Upcycled Jar Jack-o’-Lanterns: Jack-o’-lanterns are a Halloween staple, but you can’t hold onto a carved pumpkin for next year. It’s easy to transform old jars into glowing lanterns you can use year after year—and you can use them as either decorations or candy pails! Full instructions here.
No-Sew Halloween Tote Bag: You can put plain canvas grocery bags or other tote bags to use to give your trick-or-treater a boo-tiful personalized treat bag. With just some felt, glue, and other fun craft supplies, you and your child can scare up this cute bag together, with no sewing required. Full instructions here.
Easy Glue Spider Webs: Prepping for a party or looking for new ways to decorate your front porch? You can add spookiness to your Halloween décor with lacy-looking glue spider webs that float in the air on monofilament thread. They come together in just a few minutes, and iridescent glitter or glow-in-the-dark powder give them a special pop. Full instructions here.
Simple Halloween Silhouettes: For instant Halloween atmosphere anywhere in the house, you can decorate with spooky silhouettes of classic Halloween characters. I find this seriously cute and spooky.. perfect for an entryway table or mantel display! For the full instructions, go here.
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