Homemade Halloween décor is so much more fun than store bought. Having a garden at your disposal, allows for so many creative options. Try the Halloween garden crafts listed here for indoor and outdoor projects and a more festive holiday.
DIY Halloween Craft Ideas
Try these DIY Halloween craft ideas to make the most of your garden harvest:
- Pumpkin baskets: If you grow pumpkins, try this unique craft. Cut the top off and scoop out the seeds, but instead of carving, add a handle to turn it into a basket. Use twine, ribbon, or fall vines.
- Painted pumpkins: Another alternative to the messiness of carving pumpkins is to paint them. Use acrylic or spray paints for the best results. Without the difficulty of carving, you can get really creative. Paint faces, spooky Halloween scenes, or just patterns.
- Halloween wreath: Take those spent garden vines and weave them into a wreath. Decorate it with fall leaves, apples, pinecones, and whatever else you can scavenge from the garden.
- Harvest centerpieces: Flower arrangements don’t always have to be live flowers. In fact, for Halloween, dead and dried plants are better. Choose some of the more attractive spent stems, leaves, branches, and flowers from the garden to make a spooky bouquet. Make larger bouquets to make an impact in outdoor planters.
- Festive planters: If you have kids, you probably have a lot of those cheap, plastic jack o’ lantern trick-or-treating vessels collecting dust. Repurpose them into holiday planters for mums. Drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage or just set the pot into the pumpkin if it fits. If you’ve grown some larger pumpkins, use those too.
- Gourd sculptures: If you grow gourds, you know that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can really get creative making sculptural pieces with them. Use a drill and garden or tomato stakes to hold each gourd in place. Make a spooky face, witch, ghost, or a bat.
The fun of garden Halloween decorations is that you can do whatever you want. You aren’t spending money on crafting supplies, so try something new. If it doesn’t work, it’s no loss. Have fun and be creative.