The Ultimate Guide to a Creative Halloween (125 Last Minute DIYs)

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Yes, October is halfway over already. But don’t fret! It’s not too late to throw together a spooky soiree or get playful with pumpkins. Halloween is the perfect time to express your creative side! From the exterior of your home to the cocktail in your guest’s hand, it’s all in the clever details. We’ve rounded up a huge list of the most creative Halloween ideas out there – perfect for last-minute crafters like us!

100+ DIY Halloween Ideas

25 Playful Pumpkin Ideas | Henry Happened Pumpkin Candles

25 Playful Pumpkins

1. Gold Doily Pumpkins by 17 apart

2. Funky Pumpkin by DIY C0nfessions

3. Pineapple Pumpkin by Studio DIY

4. A Different Halloween by Paper Blog

5. Glittered Pumpkins by Teal and Lime

6. No Carve Pumpkin by Ode to Inspiration

7. Pumpkin Family by All You

8. Canning Jar Band Pumpkin by Quiver Full of Blessings

9. Painted Candy Corn Pumpkins by Better Homes and Gardens

10. Stenciled Pumpkin by Better Homes and Gardens

11. Carved Gold Geometric Pumpkins by Tatertots and Jello

12. Pumpkin Clothespin Frame by The No Drama Mama

13. House Number Pumpkin by Twig and Thistle

14. Pumpkin Tablescape by Hi Sugarplum

15. Pumpkin Cat by Cincy Shopper

16. Dip Dye Glitter Pumpkin by P.S. Heart

17. Polka Dot Pumpkin Vase by Bliss Bloom Blog

18. Gem Decorated Pumpkins by Whimsy Darling

19. Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins by Finding Home

20. Southwest Inspired Pumpkins by Oleander + Palm

21. Starry Night Pumpkins by Wonder Forest

22. Paint & Glitter Pumpkins by Posh Little Designs

23. Sequined Pumpkins by Whimsey Box

24. Checkered Gold Pumpkins by Wonder Forest

25. Mini Pumpkin Candle Holder by Practically Functional

25 Fiendish Foods | Henry Happened Homemade Popcorn Three Ways

25 Fiendish Foods

1. Full Moon Cupcakes by The Decorated Cookie

2. Monster Treats by The 36th Avenue

3. Pumpkin Pinata Cake by Boulder Locavore

4. A Monster Parade by I Don’t Know How She Does It

5. Spooky Witch Finger Cookie by Desi Fiesta

6. Creepy Broken Glass Cupcakes by Easy Baked

7. Creey Crawly Curried Deviled Eggs by Lavander and Lovage

8. Mummy Hotdogs by Craving Cobbler

9. Candy Corn Bars by Cooking on the Front Burner

10. Ghost Cupcakes by Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

11. Cobweb Frosted Fly Cakes by A Mummy Too

12. Caramel Corn Cupcakes by The Cake Blog

13. Chocolate-Apple Halloween Owl by From Brazil to You

14. Frightful Fruit Kebabs by She Knows

15. Ghost Cupcakes by She Knows

16. Bloody Eyeballs (Meatballs) by Creations by Kara

17. Bloody Bandaid Cookies by Katherine Maries

18. Blood Bites (+ 5 other ideas!) by Creative Blog

19. Spooky Spider Snack by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

20. Witches Broomsticks by Cocinando con Catman

21. Candy Corn Popsicles by Full Belly Sisters

22. Monster Snacks by 30 Handmade Days

23. Tentacle Pot Pie by Not Martha

24. Brain With Blood Cot Cupcakes by Annie’s Eats

25. Spider Web Snacks by Mom Endevours

25 Creepy Cocktails | Henry Happened Blood Red Old-Fashioned with Cherry Simple Syrup

25 Creepy Cocktails

1. Watermelon Punch Halloween Drink by The Decorated Cookie

2. Halloween Mocha Mudslide by Tuts Plus

3. The Grim Reaper by I Don’t Know How She Does It

4. Murderous Mai Thai by Tattooed Martha

5. Bottles of Boos by She Knows

6. Vampire Punch Halloween Drink by Klein Worth Co

7. Goblin Potion by Clean Scentsible

8. Blood Orange Martinis by Evite

9. Fizzy Pumpkin Halloween Drink by The House of Smiths

10. Spooky Spiked Apple Cider by Evite

11. Glow in the Dark Beverages by Our Best Bites

12. Orange Juice Spritzers by Rosy Posy

13. Jack O’ Lantern Drink (+ 3 more drink ideas!) by Creation Inspiration

14. Brain Hemorrhage  by B for Bel

15. Candy Corn Drink by Better Homes and Gardens

16. Black Halloween Punch by Recipe for Living

17. Candy Corn Shooters by Recipe for Living

18. Witches’ Brew by Recipe for Living

19. Maple Concord by Better Homes and Gardens

20. Black Mango Screwdriver by Recipe for Living

21. Sugar & Spice Pumpkin Beer by Miss Cellaneous

22. Red Zombie (+ and many more) by Bar None Drinks

23. Jack-O-Lantern by About Cocktails

24. Halloween Jello Shots by My Science Project

25. Hard Candy Blood Drip by Hostess with the Mostess

25 Clever Halloween Crafts | Henry Happened Lush-Like Halloween Bath Bombs

25 Clever Crafts

1. Recycled Newspaper Pumpkin Art by Laura Kelly Design

2. Pumpkin Crocheted Beanie by Hello Handy Heart

