The best part of any holiday is spending time with family, but the second best part is planning your holiday crafts and making for each season. We're here to inspire your Halloween crafts today with lots of ideas for handmade Halloween cards, spooky and cute DIY Halloween decor and Halloween party favors.
Halloween crafts are the perfect reason to pull out your orange, black and purple cardstock, but this season you can consider purple, teal and pink for Halloween too. The following Halloween cardstock tutorials prove that pumpkins, ghosts and bats look spectacular in every color.
Here's lots of ideas for Halloween crafts you can make with cardstock
This pink paper coffin is a great DIY Halloween party favor! The pink vellum gives the coffin lid a frosted glass effect that I just adore. This Halloween craft is easy to make and will delight all the gals and ghouls at your Halloween get-together!
This Halloween paper cake topper is sure to add a dash of magic to your Halloween baking. Specialty cardstock really heightens this Halloween craft to a whole new level. Did I mention it's a shaker? Yes, you heard me correctly, this is a Halloween shaker cake topper! Check out the link below for a supply list and quick assembly instructions.
Want the easiest Halloween cake topper idea ever? Cut a pennant shape, attach it to a cute halloween straw, then cut out a clever spooky saying. This looks especially cool when your cardstock letters are cut from foil cardstock or shiny glitter cardstock.
This is such a cute handmade Halloween card! If you're an autumn crafts fan, this card is for you. Not only is this shaker card a cute Halloween paper project, but you can apply the technique to any handmade card design. Switch out the sentiment for a handmade fall card idea.
This Halloween party idea is to die for! These lollipop ghosts are easy to put together and make for a sweet and spooky treat. This Halloween craft is great for Halloween classroom gifts and Halloween party favors. All you need is paper, lollipops, ribbon, and scissors. Check out the link to our Instagram for a helpful tutorial video.
Paper flowers are a great DIY party decoration, and these creepy blooms are no exception. Paper flowers are fun to put together and have stunning results. Try out this Halloween party idea for yourself today! The link below has a step by step tutorial to help you with this floral Halloween paper craft.
Got some paper scraps lying around? This is the perfect handmade Halloween card for you. Combine linen textured cardstock and kraft inks for an amazing bandage effect. This Halloween paper project is a great scrap buster. Check out the link below for a tutorial on how to make this handmade Halloween card.
This is a great Halloween craft for kids. These adorable witch brooms hide lollipops inside, making them a fun Halloween paper project and a sweet treat for party guests and trick-or-treaters! This DIY Halloween party favor is easy enough for a kid to put together too, so the little ones can join in on the fun. Check out our Instagram for a quick tutorial.
Dimensional paper letters are a top DIY decor item. Why not give these a spooky twist by dressing up each letter with a different Halloween theme? This project looks adorable as a Halloween Party centerpiece and we love how Design Team Member An found the spookiest specialty papers like mylar paper and red glitter paper to use on this project.
Planning a Halloween party for a classroom? Cut your own Halloween confetti from cardstock, with your Cricut, and sprinkle some on each table for easy Halloween classroom decor. Pink, purple and teal ghosts are an unexpected and trendy choice for Halloween colors.
I love a good fun fold card template. Add a cute ghost to the front of it and you've just made the cutest handmade Halloween card. This pocket card template can be adapted to any occasion or holiday but I'm a big fan of the Halloween version with cute Halloween patterned paper and a ghost die cut. Get the card tutorial and instructions at the link below.
Here's another clever handmade Halloween card idea using our shimmery black glitter cardstock and bat die cuts. Layer up those bat die cuts to create a spook background effect, then finish it off with a glitter bat and some kooky eyeballs. This handmade Halloween card for kids is a great way to use up all those various black and dark gray cardstock scraps too!
I never realized pink pumpkins would have my heart, but they are showing up everywhere this season and there's something so charming about them! These pumpkin luminaries are the sweetest way to capture fall. Make up a batch of these fall crafts and deck your halls with pumpkins of every color. 12x12 Cardstock Shop carries vellum in lots of colors to line these pumpkin luminaries with. These look especially sweet when used as Thanksgiving table place cards.
Are you ready to run to your craft room, pull out your cardstock and make some Halloween crafts? Wether you're planning a Halloween party and need some DIY Halloween party ideas or you want to send handmade Halloween cards to the grandkids, these are great cardstock tutorials to get you started.
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