12 Colorful, Festive, and Fun Halloween Crafts
Bring the magic of Halloween to your home with these DIY coloring crafts!
By Jasmine Lim
Halloween is right around the corner and it’s high time to hang up your fun decorations before the season’s over. But rather than spend a fortune on (sometimes tacky) décor, consider these nine budget-friendly Halloween coloring crafts to spice up your home for the holiday. From festive front door banners to colorfully embellished pumpkins—check out these ideas to kick up your spook-tacular decorations this year:
1. Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern
A little craft paint and creativity can open up intergalactic possibilities. Add your own flair to the black pumpkin trend by adding beautiful constellations to your pumpkin.
2. Festive Spider Web
If you practically run on coffee, then you’ll be able to find this simple material in no time—yes, we’re talking about coffee filters! Make this well-spun décor extra creepy-crawly by coloring, cutting, and gluing little insects from our coloring pages onto the spider web.
3. DIY Skull Candle Holders
Add a subtle Halloween spirit to any surface of your home with these easy DIY candle holders that come together with three simple materials: glass votives, a completed Halloween-themed coloring page, and mod podge!
4. Shadow Box Pumpkins
Set the stage this Halloween with a theatrical twist. Cut your own scenes out of construction paper and place them inside a hollowed out pumpkin. Backlit with a flameless candle, these scenes really spring to life. Add even more life to your shadow box by adding cutouts from your favorite Halloween coloring pages.
5. Embellished Washi Tape Pumpkin
Transform an ordinary pumpkin by decorating it with your favorite coloring book washi tape, bright paint, and lovely pieces of frill. Want a more rustic look? We suggest using white or gold paint as the base!
6. Bright Artful Pumpkins
Plain pumpkins are out. But patterned pumpkins are totally in! Jazz up plain ol' orange pumpkins with whatever art supplies you have around—paint, fabric, beads… your choice! We think using mod-podge to attach cut-outs from your favorite coloring pages would look great. Your whimsical pumpkin is ready for your front porch!
8. Pretty Paper Lanterns
Decorate your front porch or walkway with these pretty paper lanterns. If you have finished Halloween coloring pages to spare, we recommend using spray adhesive to attach them to the front of the bags.
9. Charming 3D Paper Pumpkins
All you need for this super simple and charming DIY is paper, scissors, and some glue. Create a really unique look by coloring a geometric coloring page pattern with orange hues to give the paper pumpkins a modern twist.
10. Bold Statement Banner
This simple fabric banner is perfect for hanging on your front door. Personalize this craft by using one of our patterned coloring pages colored with a spooky color palette (we’re thinkin’ purples, oranges, and grays) for the letters!
11. Paisley Paper Pumpkin
Give your pumpkins a decorative makeover using assorted patterned paper and fun embellishments. Though this DIY calls for scrapbook paper, we think pieces of completed paisley coloring pages will look even better.
12. Multi-Hued Crayon Pumpkins
Here’s a neat DIY that uses leftover crayons to give your pumpkin a super colorful makeover. This is a perfect last-minute decoration idea!
With these nine simple DIY crafts, you’re prepped and ready for Halloween. Don’t forget to add your own colorist magic by using completed coloring pages and your favorite hues to style these decorations!