Halloween

Halloween

A handmade Halloween makes memories that are a real treat – and DIY projects are for everyone! Set up the kids with safe and kid-friendly projects to make their own costumes and decorations. If they need a bit of help, that creates even more memories as you work to get the mask on the Batman costume just right or help to carve the perfect jaggedy grin on the pumpkin.

Or take your Halloween in an entirely different direction with costumes and party themes for grown-ups. Try out popular movie characters, classic ghosts and goblins or costumes that poke fun at popular fads. You might even want to go all out with a creepy haunted house with your handmade things that go bump in the night! And don’t forget the jack-o-lanterns! Are you a fan of classic triangle eyes? Or do you go all-out zombie pumpkin? Whatever your style, we show you how to make Halloween your way!

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Yeah, yeah, planning ahead is preferable, but sometimes stuff just gets in the way. And maybe you work better under pressure. The Halloween deadline is looming – here are a...

Are you ready to get your Halloween on with Halloween Costumes You Can Make? Whether you like to keep it simple or go all-out with intricate details, there are a...

Does your whole family dress up for Halloween? It’s fun to pick a theme and give each family member a role to play! Here are a few ideas (with instructions!)...

Halloween Pumpkin Fun

Get your carving set ready! If you like a Zombie theme for Halloween, it can be a challenge to carve a Jack-O-Lantern worthy of the name. Here are some ideas...

A couple of years ago I heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project; the goal being a fun and safe Halloween for all children, including those with food allergies. The idea...

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....

Make Your Own Halloween Masks & Shoes

For some Halloween costumes, a little makeup creates the character, but for others – well, nothing but a mask will do! (And there’s no makeup to irritate sensitive skin or...

Hey, who says Halloween is just for kids? Well, maybe kids do, But some of us have never outgrown our love for costumes, parties and treats. Wearing a mask is...

We put a lot of time and effort into Halloween costumes – from getting the hair just right to the perfect mask or makeup to the most awesome clothes and...

DIY Trick or Treat Bags and Bowls

This Fabric Trick or Treat Bowl is fun to make from clothesline and fabric strips. I joined the coils with a simple zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. My open...

As I was browsing the local dollar store for Halloween items, I was inspired to make some treat-or-treat bowls. Since they were only $1, I bought three! Here is how...

There are SO many fun things to make for Halloween! Why not make a special Trick or Treat bag that makes it clear whose treats are whose? The plastic pumpkin...

More Halloween

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....

Making dog scarves for every occasion is a quick and easy project, even for beginner sewers. So my owner made me a Halloween dog scarf. It doesn't take much fabric,...

As I was browsing the local dollar store for Halloween items, I was inspired to make some treat-or-treat bowls. Since they were only $1, I bought three! Here is how...

Decorate your front door from the dollar store!  I had a big grapevine wreath in my collection. With a trip to the dollar store I have all I need to...

Retro inspired sparkly pumpkin ornament, is a fall addition to my year round tree. Lots of great sequins and beads make it sparkle in the lights! I do suggest using a...

Yeah, yeah, planning ahead is preferable, but sometimes stuff just gets in the way. And maybe you work better under pressure. The Halloween deadline is looming – here are a...

With roots in ancient traditions, Day of the Dead celebrations around the world are a festive way to honor loved ones who have passed. Family and friends gather to pray...

My new favorite store is the local dollar store. I love to send notes and cards in the mail, the old fashioned way. In my last visit to my local...

We put a lot of time and effort into Halloween costumes – from getting the hair just right to the perfect mask or makeup to the most awesome clothes and...