DIY craft is for you. You’ll need crepe paper, paper mache cone, and glue. The ruffled tree is made by wrapping the cone with black streamer over to the top. Find out more details here.

Halloween Mantle Trees

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Ping Pong Ball Jack-O’-Lantern

Orange ping pong balls and a string of fairy lights can help you create a DIY Halloween Jack-O’-Lantern. Draw Jack-O’-Lantern faces with a permanent marker and push in the string lights to each ball through small holes cut using sharp knife edge.      

Ping Pong Ball Jack-O-Lantern

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Ping Pong Ball Jack-O-Lantern

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Wine Cork Pumpkin

How about a pumpkin made from unused corks at your home? You need about 30-40 wine corks, glue, and a few other supplies for this craft. Stacking up corks in the shape of a pumpkin will take most of the time. Glue a wine cork vertically on the top as a stem and tie jute twine around it. Place two pieces of green felt near the stem and your pumpkin is ready.

Check out the full tutorial here.

Wine Cork Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Chandelier

If you’re looking for a unique way to use pumpkins in your home, this DIY pumpkin chandelier is a good choice. This cool hanging centerpiece just needs mini pumpkins, thin wood plank and a string. Drill holes on the wood slat and stem of the pumpkins to weave thread pieces through them. 

Pumpkin Chandelier

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Paranormal Portraits

You need a black and white portrait print to paste on a cardboard of the same size. Now make holes on the picture with a precision knife or needle. Finally, insert red mini LED lights into the holes and frame the picture.

Read full tutorial here.

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Halloween Window Eyes

Deck out the windows of your bedroom like staring eyes to scare neighbors and trick ‘o treaters. You need to cover up the windows with black trash bags with two holes at an equal height to make eyes. The pupils are secured on a banner paper by gluing to eyes cutouts.

For complete process, follow the tutorial here.

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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Scary Garage Door

When it comes to dressing up our house for Halloween, you can’t miss out your garage door. Take inspiration from this Halloween DIY decoration by Amanda Destro Pierson. She transformed her garage into a monster mouth by adding scary creature eyes and teeth to the garage door. The lighting makes it look even creepier.   

Just make the creature eyes and teeth using paper, cardboard or plywood and fasten them onto the garage door. The main task is to craft and paint the eyes and teeth in a spooky way.    

25 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Crafts You can Try in 2018

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