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Easy Halloween Crafts You’ll Want to Make Now

You’re going to love these 20 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.

Mod Podge easy Halloween crafts

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 a little cheaper 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.

Halloween craft supplies

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 20 Mod Podge Halloween crafts – they range from easy to moderate, and there are a lot of options from skulls to pumpkins to vintage decor. Happy Halloween and have fun decoupaging!

Halloween Craft Ideas with Mod Podge

1. Halloween Handprint Crafts

If you're looking for fun and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers, these handprints are perfect! There's a pumpkin, spider, and ghost footprint too.

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.

2. Recycled Halloween Ornaments

In this budget friendly, recycled Halloween craft, you'll use Mod Podge and old Christmas ornaments to make these cool Halloween ornaments!

Turn old Christmas ornaments into unique Halloween ornaments! Wouldn’t these be fun to decorate a black tree? This is such a fun and budget friendly Halloween craft.

3. Book of Potions

altered 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.

4. DIY Halloween Wreath

This Halloween wreath is so easy to make - it only takes about 30 minutes! Grab your cupcake liners, glitter, and Mod Podge. So festive!

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.

5. Halloween Blocks

If you love the vintage look, try adding these DIY Halloween blocks to your decor. They are very easy and can be used to display candles.

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.

6. Paper Mache Candy Bowl

DIY Halloween candy bowl made with Mod Podge

Did you know that you can make a bowl out of grocery bags? This Halloween candy bowl is one of my favorite Halloween projects! It’s easy enough for the entire family. Get a free template for the silhouette tree and graveyard pieces at the blog post.

7. Recycled Potion Bottles

Learn how to make these cool Halloween potion bottles from old pill bottles! Grab free printables in this post, a bottle of Mod Podge, and some paint.

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.

8. Glowing Mason Jar Lanterns

Halloween projects - glowing mason jar lanterns

Save your jars from the recycle bin and make these Halloween lanterns! Use various colors of tissue paper with Mod Podge . . . and Emily provides a template for the faces (or you can paint them on).

9. Spider Web Doilies

Spider Web Doilies Halloween Decorations

Transform a fun doily into a creepy spider web with Mod Podge Glow-in-the-Dark formula and embroidery hoops.

10. Painted Pumpkin

Make a painted pumpkin with a skeleton design. This Halloween craft is SO easy - add Sparkle Mod Podge for a really festive touch!

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.

11. Lace Votive Candle Covers

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 Mod Podge Stiffy and black lace around flameless candles.

12. Last Minute Centerpiece

If you need a last minute idea for the holiday, these DIY Halloween candles are perfect! This easy centerpiece is also a dollar store craft project.

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.

13. X-Ray Pillows

X-Ray Pillows Halloween Decor Idea

Use Mod Podge photo transfer formula to create some funky skeletal pillows that add gothic flair to your Halloween decor.

14. Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries

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.

15. Fright This Way Sign

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.

16. Halloween Window Art

Use an old window to create a fun and spooky DIY Halloween display - it can be customized to your style easily by the lace and book style you choose!

I can’t decide if my favorite part of this Halloween window art is the book pages or the lace spiderweb table cloth! Either way, this project is so fun and whimsical.

17. Potion Bottle Collection

Glitter 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.

18. Halloween Button Canvas

Halloween button DIY wreath

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.

19. Halloween Glasses

Decoupaged Glitter Glasses

Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge is perfect for creating one-of-a-kind party glasses – along with Halloween colored glitter, of course.

20. Easy Paper Cones

Add some spooky spider paper cones to your DIY Halloween decor! These are so easy, both children and adults will enjoy making them. This is one of those ideas that can adapted to be scary ore even vintage chic Halloween. Uses Mod Podge.

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.

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.

Are you ready to see one of these Halloween craft ideas? Learn how to make the glitter glasses (project #19!) below. Just press PLAY in the center of the video:

If you're looking for fun and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers, these handprints are perfect! There's a pumpkin, spider, and ghost footprint too.
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Joanne

Sunday 21st of October 2012

Thank you for all these great tutorials on making Halloween decorations :)

Anonymous

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

Where can I buy the Mod Podge at??

Amy Anderson

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.

Heather SettingforFour

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!

~Kim

Mixed Kreations

Friday 14th of September 2012

Cute and creative Halloween ideas! Thank you for sharing. I'm loving mod podge more every day.

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