Halloween Hacks

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‘Tis the season for spooky parties and trick-or-treating, and these Halloween hacks are just what you need to get through the weeks ahead! 

Check out the tips below for easy ways to carve pumpkins and ideas for adding creepy touches to your Halloween party. So much fun!

Halloween Hacks

Halloween Hacks and Crafts

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Make super spooky drinks for your Halloween party.

Use recycled toilet paper rolls and glow sticks to make spooky eyes in the bushes.

Put a bowl of dry ice under your candy bowl for a spooky bubbling cauldron, with this idea from The Nerd’s Wife

Make a floating ghost with just a few supplies. like an empty 2L soda bottle, Sta-Flo, a foam crafting ball, cheesecloth, a spray bottle, black crafting felt, and your hair dryer. We are loving this easy tutorial from The Wow Decor!

Check out Oh Happy Day‘s idea of adding plastic spiders to ice cubes for a creepy-crawly drink! 

Won’t be home to hand out candy? Make The Nerd’s Wife‘s Halloween candy dispenser for your porch.  

Halloween Hacks

Halloween Hacks for Kids 

Add creepy bug confetti to hand soap to totally gross out visitors! Loving this idea from Cutefetti!

You won’t believe how easy it is to turn a regular candle into a bloody one! Check out Vicki Odell‘s tutorial. 

Use old stockings to make witches legs with this idea from Parents.com!

Cut up pipe insulation cover to make faux chains with this creepy craft from Ribbons and Glue.

Check out this cool idea from Magia Mia to turn old pill bottles into apothecary jars with a glue gun and some paint.

Halloween Hacks

Pumpkin Hacks and Ideas

Hollow out a pumpkin for the perfect DIY pumpkin party drink holder!

Carve a pumpkin using a drill with this gorgeous idea from Crafty Nest.

Paint dryer vent hoses to make the perfect DIY pumpkin. Check out the easy tutorial from Diamond in the Stuff.

Use a drill with a beater attached to clean the insides of a pumpkin with this smart hack from One Crazy House.

Not in the mood for full-blown pumpkin carving this year? Use cookie cutters to carve your pumpkins with this cool idea from Refinery 29

Add lollipops to a pumpkin and set it on your doorstep for trick-or-treaters with this brilliant idea from Martha Stewart!

Halloween Hacks

Post-Halloween Hacks

Once Halloween ends, the waste of things really bugs me. Let’s talk candy… we used to have Halloween candy, Christmas candy, and Easter candy pouring out of our ears all year long, until I realized that you can give back and donate unopened candy! I have a friend who trades her kids books, small toys, or small gift cards for their Halloween candy. Then, they donate it, as a family!

You can also use up leftover candy by incorporating it into a recipe, like these delicious Butterfinger Cupcakes, from Our Wabisabi Life.

We have kept pretty much every Halloween costume my daughter has ever had, storing it in a DIY dress up trunk, like this one from DIY Art Mom, reusing and playing with them throughout the year. 

I like to switch up our decorations, and that’s half the reason why we make so many DIY Halloween decorations for our house! I usually try to keep reuse in mind for other holidays, when I can! One of the easiest ways to reuse Halloween decorations, is to convert some of them (such as pumpkins and eaves, etc.) into generic fall and Thanksgiving decor.

Halloween Hacks

More Halloween Fun

What is your best money-saving/ time-saving Halloween hack? Comment below! 

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