Halloween is fast approaching, and if you haven’t decorated yet, time is running out! Fortunately, we have a few craft ideas that can help you out in a pinch. Even better—each one will cost you less than $10 to put together!
Craft Idea #1: Ominous Milk Jug Lanterns
- Empty gallon carton
- Sharpie marker
- Battery-powered lights
STEP 1: Draw a face on the milk carton using the Sharpie marker.
STEP 2: Next, cut out the back of the plastic carton.
STEP 3: Finally, insert lights through the back of the carton and turn them on. Voila! Instant lanterns!
Craft Idea #2: Ghost Pops
- Sharpie marker
STEP 1: Cut ribbon to approximately six inches and tie tissue over the top of the lollipop.
STEP 2: Next, add two ghostly eyes using the Sharpie marker.
STEP 3: Finally, curl the ribbon tips with scissors for a bit of flare. Share and enjoy!
Craft Idea #3: Spooky Silhouettes
- Black construction paper and/or poster board
- Colored tissue paper
- White map pencil
STEP 1: Start by drawing or tracing a spooky image on the black construction paper or poster board.
STEP 2: Next, cut out the silhouette.
STEP 3: Finally, adhere the silhouettes to your window using rolled tape and cover with tissue paper. Then hit the lights to see the final product!
Craft Idea #4: “Uncanny” Cans of Creepiness
- Empty cans
- Paint brushes
STEP 1: Begin by painting the cans with a base coat.
STEP 2: Then add details and faces.
BONUS STEP: Use them to hold your ghostly lollipops! *Extra Spooky*
We hope these DIY Halloween crafts save you a little money and get your creativity flowing! While you’re in the Halloween spirit, why not give yourself a little spook reading about these 6 terrifying scams that actually exist? Happy Halloween!
Samantha Salazar is a University of Texas at Austin alum who has worked in the finance and marketing industry since 2011. She has a background as a CUNA Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor and is a Class II graduate of the Latina Leadership Institute (LLI). True to her millennial nature, Samantha loves coffee, covers her home in hanging plants, lives a frugal lifestyle, and works hard so that her dog, Olive, can have the backyard she deserves.