homemade halloween

Monster Party

My friend Eunice Moyle of the fabulous letterpress stationery company Hello Lucky showed me a picture of the ticket booth she made for a Monster Halloween Party. My first thought was “What a great theme for a party” and then I asked her to let me take pictures to share. She made the whole thing from cardboard and tempera paints, it is seriously genius! It’s just a reminder that the the best things are usually made from creativity and not expensive materials.

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photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

 

Mini Mummies DIY

Here’s a fun DIY that my friend Tonia came up with. It’s super easy decoration for Halloween. All you need are those wooden art mannequins from IKEA and gauze. We also used our hand model to create a creepy hand (it looks real!) Set them up on your entry way table or along the snack table at you Halloween party!

Mini Mummies DIY | Oh Happy Day! Mini Mummies DIY | Oh Happy Day! Mini Mummies DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY

by Sally J. Shim

Halloween is right around the corner and it is the perfect holiday to give some sweet treats to friends. The Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY is simple to make and only requires a few supplies. You can add candy, trinkets, or a small gift inside the box.

Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY | Oh Happy Day!Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY | Oh Happy Day!Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks + Playful Giveaway

I’m a huge fan of  Merrilee Liddiard and was so excited to buy her new book, Playful. (Get it here.) It is such a great craft book! It’s filled with fun DIYs & crafts that you can make together with your kids. I bought two copies(!) and it’s completely beautiful. Today Merrilee is sharing these cat and pumpkin plate masks for Halloween that are inspired by the projects in her new book Today, we’re giving away 2 copies of Playful for Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these funny little masks!

Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!

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10 Halloween DIY Ideas

Here are a few of our favorite Halloween DIY ideas from the archives. If you want to host a party, there’s still plenty of time!

Halloween DIY Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

1. Mini Ghost Pinatas | 2. Halloween Cake Topper | 3. Chalkboard Haunted House | 4. Spider Pinata | 5. Spider Surprise Balls | 6. Pom Pom Bat Cupcake Topper | 7. Spiderweb Cake Topper | 8. Spooky Owl Treat Boxes | 9. Spooky Eye Gift Bags | 10. Bat Candy Favors