Halloween Crafts for Adults

Once upon a time, I was a little girl whose favorite holiday was Christmas.  Really, tell me what little girl wouldn’t love Christmas with all its decorations, holiday cheer and PRESENTS!

Well, this little girl grew up and completely turned her favorite holiday on its head!  Yes, you guessed it...Halloween is my favorite holiday!

I’m always on the prowl for Halloween decorations to make.  Although crafting with kids is fun, I’m usually looking for adult Halloween crafts.

You know, those creative Halloween crafts for adults to make that are out of this world! Creepy, festive, fun…


Let’s start with one of my favorites; the ever-popular holiday wreath to greet your guests.  We have several DIY Halloween decorations that are perfect for your front door this fall!

  • Burlap Pumpkin Wreath: Use burlap ribbon to create a pumpkin wreath to last through the entire fall season.
  • Halloween Candy Bucket Wreath: Inexpensive Dollar Store items are used to make this happy Halloween decoration.
  • Halloween Fabric Wreath: Make a fabric wreath without sewing!  This project uses Halloween colored fabrics and a wreath frame to make a country-style wreath to decorate your door.
  • Halloween Wreath: Wrap Halloween colored fabric around a cardboard cut out circle, then hot glue inexpensive decorative embellishments to finish off this fun wreath.

Costumes and Clothing

Kids of all ages love to dress up for Halloween!  These adult Halloween crafts will be perfect for you to make for the kiddos to wear!

  • Chat Noir Costume: Whip up this cute costume based on the superhero character Chat Noir (Black Cat) in The Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Halloween T-Shirt: Using a dark colored T-shirt, wooden cut-outs as stencils, and a spray bottle of bleach, make this spooky shirt to wear as your un-costume!
  • How to Make an Undertale Sans Hat: If you know a fan of Undertale, I’m sure they would love to dress up as the character, Sans. The costume is simple and made complete with the easily-sewn hat for Sans’ face using a white knit cap and white and black felt.
  • Korok Leaf Mask: Make a mask of the tree-children of the forest from the video game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Everyone who plays the game loves the little Koroks, and both kids and adults would enjoy this mask.
  • Spider Web Halloween Tie-Dye Shirt: Another un-costume or shirt for Halloween is made using Batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique. Here you use washable gel glue as the wax, and tie-dye using black and orange dye in spray bottles.
  • More, More, More….just scroll down!

 Halloween Home Decor

Decorate your home with the ideas we have gathered for you in our list of DIY Halloween Decorations!  No matter your home decor theme, there is something for everyone here!

  • Book Page Pumpkin: Grab yourself an old book or one from the dollar store for next to nothing.  With some cutting (not for kids!), a bit of paint, and some embellishments, you will have a cute decoration to keep out all fall long.
  • Canning Lid Pumpkin:  You just have to take a peak at this project!  Oh so cute and oh so easy!  The rings from home canning jars, which are reusable, can be painted and joined together to make the most adorable pumpkins.

    You can purchase the rings, but if you do some home canning, just use those rusty used rings for this project.  Use wide mouth rings for an 8" pumpkin; small mouth rings make a pumpkin a little under 7 inches.

    We are all about reusing, upcycling and repurposing items for craft projects.  Check out our other recycling project ideas!
  • Halloween Fabric Garland: We have a great tutorial showing you how to make an easy yet very festive garland to decorate your home.  This garland would look so pretty across a fireplace mantle!
  • Candy Corn Banner: Our own craft project, this fabric Halloween project looks like candy corn pennants strung together to form a pretty hanging banner. 
    If you like to sew and would like to try something different from the usual pumpkins and bats themes, this is perfect.
  • Ghost Grater Craft: This fun DIY Halloween decoration is a project that strays from the typical Halloween idea and into the realm of ultra-creative!  Repurpose an old box cheese grater into a fun ghost decoration that is perfect for indoor decorating. 
  • And Many More!  Just keep scrolling! 

There are so many other ideas on this page for you to enjoy looking at!  Don’t miss the luminaries, treat bag clips, door mat, etc. There are just too many adult Halloween craft ideas on this page to mention.

If you want to find Halloween crafts for the kiddos, they are just a click away!

Halloween Crafts for Adults

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Boo Boxes

These wood Halloween DIY boo boxes are a whimsical decoration for home or office. Simple to make. Scrappy Geek

Book Page Pumpkin

Turn a book page pumpkin into fall decor. Julie Measures

Burlap Pumpkin Wreath

This burlap pumpkin wreath is perfect for fall & all the way through Thanksgiving. Crafts by Amanda

Candy Corn Banner

Sweet as candy, this candy corn banner is a pretty addition to your Halloween decorations. Staff

Canning Lid Pumpkin

It's not actually the lid, it's the canning jar bands. This DIY project is perfect for recycling used/old canning jar rings. Crafts by Amanda

Chat Noir Costume

Learn how to make a Chat Noir costume and Ring on a budget with this tutorial, using items that can mostly be found around the home. My Poppet

Cheesecloth Ghost

This fun DIY Halloween ghost craft project is really simple and an exciting afternoon project. Scrappy Geek

Cute As A Button Pumpkin

Decorating for fall and Halloween would not be complete without pumpkins.
Learn how to turn and faux pumpkin into a fabulous, fun festive decoration that can be displayed year after year.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

