Halloween Craft: Spooky Door Wreath

I love the simplicity of this wreath I found over at eighteen25!  I like that the burlap is just one color all the way around. Sometimes when you use a bunch of different colors the wreath gets a little too busy.   Most of all, I love that someone like me, who is sometimes challenged when it comes to crafting, could totally make this wreath and it would come out looking just as good as it does in the picture.  That is my kind of craft!

Here is what you need to make this Halloween Door Wreath:

  • 1 yard of black burlap cut into 1″x16″ strips {i used a rotary cutter, but if you want to prevent most of the loose strands on your wreath, you could use this burlap cutting technique.}
  • 14″ foam wreath ring
  • black paint {i used craft paint, but spray paint would work, too}
  • your SPOoKIEST findings to adorn this fab wreath

Here is the tutorial so you can make your own wreath -> Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes

Parenting Magazine has some awesome no sew costume ideas right now, like these super cute princess and knight costumes.  This is great for people like me who don’t really sew.  My girls are totally into princesses right now so this is perfect!

Here is what you will need to make the knight costume:

  • Small roll canvas-backed foil insulation (available at hardware stores)
  • 2 yards silver ribbon
  • Gray nonskid drawer liner or rug pad
  • 1 yard elastic
  • Disposable pie tin
  • 12-inch pieces red and black felt
  • 4 white or metallic scouring pads
  • Black gloves
  • Large red and black feathers
  • Small metal colander
  • Cardboard wrapping-paper roll
  • 1/2 yard patterned fabric
  • Black hoodie, gray long johns, black boots

Here is the link for how to make the knight costume -> Knight Costume Tutorial

Here is what you will need to make the princess costume:

  • Pink plastic table skirting*
  • 1 yard white or pink ribbon*
  • 2 yards pink tulle*
  • 2 yards gold rickrack*
  • 1 yard white faux fur*
  • 1/2-yard elastic*
  • Pink or white oaktag*
  • Pink leotard, tights, and ballet slippers

Here is the link for how to make the princess costume -> Princess Costume Tutorial

To view all the no sew costume ideas follow this link -> Parenting Magazine No Sew Costume Ideas


Halloween Craft: Tin Can Luminaries

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I absolutely LOVE this idea from Jane Lake at All Free Crafts.  Growing up we always had the traditional paper bag luminaries at Christmastime but they didn’t hold up very well.  The slightest gust of wind would occasionally knock over the bag or people would step on them.  Using a tin can instead is such a great idea!  I always have those laying around on my counters waiting to be put in the recycling bin.  I just know my kids are going to have a blast creating designs for their own luminaries.

Here is what you will need to make these Halloween Tin Can Luminaries:

  • clean tin cans
  • votive candles or tea light candles
  • pencil, crayon or permanent marker
  • paper and scissors (optional, depending on method used)
  • coat hanger or sturdy wire for hanging (also optional)
  • towel and firm work surface
  • hammer
  • large nail
  • freezer
  • water
  • spray paint

Here is the tutorial on how to make them. -> Halloween Tin Can Luminaries Tutorial