5 Last-Minute Halloween Crafts

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

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Have you run out of time to think about decorating for Halloween? Have no fear, because these Halloween crafts take so little time, it's spooky. From pumpkins to paper crafts, these time-saving Halloween DIY decorations will spiff up your party, or welcome Trick-or-Treaters to your doorstep.

Chalkboard Pumpkin

Make your pumpkin a literal billboard for welcoming guests to your home this Halloween. Choose the classic black billboard, or orange chalkboard paint if you prefer a more natural look.
Learn how to make a chalkboard-paint pumpkin at Zakka Life.

Orange and Black Paper Garland


With a simple paper punch and a sewing machine, this paper party garland is so easy to make. Just choose a variety of orange and black scrapbook papers (solid or print), and punch out identical circles. Run the paper through a sewing machine to join the paper into strings of garland.
Get the Halloween garland how-to at This Heart of Mine.

Coffee Filter Ghosts

With simple craft materials like coffee filters, markers and ribbon, you can create a group of friendly or scary ghosts to decorate for Halloween. Add googly eyes to make the ghouls friendly for all ages, and stuff the head with candy for a sweet surprise.
Get the Halloween DIY decorations how-to at Halloween Hamlet.

Candy Corn Earrings

Polymer clay earrings are not only great crafts for teenagers, but they often look good enough to eat. With this candy corn earrings how-to, you can make a quick project to decorate your lobes for Halloween. Punch holes in the candy corn to make buttons you can sew onto a handmade costume.
Learn how to make these Halloween earrings at Holiday Crafts and Creations.

Spooky Duct Tape Lanterns

Take a Mason jar or even an old salsa jar and apply duct tape bats for a shadow lantern that will set the mood for your evening Halloween party. By casting shadows on the wall, you can invite guests to tell ghost stories or just sip hot cider for a haunting good time.
Get the Halloween crafts how-to at CraftFoxes.



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