These Halloween goodie bags are great for trick-or-treating or party favors. Our Halloween treat bags are cute and pretty darn quick to sew. Associate

DIY Trick or Treat Bag for Halloween

Learn how to make this EASY DIY trick or treat bag – two ways – with Duck Tape! Make a pumpkin and/or ghost. Mod Podge Rocks Blog

DIY White Lace Pumpkin Decoration

Create this no carve pumpkin decorating idea, a white lace pumpkin, with dollar store foam pumpkin, lace and a few other supplies. Associate

Fall Doormat

Welcome guests to your home with a DIY stenciled doormat. Learn how to make one. Feeling Nifty

Folk Art Pumpkin

Make a fun and whimsical Halloween or Fall decoration with this tutorial. Craftberry Bush

Ghost Grater Craft

Repurpose an old metal grater into a spooky ghost decoration with these free instructions. Salvage Sister and Mister

Googly Eye Napkin Holders

Impress your guest with a Halloween tablescape of googly eye napkin holders. This DIY project is easy and quick to complete. Tikkido

Halloween - Pumpkin Roll

How to make cute Halloween decoration - a pumpkin roll craft. This is a easy, kid-friendly craft. By

Halloween Candy Bucket Wreath

Pick up some basic Halloween decorations at the dollar store to make this Halloween-themed wreath. Craft Bits

Halloween Fabric Garland

Time for DIY Halloween crafts! Halloween fabric garland can be used to adds a festive element to any room in the home.
Learn how to make super easy, super cute Halloween fabric garland. Anyone can do it, even kids. Free Halloween DIY Project.
Needlepointers Staff

Halloween Fabric Wreath

How to make a super easy, super inexpensive and super awesome looking Halloween no-sew fabric wreath with a wire frame and fabric strips.

Halloween Ghost for Outdoors

Using a few wooden fence panels, paint and a few tools, create a Halloween yard display with this tutorial. Happiest Camper

Halloween Gift Bag Toppers

If you're hosting a Halloween party, make these gift bag toppers for the favor bags. Sum of Their Stories

Halloween T-Shirt

This Halloween tutorial shows how to make a quick bleach t-shirt for a fun and quick Halloween-themed t-shirt. Craft Bits

Halloween Wreath

Make a quick and easy wreath for Halloween with fabric scraps and an old cardboard box. Sum of Their Stories

How to make an Undertale Sans Hat

Learn how to make an Undertale Sans Hat for a Halloween costume. This is an easy sewing project and tutorial. Any Undertale Sans fan would love this hat!

How to make an Undertale Temmie Costume

Do you know or are an Undertale fan? Do you want to dress up for Halloween as Temmie from Undertales? We have a simple way to make a great Temmie costume! Click for a full tutorial to make this costume!

Jack-O’-Lantern Trivet Project

Make this two-tone Jack-O’-Lantern Trivet to keep hot serving ware from damaging your table. Woodworker's Journal

Korok Leaf Mask

Making a Korok Halloween Costume is quite easy. Learn how to make a Korok leaf mask using the instruction here and what to use for a costume. My Poppet

Milk Jug Ghost

Create these cute light-up Milk Jug Ghosts to decorate your home with this year. Mom Wife Busy Life

Milk Jug Pumpkins

These Milk Jug Pumpkins are fun to make and great to display for Halloween! Create this easy craft with the kids this year. Mom Wife Busy Life

Monster Book

This Halloween craft tutorial shows you how to make a book of monsters just like in Harry Potter. Craft Bits

Pallet Pumpkin Trio

Decorate your home for fall with this DIY pallet pumpkin trio! The Handyman's Daughter

Personalize Name Pumpkin

This DIY personalized pumpkin will look great by the front door. It takes a little time to do but it is well worth it since it can be used year after year. Exploring Domesticity


Free wooden painted pumpkin project. Craft and Fabric Links

Spider Web Embroidery Hanging

Do you like embroidery? Stitch up a spider web, embellish it with a spider button and attach it to an embroidery hoop for a great Halloween hanging decor. Adventures of a DIY Mom

Spider Web Halloween Tie-Dye Shirt

Learn how to make a tie-dye spider web shirt and then have fun wearing it. Diana Rambles

Spooky Tree

This DIY project using a stencil to make it really easy. Crafts by Amanda

Sweater Halloween Pumpkin

This no-sew tutorial for Halloween and Fall shows you how to make a pumpkin by upcycling an old sweater. Craft Bits

Trick or Treat Bag

How to sew a lined trick or treat bag. Free pattern.

Wine Cork Pumpkin

In less than an hour, this DIY wine cork pumpkin can grace a table, mantle or windowsill. All you need is some paint, hot glue, felt and a little twine to recycle some old wine corks. My Gourmet Connection

Wood Halloween Jack O Lanterns

These wood pumpkin crafts are fun, easy to make, and serve two purposes, fall pumpkins and Halloween jack o’ lanterns! Scrappy Geek

Wooden Boo Ghost Ornament

This free ghost pattern has a total of 7 pieces to saw out. Then paint and attach together. This ghost is finished within an afternoon and will look great decorating your window sill or manual at Halloween. Craft Ideas

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