Easy DIY Halloween Crafts and Ideas for Adults
Liven up your holiday decor or just get creative with this collection of easy DIY Halloween crafts and ideas for adults. From ways to decorate for Halloween to fall skin care, these fun projects are an ideal way to celebrate spooky season and everything autumn has to offer.
Fall is finally on the way. The leaves are turning and the nights are just a bit cooler than before. Suddenly, everyone seems to be clamoring to take hike up their favorite mountain destinations. If you’re like me, you can’t wait for summer to end and autumn to make its grand entrance
Autumn has long been my favorite season. Turtlenecks and pumpkin spice top my list. But more than that, I absolutely love Halloween! It’s such an inspiring holiday — one where you get to play dress up and decorate like a wild child.
Halloween Crafts for Adults
If you enjoy this magical holiday as much as I do, then you’re going to love these ideas for Halloween crafts. Created with adults in mind, these easy DIY Halloween ideas are sure to inspire. Get started on your next project today with these easy crafts you can make for Halloween!
While many of these DIY holiday ideas cater to adults, kids and especially teens can also jump in to lend a hand for most of these projects. Whether you’re seeking upcycled Halloween projects, DIY Halloween decor, or spooky themed bath and body recipes, these crafts are sure to delight!
Keep reading to explore all of my favorite Halloween crafts for adults. And don’t forget to tag your creations with #soapdelishowoff on Instagram so I can see what you’ve been up to!
Easy Decor Ideas for Adult Halloween Crafts
If you want to decorate your home for Halloween, then try this collection of easy crafts! These affordable ideas are a fun to freshen up your space for fall and add a bit of Halloween flair.
DIY Pumpkin Decor for Halloween
This DIY pumpkin decor is a great way to decorate your home for Halloween on a budget. It’s perfect for a minimalist or farmhouse style decor when you need fall decor on a budget. Whether you keep this project basic or add additional elements to express your personal style, this easy Dollar Tree craft is a great way to decorate with pumpkins for the holiday.
Spooky Spider Wreath for Adults to Craft
It’s hard to skate through this October holiday without running across a few cobwebs — real or fake! This spider Halloween wreath incorporates this element into a gorgeous front door decoration for your home. It’s easy to make and is ready for display in just 15-minutes.
Halloween Skull Wreath
Wreaths are always a great adult craft to make for Halloween! This Dollar Tree DIY Halloween wreath offers a beautiful take on a normally macabre element and utilizes Dollar Tree Halloween supplies to save you money. Make your own DIY skull wreath for Halloween with this step-by-step tutorial to decorate your front door. Or create these handmade Halloween wreaths to sell on Etsy or at craft shows. Alternately, you can explore more ideas for Halloween wreaths here.
DIY Ghost Wreath
This hauntingly, simple ghost wreath is crafted from a square boxwood wreath form. Spray painted black, it’s then decorated with white leaves painted to look like ghosts and ghouls. If you need an affordable way to decorate your front door for the holiday, then this project is a must try!
Painted Halloween Pumpkin Crafts for Adults
Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O’ Lanterns that don’t last past Halloween, make DIY painted pumpkins instead! I hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends to make these Halloween crafts for adults. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween decorations, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece. Be sure to visit the post to see all the amazing Halloween pumpkin ideas!
Also, be sure to check out these other no carve pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween. These ideas make excellent Halloween crafts if you need inspiration for decorative pumpkins you can make yourself.
Jack-o-lanterns are commonly used to decorate porches. But did you know you can carve personalized pumpkins that will last year after year? This Halloween pumpkin project can be made with a last name, kids name, a monogram, or even a house number. You’ll just need a foam pumpkin to ensure this decor idea can be reused again the following year.
Spooky Halloween Decor
If you’re a long time fan of American Horror Story, then you remember the intro to the series that features embalmed body parts inside glass jars. This Halloween clay craft project takes that idea and runs with it! Discover how to make unique and spooky Halloween decorations for your home all while inspiring your household’s creativity. Explore the steps to recreate this fun Halloween family craft today! Or invite over your grown up friends for a Halloween adult craft night.
