Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Halloween

Halloween Pipe Cleaner Crafts

Halloween Pipe Cleaner Crafts

These cute critters are a fun and easy craft for Halloween. Perfect to make with the kids and to personalize just the way you want. From cute to scary, you can create any look you want for Halloween.

Image source: Wendy Piersall on Flickr CC 2.0

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DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bucket

DIY Halloween Bucket

Halloween just wouldn’t be as much fun if you didn’t have a fun bag or bucket to carry your candy. Sure, the older kids are partial to a pillow case because it can hold so much. But for the younger kids, a cute little bucket is a must-have accessory for any Halloween costume.

Here are some of my favorite DIY Halloween treat bags and candy containers.

DIY Silly Halloween Bucket

DIY Halloween Bucket

This cute bucket is so easy to make.  All you need is a cheap orange pail that you can buy at the dollar store, party store, hardware store or Home Depot.

Use styrofoam balls for the eyes, pipe cleaners for the eye lashes and the silly mouth is an upside down picture cut out of a magazine.  Add whatever additional accents you’d like for hair, or to give it your own personality.  This cute craft was created by belen junquera

Painted Halloween Candy Bucket

You can also use paint to decorate an orange bucket to create a cute trick-or-treat bucket.  This is a fun Halloween craft idea for kids.  In addition to painting, kids can also decorate the bucket with stickers, washi tape or stencils.

DIY Halloween Bucket

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Fun Halloween Lantern Decorations

Halloween-lanterns

I love all of the fun and easy lighted Halloween crafts that you can make for the holiday.  These ideas can be used to decorate the inside and outside of your home to welcome trick or treaters.  Use these ideas as a starting point and then personalize each one to give it your own twist.  This way you can make friendly, or spooky, Halloween decorations to fit your style.

Halloween Lanterns

Halloween-lanterns

Image Source: frykitty on Flickr CC 2.0

You can make pretty Halloween lanterns and displays using milk cartons, or by simply building your own design using cardboard and paper.  Here are a few ideas for how to create your own Halloween Lanterns or decorations using milk cartons.

  1. Use a clean and dry milk carton, juice carton, or cardboard box.
  2. Cut out a rectangle on each side of the box, leaving about a 1″ border all the way around.  You are essentially creating a picture frame on each side of the box and your Halloween scene will go in the middle .
  3. Paint the outside of the box black, or whatever dark color you’d like.  Black paint is ideal because it adds to the Halloween scene and gives it the evening silhouette you want.
  4. Cut out a piece of wax paper, parchment, or transparent paper that will allow light to shine through it.
  5. Stencil a design onto the paper, or you could also cut out a design and glue that to the paper.  This is where you can use your imagination to create a spooky or fun design.  Some ideas include making a jack-o-lantern face, or a witch riding a broom. Black construction paper is perfect for creating cut-out designs and a sharpie marker can be used to hand-draw a design too.
  6. Tape or glue the paper with the design to the inside of the box.  You put the paper on the inside of the box so that the carton creates a frame around it.
  7. Add an electric tea light, or LED light to the inside to light-up your decoration.

TIP:  Do you have solar powered garden lights along your front walkway?  Charge the lights during the day and then on Halloween night go out and add the milk carton decorations over the light for a glow-in-the-dark Halloween decoration that will look really cool!

Milk Carton Halloween Village

You can use the same technique outlined above to create your very own Halloween village.  This project is lots of fun to put on display on your front porch or entrance way.  It will be the first thing that visitors see when knocking on your door for trick or treating.

Milk Carton Halloween Display

Image source: puuikibeach on Flickr CC 2.0

I hope you enjoy making your own Halloween lanterns and light-up decorations.  These are fun projects to do with the kids and you can make these crafts as easy, or complex, as you’d like.  Get creative and build your very own Halloween light-up display.

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Free Halloween Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pumpkin Bean Bag Pattern

The leaves on the trees are bursting with color and now is the perfect time to make some Halloween crafts for your home and family.  From round pumpkins to decorate your table, to adorable hats to keep the kids warm in the cooler weather, there are plenty of fun crochet projects to make with yarn that you already have on hand.

Here are some of my favorite crochet patterns for Halloween.  All of these are free patterns, so grab a copy and get hooking.  These all make great gifts too.

