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Last Updated on October 9, 2021 by Katherine

So earlier this year, I did a post on Glam Halloween Decor, now I wanted to do another post about more “traditional” types of Halloween crafts and how to make them. These crafts tend more toward the “scary” decor.

Lighted Haunted Tree Wreath

For this craft, you will need:

  • Grapevine wreath (I got mine at Walmart for about $6)
  • White Spray paint
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Battery operated Mini-lights
  •  Black pipe cleaners

I began by spraying a thin coat of white spray paint on my wreath, you want a light coating, so it almost looks “frosted.”

You just need a thin coat of white spray paint on your grapevine wreath, don't go crazy!

Once dry, you’ll want to wind your lights around the wreath; I recommend battery-operated ones; otherwise, you’ll need to access an outlet.

Next, I get out my trusty hot glue gun to glue the pipe cleaners onto the wreath in a “spooky” tree pattern. You can also simply use the pipe cleaners to weave them into the wreath as well. I made this wreath by first doing the tree and then wrapping the lights around, I’d absolutely do the lights first next time though!

twist the pipecleaners together into a spooky tree pattern
Once everything's put together, it's time to light it up!

A Witchy Hat

The Witch’s hat a super simple Halloween craft and you can highly customize this for your own style.

All you need is a cardboard craft hat and some painting and knick knacks!
Begin by spraying a few coats of black onto your witch hat
Once everything is dry, you simply need to wrap a thick wired ribbon around and use hot glue to fix the saying onto the front!

You will need:

  • A cardboard witch hat (I found this one through amazon)
  • Black paint (again for speed, I went with spray paint)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Black glitter
  • Halloween ribbon

Begin by painting your witch’s hat. I went simple with black, but you can get creative with a design.

Once dried, I used spray adhesive to toss some glitter on and finished up with a pretty Halloween ribbon.

Wine Glass Luminaries

I think if I ever did this Halloween craft again, I would use glitter spray paint for a more even finish!
Just use a hot glue gun to attach some googly eyes and a paint marker to draw a bit of a face on

You will need:

  • Wine glass
  • Glitter paints
  • Googly Eyes
  • Battery operated tea light

All you need for this is a wine glass, some glittery color (I did purple and green) and some googly eyes. Paint your wine glass, once dry, use a glue gun to attach your googly eyes and then stick your tea light on the top of the steam (basically, your wine glass will be upside down, so paint it accordingly!). I used a paint marker to draw the rest of the face on.

Tip: I would use glitter spray paint, the finish will be a lot more even.

Spooky Candles

I just had to try this as soon as I found out about it. I want to thank House of Dewberry for introducing it to me!

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Craft paint (black and white)
  • Brushes
  • Battery operated tealight
  • Masking tape
  • A weight (such as a rock)
  • Hot glue gun

Begin with an empty toilet paper roll. Use some masking tape to secure your weight to the inside bottom of the roll (this will help make your candle less top-heavy).

Next, you’ll want to set up a masking tape “cradle” for your tealight.

Then it’s time to make your glue “wax” on the side of your candle.

Once you have your glue globs dried, it's time to paint over them!

Once the glue is dried, it’s time to paint on a coat of black paint. You may need a few more layers, and once it’s how you want it, you’ll want to take a soft brush and some white paint to add a sort of “weathered” look to your candle. Tip: I used a makeup brush and the barest minimum of white paint I could manage!

Once the black paint is dry, use a soft brush to "dust" some white paint on

Paint the top of your tealight to match (or not, crafter’s choice) and enjoy!

Halloween Crafts are fun to make!

Halloween can be a fun and exciting holiday to craft for. I’ve always loved Halloween because it’s meant to be a light-hearted and fun holiday. In addition to the crafts that I did here, there’s oodles of inspiration on Pinterest, so if one of my crafts didn’t grab you, definitely head out there to see what tickles your fancy!

I do, however, hope you found these Halloween crafts exciting and if you did, I’d love to hear about it in the comments down below. Also, please share this content on your favorite social media platform and pin it to Pinterest!

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Next week’s post is going to take you through some ways to make your own jewelry for your Halloween costume, so be sure to check that out. Until then, stay crafty my friends!

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