social
The Glowing Tree Eyes in the dark.

Glowing Tree Eyes Halloween DecorationThese silly tree eyes will be watching those trick or treaters as they approach your door.

 

A pumpkin wearing a mask with a jack-'o'-lantern face.

Having a Socially Distant HalloweenHalloween is usually a festive time, filled with parties and hordes of costumed children going door to door. This year is a little different with many kids in online schooling and avoiding visiting friends and relatives due to COVID-19. The CDC is recommending extra caution and many states and counties are discouraging trick-or-treating altogether.

 

Three skeleton peg dolls.

Skeleton Peg DollI have been having fun making peg people and decided to do a Halloween-themed peg doll with this cute little skeleton.

 

The finished pumpkin pendant.

Pumpkin Pendant from Wire and Hot GlueMake this pumpkin pendant to complete your Halloween look. It is very simple, easy and inexpensive to make. This Halloween pumpkin pendant is suitable for making the necklace, bag pendant, keychain.

 

The finished pumpkin.

Yarn Pumpkin-Shaped DecorationMany people know how to make mache pumpkins out of paper, glue and balloon. Also, some people use thread, glue and a balloon to make pumpkins, but which result in a spherical shape, and, accordingly, very vaguely resemble pumpkins. I got the idea to combine these two methods and make a pumpkin out of yarn and glue with a real pumpkin shape. It's strange that no one has come up with this idea yet. I also want to share with you an idea of how to make such a pumpkin as quickly as possible.

 

Attaching the bats to an umbrella.

Raining BatmenIf you want to make a Halloween costume without spending a lot of money, then you can make this Raining Batmen project. And by the way, next year you can use the bats in another Halloween project.

 

More Featured

Videos

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.

 

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 chocolate pudding cup with bat wings and eyes.

Batty Pudding CupsThese cute Halloween themed bat pudding cups are a great way to make your child's school lunch fun. Learn how we made these in this short video.

 

Advertisement

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

More Videos

Recent

The finished pumpkin.

Yarn Pumpkin-Shaped DecorationMany people know how to make mache pumpkins out of paper, glue and balloon. Also, some people use thread, glue and a balloon to make pumpkins, but which result in a spherical shape, and, accordingly, very vaguely resemble pumpkins. I got the idea to combine these two methods and make a pumpkin out of yarn and glue with a real pumpkin shape. It's strange that no one has come up with this idea yet. I also want to share with you an idea of how to make such a pumpkin as quickly as possible.

 

The Glowing Tree Eyes in the dark.

Glowing Tree Eyes Halloween DecorationThese silly tree eyes will be watching those trick or treaters as they approach your door.

 

The finished pumpkin pendant.

Pumpkin Pendant from Wire and Hot GlueMake this pumpkin pendant to complete your Halloween look. It is very simple, easy and inexpensive to make. This Halloween pumpkin pendant is suitable for making the necklace, bag pendant, keychain.

 

Attaching the bats to an umbrella.

Raining BatmenIf you want to make a Halloween costume without spending a lot of money, then you can make this Raining Batmen project. And by the way, next year you can use the bats in another Halloween project.

 

Halloween Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Halloween Gingerbread Whoopie PiesThese little spooky whoopie pies are a real fun treat. Decorating them with candy eyes really makes these cookies look extra kooky. I did this Halloween activity with my kids. They had fun rolling the edges in sprinkles and adding the little candy eyes.

 

The Medusa Silhouette.

Medusa Silhouette Halloween Window DecorationThis Halloween window decoration is sure to give anyone the heebie jeebies. In Greek mythology, Medusa was a winged female with live venomous snakes instead of hair. Anyone who looked into her eyes would turn to stone. This year I wanted to have something slightly creepy in the window and this is what I came up with.

 

More Recent

Questions

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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!

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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.

 

Advertisement

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

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

 

More Questions

Browse

714 Total Articles
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Support For Foam Halloween Decorations?We have foam Halloween gravestones that have fallen over in the wind. They came with metal stakes, which have busted. My husband poked nails in them, but the wind still knocked them over. Does anyone have any ideas about bracing the gravestones so the foam doesn't break apart? Thanks!

 

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.

 

Child in Indian Costume

Making a Chief (Indian) CostumeThis is a page about making a Chief (Indian) costume. The Indian Chief costume has been a favorite with both kids and adults for many years. This costume is also very versatile for group costumes like the Village People or a Cowboys and Indians theme.

 

Carving Foam Pumpkins

Carving Foam PumpkinsThis is a page about carving foam pumpkins. Foam pumpkins are an alternative to real ones for your Halloween carving tradition and can be saved to use next year.

