Halloween Countdown: Easy Decorating and Craft Ideas and Halloween Party Planning Tips

31 Days of Halloween Crafts

Get your home ready for Halloween with handmade decorations, DIY costumes, easy party planning ideas, and delicious sweet treats.

Halloween Countdown Mummy

Who doesn't love a holiday countdown? This creative sign helps kids keep track of the holiday.
Halloween Countdown Mummy

DIY Viking Costume

A simple costume design, perfect for little boy, combines store-bought accessories with items found around the house.
DIY Viking Costume

Halloween Treat Pouches

These fun paper shapes, packed with candy, are perfect to hand out to trick or treaters or for school parties.
Halloween Treat Pouches

Chic Chevron Wreath

Celebrate the season with chic Halloween décor for your door.
Halloween Chevron Wreath

3 Elegant Halloween Hat-ettes

Celebrate Halloween in style with gorgeous, grown-up Halloween costumes.
Halloween Hat-ettes

Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland

Paint chips are the perfect material for this DIY Halloween decorating project. The different shades of orange and yellow mimic the hue variation seen in actual gourds.
Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland

Boo! Beadboard Sign

Welcome guests into your spooky house with a quick and easy project using basic scrapbooking and decoupage supplies.
Boo! Beadboard Sign

Easy-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Make a fabric pumpkin using a shirt, coat or sweater from your own closet.
Easy-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Wooden Pumpkin Display

In 4 easy steps, create a fun new twist on fall's most popular decoration.
Wooden Pumpkin Display

Creepy Specimen Art

One smart technique, tons of options for spooky décor
Creepy Specimen Art

Giant Yarn Spider Web

Stylish and spooky at the same time, an oversize spider web you can make in minutes.
Giant Yarn Spider Web

Pumpkin Carving with Kids

Create a high end look for your jack-o-lanterns with kid-friendly themes from planes to stars, flowers and more.
Pumpkin Carving with Kids

Homemade Peppermint Patties

From dinner parties to spooky soirees, your guests will love these mint and chocolate treats for their festive surprise inside.
Homemade Peppermint Patties

Monogrammed Pumpkins

Personalize your pumpkins on one side, and carve the other.
Monogrammed Pumpkins

Creepy Magnetic Spiders

Rearrange these creepy crawlies over and over all month long.
Creepy Magnetic Spiders

Candy Corn Wreath

A festive Halloween wreath for under $5.
Candy Corn Wreath

DIY Flying Bats

Create a flock of flying bats in minutes.
DIY Flying Bats

Trick or Treat Sign

Transform a wood board and an old book into this charming Halloween decoration
Trick or Treat Sign

Black & White Halloween Table

Hosting a Halloween party is even sweeter with these elegant ideas for a dessert table display.
Black & White Halloween Table

Painted Pumpkin Centerpieces

Unexpected colors and textures give this centerpiece a fresh look for fall.
Painted Pumpkin Centerpieces

Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Make your Halloween or Thanksgiving get-togethers even more special with inventive pumpkin place cards—which double as adorable decorations too.
Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Trash Bag Spider Webs

Dramatic, inexpensive and best of all, made from materials already in the house.
Trash Bag Spider Webs

Burlap Bubble Wreath

A naturally chic nod to fall.
Burlap Bubble Wreath

Funky Decoupage Pumpkins

Use printed napkins to create an elegant take on Halloween pumpkins.
Funky Decoupage Pumpkin

Monogrammed Fall Wreath

Part wreath, part monogram, totally gorgeous for fall.
Jute Covered Monogram Wreath

Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece

From Halloween to Thanksgiving, celebrate the season with this simple centrepiece idea.
Thanksgiving Tree Centerpiece

Fall Sweater Pillow

Convert an old sweater to a cozy new throw pillow.
Fall Sweater Pillow

Mason Jar Centerpieces

The fastest way to create a warm glow and amazing aromas all season long.
Coffee Bean Candle Centerpieces

Witch Hat Rolls

For parties, school events or a little last-minute Halloween fun at home, find out how to turn store-bought crescent rolls into a delicious idea tonight.
Witch Hat Rolls

Wheat Bundle Centerpiece

An inexpensive take (under $10!) on a popular store bought centerpiece idea.
Wheat Bundle Centerpiece

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Perfect to take on the road to parties, school events and more, these Halloween cupcakes look as good on a table as they do on the go.
Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

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