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!


12 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I don’t do much for Halloween but I appreciate what others do. I love fall and the beautiful colors. Pumpkins are amazing with all the sizes and shapes. Hot cider and donuts are great too.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on October 28, 2014
  • I’m ready! The house and outside are all decorated, and I’m working on a Halloween quilt…just about finished! bring it on!

    —Jeanette on October 28, 2014
  • Yes, I am ready. My "Happy Jack" wall hanging is on the wall and my pumpkin table runner is on the coffee table. Oh yes, the treats are ready to go also!!

    —Maureen Klebe on October 28, 2014
  • Halloween is my favorite holiday but this year, I’ve been dragging my heels so I’m still not ready. I plan on hanging my lights today and the rest will be a breeze!

    —Lorinda on October 28, 2014
  • Fall is my favorite season and I love Halloween and have great fun decorating the house. I’ve never completely ready because I keep getting ideas and seeing cute quilts and other decorations to add to my list to make. I have more Halloween fabric in my stash than I will ever use, but I can’t resist it.

    —Betty on October 28, 2014
  • I really like your Halloween patterns.

    —betty jones on October 28, 2014
  • how do I see about ordering some of these.

    —betty jones on October 28, 2014
  • No……the last couple of years I haven’t even had any trick or treaters to make it worthwhile to get decorated for!

    —Judy S on October 28, 2014
  • I finally finished my Halloween wall hanging. It was started last year for a quilt show but I kept adding details. It is hanging inside my front door across from a whitch doll on a broom stick I made 2o years ago. I don’t have many children in my neighbourhood so will not hand out candy.

    —Elizajane on October 28, 2014
  • Nobody in their right mind comes up to this ridge. But, I do have 8 GKD’s up here.

    Donna on October 31, 2014
  • No, I am not ready for Halloween and am really bummed by it. We never get any trick-or-treaters, but I usually decorate inside and out. And we usually have a fun Halloween dinner…baked rat, salty bones…you get the idea. I LOVE IT!! But this has been a stress filled year and I’m now in the midst of moving to another house. So, to maintain my sanity, I opted to skip Halloween. It may have made my life easier, but it sure made it more boring.

    —Pearl on October 31, 2014
  • I love orange so I make more quilts for fall. I also have quite a large amount of Christmas fabrics and plan to make each of my 7 siblings a Christmas quilt someday. I am discovering how to work orange into other pallettes as well so no season will be "quiltless". Here in the mountains, no season is wrong for having a quilt on the bed, and there’s always room for a quilt on the sofa or hanging on the wall!

    —Linda Towers on November 1, 2014

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