“Wicked witches in the east,
Wicked witches in the west,
Which is what the hitch is, which is,
Which wicked witch, is which?”
Halloween is a celebration that happens on the 31st October each year and is dedicated to remembering departed souls and also associated with the idea of obtaining good fortune. It’s that time of the year when a lot of time is spent to work on Decor, craft ideas, costumes and accessories for the celebrations.
I decided to put together a list of my top 13 Halloween DIYs. Starting with 2 DIYs right on the blog, followed by links to 11 other articles, here we go:
1.JARS FOR HALLOWEEN:
When you have friends coming over for your Halloween party, this is a Halloween decoration idea for you to set up your home. You could sit down to make some quirky stuff such as this painted jar to use as return gifts. If you have a few mason jars or jam bottles, upcycle them into pieces of art for Halloween décor, use them for spooky jar cakes, give away chocolates or even use the painted mason jars as lanterns.
2. OWL TEALIGHT HOLDER:
Occasions come with a purpose- spending quality time with friends and family. With kids, it’s all about jotting down a number of Halloween activities and crafts that they can be engaged with. Why not craft your way to a beautiful glass painted lantern that can adorn the room of your little one?
3. OWL SUN-CATCHER:
This project involves a simple glass painting technique to make an owl sun catcher or key chain. These work very well as gifts for children. You could even organize a DIY session at your Halloween party where these can be made by children and taken home.
Make the OWL SUN CATCHER
4. MAD-EYE MOODY:
I have always been a great Harry Potter fan since childhood. and this DIY is inspired from the character “Alaster Moody” from the Harry Potter series. This one’s for a Halloween One-Eyed monster who can strap the eye to the face by using a band, use it as an accessory around the neck or even wear it on the wrist. How about making “mad-eye cuff links”?
Make a MAD EYE
5. OWL-YOU DOING:
When you look out for costumes to wear this Halloween, you can make this Owl Halloween accessory that can go with your Halloween themed outfit. This moulded Owl can also be fastened to a key chain, magnet and handed over as a gift at your Halloween Party.
Make the HALLOWEEN OWL
6. HALLOWEEN HEADGEAR:
To trick your friends this Halloween you can pick up some acrylic paints and upcycle your helmet into a spooky costume for Halloween. This Helmet has a brain and an incy-wincy-spider painted on it.
Make a HALLOWEEN HEADGEAR
7. THE WITCH WAND:
Wingardium Leviosa! For a witch costume, all you need to complete your Halloween costume is a handmade accessory or witch wand. Taking inspiration from the Harry Potter series again, here’s how you can make Hermoine’s wand using air-dry clay and some paints.
Make THE WITCH WAND
8. MASK FOR HALLOWEEN:
Halloween costumes are all about disguising and with Halloween just round the corner, here’s how you can make some Halloween masks. Personalized designs such as animal faces, funny clowns, popular cartoon characters, Halloween faces or even scary characters can be painted on a set of masks to be teamed up with the Halloween costume!
Make a HALLOWEEN MASK
9. HALLOWEEN MONSTER PROPS:
How about adding some colour to the Halloween party at home?
Up-cycle old wooden spoons from your kitchen to turn them into cute Halloween monsters! Use these Halloween Monster Props as Stick Puppets, or to decorate a corner of your house, or even better-hang them on the door!!
Make your set of HALLOWEEN MONSTER PROPS
10. TIE FOR HALLOWEEN:
If you want to keep it simple for a Halloween gathering without indulging in the heavy Halloween costumes, but at the same time wear something that gives your dressing the Halloween theme, paint a tie to go with your usual outfit.
Paint your own TIE FOR HALLOWEEN
11. HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE PARTY:
For a Halloween Masquerade party, this one’s a short activity to make quick eye masks. You can make a couple of these for your guests to pick up when they enter your party!!
Make your set of HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE PARTY PROPS
12. VENETIAN MASQUERADE:
How about making beautiful Venetian themed masks for your dressing this Halloween? A very simple technique to add texture, paint and beautify masks to go with any fairy tale outfit.
Make VENETIAN MASKS for Halloween
13. HALLOWEEN MASK:
Another quick mask-making technique which looks more Egyptian to me. This one’s another simple and gorgeous technique to paint and beautify a mask for your Halloween Costume.
Make an ornamental MASK FOR HALLOWEEN
Wishing you a great Halloween. Do let me know if you make something. I would love to see your creations!!