Spider Web Embroidery
If you enjoy sewing, then this adult embroidery craft is ideal for a little weekend fun! These spooky embroidered spider webs are the perfect stitched art for your home this Halloween season. Ideal for even beginners, this project incorporates basic stitches, while the final piece is embellished with cute, spider buttons.
Adult Halloween Wreath Crafts
Pumpkin wreaths are always a great idea for Halloween crafts for adults! Not only can you make these Halloween wreaths to decorate your own space for this festive fall holiday, but you can also make them to sell for extra cash. This modern hoop wreath, pictured above, is quick and easy craft you can make for your DIY Halloween decorations. Display this DIY farmhouse fall wreath on your front door or inside your entry way for a stylish way to decorate for the holiday.
Other pumpkin wreaths you can craft for Halloween include this easy Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath. Or make these cute buffalo check pumpkins for your Halloween table centerpiece.
DIY Floating Ghosts
What’s more spooktacular than to walk down a path to your home all while surrounded by disembodied ghosts floating in the autumn breeze? These DIY floating ghosts are a wildly, wonderful project idea made from muslin fabric and styrofoam balls. Add a bit of duct tape and fishing line, and you’re yard decor is sure to become the talk of the neighborhood!
Another easy Halloween craft, this decorative garland from Growing Up Gable is simply too cute to pass up! Your party guests will absolutely love this collection of miniature, yarn pom-pom ghosts, spiders and ghouls! Not only is this a creative way to add seasonal colors anywhere in your home — whether it’s a fireplace mantel, your front porch or across an entry way — but many of these materials can be sourced affordably from the dollar store.
If topiaries are your jam, then you’re going to love this festive, seasonal display! A show-stopping adult Halloween project, this lighted pumpkin topiary is made using faux pumpkins that are stacked and painted black. Carve out jack-o-lantern faces in each pumpkin before assembly for an extra spooky way to delight and scare your party guests, neighbors and trick-or-treaters.
Venus Fly Trap Candy Bucket
Your trick-or-treaters will be absolutely delighted to discover this venus fly trap candy bowl when visiting your home. A most creative adult Halloween craft, this project is made using a foam pumpkin, fake sunflowers, a wreath form and paint. You do not want to miss out on this creative holiday home decor!
Witches Craft Idea
It’s hard to enjoy this holiday without a few witches to keep to you on your toes! If you need a cute wreath for your front door, then you must check out this Halloween craft idea. This adorable flying witch from A Piece of Rainbow is made using an artificial boxwood wreath form, construction paper and other common craft supplies. So, it’s an inexpensive craft for the holiday season if you’re on a budget.
Dollar Tree Rope Pumpkins
Let’s face it. Decorating for the holiday can get expensive fast! If you’re looking for budget-friendly Halloween crafts for adults, then take a look at this Dollar Tree rope pumpkin project. These pumpkin Halloween decorations are easy and affordable to make, and can be embellished with craft supplies and materials you already have one hand.
Concrete Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns for Adults
These grown up jack-o-lanterns make great project for people who like to get dirty! Made from concrete, these decorative, concrete Halloween pumpkins can be made in a variety of sizes to hold everything from tea lights to plants!
Zombie Paper Plate Craft for Adults and Teens
Another cute decor idea for a window or wall, these paper plate zombies from Simple Everyday Mom is a great project you can make with the kids. Design this adorable decoration beforehand to spook your tiniest trick-or-treaters. Or host a Halloween party and recreate this project as a group with your party guests.
Halloween Candy Jar
This Halloween craft is always a hit among both adults and teens! Made using a medium-sized terracotta pot and small bowl, this Halloween candy jar is a great spot for stashing candy corn and other Halloween treats.
Toilet Paper Pumpkins
A favorite Halloween craft project, these toilet paper pumpkins are quick and easy to make! Simply wrap orange or Halloween patterned fabric around toilet paper rolls to form cute pumpkin decorations for your home. You can then add a cinnamon stick for the pumpkin stems and tuck in a few faux, floral leaves to polish off this project.
Upcycled Adult DIY Halloween Projects
While most of us recycle, sometimes we end up with more waste than we like. If you’re ready to take on some eco-friendly crafts for Halloween, give these easy, adult craft projects a try!
