Ten last-minute Halloween craft & decorating ideas

Well, the witching hour is almost here, which means it’s time to wrap up the Halloween crafts. So many Halloween craft and decorating ideas, yet so little time left . . . I’ll share just a few more of my favorite Halloween crafts and decorations today. (And lucky you, if you’ve waited till last minute – Halloween craft supplies are now on sale!)

Yarn ghosts are an easy Halloween craft for kids

Yarn Ghosts by Patty Schaffer.

When you’re little, it’s so hard to wait for Halloween. I have a few easy ghost crafts for the kiddos, which will help them channel that off-the-wall energy. Last year, Patty Schaffer shared this adorable family of Yarn Ghosts with Crafts ’n Coffee readers, and designer Dondi Richardson shared her Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts (below).

how to make cute ghost crafts for kids with Styrofoam and fun fur

Fuzzy Wuzzy Ghosts by Dondi Richardson.

How about making a life-size ghost to haunt your porch or nearby tree? HGTV has an easy-to-follow tutorial for this Super-Size Cheesecloth Ghost.

how to make a life-size cheesecloth ghost from Styrofoam and cheesecloth

BOO! Make a life-size cheesecloth ghost for your yard. Tutorial by HGTV.

Last-minute Halloween decorating doesn’t get any better than these haunting, Halloween eyeballs from Better Homes & Gardens.

how to make Halloween eyeballs out of Styrofoam for outdoor decorating

Jeepers Peepers from Better Homes & Gardens.

I wish I’d seen these ruffled spiders when I shared a round-up of spider crafts earlier. Clean & Scentsible made this cute, Ruffled Spider (yeah, I know, can spiders be cute?) using felt circles and foam balls.

how to make easy Halloween spiders from Styrofoam balls

Ruffled Felt Spiders from Clean & Scentsible.

While we’re talking ruffles, I adore this collection of Ruffled Halloween Trees from Tatertots & Jello. Jen’s tutorials are always easy to follow, and you will be able to make these with time to spare.

how to make Ruffled Trees for Halloween mantels

Halloween Ruffle Trees from Tatertots & Jello

If sewing is not your thing, here’s another idea from the Desperate Craft Wives – a Halloween Ribbon Topiary. (Hint –Halloween ribbons will be on sale this weekend.)

how to make a Halloween Ribbon Topiary Tree

Halloween Ribbon Topiary from Desperate Craft Wives

I’ve seen lots of black & white Halloween vignettes this season, and I think it’s such a striking combination. Ditto for these Halloween Yarn Trees from Flamingo Toes.

DIY black & white Halloween yarn trees for Halloween decorating

Halloween Yarn Trees from Flamingo Toes.

To wrap it up, here are two easy ideas if you’re hosting a Halloween party, or maybe helping out with a classroom party. I don’t know why, but donuts and Halloween just go together, and a Donut Tree is a fun way to serve them.

how to make a Halloween donut tree for Halloween party decorations

Halloween Donut Tree from One Charming Party

One Charming Party will also show you how to make this Lollipop Display Stand.

DIY a lollipon cone display and lollipop tree

Lollipop Stand from One Charming Party

Don’t forget about my Halloween giveaway – you can win a copy of Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting. Author Stephen Brown was a judge on the TV series Craft Wars and is also the designer behind the giftware line Glitterville. This book is a treasure, with 200+ pages of sweet & sparkling Halloween crafts and decorations.

Halloween craft book giveaway

I’m giving away this book on Halloween!

Have you made any new Halloween crafts this year? Tell me about them!

Happy Halloween crafting!


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