3. Glittery Spiderwebs & Spider  by Buggy and Buddy

4. Magnetic Monster Mash by Small World Land

5. Paper Pumpkins by Gerbera Designs

6. Recycled Ghouls by Crafts by Amanda

7. Floating Ghosts Pendants by A Geek in Glasses

8. Recycled Snake Craft by Estefi Machado

9. Halloween Pom Poms by Mr. Printables

10. Upcycled Halloween Houses by Pyssel Bolaget

11. Spooky Spider Friends by Wild Olive

12. Origami Bat by How About Orange

13. Monster Silhouette Cards by Molly Moo

14. Handprint Spiders by Fun at Home With Kids

15. Halloween Bath Bombs by Henry Happened

16. Tickle Ghosts by Miner Moments

17. Paper Plate Halloween Mask by Oriental Trading

18. Glow-In-The-Dark Tote by Blitsy

19. Layered Cookie Cutter Candles by Hands Occupied

20. Bat Treat Boxes by Upcycle That

21. Dip Dyed Candy Corn Shirt by All Parenting

22. Glitter Jack O Lantern Treat Bags by Crafts by Amanda

23. Halloween Glow Stick Crafts by She Knows

24. Printable Treat Packets by Minted Strawberry

25. Felt Finger Puppets by Two Daloo

25 Haunt Your House Ideas | Henry Happened DIY Bat Garland & Free Download

25 Ways to Haunt Your House

1. Halloween Monster Wreath by Happy Go Lucky

2. Outdoor Cheesecloth Ghosts by House of Paint

3. Easy Wire Signs for Halloween  by Cupcakes and Cutlery

4. Halloween BOO Plaque by Persia Lou

5. BOO Pennant by While He Was Napping

6. Halloween Printable by Carissa Miss

7. Wired Pumpkins by Hello Lidy

8. Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks by Flamingo Toes

9. Halloween Embroidery Hoop Art by Do Small Things with Love

10. Candle Corn Topiary by Southern Yankee

11. Giant Recycled Spider Decoration by My Little 3 and Me

12. Rat’s Nest Halloween Wreath by Dream a Little Bigger

13. Pom Pom Letter Banner by House of Earnest

14. Glitter Skull by Endlessly Inspired

15. Halloween Door Mat by Design Improvised

16. Tin Can Spider Decor by Crafts Unleashed

17. Halloween Chalk Art by My Sister’s Suitcase

18. Halloween Mantel by My Sister’s Suitcase

19. Spider Garland by My Sister’s Suitcase

20. Candy & Flower Centerpiece by The Mother Huddle

21. Vinyl Mice by Practically Functional

22. Halloween Garland by Please Note

23. Spooky Spiders by Poppy House

24. Spooky Owl Wreath by Persia Lou

25. Floating Candles by Gerbera Designs

25 Spooky Soiree Ideas | Henry Happened Printable & DIY: Halloween Party by Lemon Jitters

25 Spooky Soiree Ideas

1. Halloween Trivia Game by The Mother Huddle

2. Halloween Bubble Wands by Fireflies and Mud Pies

3. Printable & DIY: Halloween Party by Lemon Jitters (photo)

4. Printable Trick Or Treat Bag by Tara Dennis

5. Printable Halloween Party Supplies by Today’s Mamma

6. Unique Halloween Party Ideas by Spaceships and Laser Beams

7. Kids’ Halloween Party Ideas by Mamemima

8. Spooky & Elegant Halloween Party by Pretty My Party

9. Halloween Tic Tac Toe by Skunkboy

10. Halloween Party Ideas by The Teacher Wife

11. Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas  by What to Expect

12. Printable Spooky Dinner Menu by What to Expect

13. Halloween Party for Older Kids by Spaceships and Laser Beams

14. Halloween Party Game by Play. Party. Pin

15. Spooktacular Halloween Party Planning by Mr. Costumes

16. Halloween Treat Bags by Lemon Jitters

17. Halloween Masquerade Mask Stir Sticks by Valley & Co. Lifestyle

18. Witches Brew Halloween Party by Modern Moments Design

19. Kids’ Halloween Party Ideas by Sugar and Charm

20. Creepy Candy Buffet by The Pinning Mama

21. Black & White Halloween Party by Jader Bomb

22. Halloween Party Ideas by Schoolgirl Style

23. Hanging Spider Balloons by Studio DIY

24. Halloween Party Games by Little Yellow Barn

25. Monsters’ Ball Halloween Party by Hostess with the Mostess

No time to DIY?

You can still have a creative Halloween! (I, for one, am a huge fan of store bought costumes.) With a few pumpkins on the porch and some spooky tunes, you’ll be ready for a monster mash in no time. Here are a few more Halloween essentials to set the mood.

Creative Halloween Essentials

Lights // Bats // Wreath // Spider Web // Carvable Pumpkin // Spiders // Witch Decor // Ghost // Skull // Spooky Sounds


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  1. says

    Great wrap up Stephanie! Halloween isn’t quite as big in Australia but it is definitely getting there. I’m excited because this is the first year we’ve lived somewhere that might get trick-or-treaters. I grew up in a house up a long drive way where no one ever ventured and then we’ve been in a unit block.
    Very exciting!

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