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Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

Who says Halloween crafts are just for kids? From pumpkin party invites and graveyard greetings to ghoulishly great makes using FREE papers, digi stamps and templates, we have gathered some fantastic projects for both you and the children to sink your teeth into. Perfect for parties and decorating your home, and featuring techniques including stamping, die-cutting and paper folding, these Halloween crafts will give everyone the surprise of their lives! Plus, these handmade Halloween projects will keep the kids occupied until it’s time for trick-or-treating.

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

1. Inked Halloween Card

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Grab your broomsticks and let your creativity fly with this bewitching Halloween project! Practise your stamping with black cats and cloaked witches and become familiar with Halloween-coloured distress inks to create a truly wicked greeting that will blow away the Halloween crafting competition.

2. FREE Digi Stamp Cards

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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WOW! If you want some bumper Halloween crafting then look no further than these cards using our FREE digi stamps. Not only can our digi stamps be downloaded and used in any project you dream up, but we've also provided instructions for five Halloween cards as well. There's wacky pumpkins, trick or treater motifs and even one very scary monster. Our favourite might just be that devilishly gorgeous haunted house, though. Blending classic Halloween craft imagery with eye-catching colours, it is one Halloween project not to be missed.

3. Ink Stamping Hocus Pocus Card

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This year's Halloween crafting just keeps getting better with this magnificent stamped card. The only thing more haunted than gravestones are ghosts floating around them, which is why we have used these spooky stamps for the ultimate inky graveyard Halloween scene. With gorgeous ink blending and a host of fun motifs, this Halloween craft is enough to wake the dead!

4. Spider Wall Decal Halloween Craft

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Us Halloween crafters all know someone who is terrified of spiders. If you’re not arachnophobic, why not decorate your walls with these spine-chilling wall decals? Our eight-legged furry friends are scarily realistic, and sure to be the envy of your fellow Halloween crafters. For an alternative Halloween craft, try using these spider stickers to decorate doors and windows to help spook any trick-or-treaters.

5. Colour-In Halloween Craft Template

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This colour-in Halloween craft is a perfect project for both the children and adults during spooky season. Get your colouring pencils out and blend the colours to bring our FREE downloadable template to life. Make use of this spooktacular Halloween colour-in card and send it to friends and family, or maybe even frame it in your home to show off what you and the little ones can do. Whatever you decide, this family Halloween craft is sure to be a fun ride!

6. Die-Cut and Stamped Ghost Card

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Perhaps the biggest staple of Halloween crafts, along with the humble pumpkin, is a good old-fashioned ghost. The smiling spirits on this Halloween card might remind you of Casper the Friendly Ghost with their cartoon-like features and glowing personas. Give your ghostly greetings a softer side with this cute and colourful creation which is perfect for sending to kids at Halloween!

7. Halloween Party Game With Templates

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Sometimes one Halloween craft just isn't enough! This trio of Halloween projects is sure to bring you and your family all the fun you need this spooky season. Keep all the little witches and warlocks entertained with a potion-making party game that will have them occupied all night long. Then, send them home with sweet potion party favours that are sure to put a smile on their painted faces! All good things come in threes, so finish off your Halloween crafting with a superb witch card that will tempt anyone to your frightful bash!

8. Halloween Bunting Using FREE Papers

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This Halloween home décor craft couldn't be easier. Step one is to download our brilliant Halloween papers at no cost at all. Then simply fashion into a bunting shape of your choice and adorn your home with these bold, bright and spooky designs. From skeletons and pumpkins to witches and trick or treaters, these papers have it all, and our Halloween bunting make is a perfect way to use them.

9. Halloween Candy Containers

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This less conventional Halloween craft is ideal for parties and children. Craft your own scary sweetie jars with a touch of personality. Simply grab your Cricut, follow our instructions and fill these glass vases featuring pumpkin, vampire and skull faces with creepy candy for your visitors. Alternatively, you could just display them on your mantelpiece. What’s more, you can re-use these Halloween crafts year after year!