 

Reusing Embroidery From Old Shirts?Tips for reusing embroidery from worn out clothing. Post your own ideas here.

 

Making a Witch Broom

Making a Witch BroomThis is a page about making a witch broom. A witch costume is just not complete without a broom.

 

Quick and Easy Halloween CostumesThis is a page about quick and easy Halloween costumes. You don't have to spend lots of time or money to make a unique and fun Halloween costume.

 

Advertisement

Monster Doughnuts

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Jedi's Walking Outside

Making a Jedi CostumeThis is a page about making a Jedi costume. The Jedi costume is popular for Halloween, cosplay, and theme parties. The costume is very flexible and allows for a lot of personalization.

 

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.

 

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

Making a Pied Piper CostumeThis is a page about making a Pied Piper costume. The Pied Piper of Hamlin is a classic tale that makes a wonderful costume for an individual or a group. You are sure to draw a crowd of followers as you march along playing your tune.

 

Halloween Scarf Wreath

Halloween Scarf WreathUse an old scarf to make this spooky Halloween wreath. Here is how to make a halloween scarf wreath to hang on your door.

 

Tomato Cage Ghosts

Making Tomato Cage GhostsThis is a page about making tomato cage ghosts. Tomato cages find an alternative life as Halloween ghosts in this fun decoration craft.

 

Paper Plate Black Cat

Making a Paper Plate Black CatThis is a page about making a paper plate black cat. Inexpensive spooky cat decorations can be made for Halloween out of paper plates.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Labyrinth Movie Costumes - Sarah and Toby part of the costume

DIY Labyrinth Movie CostumesMake these fun illusionary costumes for the characters of the classic Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, a tribute to the late great David Bowie.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Girl Dressed as Rainbow Brite

Making A Rainbow Brite CostumeThis is a page about making a Rainbow Brite costume. Make a cute costume based on this popular cartoon character.

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Halloween Party Ideas for 13 Year Olds?I was wanting to know some good ideas on how to throw a good scary, Halloween party for my 13 year old daughter.

 

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.

 

A decorated witch hat on a door.

Decorating a Dollar Tree Witch HatCrafting does not need to be expensive. This project begins with a witch hat frame from the Dollar Store. You can decorate it with things in your stash or get some friends together to share the expense. Read on for instructions for making a witch hat decoration.

 

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.

 

Halloween Party Games

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

 

a Headless Bride costume

Headless Bride CostumeOld Wedding Gown with the bride's head in her bouquet.

 

A mini pumpkin on a flashlight.

Mini Pumpkin Flashlight LanternPerfect for Tricker or Treating in the dark with young ones and a fantastic craft for the family to make. A illuminated that glows with its grinning face.

 

A plate of crispy bat wings with dipping sauce.

Crispy Bat WingsWe call this appetizer Crispy Bat Wings with Blood Dipping Sauce and serve it for Halloween. Don't worry, it's just chicken wings and a lovely chili blackberry dipping sauce made to mimic the gory title. These are actually really easy to make, so kids might enjoy helping you with this in the kitchen.

 

A child dressed as spaghetti and meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween CostumeTo make this simple costume, cut a platter from a large circle of cardboard with a hole in the middle for child's legs to fit through. Tie on some off-white yarn strings like suspenders.

 

mask design on paper plate

Day of the Dead MasksMaking Day of the Dead masks helps kids have fun and learn about Mexico's traditional celebration!

 

A collection recycled cans decorated to resemble jack-'o-lanterns.

Pumpkin Can Tea LightsThis is a recycled craft made from empty food cans. The faces are made with an acetylene cutting torch. Finish the project by painting the can orange, adding a wire handle, and a tea light or votive candle inside. A good project for the kids once the cans are prepared.

 

ghosts painted on glass bottles

Making Halloween "Boo" BottlesThese are just old bottles I picked up on the side of the street. They can be used just for decoration or you can put a candle in them. They are especially cute if you let the candle drip down the sides.

 

Logo for a ThriftyFun Guide

Forest Nymph Illusion CostumesWe dressed as Forest Nymphs that had the illusion that their legs were sitting on tree stumps. These were fun magical costumes involving tons of leaves, flowers, and had a big focus on nature.

 

Big Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted House - finished house complete with picket fence and spider hanging down

Garbage Bag Hanging Haunted HouseHere is a fun and simple way to make a hanging haunted house, using a garbage bag, scissors, and masking tape. This one is about 4x5 ft.!

