31 Scary Cute Must See Halloween DIYs

SEP 16, 2016 updated Jun 14, 2021

Something about dropping temperatures, the smell of mulled spices and the orangey, golden hues painting the trees this time of year gets us in the mood to make aaaaaaaall the crafty things. Whether it’s sprucing up the home with an autumnal refresh, or a new cut-and-sew Halloween mask to spook the trick-or-treaters, we’ve found every Halloween craft under the Harvest moon for you to make this fall! 

1. Cut and Sew Vintage Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween Treat Bags
Halloween Treat Bags | Heidi Kenney

DIY Vintage-inspired treat bags? Yes, please. See the tutorial here.

2. Halloween Draft Snake

Halloween draft snakes
Halloween Draft Snakes | Etsy

Combat chilly October weather with a festive draft snake.

3. Friendly Ghost Shades

Friendly Ghost Shades | Martha Stewart
Friendly Ghost Shades | Martha Stewart

These friendly ghosts are a fun and spooky addition to any room.

4. Fantastic Feathers one-yard costume

Fantastic Feathers - 1 yard costume
Fantastic Feathers One-Yard Costume | Ceri Gwen

Not into scary costumes? Try this vibrant (and easy to sew!) one yard cape-and-mask combo.

5. Halloween Patchwork Quilt

halloween-denyse-schmidt-inspired-quilt
Halloween Patchwork Quilt | Diary of a Quilter

Bust your stash of fall fabrics with this cozy Halloween quilt.

6. DIY Pixel Power Capes

Pixel Power Capes
Pixel Power Hero Capes | SammyK

Is saving the world more your kid’s speed? Then suit them up with these awesome pixel power capes. Tutorial here.

7. Easy Tissue Paper Treat Pumpkins

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Favors
Tissue Paper Pumpkin Favors | One Little Project

A great, festive way to pass out treats while keeping portion sizes in mind!

8. DIY Dog Bandanas

There’s nothing spooky about this Halloween accessory for your pup!

9. Autumn Fabric Wreath

Autumn Fabric Wreath
Autumn Fabric Wreath | Elise Blaha for A Beautiful Mess

A perfect fall wreath made from a hanger, ribbon, and fabric scraps.

10. Fall Leaf Mobile

Fall Leaf Mobile
Fall Leaf Mobile | Good Housekeeping

Preserve the look and feeling of fall all season with this lovely leaf mobile.

11. Scary Cute Halloween Placemats

DIY Halloween Placemats
Halloween Placemats | Heidi Kenney

Turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast.

12. Cross-stitched Pumpkins

DIY Embroidered Pumpkins
DIY Embroidered Pumpkins | Blog A La Cart

A crafty twist on pumpkin carving–without the mess. Tutorial here.

13. Color Dipped Pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins
Color Dipped Pumpkins | Brit + Co

Add a splash of color to your porch or house with these no-carve dipped pumpkins.

14. Cut and Sew Fabric Mask

creative crusader mask
creative crusader mask | SammyK

Fabric masks for kids (and adults, too!) are fun and sustainable. Check them out here.

15. Cut and Sew Halloween Bunting  

Halloween Bunting
Halloween Bunting | Heidi Kenney

This Halloween bunting is guaranteed to make trick-or-treaters smile.

16. Easy to Sew Halloween Table Runner

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Quilt-as-you-go Halloween Table Runner | Polka dot Chair

Stitch together this spooky table runner in no time using scrap fabric. Directions here.

17. Brushstroke Pumpkins

Fall Pumpkins with painted brushstrokes
DIY Brushstroke Pumpkin | The Merry Thought

If Halloween colors aren’t your bag, try a more seasonal approach with brushstroke pumpkins.

18.  Felted dragon mask

Felted No Sew Dragon Mask
Kids Felt No-Sew Dragon Mask | Lia Griffith

Want a homemade costume for your little one without dragging out the sewing machine? Check out this no-sew felt dragon mask. Tutorial here.