DIY Halloween Luminary
I’ve since switched to using eco-friendly laundry detergent sheets from Grove to help reduce plastic waste in my home. However, if you’re still using laundry detergent pods, hang onto those pod buckets! These plastic containers can easily be upcycled for Halloween crafts. My DIY Halloween luminaries are a fun way to decorate your home with sugar skulls and other images for Halloween. Discover how to make a Halloween luminary craft with this easy DIY for adults.
Halloween Apothecary Mason Jars
Need creative decorating ideas for you next Halloween party? These printable poison apothecary labels are an easy way to liven up your Halloween decor! They can be used on upcycled mason jars and bottles to save money. Or buy unique containers to make extra spooky Halloween decorations for your home. Give this easy DIY Halloween project for adults a try to decorate those small spaces, corners, bookshelves and cupboards in your home.
Upcycled Halloween Decor
Create spooky outdoor upcycled Halloween decorations for your home with this creative DIY Halloween project. These giant squid tentacles are made using pool noodles and recycled materials. So, it’s a fun Halloween craft project for adults that takes your outdoor Halloween decor to the next level!
Cereal Box Halloween Tombstone Craft
Another great idea for outdoor upcycled Halloween decor are these upcycled cereal box tombstones. This fun Halloween craft project is a fun way to create your own graveyard for Halloween using cardboard and spray paint. Especially if you waited too long to shop and your local stores have already sold out of their outdoor Halloween decor.
Upcycled Tin Can Ghosts
If you want to make your yard as spooky an affair as possible, then ghosts with ribbon are must. While store bought versions of these disembodies creatures tend to mean money, you can make your own using recycled materials. These tin can hanging ghosts and ghouls from DIY & Crafts are a creative way to keep your empty food cans out of the storage bin. Make yours today for a fun way to greet your trick-or-treaters.
Halloween Plank Ghosts
Whether you need a creative way to decorate your entryway, or if you’re looking for easy yard decorations, these painted plank ghosts are an inexpensive solution. All you need for this adult Halloween craft are spare wooden planks, chalkboard paint, and acrylics to add those intricate details. Place these anywhere outside for an easy upcycled, Halloween craft.
Ghosts in a Jar
These Halloween crafts for adults capture cute cheesecloth ghost inside mason jars. Similar to a waterless snowglobe, these Ghosts in a Jar are a fun twist on a traditional favorite.
Giant Halloween Spider Web
Spiderwebs are almost synonymous with this holiday and this adult Halloween craft monopolizes on that notion. Seen strewn across porches and hanging from trees, this easy Halloween craft idea from South Lumina Style uses recycled beef netting to create giant tarantula sized webs to scare party guests and trick-or-treaters alike. Recreate this incredibly simple decorating idea outside of your home for a sure fire way to wow your neighbors.
Bleeding Candle Adult Halloween Craft
Grab your old candlesticks to make these gory looking decorations for your Halloween party or table centerpiece! This easy Halloween project transforms any candle into a dreadfully delightfully display. Simply drip red candle wax down either white or black taper candles for a fresh new look that gives them the appearance of bleeding candles.
Tin Can Mummies
Another great way to recycle your tin can is to make these spooky mummy cans from Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life. An easy craft for adults, the kids will also love lending a hand for this project. Line these cute creations along your mantel with LED tea lights so they glow for spooky party decor. Or fill them with candy and other treats for friends and family to enjoy throughout the season.
Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins
Just as you can use empty food cans to make mummies, you can also upcycle them to make adorable pumpkin decorations. Painted with jack-o-lantern faces then adorned with knobs and twine, this rustic pumpkin decor looks great on a mantel, shelf or incorporated into a tablescape or Halloween centerpiece.
Black Cat Craft for Adults
Just like witches, you can’t sneak through October without also encountering a few black cats. After all, these furry felines are often witches’ familiars. This fun black cat craft from one of my favorite blogs, It’s Always Autumn, repurposes wood scraps to create adorable decorations for your mantel or front porch this fall. Add in a few dollar store supplies and an hour of your time and you have the cutest shelf sitters ever.
Wine Cork Pumpkins
This project is perfect for wine lovers! Made using leftover corks from wine bottles to form the base of the pumpkin, these wine cork pumpkins are then painted orange and decorated with twine and faux felt leaves.
