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Cardboard Window Monster - closeup of monster

Cardboard Window MonsterWe are gathering up more cardboard boxes now during the pandemic with all the home deliveries. I thought it would be great to make my own thrifty window decorations this year for Halloween using those boxes. These little monsters are sure to make your neighbours smile.

 

Upcycled Halloween Book - peek inside the finished book

Upcycled Halloween BookAltered a book and make a nice box. You can decorate it with broken jewelry or create a Christmas scene in the book. I made a skeleton in it.

 

Dino Halloween Banner - finished banner

Dino Halloween BannerMake this cute dinosaur banner from cupcake liners, construction paper, and googly eyes. If you have Halloween cupcake liners this would be a cute Halloween themed decoration or you can apply the same concept for a birthday party!

 

Five Minute Felt Pumpkin - finished purple pumpkin with teal embroidery floss tied to twig stem

Five Minute Felt PumpkinMade this cute little felt pumpkin in five minutes!

 

Paper Monster Rings - child's hand with a black cat, Jack 'o Lantern, vampire, and Frankenstein ring their fingers

Paper Monster RingsCreate this cute little rings as an addition to your kid's costume. You can draw or print out patterns found on the internet. Let your kids join in while doing this fun craft.

 

"Ghostly" Pumpkin - cute finished pumpkin

"Ghostly" PumpkinA little Dollar Store pumpkin, a little paint, and a mustache is all you need to make this cute pumpkin.

 

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A black cat made with paper plates.

Paper Plate Black CatHere's a cute kids' craft that uses paper plates and paint to make these spooky cats. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A toddler in a fluffy chicken costume for Halloween.

ThriftyFun Halloween Costume IdeasThriftyFun has been publishing homemade Halloween costumes for years. Here are some of our favorite creations for your viewing pleasure. Some have instructions on the site, some are just examples.

 

A skeleton made from white Q-Tips.

Halloween Q-Tip SkeletonUse Q-tips and paper to make these cute skeletons for Halloween. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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Glue being applied to the end of a Halloween Yo Yo Tree.

Halloween Yo Yo TreeSmall fabric "yo yos" can be made from any scrap fabric and used for a variety of projects. Here they are combined to create a cute decorative Halloween tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

An orange cup of Jello with a Jack-o'-Lantern face.

Jello Jack-O'-Lantern CupsTake clear plastic cups and fill them with orange Jello to create these adorable Jack-O'-Lanterns. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A mantle pennant made in Halloween patterned fabric.

Halloween Mantel PennantsDress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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Wooden Fall Pumpkins - finished pumpkin with twine bow and flowers

Wooden Fall PumpkinsThis is a cute wooden, take apart pumpkin that can be used to decorate for Halloween or during the autumn months.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Planter - planter decorated and plant placed inside

Halloween Pumpkin PlanterYou can easily decorate your indoor planters with a Halloween theme using felt or construction paper, scissors, and some tape! Afterwards, save the felt pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag to reuse next year! Such a simple and easy project, but you can see the difference completely from plain planter to this Halloween themed planter!

 

Mary Poppins Costume - young girl wearing the costume

Mary Poppins CostumeMy daughter needed a quick idea for a costume and so we took a look at what we had on hand and came up with this Mary Poppins costume.

 

"Ghostly" Pumpkin - cute finished pumpkin

"Ghostly" PumpkinA little Dollar Store pumpkin, a little paint, and a mustache is all you need to make this cute pumpkin.

 

Halloween Saltine Toffee

Halloween Saltine ToffeeThis saltine toffee is just the sugar bomb you need for Halloween. It is easy to make and is a great gift. This version is made with white chocolate, but you can use any type of chocolate chips you like.

 

A child wearing a witch hat next to a yarn spiderweb.

Halloween Spider HuntI have been trying to think of trick-or-treating alternatives that will make the holiday still fun for the kids this year. One of my ideas is to do a spider hunt. For this Halloween game, we have been making different spiders like this Pom Pom Spider in preparation for this game.

 

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Decorations for a College Halloween Party?I need ideas for Halloween decorations, I need to decorate the upcoming college Halloween party. Our decor area consists of several trees and a large yard. What ideas do you have that I can fill them up? Please help me by creating a discussion below, thanks for your interest.

 

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Making a Milk Jug Wind Sock?How do I make a ghost wind sock from a milk jug?

 

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Adult Halloween Costume Ideas?I just turned 30, am single, no kids, and need a catchy Halloween costume idea. I am good with DIY too, I just need ideas!

