MAKING Halloween

MAKING Halloween

For people who like crafting and DIYs, Halloween and fall are a great time to practice your hobby from making costumes with your friend group to making decorations for your dinner table.  One of the most beloved Halloween traditions is dressing up with friends and family. But costumes can be expensive so here are some easy costumes you can make

This one is super easy and popular. You just need shirts that are the color of the rainbow. With a cricket or vinyl machine, you can put the “m” on the shirts or you can use a stencil and paint it with white fabric paint.

this great last-minute costume is great for groups of boys and girls. You need a yellow shirt (Long sleeve would probably be best for being out during the night but short-sleeve works too) next you need some jeans overalls (that can be found at Walmart) and finally, you should print the classic “Gru” symbol)

       This fun costume can be used as a single costume or a group Costume. What you need are all white clothes and electrical tape. It’s super simple; you dress in your white clothes and put your tape in the shape of a stick figure and get a paper plate to make a mask. Another fun idea is to put glow sticks on it for the nighttime.


But Halloween is not all about costumes; so look at these cool decoration ideas:


this “bleeding” candle idea is both spooky and easy to make. You will need plain white candles, red crayons, and nails, push pins, needles, or anything small and sharp. First, start by taking a lighter and putting it over a red crayon so you get some “bloody” drips on your candle. After you have the number of drips you want, stick in your small sharp objects, light your candle, and enjoy.

This one is probably the easiest DIY you could do. It’s pretty self-explanatory. What you need is mason jars, fake eyeballs, snakes, spiders, or anything else. You will also need some sort of liquid to fill your jars. You start by putting in your object. Next put in your liquid and a touch of food dye. The food dye gives it an extra eerie look. I would recommend orange, green, yellow, colored. Finally, put the lid on and display.

For this eerie decoration, you will need white tights, fake spider rings, and cotton. You can start by filling the tights with cotton or pillow stuffing. Next start arranging the tights and filling them so there is more on the bottom, like a ball, and less on the top, like it, is hanging. To finish up, arrange your spiders on the webs. It looks best if you put more on the bottom and the rest climbing to the top.

Fall is about more than Halloween, so here are 2 Fall craft ideas:


This wonderful candle is great for Starbucks lovers and can be made in several different ways the first way is to go to Walmart And buy your favorite wax bars. If you don’t know what those are You can ask a worker for the wax bars that smell good. Next at Home heat, some water in a saucepan to a level where it Next put your wax in a glass bowl and put the bowl in the hot water This will safely melt your wax. Finally pour your melted wax Into the cup and put a wick inside. Rest the wick on a pencil on top of your wick, so it does not end up slanted when the wax cools. Another way to do it is to take a plain candle and melt it the same way, but add some food coloring and essential oils that smell good and continue with the rest of the steps. You can also do this in Starbucks glass cups and paper cups. And it makes for a great present, especially in winter

This craft can be used for so many things like a lantern, candy jar, or even just a centerpiece. For this, you will need a mason jar, fake fall leaves, modge podge, a foam brush, and (optional) twine. To begin, take your mason jar and put a little bit of modge podge in one spot. Then put the leaf on it and stick the rest of the leaf with the modge podge until it’s flat on the mason jar. Continue doing this with the rest of your leaves until you have covered the jar. Put some decorative twine on top to finish it off. You can put a tea lantern inside or use it as a candle container.

For more ideas check out the pumpkin carving article by Reece Malan or the fall recipes that will make your mouth water by Jolie, Aven, and Johanna.

If you have any cool decorations or costumes that you or someone in your family made, we would love for you to put them in the comments.