6 Quick and Easy Halloween Crafts

If you’re interested in meeting a witch I have some advice for you. Put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night. That’s the trick to meeting a witch.

Of course, if you do this out around town you’re also likely to meet with a very large butterfly net.

But no matter. A few nights in the nut house is a small price to pay for meeting a witch.

Hallowe’en, which is 10 days away brings out the suspicion in the most level headed of people and the crazy in the least level headed.

I call it the whores and heroes holiday. It gives reserved women an opportunity to present their boobs to the world and timid men to wear a mask and a muscle suit.

It also brings out the crafts in the bloggers, and I’m no exception. Let’s face it, as a blogger it’s always a struggle to find something to talk about every SINGLE day. So when any sort of holiday rolls around we’re all scrambling for stuff to do that revolves around that holiday. Recipes, crafts, decorating.

I for one am already planning an entire month devoted to Groundhog day next year. DIY stuffed groundhogs, teaching your groundhog tricks, groundhog bocci, groundhog stew, sew your own groundhog slippers (hot glue option as well).

Something for you to look forward to.

So I thought I’d round up a few of my own favourite Hallowe’en crafts and a couple of others. No groundhogs included.

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Yarn SpiderwebHanging SpiderBoa WreathSweet Paul McQueen PumpkinMummie JuiceboxBetter Homes & Gardens Book Ghost

1. Last year’s Wall Spiderweb. Just some yarn and tape.

2. Hanging Spider. Just some yarn and a spider.

3. The ever popular feather boa wreath. (could be made out of dyed groundhog hair if you’re so inclined).

4. Sweet Paul’s b e a u t i f u l Alexander McQueen inspired studded pumpkin. I’ve been wanting to do this myself for a long time.

5. Super-cute Mummie juice boxes. Just a juice box, some white tape and googley eyes. Great surprise in kid’s lunch.

6. Better Homes & Gardens Ghost Book. A book, an Xacto knife and you’re done.

I have one more original Halloween craft coming up this week that’s incredibly easy and super creepy.

And one more tip for you that I’ve heard is completely true. If … on Hallowe’en night you happen to spot a spider … give it a wink and a kiss. Spiders spotted on Hallowe’en night are said to be the spirits of loved ones who watch over you all year.

If the spider’s especially grotesque and creepy it’s probably your sleazy uncle and you can just squish it.


  1. karenagain says:

    YES!!! Halloween is when every young girl can dress up as a slutty version of anything. Yeah, slutty night…yawn. Hello slutty: nurse, vampire, cheerleader, maid, cat, mouse, bride, zombie, …

  2. karenagain says:

    oh, i am going to be a slutty witch.

  3. Sara says:

    Cutest juice box ever! Christmas, step aside. I can hardly wait until Groundhog’s Day now!

  4. Sam says:

    What about hot-glue-gunning groundhog fur to your favotite bra… And be a viking wench or cave “woman” for halloween… For the viking you get to walk around all night with a real beer filled stein, and for option 2, you get to club people. It’s a win-win AND hits all the holiday bases! …Now where’s that fur bra gone?

  5. Karol says:

    Love, love the studded pumpkin. Even more than the studs, I just love the pumpkin. Beautiful color, isn’t it? and shape. The inside of my house has been decorated since September 1, and I just put out the spooky stuff on the front porch last night. It is by far, my favorite holiday. I have super fond memories of trick-or-treating with my siblings when those days of innocence prevailed. Happy Hallowe’en Karen, don’t be scared!

  6. 2 of my favorite ‘Witchy’ phrases; “If you can’t fly with the big girls…..stay off the broom.” and “Women are angels. And, when someone breaks our wings, we continue to fly. On a broomstick, we are flexible that way.” Halloween decor this year is my puppy wearing a Winnie the Pooh costume. Don’t have the energy for anything more.

  7. Karen says:

    Love your wreath and all the rest. The spider web is amazing!

  8. Mary Werner says:

    Move over honey badger, Karen is bringing us an updated version – a Ground Hog!

  9. jackie says:

    I went to buy a dorothy costume from the consignment store in our ‘hood and she had one allright. but it was slutty dorothy. along with slutty nurse, slutty lion etc. but our fam is doing wizard of oz so my toddler can be a lion (only because he knows how to roar on command and this is the only costume that would bring a sound effect result with it) so i must be dorothy. so i bought slutty dorothy. it was all they had! Blame the costume makers, not me! I wanted to be good, I swear!

  10. Jodi T. says:

    Do y’all pronounce that as a 4 syllable word?

    Can’t wait! (Still mad i didn’t win the boa wreath)

    Jodi T.

    • Karen says:

      Hallowe’en is actually the correct way to spell Halloween. Thought I’d throw you all for a loop. ~ karen

      • Karol says:

        When the Christian church began to expand its influences, the focus of these old pagan rituals was re-associated with All Saints’ or Hallows’ Day. The night before this feast became known as All Hallows’ Even, which was eventually abbreviated to Hallowe’en – and this spelling was common well into the 1930s. (from Google)

  11. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I’m making another new wreath this year for Halloween..don’t really need to but I like to do it..Love yours of course..I am tempted to try the spider web wall this year..I bought a couple dollar store rats this year to sit outside at my door..Can’t decide if they are more scary or cute..

  12. Marion says:

    I hate store bought costumes mainly because they are usually always slutty versions of something, I prefer homemade ones. This year I’m going as a pumpkin, and you better believe there’s no pre-fab costuming going on (except for the green wig!).

    Also, I am so looking forward to Groundhog’s Day now! hahaha

  13. Janet says:

    Due to a AWESOME Goodwill find I’m gonna be M.C. Hammer. Now I have to figure out a way to slut up some hammer pants….

  14. Reg says:

    I made your feather boa wreath for my 5 1/2 year old grandson. I used an old grapevine wreath that was gathering dust in the basement. Left some of the dust bunnies on for atmosphere. He loved it but was wary of it. He kept going up to it, then would scoot off.
    He pronounced it spooky so I guess it was a success.

  15. Linda says:

    ok….so I can’t respond to your email! lol
    I re-entered your blog address…I have today’s post…yay!….unfortunately your banner and the tabs are still broken faces..

    • Karen says:

      Hmm. I’m not sure what that means. Maybe you should try clearing your cache. If you could show me a picture of what’s going on I might be able to help you more. ~ karen!

  16. Marti says:

    Hey… remember a ba-zillion years ago, I mentioned I got some chandelier crystals in a box I bought at auction and I was about to throw ’em out?

    I think you were going to show me stuff for Christmas to do with those, but got any Hallowe’en (you got ME spelling it that way?) ideas them? A lovely, elegant crystal – sort of spookiness? Whatcha got with that, Karen?

    • Karen says:

      Sure I remember that. Hmm. My head’s kindda full as it is. But you’re right. Crystals and Hallowe’en would go perfectly. The first thing that comes to mind is a feather boa garland for a fireplace or around a door. I would then tie the crystals to a long string of fishing line and hang it in the black boa garland. But that’s just a quick idea. (I’m making a boa garland for my front door tomorrow, you see.) ~ karen!

  17. Thera says:

    Great ideas, love the wreath!
    And I know Hallowe’en is all for fun, but please remember there are real witches out there, who do honour their ancestors on this night, after their kids have stuffed their faces with chocolate and are passed out from the sugar over-dose 😉

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