Halloween and Fall Craft Projects Roundup

Halloween is coming soon, and Fall is definitely in the air in Philadelphia right now. What better time than now to share some fun and frugal Halloween craft projects? I rounded up a dozen crafts and DIY projects from local bloggers that the whole family can make. Additionally you can find some money-saving tips for Halloween.  Click the photos or links to see how to make these fun Fall projects.

Have your own project to share? Link up below in my Halloween and Fall Craft Roundup.

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Halloween & Fall Crafts

Butternut Squash Ghosts

Hillary at MyScraps shared this butternut squash ghost craft. It’s simple and adorable!

Glow in the dark slime

From USA Love List a funny and easy recipe to create your own glow in the dark slime! This would make a great craft for kids at home or for a Fall party at school, and all the ingredients are made in the USA.

Create simple Halloween decor using an upcycled bottle. This Halloween craft from Tonya is perfect for the mantel or centerpiece for a dining table.

DIY Twine Pumpkin

This is a chic craft that’s perfect for dressing up a pumpkin. These DIY twine pumpkins from Heather at Diapered Daze and Knights  would be adorable grouped on your kitchen counter or mantel.

Halloween Hanging Bat Craft

Melinda (Look What Mom Found) shares this simple and kid-friendly hanging bat craft.

Halloween Goodie Bags copy

For class parties or Fall birthdays these Halloween goodie bags from Hillary (My Scraps) would make any kid happy.


DIY Sequined Pumpkins

Carrie from Making Lemonade shares this DIY sequined pumpkin craft. This would be a great craft for girl’s night in and would really dress up a Fall display in your dining room or on the porch.


From my blog, craft writer Tonya Staab shared these adorable owls made of toilet paper rolls last year. They continue to be a popular craft on the blog both because they are so cute and frugal.


DIY Hanging Jack O'Lantern

These hanging jack o’lanterns are available from pricey retailers like Pottery Barn Kids, but Carrie from Making Lemonade made a cheaper version that you can make at home.

Unscary Decorations

Darla (HeartWork Organizing)shares some great decor ideas to get your house ready for Halloween without the scary factor. This is a great option for families with young kids.


Lauren (Vintage Mom) made this cute and playful spooky house with help from her kids. What a fun way to dress up the porch!


Creating Halloween treat boxes is simple with egg cartons, a bit of paint, and some imagination thanks to Tonya’s simple tutorial.

Monster House

Two years ago we made a monster house out of our house, and it was such a fun and simple project. The results were really dramatic, and this is one we’ll definitely be repeating.

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About Kelly Whalen

Kelly Whalen is the founder of The Centsible Life, a blog where motherhood and money meet. Her goal is to help readers live well on less. Kelly is a mom to 4, and loves that she can stay at home with her kids, and still pursue her passions for writing, personal finance, and social media. You can often find her on twitter and Facebook talking money and motherhood.

  • melinda

    this is a really great list. I’m totally doing Vintage Mom’s idea next weekend!

    • http://www.thecentsiblelife.com Kelly

      Isn’t it fun?

  • Barb @ A Life in Balance

    Every time I see the spooky house, I think I need to do that. My kids are making plans and collecting supplies.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

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