Updated: Sep 2
Halloween is really the best time for DIYs! I picked some of my Pinterest favourites to share with you as well as one of my own creations! Let us know which ones you are going to try and then send us pictures of your celebrations!
WILD AND WONDERFUL COSTUMES
The 80's baby workout costume is too cute and super simple! Just need tights, a body suit in bright colours, and you could cut a pair of adult socks to make leg and wrist warmers. You could also cut the band off a toque to make a sweat band.
For the boombox, I'm sure it would be simple to make one out of a kleenex box!
This is for sure a favourite of mine, a little cactus baby and a lawn flamingo! Glue bits of white yarn onto a green sleeper and hat with some fake flowers or pom poms for baby. Mom can wear a pink body suit and ball cap. Cut a tail and beak out of a sheet foam, glue em on and wear leggings underneath! This would be an easy one to do with your partner as well, instead of a baby.
This safari costume would be perfect if you already own khaki shorts and white shirts! Otherwise hit up your friendly neighbouhood thrift store, pick up some khaki coloured socks and safari hats as well and wear them with hiking boots. You'll easily be able to find lots of different animal costumes for the kiddos at most stores!
This cute family costume idea will take a little bit of forethought but it's SO fun! Those little tacos can be made with foam cut in a circle, folded and stuffed with green, red, white, and yellow tissue paper, use hot glue to keep it all together and don't forget to cut out some arm holes!
Crikey!! Steve Irwin and a croc!
Pick up a crocodile costume from the store and get Steve to wear all kahki, hiking boots with tall socks, and a blonde wig! This would be an easy one to do with kids too!
Get yourself a yellow tshirt, some brown paper or fabric and cut into irregular squares, glueing them on as giraffe spots. Then take a big piece of yellow paper and cut the top into a giraffe face. Roll it up into a tube that will fit your little one's head and cut a hole for your face. Decorate to look like a giraffe!
Studio DIY makes the best costumes that look polished but are surprisingly easy to pull off! Click on the photo for the tutorial on how to make this space themed family costume!
CREEPY CRAWLY DECOR
Spray painted pumpkins make great Halloween décor if you hate carving! Make them extra classy by painting them all one neutral colour and stencil letters on to spell out spooky words.
This tenticle DIY is actually so simply, you can use two pool noodles, taped together with duct tape (build it into a point at the end with tin foil) and make suckers with tinfoil glued on and then spray paint the whole thing! Have it coming out of the sink, shower or toilet to freak out your guests!
These spider webs would be the easiest thing to make! Use black paint to dye a bowl full of Elmer's glue, soak some black yarn in it and then lay them on wax paper in the shape of webs! Let them dry for 24 hours before peeling them off and placing them on your shelves.
I can't get over how cute these paper bats look, they instantly make your house look spooky! Just cut bat shapes out of black card stock, fold in half and use tape or sticky tack to adhere them to your walls.
You can buy wooden plaques and plastic bugs at the dollarstore and spray paint them black and gold, use hot glue to put them together and mount on the wall with command strips. Cluster them with black and white photos or creepy art for an awesome gallery wall!
Does this even need a description?! Just grab yourself a bag of vampire teeth and red napkins for instantly chic and spooky place settings if you're hosting a dinner party!
I had to include more of the paper bats for inspiration! This is like, the most lazy decorating that doesn't look lazy at all!
I love that flowers can really be for any occasion, even Halloween! A great way to do this is to pick some of our dried flowers and mix them in with darker fresh blooms. They look incredible for a classy Halloween party or just for you to enjoy! When I was designing a piece for this scary holiday these were a few of my inspiration photos I pulled from Pinterest:
I took this inspiration and went to take a look at our dry bar and in the cooler to see what I could find! In the cooler we have hydrangeas that are a dark green, purple, blue-y mix, so I picked out two with the deepest colour combination. I also picked out some chocolate sedum and blue thistle from the cooler! Then I chose our dried red roses, which are almost black, and some dried red hanging amaranthus. I knew I needed a few more things to add that creep factor, and luckily we have dried "rat tails" and a type of dried grass that I immediately thought looked like white maggots on the ends! It was perfect! LOL
Dried red rose
Red hanging amaranthus
I picked out a vase to make the arrangement in and got to work! While I was designing I realized it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, so I pulled it all apart and started over. I realized that the plain glass vase I started with wasn't the right look, so I chose a yellowy ornate glass vase instead. Which turned out to be the perfect decision and I was happy with the creepy result! If you choose to DIY a floral arrangement, don't be afraid to start over if you're not happy. Often I find if a design isn't flowing, resetting helps me see things with fresh eyes and the second time around goes much more smoothly!
And this is our final product! We found the spookiest corner of the shop to take the photo and it made me think that one of the perks of Halloween is that you can stop cleaning now! Let your house accumulate dust and cobwebs and pass it off as decorating! Ha, just kidding, well kind of!
My husband and I love apple cider and how fun is this little Halloween version! Peel a couple apples and carve scary faces into them; make sure you soak them in lemon juice and water so they don't turn brown and then float them in a big jug of cider! I think the key here is to have enough that the top ones push the bottom ones down so they don't all just float at the top. If you have kids, this is a great project to get them to help with!
Devilled eggs! You could probably do this by making devilled eggs as usual, and then add roasted peppers (Costco sells jars of them) cut into devil horns, wings, tails and pitch forks!
Create a halloween charcuterie board by choosing dark coloured fruits and veggies, nuts, moldy cheeses (like blue cheese) and crackers. One of the keys to a good charcuterie spread is having lots of different textures and tones. Take it a step further and put black spray painted bugs or rats in amongst the snacks. Serve it on a silver tray or a wooden board.
These cute little ghosts are perfect for any halloween party, using twisty pretzels dipped in white chocolate melts and either store bought candy eyes or piping white and black royal icing to make them look like frightened ghosts!
If you plan on serving cocktails at your party, keep in line with your theme and pick a dark red drink and garnish with blackberries on this simple bat stir stick. You can make it by gluing two bat cutouts ( black glitter cardstock or black foam) to the end of the toothpick! I would recommend buying the longer toothpicks that that look more like a mini chopstick.
When I first saw these brain cupcakes, I couldn't believe how simply brilliant they were! You can buy a strawberry shortcake mix to make the cupcakes and then mix up some pink icing and pipe on two squiggles! Done!
So there you go, all of our Halloween favourites in one place.
I hope you feel inspired to create something scary this season!
Lots of love,
Ps. Here is Halloweens phone back drop, I think it is one of our favourites! Enjoy <3