Bath and Body Halloween Ideas for Adults to Craft
Soap crafting is another fun way to make exciting projects for Halloween! And let’s not forget about all those other wonderful Halloween bath and body recipes. If you idea for Halloween crafts for adults leans toward self care, then you don’t want to skip this section!
DIY Halloween Bath Bombs
Relax and unwind with inspiration from your favorite horror flicks with these DIY Halloween bath bombs. Inspired by the clown in Stephen King’s IT, these Pennywise bath bombs are a unique way to announce the arrival of Halloween. These red and yellow killer clown concoctions features candy sprinkles with tiny eyes that will have you wondering if you’ll wash down your drain with them after your bath.
DIY Halloween Soap for Adults
Give your shower more than it bargained for with this creative melt and pour soap recipe. This DIY Halloween soap is shaped like a bat and dusted in eco-friendly glitter for a fun effect. While this Halloween craft is geared toward adults, the kids can definitely help out! These also make great non-candy Halloween party treats and favors.
Halloween Lotion Bars
As the weather cools off and spirits skirt through the city, it’s time to reevaluate our skin care needs for autumn. This easy Halloween solid lotion bar recipe offers the perfect spook-tacular mix of fun and function for fall. You can even make your DIY lotion bars glitter-tastic for a fabulous homemade holiday gift idea everyone will love with this project!
Pumpkin Soap Craft for Halloween
Make this DIY pumpkin spice soap as a fun and functional Halloween craft for adults. This pumpkin melt and pour soap recipe makes a fun weekend craft project that families can create together with a little help from Mom and Dad. Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these homemade pumpkin shaped soaps are also great for gifting.
Also be sure to check out these other pumpkin melt and pour soap recipes as well as these fall soap ideas that you can craft for Halloween.
If you prefer to make cold process soap, then be sure to check out this Halloween craft for an autumn soap recipe with essential oil blends for fall. Or learn how to make cold process pumpkin soap with real pumpkin as well as hot process pumpkin soap.
DIY Halloween Eyeshadow for Adults
Discover how to make cream eyeshadow with glitter to rock for your Halloween makeup or for everyday wear. A fun and creative adult Halloween project, these highly pigmented DIY cream eyeshadows are made with eco-friendly glitter. So, they’re the perfect choice for your Halloween makeup. Or wear them to compliment your favorite, everyday looks this fall.
You can also make DIY zombie makeup for Halloween as another fun Halloween project for adults. This homemade, non-toxic Halloween mineral makeup recipe is a great way to accent your zombie Halloween costume. Any leftovers can then be used as a cream eyeshadow for the rest of the year.
Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs
A lot of Halloween crafts involve one simple fall favorite — pumpkin spice! These DIY pumpkin spice bath bombs incorporate this amazing scent to create a luxuriously scented bath soak for fall. This easy pumpkin spice bath bomb recipe produces fun Halloween treats without the calories. Of course, you can use a pumpkin spice essential oil blend to make all sorts of bath and body crafts for Halloween. So, don’t be afraid to branch out and use either this scent with other recipe when learning how to make bath bombs or other skin care recipes.
DIY Pumpkin Salt Scrub
Learn how to make pumpkin salt scrubs for your fall skin care routine or DIY Halloween gifts. This homemade pumpkin body scrub recipe is scented with a Perfect pumpkin fragrance oil and contains real pumpkin flakes for their skin benefits. Try these Halloween crafts for adults for a fun way to get glowing skin this autumn. You can find this easy pumpkin scrub recipe here.
Adult Halloween Candle Craft Project
Learn how to make massage candles for fall skin care with this exciting DIY! This easy massage candle project doesn’t just scent the room. It also doubles as a massage lotion for skin. Scented with a fabulous pumpkin pie spice fragrance oil, this DIY adult Halloween craft project is a great way to start enjoying those fall vibes. Find this pumpkin pie spice candle DIY here.
Monsters are also synonymous with this fall holiday. And who better to represent than Frankenstein? This cold process soap recipe from Lovin’ Soap Studio instructs you on how to make colorful green and black soaps that resemble this beloved and hated book character. If desired, you can add additional details to this project by using embeds or soap paints.
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