How To Spook: Halloween Crafts

by How To Mommy on 09.26.11

I’m in charge of picking out a Halloween craft for one of my moms groups, so naturally I headed to over to Pinterest.

{If you’ve not checked out Pinterest, you really should…you can find lots of cool stuff over there!}

I was surprised how many cute items there were, so I thought I’d share a few of my top contenders with you!

Choice #1

Spiderweb Balloon
Basically, you soak black string in glue and wrap it around a balloon.  Once it’s dry, you pop the balloon and attach orange spiders.  I liked this because I thought it’d be a relatively easy and inexpensive craft that would look pretty impressive hanging from our porches!

Choice #2

Toilet Paper Pumpkins and Ghost Pops

Here, you wrap a roll of toilet paper with orange tissue and stuff the top with green tissue and glue on a face.  For the ghosts, you simply wrap a tootsie pop with white fabric and draw on a face.  I liked this idea because it would be one we could take back and do with our kids.

Choice #3

Ghost Luminaries
With this craft you just paint two coats of acrylic white paint on clean glass jars and draw on a ghost face.  Then, you light them with a real candle or battery-operated one.  You can make several and line them along your porch or sidewalk.  I liked these for their simplicity and thought they’d have a pretty big “wow” factor.

What do you think of these?  Which one would you do?  Do you have favorite Halloween crafts to share?

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda September 27, 2011 at 5:20 AM

Thanks for the shout out on my ghost luminaries! 🙂


2 How To Mommy September 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM

No problem! They’re adorable!


3 Elizabeth September 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Oh my goodness – I love them all!! I especially love the spider web balloons and the ghost luminaries! I think I will definitely be making these!!


4 Karen September 27, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Those are just so adorable!
If I had to pick just one my favorite would probably have to be the ghost luminaries.


5 Laurel September 30, 2011 at 7:51 AM

What about the wreath? Any instructions or materials?


6 Marsha Null September 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM

These are the most adorable crafts. I think all of them will be made with my grandkids help. Thank-you so much for the ideas!!!


7 Nicole October 27, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Coming over and following from Follow Fest :). Loving these crafts. Hope to see you around my place sometime.


8 Sarah {the fontenot four} October 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM

So cute!! New follower through the blog hop!


9 nicole October 27, 2011 at 9:09 PM

love this, i’m stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to visit my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on- xoxo nicole


10 jessica October 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

i made the spiderweb things every easter as a girl in pastel colors, but never even crossed my mind to do this! love it! i am doing this!!! thanks for the post, i am over from the follow fest. love your blog. new follower!


11 Naomi A. October 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Wow!! The ghost luminaries are too cute, but the spiderweb balloon thingees seem so fun to make too!! I’m visiting you from Casey’s blog, I’m your newest follower 🙂


12 Kaycie October 28, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Aww, I’ve never seen the toilet paper pumpkins! That looks so easy!! CUTE! I need to do this for my halloween party!


13 Kate Brophy October 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! 🙂 New Follower from Oct Fest! 🙂 Come say HI at



14 Mandey October 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Oh man these are such easy things to do! I love the ghost suckers!

I’m new here from the follower fest!


15 Amy October 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Genius! So doing that web sometime. Thanks for sharing 🙂


16 sarah October 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM

So SO cute!!!! i LOVE the toilet paper pumpkin – i think we might do it tomorrow!!! THANKS! love your sweet blog here!!


17 Amber October 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM

I’m pretty much addicted to Pinterest and all of these crafts look adorable! Ugh, I wish there were more time in the day, I would try them all. I just found your blog through the follower’s fest and started following.


18 Mindy Harris October 29, 2011 at 12:09 AM

love your site…the header is so cute. following you from casey wiegand’s blog hop.


19 The Snarks October 29, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Our niece made something like the ghost luminaries and I LOVE them!!! Her’s were pumpkins. I’m actually looking forward to using this idea for Christmas! LOL My brain is WAY ahead of the times right now. Found you on the Follower’s Fest and I’m so glad I did. I hope you’ll hop over to our page and check it out. We have nothing helpful…. unless you like to laugh. 🙂 Just a husband and wife team cutting loose a bit. Hope to see you there! I am following you now and can’t wait to come back for more!!!


20 Em @ ANEM October 31, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Great blog! New follower stopping by from the fest. Em


21 Holly October 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM

These are all so cute! Loving the ghosts!

I stumbled over here from the followers fest!


22 Kristine November 2, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Great ideas!! Bookmarked for next year! Thanks for sharing!

Stopping in from the Fall Fest on Casey’s blog. I’m your newest follower 🙂

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