DIY Decoration

Crafts Halloween: the 8 best ideas


Witches, spiders, bats – with Halloween we combine all kinds of scary symbols and terrifying decorations. We have the right party atmosphere for your party on October 31st the best craft ideas compiled. Whether a scary pumpkin decoration or DIY invitations for your guests, in our guide you will find great tips and instructions to give Halloween a ghostly atmosphere. Have fun browsing, tinkering and scary!

Halloween tinker with children

Would you like to throw a Halloween party for your offspring or are you planning a cozy afternoon of handicrafts in autumn? Then these two ideas are just the thing. Pass the time together and create a child-friendly Halloween!

Ghosts from salt dough

Ghost cookies in kitchen

What you need:

  • salt dough
  • Acrylic paint in white, red and yellow
  • Plush color in red
  • Gold-colored craft wire
  • Cookie cutter star

Here’s how it works:

  1. Roll out the salt dough about 0.5 centimeters thick.
  2. Now stick out a star and form an oval ball.
  3. Press the ball in the middle lightly – this will become the ghost neck.
  4. Shape the head end into a tip.
  5. Moisten the star a little with water and place the ghost on it.
  6. Now bake everything in the oven at 100 to 150 degrees for two to three hours.
  7. After cooling, you can paint the ghost as you please.

Mummies from cardboard rolls

What you need for this:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Gauze bandages
  • Glue
  • Black color
  • Moving eyes
  • brush
  • scissors


  1. Paint the toilet paper rolls completely black. Of course, you can also choose any other colors for it.
  2. Once the cardboard rolls have dried, the gauze bandage is wrapped around in one or two layers.
  3. Simply attach the loose ends with the adhesive.
  4. Now cut a small slit for the loose eyes in the bandage and glue them on as well.
  5. Finished!

Make Halloween masks

A successful horror celebration not only lives from the decoration, but of course also from the costumes. A scary Halloween mask does not even have to be designed in a particularly complex manner. You can find all sorts of copies to print out on the Internet – just cut them out, attach a rubber band and you can immediately mingle with the ghosts!

Popular looks for creepy Halloween masks are:

  • spider
  • witch
  • vampire
  • pumpkin
  • cat
  • bat
  • zombie
  • Skull
3 women with Halloween masks homemade

Make Halloween decorations

Bring a personal scary note to the eerie celebration with your own decoration. We give you two inspirations that you can easily replicate. Bet that this Halloween decoration will also delight your little and big guests?

Creepy lanterns

What you need:

  • empty jam jars
  • old bowl
  • white glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • brush
  • black adhesive film
  • scissors
  • pencil

Here’s how it works:

  1. Put the glue and acrylic paint in the bowl – mix well.
  2. Now paint the jam jars from the inside with the paint.
  3. Matching Halloween motifs are now painted and cut out on the black adhesive film.
  4. Once the color on the glasses has dried completely, you can now glue your motifs onto the lantern from the outside.
  5. Candle into the glass and your very own Halloween lantern is ready.

Bat garland

What you need for this:

  • Cardboard box
  • black construction paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Glue
  • twine
Bat garland black

It’s that easy:

  1. Draw the outline of a bat on the cardboard – this will be your template for the complete garland.
  2. Now cut the construction paper into strips (lengthways). Make sure that they are at least as wide as the template.
  3. Fold the individual strips like a staircase and draw the outline of the bat on the front.
  4. Cut out!
  5. Continue like this for all strips.
  6. Finally, glue all the strips together into a garland. Finished!

Tip: No time to make an elaborate scary decoration? With opulent gold vases, white gourds and fairy lights, you can transform your Halloween party into a spooky ghost castle – in style!

Here’s even more inspiration for your Halloween decoration!

Make Halloween pumpkin

On Halloween, of course, a pumpkin with a scary grimace should not be missing. The orange giant pumpkin is particularly suitable for this. Simply spoon it out, carve the face into the bowl and place a candle in it. Creates an eerie atmosphere on the doorstep, on the terrace or balcony.

A Halloween pumpkin can be made with a little skill and without much effort. You only need a couple of things:

  • Big pumpkin
  • Creepy motifs of your choice
  • Curved knife
  • Straight knife
  • Masking tape
  • tablespoon
  • Flat chisel
  • Gouge
  • scissors
  • Tea lights
  • Black edding
  • Old tea towel
  • Coasters

Click here for our instructions for carving the pumpkin!

Make Halloween costume

Bloodthirsty zombies, screeching witches or fluttering ghosts – they meet on Halloween Creme de la creme of the underworld and goes on a candy hunt together. What fun! If you’re invited to a Halloween party and don’t yet know how to dress up, we have ten creepy do-it-yourself costume ideas:

  1. Cruella de Vil
  2. Wednesday addams
  3. mummy
  4. Horror unicorn
  5. Vicious
  6. Scarecrow
  7. pumpkin
  8. The purge
  9. joker
  10. Crazy cat lady

Make Halloween invitation

There are only a few days left until the ghost hour on October 31? Then it is high time for eerie invitation cards. Your guests are certainly eagerly waiting for the self-made artwork. Teach friends and family the horror before the actual Halloween party – with successful invitations.

Bloody lettering, ghost castle, bats, ghosts and pumpkins: At first glance it should be immediately clear that your annual Halloween party is coming up. If you have a motto for the horror party, the invitations should of course also go with it. Otherwise, as always: what is allowed is allowed!

These things are particularly good for Halloween invitations:

  • Utils: Red glitter pencils, black edding, golden adhesive film, loose eyes
  • Paper: Black construction paper, white crepe paper, orange cardboard
  • Motive: Spider, witch, bat, ghost, pumpkin, coffin, ghost castle, vampire, skull, black cat

We hope our tips & ideas for Halloween crafts could inspire you and motivate you to imitate. We wish you a lot of fun!

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