 

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Halloween Party Ideas?My class is organizing a Spring Break, and we are trying to earn some money for the trip. So, the problem is that, this year, other classes had the idea of planning the traditional Halloween party at the school

 

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Halloween Party Gold Mine Theme?The theme for this year's Halloween party is "The Old West" and we plan to decorate the hallway like an old gold mine. Any ideas on how to create the look of gold on the walls using light? We will have the walls draped in black fabric.

 

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Costume Ideas for Photographers?My photographer husband is going to a Halloween costume party and wants to dress up in some way to include his camera, so he can take pictures there. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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A creepy old abandoned house.

Classic Horror Movie Trivia GameThis is a page about classic horror movie trivia game. Plan a Halloween party that will keep everyone entertained with fun games.

 

Poke-A-Pumpkin Game

Making a Poke-A-Pumpkin GameThis is a page about making a poke-a-pumpkin game. Make this Halloween or fall festival game for a school or home party.

 

Spider Web Game

Halloween Spider Web Toss GameSpiders and spiderwebs are a classic Halloween theme. These easy to set up kids' party games add fun to any celebration and can have the rules tailored for different age groups.

 

Spider Web Layered Taco Dip

Spider Web Layered Taco Dip RecipesIt is fun for seasonal and holiday parties to make food that reflects the holiday. This page contains spider web layered taco dip recipes.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Snack Bags

School Halloween Party IdeasThis is a page about school Halloween party ideas. There are many fun ways to celebrate Halloween at a school party.

 

Making Felt Mouse Ears

Making Felt Mouse EarsThis is a page about making felt mouse ears. If you need mouse ears for a costume, making them from felt is a quick and easy way to do it.

 

Finished Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton

Making a Q-Tip SkeletonThis is a simple, fun kids craft to make with your children. This is a page about making a Q-tip skeleton.

 

Mini Felt Witch Hat

Making a Mini Felt Witch HatThis is a page about making a mini felt witch hat. This cute little witch hat can be used as part of a variety of Halloween decorations.

 

Boy Holding up Peace Sign in Hippie Costume

Making a Hippie CostumeThis is a page about making a hippie costume. The hippie costume is easy to do at home and doesn't require purchasing a lot of extras. Many kids and adults love using this colorful costume idea for Halloween.

 

Halloween Party Games

Halloween Party GamesThis is a page about Halloween party games. Games can be an important part of a successful Halloween party.

 

Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet

Making a Mini Pumpkin Candy BouquetThis is a page about making a mini pumpkin candy bouquet. Make this cute candy bouquet to give as a gift or use as a holiday centerpiece.

 

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Keeping Animals from Eating Pumpkin Decorations?How do I keep squirrels from eating my pumpkins? They are eating my decorative pumpkins.

 

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Three kids wearing cute costumes.

Game Ideas for a Church Halloween Party?Have some spooky fun at your church this Halloween. These game ideas for a church Halloween party are sure to be a hit.

 

Halloween punch with a hand made of ice in the middle.

Halloween Punch RecipesHalloween punch is perfect for your Halloween party. There are lots of options for making this spooky concoction to serve your guests. This page contains Halloween punch recipes.

 

Cartoon M&Ms

Making an M&M CostumeThis is a page about making an M&M costume. Dressing for Halloween as this favorite candy would be fun. The hardest part of making this costume will be deciding which color to be.

 

A girl in a fairy costume.

Theme Ideas for a Church Trunk or Treat?This is a page about theme ideas for church "trunk or treat". As door to door trick or treating declines many new activities have taken its place.

 

Bingo cards and a bingo dauber.

How to Make a Bingo CostumeIf you are looking for a creative costume idea for Halloween, how about using old Bingo cards? This page explains how to make a Bingo costume.

 

Making a Crayon Costume

Making a Crayon CostumeThis is a page about making a Crayola crayon costume. Dressing as a crayon is a really cute Halloween costume idea.

 

Happy Halloween spelled out with cut paper.

35+ Great Halloween CraftsHere are tons of great recycled or easy crafts to get you ready for Halloween. Whether you are making them with your kids or to decorate your adult costume party, there are crafts for every skill level.

 

Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath

Making a Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn...This is a page about making a Nightmare Before Christmas yarn wreath. For the fans of this popular movie, you can make a Halloween wreath using decorative elements from the film.

 

Decorations sitting on patio wall.

Making a Milk Jug SkeletonThis is a page about making a milk jug skeleton. Recycled milk jugs are the start to making a Halloween skeleton decoration.

