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30+ Last-Minute Halloween Ideas

29 October 2011 112,648 views 2 Comments

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31 last minute halloween crafts

Halloween is right around the corner on your calendar. Don't let that scare you though - there are plenty of witches, goblins and ghosts to do that! Are you still not sure how to decorate your mantle, what perfect dessert to make for your party or what costume to wear? Hopefully these links will inspire you to do some last-minute crafting, baking and creating that will "wow" everyone!

Food

Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Halloween Desserts—Pumpkin Oreo Pops by The Idea Room [Pictured]
Amy at the Idea Room has a thing for Oreo pops. Be sure to check out her other Halloween pops while you're there.

Easy Halloween Appetizers by All You
As their site says, the only thing your guests will love more than the slightly spooky touches is how delicious they taste.

Last-Minute Treat Ideas by Wilton
Wilton is the expert on decorating cakes, cookies, candies and pops; so stop by and see all their great decorating ideas for Halloween.

Creepy Eyeball Cookies by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle
These cookies are both creepy and cute and are quick to whip up.

Bloody Fingers by Recipe.com
Recipe.com has a whole bunch of great Halloween recipes. Check out the "More Like This" section on the left side of the page for more gruesomely tasty recipes!

Dinner and a Scary Movie! -12 recipes inspired by frightening flicks by Babble
This is genius. Sit down to a movie and eat a dish inspired by it. I'll say it again - genius!

Halloween Treats for Kids by All You
Give more treats and less tricks this year with these great recipes.

Halloween Center by Kraft
Not only are there some great recipes here, but Kraft also includes pumpkin stencils, party ideas and fun Halloween games.

Chocolate Caramel Apple Cauldron by Hungry Happenings
I was absolutely amazed when I saw these. If you can make these for a Halloween party (or at least one), you'll be the envy of the whole town.

 

Crafts and Decor

Coffee Dyed Halloween Potion Labels

Aged Halloween Potion Bottle Labels by Little Birdies at Make and Takes [Pictured]
These labels are a great way to reuse old jars as Halloween decor for a party or mantle.

Three Halloween Pillows {tutorial} by Tatertots and Jello
Jen shows us how to make Trick or Treat and witch pillows and will even provide the SVG files for your Silhouette if you're interested!

How to make a mummy doll by 5 Orange Potatoes
These are a cute and easy project to whip together for your kids, or as Halloween decor.

DIY Family Spooky Stories Book by Make and Takes
This is a great way for your kids to practice their handwriting and write down spooky stories to read to each other every year.

Project: Halloween Pillow Covers by Craftzine
These felt applique pillow covers let you decorate for Halloween easily every year. PDF patterns included!

14 Halloween Pumpkin Animal Ideas (No Carving!) by Jen (Tatertots and Jello) at Babble
I love the porcupines created with lights and owls made with fall foliage.

Etched Victorian Pumpkins by Martha Stewart
Be sure to check out all of her other amazing carving and etching ideas while you're there.

 

Freebies and Printables

Halloween Printable framed

Trick or Treat Printable by Landee See, Landee Do [Pictured]
I literally laughed out loud when I saw this. I'm definitely incorporating this in my Halloween decorations!

Free Halloween Chevron Printable! by Tatertots and Jello
This "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" printable is pretty cute!

{Free Printable} Halloween Cupcake Toppers by home.made.
Rhonda provides us with 12 great cupcake toppers for our Halloween bash.

Fall Printable by A Step in the Journey
LB created a great fall printable that reminds us what the season has in store.

Printable Halloween Finger Puppets by Make and Takes
These cute finger puppets are a great craft for a kid's Halloween party.

Digital Halloween Papers by My Grafigo
I just downloaded these and love them. Can't wait to use them for a decor project.

{Good} Witch Tea Party!! [and free Halloween Printables] by Tatertots and Jello
It looks like Jen had a great time at her tea party, and her free printables will help you have a great party too.

Halloween Checklist by Sweet Coconut Lime
Print out this cute checklist to make sure you don't miss out on any Halloween fun!

Free Printable Halloween Party Kit by My Grafigo
Everything you need for a great Halloween party.

 

Roundups

She's Crafty Glitter Pumpkins

Great Ideas — 20 Amazingly HARD to Choose from Halloween Projects!! by Tatertots and Jello [Pictured by She's Crafty]
Jen has just as hard a time picking out just one project as we do - that's why we both love roundups!

Easy Halloween Ideas by All You
Ideas for homemade costumes, decorations, parties and recipes and treats.

How To Halloween: Projects from Bloggers (e-book PDF) by favecrafts
Want some good Halloween reading on the go? This free e-book is the way to do it.

Great Ideas — Spooky Halloween Recipes {part 1} and {part 2} by Tatertots and Jello
Jen couldn't just give us one recipe roundup, she gave us two.

 

Previous DSC Posts and Roundups

Make a Mummy Necklace

The Best of DSC: Halloween Edition

Make Day of the Dead Planters

Halloween Craft: Egg Witch Favor

Halloween Craft: Jack-o’-Lantern Twins

Make a Glove into a Zombie Squirrel

Halloween Craft: Jack-o’-Lantern Bowl

Halloween Craft: Cute Dracula Egg Favor

Make a Steampunk Goggles Masquerade Mask

Make a Glam Halloween T-shirt Wreath

Spray Paint a Candy Corn Wreath

Make Eyeball Hair Sticks

Make Bat Wall Stickers

Make a Princess Crown Headband

Make a Mummy Trick-or-Treat Bucket

 

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