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12 Halloween Ideas for the Pinterest Mom

12 totally unique crafty ideas for Halloween inspired by Pinterest from Babble.com

I’m sure it happens to you as often as it happens to me. There you are, minding your own business when suddenly you realize you’ve spent an hour or more just clicking from one great idea to another on Pinterest. Yup. Been there, done that. Many, many times. With Halloween just a few short weeks away, Pinterest is loaded with amazing ideas for celebrating that also showcase some of the hottest trends in entertaining and decor. (Read: terrariums, mason jars, garlands, paper poms poms and chevron galore!) And really, what better excuse is there than Halloween to get your craft on? That’s what I thought. So without further-ado, here are 12 Halloween ideas perfect for the Pinterest-loving mom!


  • Neon Ombre Painted Pumpkin 1 of 12
    Neon Ombre Painted Pumpkin
    Combining two red hot trends, ombre and neon, give your Halloween pumpkins a little kick with glossy paint and cotton balls.
    Get the how-to from Funkytime.
  • Halloween Terrarium 2 of 12
    Halloween Terrarium
    Terrariums are everywhere these days! But a Halloween terrarium? Now that's something to write home about.
    Get the how-to from The New Home Ec.
  • Ghostly Cake Toppers 3 of 12
    Ghostly Cake Toppers
    Cake toppers are kind of a big deal these days. Whip up these ghostly cake toppers for the neighborhood monster mash using lollipop sticks, cheese cloth and cotton balls.
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Candy Corn Pom Poms 4 of 12
    Candy Corn Pom Poms
    Paper pom poms are another party decor mainstay these days! These ones are perfectly Halloween appropriate in candy corn inspired hues.
    $22 for 6 at Pretty with Sprinkles.
  • Chevron Pumpkins 5 of 12
    Chevron Pumpkins
    Oh, you know. Another day, another batch of chevron love, this time painted on pumpkins for the coolest in festive fall decor!
    Get the how-to from My Sweet Savannah.
  • Candy Corn Cake in a Jar 6 of 12
    Candy Corn Cake in a Jar
    Cake in a jar has been de rigueur for quite some time. Take the fun up a notch with...dun dun dun...candy corn cake in a jar!
    Get the how-to from The Family Kitchen.
  • DIY Cloud Costume 7 of 12
    DIY Cloud Costume
    Of course, chances are if you're trolling Pinterest these days you've likely been inspired to tackle a DIY costume or two. Why not give your hand a try at this adorable cloud costume? It's made from basic pillow stuffing!
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • DIY Sidewalk Skulls 8 of 12
    DIY Sidewalk Skulls
    I am loving these skull silhouettes! They're awesome to line a sidewalk or as photobooth props!
    Get the how-to from Hello Lucky.
  • Pumpkin Cooler Bowl 9 of 12
    Pumpkin Cooler Bowl
    No shortage of quick and adorable party ideas, this pumpkin cooler bowl is making waves on Pinterest these days! Carve a pumpkin, fill with ice and stash it full of drinks!
    Get the how-to from Martha Stewart.
  • Skull-painted Eggs 10 of 12
    Skull-painted Eggs
    What better way to give out stashes of treats than with these mischievous skull candy boxes?
    Get the how-to at Martha Stewart Living.
  • DIY Bat Garland 11 of 12
    DIY Bat Garland
    Of course, no Pinterest mom can host a party without a DIY garland! This bat garland uses cardstock, toothpicks, foam balls, paint and a hot glue gun!
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Pop Goes the Pumpkin Balloon Game 12 of 12
    Pop Goes the Pumpkin Balloon Game
    Now that you're dressed, fed and decorated, don't forget the games! Homemade games are so popular right now and this fun Halloween-inspired game showcases another party favorite - balloons!
    Get the how-to from Martha Stewart.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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More on The New Home Ec:

Eerie and Elegant Halloween Party Finds
12 Awesome Copper Craft Projects
10 Awesome DIY Halloween Masks
10 Awesome Handmade Toys
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