Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!View Slideshow
With Halloween just around the corner, embellish your household decorations with spooky spiders to celebrate the tricks and treats of the holiday season.
Make a spooky pillow this season with a few eight-legged arachnids. To create this DIY pillow, print out our pillow pattern onto iron-on computer paper. Following the manufacturer's instructions, iron the pattern onto one of two square pieces of fabric larger than the pattern. Finish the pillow by sewing the two large squares of fabric inside out, leaving a little room for stuffing. Turn the fabric inside out again, fill with fiberfill, and sew closed. Embellish the pillow with jewels and black trim for Halloween glamour.
This classic black-and-white Halloween decor is accented with some creepy-crawly critters. Cover 4- and 6-inch plastic foam balls with pieces of embossed ivory velvet and ivory burlap, alternating the two fabrics. Embellish the faux gourds by pinning on ribbon or paper trims. For the stems, cut 2-inch lengths of raw cording; slightly unravel one end. Pin the stems to the ball tops, and tie a ribbon into a bow at the base of each stem. Pin spider trims onto the balls to finish the decoration.
Cast an eerie shadow over the room with this easy-to-make spiderweb lampshade.
Recycle an old umbrella as a haunting light fixture. Remove the fabric covering; stretch synthetic spiderweb over the ribs. Decorate with plastic spiders and battery-operated lanterns attached to the ribs with bent wire or S hooks. Tie rope around the handle, and hang from the ceiling with a plant hook or cup hook.
Like the best Halloween decorations, this garland charms and thrills at the same time. Rubber spiders and bone-shape dog biscuits, spray-painted white, rub shoulders with acorns and dried citrus fruits. Drill holes through all the pieces using a very thin drill bit, and string the assortment on 22-gauge wire.
Everyone else will be crawling with envy after seeing this spider treat bag. To create this project, cut an oval spider body from black felt and stitch it to the front of the bag.
Lengths of black ribbon and yarn and a little strategic weaving (if a spider can do it, surely you can, too!) are all it takes to add shadowy webs to your front windows. Dangle a couple of crawling critters from the roofline to complete the creepy picture.
Look again -- these creepy, crawling spiders are actually pumpkins in disguise. It only takes a bit of black glitter paint, chenille stems, and googly eyes.
This is one spider who's not out to scare. Its smiling face adorns a cute felt bag, perfect for trick-or-treating.
Even though they're painted on, these leggy spiders can still raise goose bumps.
These magnificently monstrous spiders are easily crafted from foam balls, black spray paint, and chenille stems.