Quick crafts for Halloween

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? I find that although I always have the best intentions to decorate my home or my office cubicle, I end up scrambling at the last minute to do just a little something to commemorate the holiday. Read on for a few “quickie crafts” that you can do if you’re like me.

Looking for a fast but fun way to hand out little treats? These “Ghost and Pumpkin Party Favors” are quick to make and delightful to receive, as are these cute “Halloween Party Crackers.”

Quick Halloween crafts
“Ghost and Pumpkin Party Favors” from
Creepy, Crafty Halloween and “Halloween Party Crackers” from Hocus Pocus.

Do you need a Halloween-themed container for handing out candy to the little ghosts and goblins who’ll be at your door in a couple of days? This painted and stenciled ice bucket would work beautifully as a candy bowl. Or, use a “carveable pumpkin” from the craft store to make a simplified version of this pumpkin basket!

Quick Halloween crafts
“Haunted House Ice Bucket” and “Glittered Pumpkin Basket” from
Hocus Pocus.

If you want to add a spooky glow to your porch or window, these paper lanterns come together quickly with a little black construction paper, an X-Acto knife, tissue paper or vellum, and a glow stick.

Halloween paper lanterns
“Paper Lanterns” from
Creepy Crafty Halloween.

For a homemade treat, why not whip up these yummy pumpkin bars or dip some pretzels?

Halloween treats from Hocus Pocus
“Pumpkin Bars” and “Candy-Coated Pretzels” from
Hocus Pocus.

And if you didn’t decorate or make anything fun for this year’s festivities, well, there’s always next year! Here are some Halloween quilt projects that you can get started on NOW.

Things that Grin in the Night quilt
“Things that Grin in the Night” from
Simple Seasons by Kim Diehl.

Step into Halloween quilt
“Step into Halloween” from
Patchwork Plus by Geralyn Powers.

Pick a Pumpkin quilt
“Pick a Pumpkin” from
Slash Your Stash.

Pumpkin Wool Table Runner
“Pumpkin Wool Table Runner” from
A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts by Julie Popa.


Are you ready for Halloween? Tell us in the comments below! Happy Halloween!


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