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Turn Your Home into a Haunted House with 20 Halloween Crafts and Recipes

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of

Haunted Jack O' Lantern TV If you're looking to find a way to show off your homemade Halloween costumes and Halloween projects this year, combine them for a huge Halloween activity. You can capture the spirit of Halloween with the crafts in our collection Turn Your Home into a Haunted House with 20 Halloween Crafts and Recipes. You'll find everything you need to make your Halloween a spooktacular event for the entire neighborhood. These Halloween DIY projects will make sure every part of your house is part of the Halloween fun.

Turn Your Home into a Haunted House with 20 Halloween Crafts and Recipes
Table of Contents

  1. Scary Costumes for Kids

  2. Decorations for Indoors

  3. Pumpkin Projects

  4. Projects for the Yard

  5. Halloween Recipes


Scary Costumes for Kids

Fall Party Napkin RingsNo Sew Captain Hook CostumeUpside Down ManLast Minute Witch Costume

You can't have a scary haunted house without a cast of Halloween characters.

  1. Fabric Owl Costume - This sewing project is sure to be a hoot at any Halloween event.
  2. No Sew Captain Hook Costume - Make a fierce pirate without picking up a needle.
  3. Upside Down Man - You're sure to give people a scare with this easy Halloween costume project.
  4. Last Minute Witch Cape - Prepare your little monster for flight using their old clothes.

Decorations for Indoors

Haunted Jack O' Lantern TVCreepy Yarn Spider EggsHaunting Halloween Mirror

Surprise guests with the scariest of all Halloween crafts.

  1. Haunted Jack O' Lantern TV - Any good haunted house needs spirits, and your visitors will never expect this.
  2. Creepy Yarn Spider Eggs - Nothing's creepier than spiders, so make sure they have a ball!
  3. Haunting Halloween Mirror - This easy Halloween craft creates a frightening illusion.

Pumpkin Projects

Jack the Hoop O' LanternPumpkin Dinner BowlWhere the Wild Things Are Pumpkin PatternEasy Pumpkin Snowflakes

Whether they're real or not, these pumpkins will make your haunted house pop with color.

  1. Jack the Hoop O' Lantern - Challenge your embroidery skills with a  wall hanging that will greet your visitors with a smile.
  2. Pumpkin Dinner Bowl - Choose your favorite witch's brew to serve in true Halloween fashion.
  3. Where the Wild Things Are Pumpkin Pattern - A rumpus is sure to start with this design glowing in your doorway.
  4. Easy Pumpkin Snowflakes - Include a recycling craft that can hang anywhere around the house.

Projects for the Yard

DIY Life Size MummyLight Up Kooky CreatureGiant Felt Spider

Outdoor Halloween decorations set the perfect mood for Halloween fun.

  1. DIY Life Size Mummy - It's so easy to make this Halloween prop, and it'll definitely be worth your while.
  2. Light Up Kooky Creature - This crazy character will lead trick-or-treaters right to your door.
  3. Giant Felt Spider - Use craft fabrics to bring this Halloween decoration to life.

Halloween Recipes

Copycat Twix Bars for HalloweenHomemade ButterfingersHomemade Candy CornWhatchamacallit Candy Bar

Instead of waiting at the store, make your own Halloween treats and snacks.

  1. Copycat Twix Bars for Halloween - These treats with a caramel crunch are sure to go quickly.
  2. Homemade Butterfingers - No one will be able to resist the rich peanut butter taste.
  3. Homemade Candy Corn - Kids will love this sweet Halloween treat
  4. Homemade Snickers Bar - Add some crunch to your Halloween snacking.
  5. Whatchamacallit Candy Bar - This recipes combines all of the best flavors together.
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