 

A drawing of the biblical figure noah.

Bible Costume Ideas?This page contains bible costume ideas. Biblical character costumes can be simple to put together and warm for trick or treaters.

 

Making a Robot Costume

Making a Robot CostumeThis page is about making a robot costume. When making this costume, it's important to make sure the masquerader can see well.

 

Making a Mummy Costume

Making a Mummy CostumeThis is a page about making a mummy costume. The mummy has long been a favorite Halloween costume for young and old alike.

 

Jack O' Lantern Basket

Making a Paper Jack O' Lantern BasketYou can make a cute Halloween basket for treats and other things with card stock. This is a page about making a paper jack o' lantern basket.

 

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"Bingo Dauber" Halloween Costume?How do I make a Halloween costume for a bingo dauber?

 

Painted Halloween Jars - scarecrow and pumpkin lights

How to Make Painted Halloween JarsMake your own custom Jack-O-Lantern jars. Here is information about how to make painted Halloween jars.

 

Photo of Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Making a Dracula CostumeThis is a page about making a Dracula costume. One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Count Dracula. It's a relatively easy costume to put together yourself.

 

Monster Doughnuts

Making Monster DoughnutsThis page is about making monster doughnuts. Simple decorations can make food really scary for Halloween holiday fun.

 

Pill Bottle Pumpkins

Making Pill Bottle PumpkinsThis is a page about making pill bottle pumpkins. Recycle your empty prescription bottles into these cute treat holders.

 

Mummy Juice Boxes

Making Mummy Juice BoxesThis is a page about making mummy juice boxes. Your kids will love having these fun Halloween juice boxes in their lunch bag or for an after school snack.

 

Halloween Windsock Witch

Recycled Witch WindsockThis is a page about recycled Halloween windsock. Here is a fun way to use empty gallon milk jugs to make Halloween decorations.

 

Halloween Dip Recipes

Halloween Dip RecipesMake a spooky fun dip for the holiday. This page contains Halloween dip recipes.

 

String Cheese Witch Brooms

Making String Cheese Witch BroomsThis is a page about making string cheese witch brooms. These cute Halloween treats are fun and easy to make, you can get the kids involved in this food preparation.

 

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Making A Snowflake Costume?This is a page about making a snowflake costume. Dress as a prelude to winter in a beautiful snowflake costume this Halloween.

 

Zombie Boy Climbing Stairs

Making a Plants vs. Zombies CostumeThis is a page about making a Plants Vs. Zombies Costume. With the popularity of the game Plants Vs. Zombies, these costumes are popping up everywhere. Whether you want to be a plant or a zombie there are many characters to choose from on each side.

 

Girl Dressed as a Nurse

Making a Nurse CostumeThis is a page about making a nurse costume. The nurse costume is a classic option for Halloween, costume parties or just plain dress-up. From Florence Nightingale to a modern ER nurse this is very popular costume for children and adults alike.

 

Carving Pumpkins for Halloween

Carving Pumpkins for HalloweenThis is a page about carving pumpkins for Halloween. It is pumpkin carving time, a few helpful tips and tricks can help make it a fun experience for all.

 

Halloween Witch Hat and Broom Treats

Halloween Witch Hat and Broom TreatsHalloween is the perfect holiday for making fun treats for the family or parties. This is a page about making Halloween witch hat and broom treats.

 

Boy Dressed as Christmas Elf

Making a Christmas Elf CostumeThis is a page to making a Christmas elf costume. Dressing up as an elf for Christmas or Halloween is a super fun costume for kids and adults alike. Whether you are bringing Christmas cheer to your trick-or-treating or passing out presents Christmas morning, this costume is sure to be a hit.

 

painted pumpkins

Decorating Pumpkins Without Carving ThemThis is a page about decorating pumpkins without carving them. While carving pumpkins is the most common way to decorate them for the holidays, you can create funny, scary, and unique pumpkins without carving. A secondary benefit is that they often last longer.

 

A couple dressed up as salt and pepper.

Halloween Costume Ideas for CouplesThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for couples. Trying to come up with a couples Halloween costume can be fun or frustrating. Don't despair, get creative.

 

Pumpkin Golf

Making a Pumpkin Golf GameThis is a page about making a pumpkin golf game. Start with a foam pumpkin and you too can make this fun variation on miniature golf.

 

Boy in Devil Costume

Making a Devil CostumeThis is a page about making a devil costume. Devil costumes come in all shapes and sizes, from the cute little devil kids up to elaborately detailed adult costumes. A few simple accessories is all it takes to get started on your devil costume.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Batman CostumeNearly every year, Batman is one of the most popular costumes. Making your own Batman costume is a lot of work but can very rewarding. This is a page about making your own Batman costume.