10. Coffin Card With Simple Template

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This coffin-shaped card brings an unsettling yet quirky feel to your Halloween crafts. Just like in the best horror movies, the front of this Halloween card depicts a skeleton lifting a coffin lid slightly ajar. Creepy!

11. Die-Cut Halloween Drinks Labels

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This alternative Halloween craft is perfect if you plan on hosting a Halloween party. Go one step further this year and add horrid customisable labels to your drinks bottles. From acid to poison, these amusing labels make for freaky décor, and are sure to give your guests both a fright and a giggle. Be creative and let your wicked side free!

12. Halloween Pumpkin Invites

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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You can’t have a Halloween party without an invite! The perfect addition to your Halloween crafts for 2021, this plump orange pumpkin is the ideal way to invite your guests to a Halloween party. Funky and functional, this Halloween craft project will wow your guests with the brilliant craft skills on display. To get started on this cute and colourful design, download our handy templates, free of charge!

13. Pleated Paper Pumpkins

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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This Halloween craft is a brilliant alternative take on your average Halloween pumpkin. It's made using a paper-folding technique for a pleated look. Forget carving out a real pumpkin and return to the enjoyment of Halloween paper crafts with this eye-catching concertina. With our handy guide, you can easily pleat, paper cut and fold your way to pumpkin perfection!

14. Hanging Bat Halloween Decoration

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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What better way to present your Halloween party invites than by having them hang from the sky like creepy bats and spiders? These famously spooky creatures are renowned for hanging off things and with this invite which also dangles you can bring some innovation to your Halloween crafting and festivities. This interactive design will make your friends and family batty, plus the black cord makes a great ready-made decoration for your guests.

15. Spooky Luminaries Halloween Crafts

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Halloween crafts don’t have to mean doom and gloom. Brighten up your home décor with these spooky Halloween luminaries. Use your paper cutting skills and fiendish imagination to craft a haunted house, spiders web and ghoulish ghost. Pop a tealight in behind them and you have a top-notch Halloween home décor project.

16. Simple Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Halloween crafting wouldn't be complete without a pumpkin. However, this one is slightly different. Sporting a traditional Halloween pumpkin motif, this simple yet effective design allows for a more magical feel. All you need are a few papercrafting tools and your pumpkin craft will soon be transformed like Cinderella’s carriage!

17. Duck Tape Witch's Hat

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Crafting your own witch's hat just got easier with this unique and innovative design. Making use of simple household Duck Tape, this Halloween craft is straightforward, looks great and allows for plenty of personalisation. Choose your favourite colour from the Duck Tape range and embellish with your choice of bats, spiders and other ghoulish motifs for a Halloween craft that is entirely your own.

18. Trick Or Treat Bat Boxes

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Take a break from cards and try this delightful Halloween craft designed especially for trick or treating. Making use of FREE downloadable templates, these trick or treat boxes not only make for cute character crafts, but are also handy pouches for you and the family when out collecting sweets this year. Using simple folds and limited materials, they should go right to the top of your DIY Halloween list.

19. Halloween Witch Cards With Templates

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Halloween crafts don't need to be wacky or elaborate; sometimes a simple witch card does the job just as well. Start your Halloween crafting by downloading your FREE templates, and the rest is simple. Get creative by using a bold range of colours to bring your witch to life, and make this Halloween card your own with additional embellishments. We're particularly big fans of the Halloween sentiment used on this card, adding the finishing touch to a simple yet effective handmade Halloween project.

20. Simple Template Boot Card

Halloween Crafts: 20 Of The Best Handmade Project Ideas

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Could this simple Halloween craft be the shoe of a wicked witch? Using the FREE template provided, shake up your Halloween cardmaking range with this boot-shaped card. Embellished with one of our creepier furry friends, this Halloween card will look impressive standing on any shelf.

Want more crafts for Halloween? Check out our Ultimate Halloween Download Pack and keep your crafting spooktacular!

Don’t forget to take a photo of your Halloween makes and share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #PaperCraftermag and #HappyHalloween

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