Simple, Spooky Crafts To Try This Halloween For The Whole Family
October 20, 2021
Halloween is all about being creative – from costumes, to pumpkin carving, and decorating the house; imagination is as much a part of Halloween as trick or treating. As such, it’s one of the most exciting celebrations in the calendar. Kids and adults alike are loving the spooktacular season, thanks to ghoulish tales, creative pumpkin carving, bone-chilling films, and of course celebrating with our loved ones.
Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids (And Big Kids Too!)
Just like at Christmas, when it comes to decorating your house for Halloween, you can’t go far wrong with homemade crafts. Sure, you can buy ready-made decorations, but isn’t it more fun to use your imagination, and create your own? Not only can you hang up your favourite scary character, but you can also create colour themes while making them just the right size to fit your living space.
Contrary to popular belief, crafting doesn’t have to be complicated with huge step by steps. You can throw the rule book out of the window, meaning you can design what you want, and create it exactly how you want it be! And what’s better, it’ll be different from everyone else’s!
To help give you a little inspiration, we challenged a few of our friends and influencers to create their very own spooky crafts this Halloween, and we just love what they came up with! From a spectacular autumnal wreath to an oh-so-cute character garland, you really can create anything in your imagination.
This irresistibly adorable garland was made using just a handful of items:
Dovecraft Essentials A4 Holographic Card (£2.99 for 10 sheets)
Dovecraft A4 Black Card 240gsm 10 Sheets (£2.49 for 10 sheets)
Cricut Maker 3 (£399)
To recreate your own autumnal wreath, you’ll need:
Cricut Maker 3 (£399)
If these have got your creative juices flowing, browse our range of arts and crafts here.
How to decorate your home for the most spooky time of the year!
If you’re looking to decorate your house this Halloween, the temptation can be to go all out, but you don’t have to decorate every corner of your home to make it feel truly spooky. You can create fabulous Halloween-inspired corners or nooks that nod to the season, without changing your whole aesthetic.
Lorna at Eventurous, specialising in events and teambuilding, says that you should always think about the space as a whole. “It’s really easy to get caught up in the details, creating little areas here and there that look great, but don’t necessarily come together comprehensively,” she says. The way to get around this is to think about what space you have available, and how you can make that work cohesively.
She also suggests that having a set theme in your mind early on is key, as any ideas you have can be bought into this theme. “It will help give a direction to your planning and anything you create or buy to dress the space,” she added. “Think about how your guests will interact and move through the space, too. It’s good to have something impactful for the entrance way, so guests are greeted with a spooky sight as they walk in, but over-dressing a dining table could make it tricky for guests to enjoy their food.”
She suggests seeking out inspiration wherever you can, such as social media for DIY and décor tutorials, and ghoulish recipes to get your creative juices flowing. But the biggest tip for planning your Halloween party, she says, is to just have fun with it! “It’s a chance to go over-the-top, have fun with friends and celebrate the spookiest season of the year!” And we couldn’t agree more!
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