Crochet Pumpkin Beanbag Pattern

Pattern for Free Crochet Bean Bag Decoration

Halloween Crochet Appliques

Pattern for Free Crochet Appliques

Halloween Crochet Pumpkin Hat

Pattern for Halloween Crocheted Pumpkin Hat

Crochet Witch Pattern

Free Pattern for Crochet Witch

Crochet Spiderweb Pattern

Free pattern for Crocheted Half Spiderweb

I hope you enjoy crocheting these fun Halloween crafts to decorate your home and get in the holiday spirit.

Halloween Crochet Patterns

Here are a couple of crochet patterns that I couldn’t resist sharing.  I think that these are both so cute.  The patterns aren’t free, but for only a few dollars, I think that they are still a bargain.



Crochet Scarecrow Hat PatternCrochet Scarecrow Hat Pattern

Pumpkin Lantern PatternPumpkin Lantern Pattern

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Halloween Mason Jar Candles

Bat Candle for Halloween

Candles are a fun way to decorate the inside and outside of your house for Halloween.  You can make your own Halloween decorations using glass jars and a little creativity.  Add a spooky ghost, or witch on a broomstick to the mason jar to create a Halloween mason jar candle that will add just the right touch of spookiness to your decor.

Halloween Mason Jar Candles

Supplies Needed to Make a Flaming Glass Jar Halloween Candle:

  • Any clean glass jar.  This can be a mason jar, food jar, or jelly jar that has been thoroughly cleaned and dried.
  • Mod Podge
  • Food coloring
  • Masking Tape
  • Tea light or candle

Instructions for making a Glass Jar Halloween Candle

  1. Paint the inside of the jar orange.  You can do this easily by mixing a little bit of mod podge and food coloring in the jar.  Mix it right in the jar and then swirl it around to cover the inside of the jar.  Let dry overnight.
  2. Rip of pieces of masking tape (varying the length and width of each piece) and attach to the outside of the jar.   You’re trying to make it look like flames.  Place the tape along the bottom half of the jar, with the masking tape placed vertically to resemble the flames.
  3. Paint the outside of the jar with black spray paint.  Let dry.
  4. Remove the masking tape.
  5. Insert a battery-operated tea light, or candle, into the jar and you now have a candle that has the black and orange colors of Halloween, plus it looks like flames.  Very cool!

You can also add some ribbon to the top of the jar, or any additional design elements that you think jazz it up a bit.  I’ve outlined the basic steps, but you can get really creative with this one.

Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it is to make this flaming Halloween candle.

Here is a video from expertvillage that shows you all of details for how to make these great candles.

Here are a few more of my favorite Halloween candle ideas.

Halloween Jar Lanterns

Halloween jar lanterns photo courtesy of frykitty on Flickr.

Mummy Candles

DIY mummy candles photo courtesy of Cy-V on Flickr.

Bat Candle for Halloween

Image of bat candle courtesy of slgckgc via Flickr.

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Ghost Milk Jug Craft for Kids

Milk-Jug-Ghosts

Light up your walkway this Halloween with cute Halloween luminaries made with milk jugs.  This is a fun Halloween craft for kids.  With recycled milk jugs and a little creativity, these outdoor decorations are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holiday.

Milk-Jug-Ghosts

How to Make a Milk Jug Ghost Luminary

Supplies Needed:

Steps Involved:

  1. Rinse out the milk jug and let it dry.
  2. Use a black marker to draw a ghost face.
  3. On the back of the milk jug, right underneath the handle, cut out a hole to insert the tea light.
  4. Turn on the electric tea light and insert into milk jug.

The face, or decoration, on the milk jug can be any design.  So kids can get creative and design a black cat, a jack-o-lantern face, or any Halloween picture they like.  Just be sure to use an electric tea light for this project, as a real candle would certainly be a fire hazard.

Happy crafting and Happy Halloween!

Video Tutorial for Milk Jug Craft

This video by BunnieClaire walks you through all of the steps for creating these Halloween decorations.

Supply Ideas

Battery Operated Tealight CandlesBattery Operated Tealight Candles

Remote Controlled Rechargeable Tea LightsRemote Controlled Rechargeable Tea Lights

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