Halloween Door Decorations

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

View Slideshow

4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

View Video

3-Step Halloween Decorations

One, two, three, done! Get ready for Halloween in no time with our easy three-step decorating ideas. Including flying bats, playful pumpkins, and scaredy black cats, these Halloween crafts will be ready in no time. Try one of our easy Halloween decorations to get your home ready for the spooky season.

View Slideshow

Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Create quick no-carve Halloween pumpkins with a creative eye and some decorative tape. We share our technique!

View Video

Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes--for both kids and adults--to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra-easy!

View Slideshow

Long-Lasting Halloween Wreath

This easy-to-make Halloween wreath can be used year after year. A few cheap supplies and some creativity result in a pretty fall wreath that's ready to display on your front door all season long. See how to make it!

View Video

Long-Lasting Halloween Decorations

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.

View Slideshow
Popular in Holidays

Airplane (with pattern)

Let a child's imagination soar with this lofty costume.

What You Need:

  • Cardboard box appropriate for the size of the child
  • Duct tape
  • Utility knife
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Extra flat pieces of cardboard
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Empty plastic margarine tub
  • Newspapers
  • Spray paint in desired color
  • 4x4x1-inch piece of wood
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Bolt slightly longer than margarine tub depth and a nut
  • Colored electrical tape
  • Two 30-inch-long pieces of 1-1/2-inch fabric strapping

Instructions:

1. Download the High Flying Airplane patterns. (This requires free Adobe Acrobat software.)

High Flying Airplane pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Prepare the box. Fold flaps from the box bottom to the inside and tape in place. Fold the two side flaps from the top to the inside and tape in place. Using a utility knife, trim semicircles from the two remaining flaps to allow a child to stand in the box.

3. Cut out patterns. Trace the plane patterns. Cut the shapes from cardboard.

4. Prepare cutouts. Use hot-glue gun to attach the tail top to the center of the tail. Glue the two tail supports perpendicular to the underneath side of the tail, each about 2 inches from the center. Glue two supports to the underside of each wing, aligning with the outside edge as shown in the photo above. With straight sides aligned, glue the propellers to the propeller center. Glue the propeller unit to the bottom of the margarine tub. Let all glue set.

5. Paint box. In a well-ventilated area, cover your work surface with newspapers. Spray-paint all sides of the box and cardboard pieces. Let the paint dry.

6. Attach cutouts to box. Assemble the airplane according to the photograph using hot glue. To add the propeller, back it with the wood square inside the box. Drill a hole through the box and wood piece. Drill a hole in the center of the propeller. Secure in place with a nut and bolt.

7. Decorate airplane. Add stripes to the airplane as desired using electrical tape.

8. Add shoulder straps. Cut two 1-1/2-inch-long slits in each untaped box flap for shoulder straps. Insert the ends of the strapping through the slits. Adjust to fit child and knot the ends of the strapping.

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...