The scariest night of the year is almost upon us, but there’s still time for a few craft projects to get yourself into the swing of things. Last year we made these sugar skull felt masks, but this year we’ve had a look around at what everyone else is doing, and have collected together our five top DIY Hallowe’en tutorials to provide you with plenty of inspiration.
1. Jack Skellington Garland
As soon as we saw this fab Jack Skellington garland, we knew it had to be on the list; this quick project involves wrapping glue-covered string around a balloon, and then decorating with black felt details for the face. For step-by-step instructions, head over to the Disney Family website.
2. Bin Bag Spiderwebs
For anyone who leaves everything to the last minute, we found a great tutorial for DIY Hallowe’en party decorations over at All About Orange; these easy peasy bin bag spiderwebs are cheap as chips, and can be whipped up minutes before your guests arrive.
3. Paper Pumpkins
If you’re not keen on the real thing, why not try making some pumpkins out of paper? Martha Stewart has a really effective set of step-by-step instructions for some fabulous 3D pumpkins, complete with leaves and stalks, while over at Meaningful Mama you can find tips on making miniature 2D versions that are perfect for stringing into a garland.
4. Mason Jar Jack o’ Lanterns
For the jack o’ lantern effect without the mess and fuss, head over to My Crafty Spot; you’ll find a great tutorial for mason jar lanterns, made using only tissue paper, Mod Podge and glass jars. These are particularly good if you have children, as there are no sharp knives or carving tools involved!
5. Floating Ghosts
Possibly our favourite of all five crafts, these floating ghosts would make great decorations for an indoor party, or even outside the house if the weather is favourable. Head over to Every Day is a Crafting Day for more details and step-by-step instructions.