Frightful and delightful DIY Halloween Decorations

halloween smoothfoam decorations

Whether you’re hosting a community haunted house, competing with the neighbors for the best-decorated yard, or just looking to make the night more fun for those trick-or-treaters who come knocking – these spooky good DIY Halloween decorations are too fun to pass up! Check out our designers’ full tutorials for each craft project below and enjoy the haunt!

Vintage-inspired Halloween pumpkins
Light-up Jack O’Lantern
Spider candy dish
Graveyard tombstones
Light-up owl
Haunted house centerpiece

 

It’s pumpkin time!

pumpkin-collageIt’s officially the season for all things pumpkin – from coffee drinks to pies and pastries to autumn home décor. Our designers have created many beautiful pumpkin arts and crafts projects that you and your family can enjoy throughout the whole fall holiday season. And then next week, we’ll share plenty of ideas for spookier Halloween pumpkins! Browse our pumpkin themed crafts below.

Rustic block pumpkins
Carved pumpkin centerpiece
Fall fabric pumpkin
Pumpkin wallhanging
Pumpkin banner
Junkin’ punkins

Fun burlap crafts for fall

burlap crafts smoothfoam

Burlap is a crafter’s go-to fabric for so many fall crafts – it’s rustic, textural and warm. Whether you’re celebrating Harvest, Halloween or Thanksgiving, now’s the time to bring out the burlap! Check out these fun seasonal DIY burlap craft projects made with Smoothfoam:

Grape garland
Mini turkey decoration
Thanksgiving centerpiece
Basket of acorns
Burlap scarecrow
Pumpkin doorhanger

Burlap and Denim American Flag Wreath

smoothfoam independence day wreath

Smoothfoam’s new ruled wreath forms make it easy to alternate various types of fabric strips, so the colors and textures are nice and even all the way around this DIY flag wreath. Come over to my blog to learn how to make a denim and burlap American flag wreath using burlap and denim scraps. Check out how I distressed the Smoothfoam star shapes, too!

 

Easter Bunny Tabletop Decoration

smoothfoam easter bunnyTake a hop into Spring with this Easter bunny table decoration – a whole pot of bunnies! Just add some eggs to this foam Easter craft, and personalize the front of the pot with a name or sentiment.

You will need:

2-1/2″ Smoothfoam ball
Two 2″ Smoothfoam balls
1-1/2″ Smoothfoam ball
1″ Smoothfoam ball (cut in half)
Floral foam (cut to fit in the pot)
Chalky paints:  yellow, aqua, teal, pale yellow, pale pink, vintage white
Fine-point black marker
Wiggle eyes, powder blush
Ribbon or paper for bows
Paper shred
Low-melt hot glue gun
Paintbrush, scissors, wood skewers
Heart punch and cardstock (pastel shades)
Candy, mini fuzzy chicks

Instructions:

To paint, insert a skewer into each ball using it as a handle. Refer to the photo given and paint each ball the appropriate color. Paint the your pot teal if desired.

Die-cut or punch two hearts from each color of cardstock. Glue them together for rigid bunny ears. Cut each heart in half and round off the top edge. Bend up the point of each ear about 1/4″.

Paint a pink nose on each bunny head (ball), blush the cheeks and the inside of the ears. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes to each and add face details with the black marker.

Glue a pair of ears to the each bunny head with the folded point facing to the back.  Glue an embellished bow in front of the ears.

Glue the piece of floral foam into the pot. Cut the ends off of the skewers, staggering the lengths. Poke each skewer into the pot, spacing the bunnies as shown. Stuff the paper shred around the bunnies and push down into the pot. Glue a chick or two into the shreds and add some candy.

Foil-Wrapped Easter Eggs

smoothfoam foil wrapped easter eggs

Ever since I was little girl, I loved to save the pretty foils that covered chocolate eggs. I would flatten them out and collect them in empty tins. Later I would open those tins and view my foils – little treasures, some still smelling faintly of yummy chocolate!

Here I have recreated those eggs but on a larger, more permanent scale. The nice thing about these decorative Easter eggs is that you can enjoy them year after year! Learn how to make these foil-wrapped Easter eggs below.

You will need:

Smoothfoam Eggs
Wide double-sided tape
Heavy-duty kitchen aluminum foil
Scissors
Bright permanent markers
Soft bathroom tissue

foil wrapped easter eggs

Cover your eggs with the tape. Then wrap with the foil, covering the tape. Cut off excess foil. Roll the eggs onto a hard surface to smooth out the creases and hard edges of the foil. if you press too hard and tear the foil, just add some tape and more foil.

inking foil wrapped easter eggs

Grab two tissues and a pen. Place one tissue in your hand to hold the egg. With your other hand, scribble the egg with the marker in small sections. Quickly use the other tissue to blend the ink. Continue, working in sections, overlapping the color until you are happy with the shade. If you feel an egg color is too dark, go over it in sections with a lighter shade and a clean tissue to blend.

If you need to start over with a egg, you can use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.

smoothfoam foil easter eggs