 

Woman Dressed in Witch Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume Ideas for AdultsThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for adults. Adults like to get into the fun and dress for Halloween as well.

 

Cute Little Girl in Chicken Costume

Making a Chicken CostumeThis is a page about making a chicken costume. The chicken costume is one that will always be popular with both adults and children. There are lots of chicken suits for sale at costume shops, but a homemade chicken costume can be even better.

 

Making Batty Pudding Cups

Making Batty Pudding CupsHalloween is the perfect holiday for making cute party snacks and treats. This is a page about making batty pudding cups.

 

Photo of skull deviled eggs.

Halloween Deviled EggsDeviled eggs are a tasty snack anytime of year, but Halloween deviled eggs are even more fun. Make extra because these will get eaten quickly! This is a page about making Halloween deviled eggs.

 

Halloween Treat Bag Ideas

Halloween Treat Bag IdeasThis is a page about Halloween treat bag ideas. Make some cute Halloween treat bags for your kids to take to school, a party, or for special children on the block.

 

Halloween Pretzel Treats

Making Halloween Pretzel TreatsSweet and salty combine to make for a delicious treat for this holiday. This page is about making Halloween pretzel treats.

 

Halloween treat made with apple slices and marshmallows made to look like lips and teeth.

Making Apple Monster MouthsIf you are looking for a cute Halloween snack try apple monster mouths. This is a page about making apple monster mouths.

 

Halloween paper wrapped tubes with candy

Trick or Treat TubesThis is a page about trick or treat tubes. Reuse paper towel rolls with scrapbook paper, ribbon and glue to create festive treat containers.

 

Brown paper bag kit with fun glasses.

Halloween Gift IdeasThis is a page about Halloween gift ideas. If you are looking for a cute Halloween treat for the kids to take to school or for some special children in the neighborhood, consider something homemade.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Playing Cards CostumeThis is a page about making a playing cards costume. The playing card costume is great for wearing as an individual or with a group. This fun inexpensive costume is sure to be a hit at a Halloween party or trick-or-treating.

 

Photo of Professor Snape from Harry Potter.

Making a Professor Snape CostumeThis is a page about making a Professor Snape costume. One of the most memorable "villains" in the Harry Potter series, Professor Snape is a great Halloween costume. It's also a fairly cheap costume to put together yourself.

 

Halloween Costume: Measuring TapeHere is a photo of my son-in-law's Halloween costume. All hand made with cardboard, metal, plastics, etc. He always wins with his unique costumes.

 

Painted Halloween Gourds

Painted Halloween GourdsThis page is about painted Halloween gourds. Gourds of all shapes and sizes can be painted to create unique decorations.

 

Illustration of two kids in costumes.  A witch and a pirate.

Making a Phantom Of The Opera CostumeThis is a page about making a Phantom of the Opera costume. An iconic, mesmerizing and terrifying character, the Phantom of the Opera is an excellent costume for Halloween, costume parties or cosplay. With the distinctive mask this is a recognizable and fun costume to wear.

 

Paper Plate Ghost

Making a Paper Plate GhostThis page is about making a paper plate ghost. Inexpensive, simple Halloween decoration you can make with youngsters.

 

Making Felt Kitty Ears

Making Felt Kitty EarsThis is a page about making felt kitty ears. Kitty ears for a cat costume can easily be made from felt.

 

Two pictures of a man dressed as the Incredible Hulk.

Making an Incredible Hulk CostumeThis is a page about making an Incredible Hulk costume. The Incredible Hulk is one of the most famous characters in comic book history and makes a great Halloween Costume.

 

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch LocationsThis is a page about pumpkin patch locations. A trip to a local pumpkin patch is a great way to spend the day and pick out just the right pumpkin for the holidays.

 

Chinese Take Out Box

Making a Chinese Take Out Box Costume?This is a page about making a Chinese take out box costume. Original Halloween costumes are fun to make a even more fun to wear.

 

A box of popcorn Halloween costume.

Homemade Halloween Costume IdeasThis is a page about homemade Halloween costume ideas. Making your own Halloween costumes is not only thrifty, but it also can result in a truly unique costume.

 

Tootsie Roll spider.

Spider Tootsie Roll PopsSpider treats are always a hit for Halloween. Make some spider Tootsie Roll Pops for your favorite little monsters this Halloween.

 

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