How darling are these 25 SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN DIY IDEAS submitted by Jennifer Carver of Banner Events and Vivian Kerr of Craft & décor styling. There are so many fun ideas that are sure to make any Halloween Party a hit.
25+ Spooktacular Halloween DIY Treat + Gift + Party Ideas
This is what Jennifer and Vivian said about these DIY Halloween Party Ideas- “Halloween will be here before you can say, ‘BOO!’ With Halloween merchandise already lining store shelves, we decided now was a great time to get a jump start on Halloween crafts, gifts and party favors using Anders Ruff’s printable Halloween package . This post is filled with over 25 SPOOKtacular DIY ideas for brewing up your own ghoulish Halloween fun. Anders Ruff’s printables make it so easy! A big thank you to Andrea Pasion Photography for beautifully capturing our spooky projects.
And now, for some Halloween eye candy…
Projects 1-2: Altered Candy Bar Wrappers
Need a fast treat that is ‘too cute to spook’? Grab a couple of your favorite candy bars (we used the large sized Hershey bars, but any sized flat bar would work) . Print some of Anders Ruff’s coordinating digital papers, treat labels & tags. Add some scraps of ribbon and recreate this look in minutes! (The Haunted House is a Paper Bliss sticker set.)
We love projects that involve using recycled materials. This is one of our favorites. We had our friend save her Starbucks Frappuccino bottles & lids for us. Creating these cute bottles is easy. Wash & dry the bottles thoroughly. Add a coat of black spray paint to the lids. Fill with various Halloween candies. Use any of the adorable Anders Ruff beverage wraps, or trim the treat wrappers down to size and secure to the bottle with strong adhesive. (We like Stampin’ Up’ Sticky Strip.) We also added some raffia, a tag and some coordinating papers from AR’s collection to complete the look. As you can see from the picture, we also refashioned the cardboard Starbucks drink carrier by covering it in coordinating paper & reducing the Anders Ruff letters to decorate the front!
Project 5: Altered Paint Can
Mini paint cans (available here) can be filled with all sorts of ghoulish delights and are easily decorated using printable elements from Anders Ruff’s Halloween collection, scraps of coordinating ribbon and fabric.
Projects #6-7: Pumpkin Lantern & ‘TREATS’ Banner
Re-create the pumpkin lanterns by tracing a leaf pattern on one of the green AR printable papers. Add a green chenile stem vine (twist around a pencil to get the corked look) and a brown chenile stem. Simply print out the TREAT sign, mount on black cardstock, punch holes and add ribbon or twine to hang.
Project 8: Trick or Treat Tote Bag
Vivian designed and sewed this adorable trick or treat tote bag. Don’t you just love the bat she printed from Anders Ruff’s Halloween collection onto iron on fabric transfers?
Project #9: Altered Gum Case
Easily transform an inexpensive pack of gum into an adorable Halloween favor. (Here we used Extra Dessert Delights brand gum, in an Orange Creme flavor.)
Project #10: Altered Tic-Tac Box
Who knew a scallop punch, circle punch, a button and a few elements from AR’s printable package could make an ordinary box of Tic-Tacs look so fun?!
Projects 11-12: Halloween Push Up Pops (Orange ice cream) & Coffin Treat/Display Box
We love coming up with unique ways to display desserts. How fun would your Halloween dessert table look with push up pops, cake pops, suckers and more coming out of coffins lined with styrofoam? Or, use the coffins to house other frightening treats. (We spray painted coffins, lined them with coordinating AR papers, topped the coffin lids off with AR’s darling treat labels cut to size and displayed our orange ice cream push up pops inside.)