You’re going to love these easy Halloween crafts! These Halloween projects are fun, unique, and simple enough for adults or children. There are lots of quick Halloween craft ideas in this roundup as well!
Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a video that shows you how to do the glitter glasses in this roundup. You’re going to want to adapt that idea to several holidays.
I’m not sure if you heard my squeal in your house, but I’m so excited to share this collection with you. Halloween is my most favorite holiday for a variety of reasons. I love the dress up, I love the candy, and I love the fact that there are minimal obligations. It’s just so much fun.
(see all of our holiday crafts here!)
DIY Halloween Crafts
Before I introduce you to the Halloween projects, I want to give you a few tips for supplies – specifically paints and Mod Podge you should consider to get the best results. This is what I use after years of trial and error. These are my favorites!
Which Paint Should I Use?
You might be wondering which paint to use in your Halloween projects, because there are a lot of choices! Here’s what I use, because I like to get the best coverage and bang for my buck possible:
- Regular Halloween crafts (wood, paper) – FolkArt or FolkArt Multi Surface
- Glass – FolkArt Multi Surface or FolkArt Enamels, oil based Sharpies for writing
- Outdoor – FolkArt Multi Surface
- Halloween kids crafts – Apple Barrel (it’s less expensive than FolkArt and works great!)
All of these paints are waterbase, safe for kids, and you can Mod Podge over the top of them (or glitter, etc). They are made in the USA too which is important to me for paint.
Special Supplies for Halloween Crafts
In addition to regular paints I listed above, here are some other Halloween supplies I use regularly and can vouch for:
- FolkArt 3-D – I love the dimensional effects you can get with this paint, and it has a tip applicator
- Fabric Creations – this paint is perfect for Halloween fashion crafts, and there are glitter formulas
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter – I’ve used this formula for years. It’s great over paint when you aren’t decoupaging anything; it has great coverage and a colored base
- Color Shift Paint – I wrote an entire article about this paint because I’m so obsessed with it. It gives you a nice metallic color shift on 3D objects (hello pumpkins and skeletons!)
- Glow in the dark glitter or pigment powder – because, obvious reasons! I sprinkle it on everything
Mod Podge to Use for Halloween Projects
You’ll find that the Halloween craft ideas in this article use a variety of Mod Podge formulas . . . if you click on each title, the tutorial will show you what was used. Having said that, use our formula guide to find the product that meets your needs, and see what the formulas look like here.
My personal favorites for Halloween are the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark as well as the Extreme Glitter Mod Podge (which looks FANTASTIC over black or purple!). I feel like Halloween is a time to let it all hang out, so why not?
Are you ready to get creative? Enjoy these 40 Halloween crafts – they range from easy (including kids crafts) to moderate, and there are a lot of options from skulls to pumpkins to vintage decor. Happy Halloween and have fun decoupaging!
You're going to love these Halloween craft ideas! Get great ideas for both adults and children! Get kids crafts, decor, gifts, party projects, and more.
Handprint Halloween Crafts
These handprint crafts are so fun for both adults and children to make together! Start making them with toddlers; they are perfect holiday memories to create year after year.
Recycled Halloween Ornaments
Learn how to make these DIY Halloween ornaments using recycled glass balls from Christmas past! It's a very easy craft.
Halloween Book of Potions
This mysterious book of potions is no mystery to make using Mod Podge and quirky paper print-outs! If you need an old book for this project, the library is perfect - they always have some that they are planning on throwing away.
DIY Halloween Wreath
You won't believe how easy it is to make a Halloween wreath with cupcake liners. It only takes four simple steps to achieve success.
Vintage Halloween Blocks
These vintage style Halloween blocks are perfect for farmhouse or rustic style holiday decor. They are so easy to make with wood scraps - and this post highlights resources for vintage graphics online.
Paper Mache Candy Bowl
Did you know that you can make a bowl out of grocery bags? This Halloween candy bowl is one of my favorite paper mache projects! Easy enough for the entire family. Get a free template for the silhouette tree and graveyard pieces at the blog post.
Vintage Potion Bottles
Learn how to make potion bottles out of old pill containers! This is one of those Halloween craft ideas that can be free or nearly free if you have a little paint on hand already. The free labels are provided in the post.
Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns
Make Halloween mason jar lanterns that look like Dracula, a ghost, and a jack o' lantern! These are the perfect holiday decor craft for both kids and adults.
Spider Web Doilies
Transform a fun doily into a creepy spider web with Mod Podge and embroidery hoops. Add FolkArt Glow-in-the-Dark to give your webs a little extra glow during those long fall nights.
It's really easy to paint a pumpkin with any Halloween symbol you like using the technique in this post! Then you'll add Mod Podge Sparkle on top to complete the look.
DIY Lace Votive Candle Holders
Halloween crafts don't have to be complicated to be pretty! Add some gothic romance to your Halloween decor with fabric stiffener and black lace around flameless candles.
DIY Spooky Pumpkins (Dollar Tree Supplies!)
Learn how to make DIY spooky pumpkins using Dollar Tree supplies! These are easy and perfect for creepy and vintage Halloween decorating.
Dollar Tree Wooden Ghost Decor
Learn how to decorate Dollar Tree wooden ghost decor using Mod Podge, paint, and napkins! This is an easy, budget friendly Halloween decor craft.
Halloween Candle Centerpiece
Learn how to make a Halloween centerpiece in only four simple steps! You can wrap just about any container and create a fun candle display for a party.
X-Ray Skeleton Pillows
Use Mod Podge photo transfer formula to create some funky skeletal pillows that add gothic flair to your Halloween decor.
Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries
You'll need some cheesecloth for these mummy luminaries, but this is one of those Halloween crafts that the whole family can enjoy! Use inexpensive mason jars from the dollar store as your base.
"Fright This Way" Halloween Sign
You can do this Halloween craft with one of those brand new craft store pallets (this one is 15 3/4" x 11 3/4"), or you can refurbish a pallet that you find. Either way, this project is SUPER simple, especially because the artwork you see above is provided in the post for free. Simply enlarge it to the size you need.
Halloween Wood Cutouts Decorated with Napkins
Learn how to decorate Halloween wood cutouts using paint, Mod Podge, napkins, and other embellishments. Great to make for DIY holiday decor!
Halloween Window Art
I can't decide if my favorite part of this Halloween window art is the book pages or the lace spiderweb tablecloth! Either way, this project is so fun and whimsical.
Halloween Fairy Garden with Terra Cotta Pots
Learn how to make the cutest Halloween fairy garden with terra cotta pots and acrylic paint! Add ghosts, pumpkins, and other decorations.
Potion Bottle Collection
Project #7 showed you how to turn pill bottles into potion bottles - this project does it with recycled glass, book pages, and just a little more glitter! I'm loving the faux moss.
Halloween Button Wall Art
If you're looking for Halloween projects that can be adapted to other holidays, this is one of them. It's fun to make this canvas in Halloween colors, but I can imagine it adapted it to fall or Christmas as well.
Halloween Glitter Glasses
Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge is perfect for creating one-of-a-kind party glasses - along with Halloween colored glitter, of course.
Spooky Paper Cones
It's time for some Halloween crafts for the mantel, don't you think? That's where these paper cones come in! These would be perfect for something a little spooky, but you can make them any style you like depending on the paper you choose.
Witch Hat Garland
Use wood circles, foam cones, and paint to make the cutest little Halloween garland ever! It’s made of little witch hats. Fun for kids too.
31 Wall Decor
I love unique Halloween wall decor, especially when it involves glitter. I created this Halloween plaque with several items from my stash!
Glowing Halloween Party Favor Jars
Halloween jars that glow in the dark make a perfect party favor for a holiday celebration (or spooky wedding). They make perfect Halloween party favors. Fill them with your favorite confetti!
Dog Pinata Costume
This pinata dog Halloween costume was so easy to create! I used simple supplies including rainbow felt with a doggy tee I already had. SO cute!
If you are looking for simple no carve pumpkin ideas, try this confetti option with Mod Podge. So easy even a kid could do it!
Halloween Napkin Rings
These monster themed Halloween napkin rings with googly eyes are fun for both adults and children to make! Perfect for a spooky soiree, holiday kids’ craft, or other fun celebration.
Skeleton Candy Corn Decor
This DIY Halloween decor is hilarious! It’s so easy to put together this skeleton in candy corn display; you'll want to put this out every year.
Day of the Dead Luminaries
Do you love Day of the Dead crafts? Use napkins to create these unique decorative luminaires! So fun for Halloween and beyond.
Confetti Coffin Tray
Spice up your Halloween table with this confetti coffin tray! It makes the perfect decoration for your next holiday soiree. And who doesn’t love confetti?!
Halloween Coffin Gift Tags
Use these unique Halloween gift tags to add to favor bags, candy, or even use as place cards for a holiday party! You can write on them, too.
"BOO" Potion Blocks
Use leftover scrap wood to make these fun Halloween blocks that look like potion bottles! You’ll use scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to decorate.
Broom Parking Sign for Halloween
Learn how to make a "broom parking" Halloween sign that is perfect for a door hanger or wreath adornment! Get a free printable to make it EASY.
Glow in the Dark Nails
Learn how to make your own glow in the dark nails! You can give any color of polish the ability to glow when the lights are low.
Spooky Halloween Candle Holders
These spooky Halloween candle holders made with vintage photos and Mod Podge are fun holiday decor - and you can make them in minutes!
Glowing Skeleton Decor
This unique Halloween skeleton decor is made using different sized dowel rods – AND it glows! So spooky and fun to make.
Make Mini Halloween Decorations
Make these mini Halloween decorations using $1 plaque and $1 birdhouses from the craft store. Very easy, colorful, and fun!
These DIY Halloween magnets are shaped like pumpkins! They are easy to make, and I love their silly faces and nail stems.
Painted Halloween Rocks
If you are looking for Halloween rocks to paint, here are four seasonal tutorials! Get pumpkins, leaves, owls, and monsters. Fun and easy.
Halloween Coffin Tray
Turn a plain wood coffin decoration into a DIY Halloween tray covered with creepy crawlies! Perfect for surprising guests when they grab a piece of candy.
Do you enjoy these Halloween craft ideas? If so, let me know in the comments! I’d love to know your favorite Halloween projects using Mod Podge as well. Also please check out these other posts:
Are you ready to see one of these Halloween craft ideas? Learn how to make the glitter glasses (project #19!). Just press PLAY in the center of the video in this post!
Sunday 21st of October 2012
Thank you for all these great tutorials on making Halloween decorations :)
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012
Where can I buy the Mod Podge at??
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012
Hi Anonymous! You can get it at AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart and a variety of other art stores.
Monday 24th of September 2012
Such creative minds featured here! Wow! Love those ghost lights..so adorable!
Kim @ Everything Etsy
Sunday 23rd of September 2012
I love your sparkly pumpkin! I'm thinking about adding a little glitter to some things around here! You rock the Mod Podge!!!! Pinned it!! :)
Have a great weekend, Amy!
Friday 14th of September 2012
Cute and creative Halloween ideas! Thank you for sharing. I'm loving mod podge more every day.