Halloween is just behind Christmas as one of my favorite decorating holidays. It’s completely liberating and temptingly wicked! This year I’ve put together 6 projects that require only basic sewing skills. Have fun and let us know how you do with your version of these DIY decorations!
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“WITCH, PLEASE!” 20X20 THROW PILLOW
A fun new phrase that is gaining lots of traction! “Witch, please!” is a clever twist on the other word (that starts with a “B”) but the change takes its rating to a G. That means it’s great for your foyer or front porch to welcome in the wickedly hip trick-or-treaters.
The great thing about at 20×20 pillow is that it makes a presence while still being really flexible. Chair, couch, bench, and all bed sizes work!
A touch I LOVE is to add a repetitive pattern trim, such as a stripe or polka-dot, around a pillow. In this case, it’s a whimsical stripe just for Halloween. The picks below definitely work too!
“hocus pocus” 16×38 bench pillow
This is a LARGE bench pillow that deserves a BIG word that every Halloween enthusiast knows and loves. It’s Hocus Pocus with vampire spiders to chill and creep into the night!
It’s an easy project with just some time at the Cricut and home sewing machine. The real trick is to pick the fabric that speaks to you. This front fabric features vampire spiders that are playful and wicked all at once! It’s a collection from Moda Fabrics, specifically Hallo-Harvest by Basic Grey.
So many of the homes I LOVE to admire from the curb have great benches with autumn decor artistically displaying the seasonal colors. I pulled some, for example, from Pinterest. All of these can easily change out their decor with just a switch of a bench pillow taking them from an autumn-scape to a Halloween-fest.
The doctor might not be in on Halloween night but the WITCH definitely is and this banner lets everyone know!
Hang it just for the night, when you’re in a particularly witchy mood, or for the entire month of October. It’s just the right size to fit both inside and out!
Hanging a sign during the hours of trick-or-treating in your neighborhood to let everyone know that you’re the house best house on the block! Make sure you have full-size candy for the local kids you know and bite-size for all the others. Wicked, right!
Do these not quite hit the mark with you but you like the concept? Here are a few optional sayings that are wickedly ghoulish as well.
- I smell children!
- The Wicked Witch Inn
- Home Sweet Haunted Home
- Please Park Brooms at the Door
- Come in for a Spell
- Witches Welcome
- Black Cat Crossing
- Haunted Halls
- Come in, if you DARE
Both banners can be hung with a dowel, twine/rope, or temporary adhesive hooks.
“trick or treat” bunting banner
Classic in color and sentiment, unique in design. Alternating layers create impact with this clever bunting. Great for inside a great room or hallway, or outside adorning a front porch.
Halloween Bag for serious trick-or-treaters
This bag is not only spooky but super practical. It has a zipper top for the best part of the night, the candy dump! But until then, there’s a knit top that let’s candy be dropped inside without unzipping and an adjustable cross-body shoulder strap to make running house-to-house a breeze.
In addition, the clear window featuring pet witch’s spiders inside makes it easy to see when the bag is full to the brim.
Two last safety features include a phone zipper pocket on the side and reflective cording around the edges.
It’s spooky, practical, and safe making this the ultimate Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Bag for the most serious of trick-or-treaters!
Curious about the special features? Here are some sources for you to try:
Let’s get witchy this Halloween
That’s it for this Halloween! If you want to make any of the 6 projects above then be sure to subscribe. Then you’ll receive the full instructions for how to make each one we’re decorating with this Halloween season!
Happy Halloween and remember to live each day creatively!