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
Looking for sleek fall decorating ideas that last all the way through Halloween? You've come to the right spot. Our collection of eclectic autumn displays and spookily stylish Halloween decor is sure to bring a little magic to your home all season long.
Short on time or crafting skills? Make a trendy Halloween wreath in a flash from canning jar rings and washi tape. Thread the jazzed-up rings on wire, twist the ends to retain a circular shape, and hang. Here's how.
Metallic butterflies and vintage book pages transform your mantel into a magical display of fresh fall flair. To make this craft, adhere book pages to a mirror using double-stick tape. Next, create a creeping vine and leaves for the insects using black art paper and florist's wire. Finally, spray-paint feather butterflies in your desired shade and tape to your creative mantel decor.
Give craft pumpkins a modern update with a fun ombre paint effect. For pumpkins like those in the foreground, carve out petite diamonds, then spray with black paint. Spray over the top of the black paint with silver- and gold-metallic paint, covering about one-half to two-thirds of each pumpkin. Let dry after each color application.
Ombre Pumkpin Variation: Spray pumpkins with silver- and gold-metallic paint; let dry. Spray tops with white paint; let dry.
Showcase your sophisticated style with black-and-white botanical prints. The trendy fall decoration features vintage book pages and printable frames, plus black binder clips to hold it all together.
To make this craft, coat a canvas panel with a thin layer of decoupage medium and apply a printed book cover image to the front. Wrap the edges of the paper around the canvas panel and tape in place on the back. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then coat the front of the image with a thin layer of decoupage medium.
While the panels are drying, print botanical silhouettes onto old book pages. Adhere the binder clips to the front of the book covers using glue dots. Put the book pages inside of the clips. To hang on your wall, use removable, damage-free adhesive strips.
Updating upholstery for Halloween is simple with a stenciled accent pillow. Adhere stencil letters to a white decorator pillow using stencil adhesive, and apply black fabric paint with a stencil brush. Spell a seasonal greeting with the letters, changing the font on one word to make it stand out.
Although this spooky tree is painted on the wall, you can get a similar (and nonpermanent) look by sketching a tree onto rolled paper, cutting it out, and taping it to the wall. Prop two ladders against the image and wire a swarm of artificial ravens to the rungs and some branches. Guests will be ducking for cover.
Whether you pick faux pumpkins (which you can save for years), or real pumpkins, this no-carve idea is a quick and long-lasting addition to your Halloween display.
Give thrifted plates and platters a new look for Halloween with chic printed bug decals. Arrange the monochrome dishware above your mantel with black candlesticks and fall potpourri.
To make this craft, print bug designs onto decal paper and cut around the design. Place the decal paper in a shallow dish filled with water and let it sit for 2-3 minutes, until the edge starts to lift off of its backing.
Slide the decal off of the backing and transfer it to the dish you're embellishing. Arrange it as desired, then use a wet paper towel to push out any air bubbles and smooth the decal. Once the decal is in place, blot any excess water. The decal will be fully cured in a couple of hours. Attach plate hangers to the back and hang.
Arrange faux-leaf garlands and plastic pumpkins around a rustic mounted centerpiece for an easy fall mantel. Add mercury-glass candlesticks on both ends for symmetry.
Transform wire birdcages into an eerie fall display with fake blackbirds. Set the scene with dried moss, plastic gourds, twigs, and fake spiderwebs.
Add shine to a traditional harvest wreath with a touch of metallic paint. Divide purchased dried wheat into three groups. Lightly brush each group with a different color of paint (we chose gold, copper, and brass). Let dry, then tuck the stalks into a purchased wheat wreath, starting from the inside and working outward. Complete your creation by hot-gluing a handwritten welcome to the wreath.
Flickering candlelight is perfect for sharing stories. We used sheets of decorative aluminum to cast shadows long into the blustery fall nights.
To make this craft, cut the sheets into strips with tin snips. Use food containers, such as soup cans, to figure out your dimensions. A 10x17-inch piece makes a large lantern; a 4x10-inch strip makes a votive.
Roll the strips into cylinders, using the food containers as molds. To secure, twist wire through the mesh at the top, middle, and bottom of the seams. Turn edges of wire to inside and trim excess. Spray surfaces with two coats of black primer; let dry between applications.
Ten minutes is all the time you need to make this mesmerizing wreath from a center ceiling medallion. Spray-paint the door decor with glossy orange spray paint, pair with a 4-inch-wide black satin ribbon, and hang.