How to Have a Spooooktacular Halloween



We here at Bright Ideas love Halloween- It is a great way to be really crafty either as an adult or a child. Here we have put together our top 10 favourite Halloween makes to give you a really spooky feeling this Halloween. We can’t wait to try them.


DIY Spider Ring by Bright Ideas.

Fitted ring

What a great activity to get the kids really spooked for Halloween- a spider you wear. We tried one at home so take a look at our how-to and you can definitely mix it up with different colours. Take a look at our Pom Poms and Chenille Stems and see if you can make this creepy creation.

Felt Witch Hat by Crafty Cupboard

East Felt Hat

We love this Halloween tutorial because not only is it easy but it it makes a great decoration or part of a costume. Mix it up and change the colour of the hat (take a look at our felt packs for more inspiration) and why not add a Halloween ribbon or something a bit different.

Textured Collage Ghost by No Time For Flash Cards

Textured collage ghost

This one is great for even little hands with a little adult help. Simple yet effective for creating a gooolish atmosphere.  All you need is black card, tissue paper, felt and some cotton balls (why not take a look at our snowballs which will have the exact same effect) and some glue.  This is definitely our favourite Halloween make for toddlers.

Stained Glass (paper) Pumpkins by Here Come The Girls

Pumpkin window Decorations

We love this simple Halloween window decoration and Here Come the Girls make this tutorial so easy to follow. Why not grab a bag of tissue shreds to create something different and don’t forget the wiggle eyes.

Bat pegs for sale on

Bat pegs

These we found you could buy online and thought they where perfect for any Halloween party. However we thought we could easily make these as well- Have you tried? We would love to see your batty designs or grab some of our dolly pegs, wiggle eyes and card and see what wonderfully wicked things you can create.

Ghost Garland by Aunt Annie

Ghost Garland

This Ghostly Garland is perfect for little hands to create. Looking for an easier option? Buy a pack of our paper chains and a pack of white card and see what you can create! OR why not make the paper chains from scratch with our other card packs

Halloween Softie- Pattern available from Etsy

Felt Softies

If you are wickedly crafty you can get these little creatures done in a flash. We love this pattern available from Etsy (especially the ghost with the handbag) and these softies make a great make for at home during the Halloween Season- Take a look at our felt packs and see what else you can create

No Sew Treat bags by DIY Inspired

No Sew Goodie Bags

If like me you aren’t that great at sewing but you love to be creative then this make is definitely for you! What a great way to gather the sweeties from Trick or Treating and a great activity for schools and nursery’s teaching cutting/listening and creative skills. Take a look at our large felt pack , Halloween cut outs and hexagon glitter to add that special touch to a special project.

Halloween Spider Hanprint by Thriving Home Blog

Halloween Handprint Spider

Another great activity for little hands and a great DIY decoration for schools/nurserys and even the home. Grab you Wiggle eyes and black card here!

Mason Jar Lanterns by My Craft Spot

Mason Jar Lanterns

We love this idea and what a great way to bring a spookey feeling to the home. our great value bag of tissue cuts would be fantastic for this project.

Have you tried these products out at home? We would love to see your scary crafts! Don’t forget we have 15% off Halloween themed products for 2 weeks ONLY- so make sure you get them before they are gone. Look out for our Halloween how to videos coming soon.

Until next time- Stay Creative.

The Bright Ideas Team x