homemade halloween

Yarn Spiderwebs DIY

By Kathleen Ballos

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? I always seem to have trouble finding outdoor decorations to accompany my jack-o-lanterns. Try your hand at these graphic spiderwebs! Made of yarn and tulle, they cling to almost any bush or leafy surface and make a real impact! If you don’t have any suitable bushes, try hanging them on hooked suction cups in your window.

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Kids Halloween Costume Ideas

Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Halloween costumes? Moses has been fluctuating between a red Angry Bird and a Monster all week like this is the most important decision of his life. In case you are still deciding and need a little inspiration, here are 10 of my favorite ideas from last year. Enjoy!

Kids' Halloween Costume Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

1. A Field of Flowers | 2. An Airplane | 3. The Red Balloon | 4. A Fluffy White Cloud | 5. Little Artists | 6. A Strongman | 7. A Snail | 8. The Eiffel Tower | 9. A Classic Robot | 10. A Clown

Snail Costume

This is one of the last in our Homemade Halloween Series. The main thing you need for this costume is a brown kraft paper to make the shell. The little trick or treater wears it like a backpack. It is a pretty simple process, just try not to leave a trail of slime on the jaunt around the neighborhood for candy. Find the full instructions right here.

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Clown Costume

I was talking with my friend Fergi about costumes and she came up with this brilliant clown costume idea. The clown’s collar is made out of paper daisies you can get at a party supply store. This whole costume could be made super last minute since all the supplies are easy to find.

Materials Needed: Paper Daisies, Party Hat, Clown Nose, Pajamas, Felt, Tacky glue, Scissors

Step 1: Cut off the end of the paper daisy, also remove the top of the white cardboard piece. Make a band out of felt for the neck piece (make it the size of the neck), add ribbon to the ends. Add glue and spread out the daisy the length of the piece of felt, let it sit until dry. Repeat for wristbands.
Step 2: Take the leftover piece of Daisy and remove the piece of cardboard. Cut fringe and roll up, tape and fluff to create a little pom pom.
Step 3: For the hat, cut off the lower portion of a party hat. Reattach the elastic on the new smaller piece.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
Styling by Caitlin Barker
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison

Airplane Costume

Here is another Halloween Costume in our Homemade Halloween Series. This might be my favorite yet and was really simple to put together. It basically involves cardboard boxes and a trip to the craft store. This costume was requested by Roman but when we went to try it on him he would have none of it. So Moses agreed to be our model (he is at a way more bribe-able age.) See full instructions below!

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