19. Spooky Halloween Hand puppets

spooky halloween puppets
Spooky Halloween Handpuppets | Diane Gilleland

These scary puppets are an easy, kid-friendly project, and work great as gifts and decoration. Tutorial here.

20. Cut and Sew Halloween Plush Toys

monster plushies

Featured in the photo: Zombie Skelly Panda and Casual Green Ghoul,  Mr. Zombie, Zombie Monkey, Halloweeny Plushies, Zombie Corn.  Want more? Try here (if you dare).

21. Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins

Stuffed fabric pumpkins
Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins | The Alison Show

These cute little fabric pumpkins look great as decorations and make perfect fall gifts. Get the tutorial here.

22. Hanging Cheesecloth Ghosts

Hanging Ghosts with googly eyes
Hanging Cheesecloth Ghosts | Consumer Crafts

This easy DIY will have your house looking ghostly in no time. Directions here.

23. Felt Sewn Fall Leaves

Felt Sewn Fall Leaves
Felt Sewn Fall Leaves | Popsugar

Perfect for sprinkling around the house, or creating a festive table display. Tutorial here.

24. Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Fabric Pumpkins
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins | Living Chic on the Cheap

Can’t sew? No worries. With this tutorial, you can have a Halloween-ready house without a single stitch.

25. Zombie Cut and Sew Plushie Dolls

Zombie girl, zombie panda, and zombie monkey
Zombie Plushie Dolls | Little Zombie Dolly, Zombie Skelly Panda, and Zombie Monkey Pillow Doll

These scary cute dolls came from our Zombie Plush Toys design challenge. Each design comes with instructions. Check out the rest of the top ten here.

26. Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries

Floating Witch Hat Halloween Luminaries
Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries | Polka dot Chair

Add a scary, magical touch to your house or porch with these levitating hats with lights. Directions here.

27. DIY Decorative Leaf Bowl

DIY Fall Leaf Bowl
DIY Leaf Bowl | Morena Hockley for Consumer Crafts

A super simple take on a favorite fall Pinterest craft. Instructions here.

28. Silly Pumpkin Pincushion

Felt Pumpkin Pincushions with Faces
Pumpkin Face Pincushions | All People Quilt

The perfect companion for all your Halloween crafting. Tutorial here.

29. Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bags

Easy to sew felt candy corn trick or treat bag
Candy Corn Trick-Or-Treat Bags | Purl Soho

Transport your candy in style with this easy to sew candy corn trick-or-treat bag. Directions here.

30. Mason Jar Pumpkin Candy Container

Mason pumpkin jars for your candy
Mason Pumpkin Jars for Candy | Craftbits

These crafty candy jars are painted are a perfect way to hold sweet treats before and after Halloween. Get the tutorial here.

31. Halloween Face Pillows

Pillows with Monsters Faces
Halloween Face Pillows | Lincoln Street Blog

These simple DIY Halloween face pillows will give you a soft snooze to recover from all that Halloween candy.

If you’re not too spooked yet, pick your favorite monstrously cute DIY and get started crafting! Let us know in the comments which project is your favorite and don’t forget to share your makes with us on social by tagging @spoonflower.

Still in search of inspiration? Find more ideas on our DIY Fall Pinterest board

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  • Number 8 the trick or treat bags… I cannot find the pattern anywhere to print. The links don’t work and none of my searches are bringing is up. I’d love to make these for my kids. Thanks!

    • Hi Andrea,
      We apologize for the trouble! You can find the bag pattern linked in the full tutorial or by clicking here. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • The link to the Creative Crusader Masks by SammyK loops back to this same post, rather than the actual tutorial. Please share the actual link – thanks!

  • Its really a good blog on halloween mask. I appreciate your article. Its important to use mask for halloween party and look scary also. This blog is really helpful to give a light in this issue. So thanks for sharing all that important information.