 

Pumpkin Wall Decoration - pumpkins glued to cabinet doors

Pumpkin Wall DecorationHere is another inexpensive/free way of decorating your home for Halloween by cutting out square shaped pumpkins and then adding cut out the faces. They can be taped on the wall, a sliding door, or kitchen cabinets!

 

Witch and Warlock Apothecary  -Potion Bottles - witches' brew bottle

Witch and Warlock Apothecary Potion BottlesI use empty glass bottles that we use every day such as olive oil, salad dressing, liquor bottles, etc. I ask friends and family to save theirs as well. I use left over scraps of fabric, ribbon, yarn, acrylic paint, dollar store Halloween decor, and even things found in the yard.

 

Halloween Sign - finished sign hanging on an over the door hook

Halloween SignThis year we won't be physically handing out candy to trick or treaters. I bought some small bags of candies (in case there will be trick or treaters). We will leave a bucket outside and I will have this sign hung over our camera (Ring) doorbell.

 

The completed costumes for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.

Frankenstein's Monster Project CostumesCome enter Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, if you dare! Phoenix is dressed as Dr. Frankenstein, the mad scientist who has created this green monster. Gryphon is Frankenstein's monster. He is currently in two pieces, and the top half of him is waiting on the slab to be assembled together with his legs. When the monster on the slab is ready to arise, suddenly, to your surprise, he'll do the mash!

 

Mummy Decorative Pillow - toilet paper mummy wrapping added

Mummy Decorative PillowOn a budget? Here's how you can transform your existing pillows into this mummy pillow as an accent piece. This will work if you have a lighter set of pillows.

 

Simple Bat Garland/Bat Wall Decorations - closeup of the garland on the closet doors

Simple Bat Garland/Bat Wall DecorationsYou can make Halloween decorations without spending money with items you already have at home. I made this simple bat garland and made extra to decorate the walls.

 

Trick or Treat Candy Surprise Paper Wraps  - 3 wraps, one monster face, a bat, and perhaps a Frankenstein monster

Trick or Treat Candy Surprise Paper WrapsHere's a good treat for Halloween Trick or Treat! Surprise your kids with this cute monster paper candy wrap designed covers for your candies and other goodies to share.

 

Lid Pumpkin Wall Hanging - finished pumpkin decor with faux sprig  and button glued in place

Lid Pumpkin Wall HangingI have had this idea in my "to do" file for longer than I care to admit. I have seen these on line. So this week, I decided to just mark it off and share it with all of you. Just 9 components and about an hour of time (not counting paint drying) and it's done. Hope you like it.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Logo for a ThriftyFun Guide

Giant Halloween Chocolate Chip CookiesThis year at Halloween, I won't be seeing my grandchildren due to COVID. They just love Nana's chocolate chip cookies. I made each of the young ones thick chocolate chip cookies (giant 10inches around) and decorated them with candy corn, dark candy corn and candy pumpkins as Jack-o'-Lanterns and carefully mailed them out to them!

 

CD Pumpkin Wall Decorations - three finished pumpkins on black background

CD Pumpkin Wall DecorationsDo you have old CDs, blank CDs, any kind of CDs you don't need anymore? You can turn them into pumpkin decorations!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Jack O' Lantern Candy Dish - finished dish

Jack O' Lantern Candy DishI found this wonderful little glass dish at my local thrift store for .50. With some candy, ribbon, and paint, it was a fun project!!

 

Ghost Candy & Display Stand - ghost display part of a Halloween decoration including a sign and pumpkin

Ghost Candy & Display StandIf you have lollipop candies this would be even easier to transform into a ghost. We like Lindt chocolates (but with any circular/ball candies you can use this method).

 

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!

 

Happy Birthday Cut Letter Banner - finished banner lying on the floor

Happy Birthday Cut Letter BannerI like to purchase decorative paper pad sheets when I find them on sale or on clearance, because they are so versatile. I used different pieces of paper from the paper pad to create this colorful Happy Birthday letter banner.

 

A plate of creepy Halloween decorated cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake FunAt Halloween time, it's fun to serve special cupcakes at a party or to give away to your friends! We decided to create cupcakes with four different Halloween designs.

 

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!

 

Pom Pom Spider - glue on eyes

Pom Pom SpiderYou can make cute and simple spiders using pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This craft can be done with kids and used in the spider hunt game!

 

Pumpkinscape - decoupaged pumpkin

PumpkinscapeThis is a fun way to have a cute design on a pumpkin without being an artist.

 

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!

 

Load More
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
My Frugal Halloween on YouTube
My Frugal Halloween on Instagram
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post

Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-08-14 15:01:44 in 5 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.myfrugalhalloween.com/