DIY Halloween Party Craft Ideas with Tutorials and Free Printable Decorations

Celebrate the scariest time of the year with our DIY Halloween Party crafts & free printable decorations. From batty straws to creepy containers, we’ll show you crafty ways of using our Free Halloween themed printables.

Boo Bunting

What You Will Need

Dovecraft Black A4 cardstock, Butcher’s Twine, Fiskars star punch

Download your Free Printable Halloween Party Decorations here

How to Make

1.  Cut 3 squares of black cardstock 15cm x 12.5cm. Cut the squares into triangles and punch two holes at the top of each triangle with the Fiskars star punch.  Feed some butcher’s twine through the bunting triangles, tying a knot through each punched hole to keep the bunting secure when you hang it up.

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2.  Download and print the free decorations and cut out the words ‘BOO’. Add a letter to the centre of each triangle using double sided tape.

3.  Cut the bat template out with black card and add to the top of the ‘B’ with foam squares. We have then cut out two sets of eyes and added to each ‘O’ again with foam squares.

Halloween Pumpkin Card

What You Will Need

Dovecraft Orange and Green A4 foam, A4 kraft cardstock and A4 black glitter card

Download your Free Printable Halloween Pumpkin Card Template here

Download your Free Printable Halloween Themed Papers here

How to Make

1.  Cut out the pumpkin card template and trace the outline onto a piece of A4 kraft cardstock. Cut out your kraft template and score where it has been indicated on the printed template.

2.  Use the template to cut out the pumpkin with orange and green foam and stick to the front of the card using double sided tape.

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3.  We have then downloaded the free ghost paper from the Trimcraft Halloween themed printable papers and cut to 6.5cm x 13.4cm. Stick this strip of paper to the base of the card.

4.  With the black glitter card, cut out two bats using the small and large bat templates. We added the small bat to the top left of the foam pumpkin with foam squares. Add the larger bat to the bottom of the base to create a topper for the pumpkin card.

5.  Place a battery tea light to the inside of the card to create a spooky silhouette for your Halloween party table!

Halloween Square Snack Box

What You Will Need

Dovecraft A4 Black Card

Free Printable Halloween Themed Papers

How to Make

1.  With a piece of A4 black card, cut a 14cm square, we have cut the edges roughly to create a jagged effect.

2.  To create the base of your snack box, score 3.5cm from the top of each side of the card. Score across each corner at 3.5cm and cut the scored line where it meets the base to create wings. Stick the wings to the side panels to create the box.

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3.  We have then printed the free spider paper and cut out two 9.8cm x 3cm strips to stick to the side panels. Cut two 13.4cm x 3cm strips and added to the front and back panels.

4.  To finish, cut a large bat with black card using the template and add to the back of the front panel.

Upcycled Deco Mache Light Jars

What You Will Need

Dovecraft Halloween Decoupage papers

First Edition Deco Mache Adhesive – Gloss and Brushes

First Edition Tag and Alphabet Varsity Die Set

Dovecraft A4 Black and White card

Twine, black pearl pen, glass jars

Free Printable Halloween Decorations

How to Make

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1.  Cut pieces of your chosen Deco Maché paper and stick to the outside of the jars using the First Edition Decoupage Gloss Adhesive. Once you have completed your jars, apply a top coat to finish.

2.  For one of the jars, die cut the scalloped tag with black card and die cut the word ‘BOO’ using white card. Add the sentiment to the centre of the tag. We have then wrapped a piece of twine around the top of the jar several times and attached the tag to the twine when making a bow.

3.  To finish, we have added black gems to the clear section between the decoupage paper and the rim of the jar.  For the other jars, we have used coordinating decoupage paper and added eyes from the free template to the jar.

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4.  Add fairy lights or tea lights inside the jars and see the decoupage designs come to life!

Quick Party Ideas

If you are running out of time to create Halloween crafts, our free printable template is perfect for you.

Cut out the eyes and mouths from the paper to create scary monster jelly cups! These can easily be added to glasses, trick or treat bags or even pumpkins if you don’t have time to carve!

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We have also cut out the bats and added them to the top of the party straws, great for adding some fun to a party essential!

We would love to see what you make with these handy tutorials and free templates, don’t forget you can also download our Free September Printable papers, then upload and share your spooky party makes in the project gallery.

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