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Spooky Halloween Decorations To Make

Updated on November 13, 2015
Halloween Teacup Decoration
Halloween Teacup Decoration | Source

Spooky Halloween Decorations and Craft Projects for Home, School or Office

If the price of store bought Halloween decorations for your home, school classroom or office is just too scary, or if you're spooked out by seeing the same indoor plastic pumpkin or witch in every home or classroom, how about trying these handmade Halloween decorations? The neighbors won't stand a ghost of a chance competing with your original handiwork.

On this page, you'll find an array of information about spooky Halloween decorations. I have featured two Halloween projects -- a Halloween House, a Halloween cup and saucer, and a craft project that can serve as a decoration or a greeting card.

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Halloween House Craft Project
Halloween House Craft Project | Source

Make a Spooky Halloween House

This little Halloween House, as shown in the picture above, is a hand made creation that I cut from a cardboard box and decorated.

The supplies you will need are two or three patterns of scrapbook paper, scraps of cardstock and other paper, Halloween themed stickers (3-D are best), black ribbon, a glaze pen, three dimensional glue (yellow),and of course, adhesive and a cutting instrument.

My Halloween House is the third "house" I have made using the same pattern. The video below shows the Halloween House from all four angles. For more detailed instructions, please refer to an earlier video I made showing a St. Patrick's Day House or check my Scrapping by Design Blog for written instructions.

Video Demo of Halloween House Craft Project

Halloween Craft Papers

Martha Stewart Crafts Paper Pad, 12 by 12-Inch, Animal Masquerade
Martha Stewart Crafts Paper Pad, 12 by 12-Inch, Animal Masquerade

I've used this pad of scrapbook papers for a few years now. The papers are bright, colorful, suitably decorated and even better, a pad lasts a long time if you are using it only to make craft projects. The images include black cats, witches, Jack O'Lanterns and various Halloween patterns.


Easy Halloween Craft Idea

Use it as an ornament or mail it as a card

This Halloween craft project can do double duty as something you display in your home or classroom or as a card you send. It's easy enough to make that it would be a suitable project for older children.

The video below demonstrates how to make this ornament. You will need:

  • black card stock (12" by 6"
  • four patterns of Halloween-themed scrapbook paper, OR two doubled sided papers
  • black ribbon (or color of your choice)
  • Miscellaneous items for embellishments.

I embellished with orange buttons and stamped, heat embossed images. You could use other items as well -- such as stickers, die cuts, flowers, punched shapes, etc.

You will also need glues or adhesives and a cutting tool such as a Fiscar's Paper Trimmer.

See the video demo below showing how to make this decoration.

Video Demo: Make an Easy Halloween Decoration

Halloween Teacup, Saucer and Teabag
Halloween Teacup, Saucer and Teabag | Source

Halloween Cup and Saucer

Such A Cute Halloween Decoration

This teacup, saucer and teabag with its Halloween theme is cute and fun to make.

I used a template found on the web. Unfortunately, that template is no longer available. You might try another pattern for a similar result. Refer to the link at the right side.

I did not make paper mache personally. Instead, I cut the template out of a pizza box, then assembled. Once assembled, I omitted the paper mache step and simply covered the cup with scrapbook paper and black shelf liner. It worked just as well.

I made the saucer by cutting a circle and bending it upwards to make a slight upwards tilting saucer.

I made the flowers from a beer can using the Big Shot and a floral die by Tim Holtz. The small pedestal on the bottom of the cup is also a small beer can flower bent into the shape you see.

For the teabag, I covered a packet of herbal tea with scrapbook paper and added computer generated text to read bat blood tea

Halloween TP Mini Album - Trick or Treat at Hell's Kitchen

I like Chef Gordon Ramsay, but I couldn't resist spoofing him in this Hell's Kitchen TP Album that I made. I made this using five toilet paper rolls that I had flattened and painted black. I flattened the rolls using a pasta machine that is dedicated to crafting. I then placed a heavy object over the five flattened rolls and let them sit overnight.

The mini album is decorated with scrapbook paper, Halloween Creepy Cloth, beer can flowers, plastic spiders,stickers, quilling, a decorated bottle cap and a number of pictures that have been Photoshopped.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Great ideas, nightcats! I wish you a happy Halloween!

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Gorgeous decorations.. thank you for sharing the ideas :)

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Sparkler923: Thanks for visiting.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @lbrummer: You could indeed make a village. That would be fun,

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Very cute decorations. I especially like the house. A great start for so many variations....could make a village.

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      Sparkler923 5 years ago

      I want to make all of these decorations. Love it, thanks!

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      Sparkler923 5 years ago

      I want to make all of these decorations. Love it, thanks!

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      Great DIY Halloween decorations, my Mrs. will love this lens, she always does our decorations for the holidays