11 Easy & fun Halloween Ideas

11 fun halloween idea full of crafts

It’s almost time to decorate the house up for Halloween. Here are some fun Halloween craft and décor ideas you can do and even get your kids involved. All the crafts I do are always affordable and never time consuming so I assure you – you will have fun with these Halloween goodies! I even threw in some free Halloween printables!

 

Potion Bottles

Potion Bottles

I made these fun easy Halloween Potion Bottles DIY for a Halloween party I had for my daughters. The girls poured bat and spider confetti for their potion. They can work as party favors also.

Halloween Spell Books Diy Halloween crafts

Halloween Crafts DIY Spell Books

halloween decor ideas made from DIY spell Books

Halloween crafts DIY Witches hat vintage primitive decorCreate your own vintage Witches Hat

Halloween candles diy decorWine Bottles Turned Halloween Décor

haunted house dollar tree craft

Dollar Tree Halloween Crafts

Halloween Decor ideasI love my apothecary jars I use them for every holiday

Halloween crafts with streamers diyCreate your own Halloween characters with only streamers and empty boxes DIY

When witches go riding and black cats are seen free halloween printableI recently made this Halloween chalkboard art that I cant wait to put in a black frame and add to my Halloween décor. You can get your freebie download here.

Free Halloween PrintableAnd one more Freebie

Halloween ideasLet your kids have fun with dry ice (adult supervised of course)

Halloween party children favors postAnd finally have fun and throw a Halloween party. Last year I threw a Halloween children’s party: Witches Ball

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Halloween characters made with streamers

Halloween crafts with streamers diyI had to share my easy and cheap Halloween craft I did the other night with my children. We all have seen the adorable Halloween crafts made from wood all over Pinterest. Well the other night I was cleaning out my cabinets and I thought these boxes would work perfect for my characters. Literally all you do is wrap your boxes with streamers, decorate up and your done in minutes. Your children will have a blast making these.

streamer mummy halloween craft diyFor my little mummy girl:  I first taped my box closed. Next, I wrapped in toilet paper since you can see through the white streamers. Then I wrapped my white streamers over and over the box using double sided tape. For the eyes you can use goggly eyes, I came across this package at Dollar Tree that had stickers for Halloween characters. We had plenty of stickers left over they could still decorate their paper character. On the side of the box I glued this cute little spider.

Dollar treeThese  stickers worked great I did add a little hot glue so they would stick better to my streamers.

streamers Halloween craft made from used pasta boxesBest place to buy streamers is at Dollar Tree they come in a two pack, next Party City has them for less than a $1

streamers diy Halloween craft diyI used chalkboard paint marker for this little cat. For the cat ears I just cut a piece of cardstock and used my black streamer over the paper.

Halloween Potion Wine Bottles DIY

 

 

Halloween candles diy decor

I have this obsession with anything to do with witches during Halloween! I am trying to create a witches kitchen for this photo shoot I am working on, creating different types of potion bottles and décor. I came across chalkboard wine bottles at Hobby Lobby that cost over $8.00 a bottle and I thought was cute but over priced. I drink wine therefore I could re-use my wine bottles. If you don’t drink wine ask your friends or people you work with to get their bottles, there is no need to pay for wine bottles. For this project All I bought was a can of chalkboard spray paint at Wal-Mart which is less than $4.oo and a set of long white candle sticks from Dollar Tree. I printed off these free Potion Labels. potion bottle labelsToday on my trip to Dollar tree they were putting out their Halloween stock and they also had potion bottle labels in a 8 pack that were stickers Dollar tree halloween labels

For my wine bottles I first soaked in soapy hot water so I can easily peel off the label. If you have any sticky residue I use Goo- Gone, I get a little bottle in the Target dollar section that last forever. After you wash them again let fully dry.

wine bottles

I Spray painted my bottles: make sure you stand a good distance away so you don’t get any paint runs on your bottles.  I like using the chalkboard paint because the black comes out better than regular black spray paint, and gives it a vintage look.

Halloween candles diy

After my paint dried I double sided tapped my labels to my bottles. Now For the fun part: I lite one of my dollar tree candle sticks and let drip over my bottles. You can use red candle sticks also to give the blood look. I cut my candle sticks different lengths for my bottles.

candleI wanted my candles to look a little vintage so I took my lighter and burned the sides of the candles to give the black run marks.

vintage halloween decor

halloween candle dripping

I can’t wait to use these in my house for Halloween decorations!

Halloween Dollar Tree Craft

haunted house dollar tree craft

EKK! I know, I know, Halloween in August boooo! I will say I love Halloween and love seeing stores get their new Halloween merchandise in! The reason I am posting this now is because on my last trip to Dollar Tree I came across these little porcelain haunted houses. They are so cute! They have a whole collection from lighthouses to graveyards to zombies! I didn’t go crazy and buy all of them just yet, but I hope to add to my collection! So yes in August Dollar Tree has these cute little haunted houses. In case you wanted them – go now and snag them up!

dollar store before craft

Here is how they come, they’re cute the way they are but I thought they would look better painted with some black acrylic gloss paint. Plus they will match my Halloween Décor better.

dollar store crafts

I thought about spraying them with black glitter also, but I loved how they looked! Maybe when I add to my collection I will do some with glitter! If you guys love Halloween – so far I have seen the most Halloween Merchandise at Ac Moore. Hobby Lobby has some and JoAnn’s had very little.

Halloween DIY Crafts- Witches Hat

witches hat postI must say if I was a witch, I would totally wear this hat. I came across a cardboard witches hat at ACMoore and knew I could do something fun with this. I painted this hat black first, and let fully dry. Next I found this fun vintage looking scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby that I covered my hat with. The best tip I could give you for this is defiantly play around with how you are going to cover the cone before you apply any modge podge or start cutting your paper. It wasn’t hard but took some patience! I found this fun burlap bow that went perfect for my hat that I easily hot glued to my hat.