No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Halloween

Explore 256 recipes, 432 projects, 123 articles, 89 galleries, 402 videos, and more

Sock Skeleton

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Halloween details
This skeleton from Robert Mahar of mahardrygoods.com is a wonderfully lighthearted Halloween decoration.
Materials
  • Skeleton template
  • One pair of white crew or athletic socks
  • Ruler and fabric marker
  • Sewing machine
  • White thread
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing (poly, wool, or bamboo fiber)
  • Sewing needle and embroidery needle
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Straight pins
  • Pencil for stuffing arms and legs
  • 2 black four-hole coat buttons approximately 3/4 and 5/8 inch
  • 2 white four-hole shirt buttons approximately 7/16 and 1/2 inch
expand

Paper Wigs

Steps:5
Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!
Materials
  • Plastic grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Round object to use as a head form (we used a cabbage)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper, thin colored paper, or curling ribbon for "hair"
  • Double-sided tape
expand

Bat-and-Moon Treat Bags

Steps:4
The materials you need to create a trick-or-treat bag, an attractive way to present Halloween party favors, or just a spooky lunch bag are probably already in your house. Follow these simple instructions to embellish a plain brown paper bag with full moons and swooping bats.
Materials
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Alphabet stamp set (optional)
  • Stamp pad (optional)
  • 1 3/4-inch punch
  • Yellow paper
  • Glue stick
  • Mini-hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Brown or black seam binding
  • Scalloped-edge scissors
expand

Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
expand

Rib Cage T-Shirt

Steps:6
A few strategic cuts transform a simple white T-shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume. Complete the look with spook-tacular Exposed-Bone Jeans.
Materials
  • Front rib cage template
  • Back ribcage template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • White T-shirt
  • Cutting mat
  • Repositionable adhesive spray
  • Small (18 mm) rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Black T-shirt
  • Scissors or craft knife
expand

Coffin Treat Box

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Templates
Surprise your guests with an inventive coffin treat box, a wonderfully ghoulish party favor everyone will want to take home.
Materials
  • Coffin box top template
  • Coffin box bottom template
  • Decorative paper
  • Black cardstock
  • Large glue stick
  • Printer
  • Plain printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Paper clips
  • Candy
  • Halloween stickers
  • Rough twine, at hardware or craft stores
  • Full-sheet double-sided adhesive (optional)
expand

Reflective Trick-or-Treat Bags

Steps:3
Keep kids safe this Halloween by adorning their trick-or-treat bags with creative shapes made of reflective tape.
Materials
  • Circle craft punch
  • Reflective tape
  • Black Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Face templates (Bat, Cat one or two, Jack-o'-Lantern)
  • Pencil
  • Trick-or-treat bag
  • Safety light sticks (optional)
  • String (optional)
expand

Pumpkin Leaf and Tendril How-To

Steps:5
expand

Bird Marionette

Steps:6
Welcome trick-or-treaters with a darkly delightful -- and wonderfully simple to make -- bird marionette craft from puppeteer Basil Twist.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Store-bought artificial black bird or crow
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Scraps of woven black fabric
  • Three screw eyes
  • Bamboo pole
  • Roll of monofilament
  • Long needle, such as an upholstery or doll needle
  • Small black button or snap
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement