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Homemade Halloween: Costume ideas, creepy decorations and cookie recipes

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Homemade Halloween: Costume ideas, creepy decorations and cookie recipes

Call us old-fashioned, but we like to think of Halloween as a fun-filled few weeks leading up to the big night.

Why spend so long? Settling on the perfect costume idea can take awhile – not to mention time spent gathering materials and then finally sitting down to make it. But if you're after a low-fuss costume, look no further than our super-popular Princess and the pea outift.

You'll also want to get a head's start on crafting decorations for your house. We've got a wonderfully unique spider wreath to hang on your front door. Inside, string up our Halloween pumpkin garland along your mantle or staircase. As the days draw closer to October 31, it's time to start baking. Don't miss our best creepy Halloween cookie recipes to bring to school or work, below. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

How to make a spider wreath

Get in the Halloween spirit! Make this creepy, crawly spider wreath for your front door.


Working on protected surface, paint wreath and plastic leaves black. Let dry. For each spider, cut three 10 cm (4-inch) squares of cellophane and two 10 cm (4-inch) squares of newspaper. Stack cellophane squares; roll newspaper into small ball.

Halloween pumpkin garland

Welcome trick-or-treaters this Halloween with a cute and easy to make pumpkin garland.


Designer's tip: To decorate the garland, use plastic spiders, bugs, bats or skeleton bones.

Halloween costume idea: Princess and the pea

This is the perfect Halloween costume for your little princess. Now channel your inner royal insomniac and get painting.


Finish this costume by adding a pair of princess-worthy pajama pants and some royal bed head. A pillowcase makes an excellent trick-or-treat bag!

Creepy Halloween cookies

Both kids and adults love scary Halloween treats. Get the creative juices flowing with our collection of creepy Halloween cookies for the whole family!


Dressing up and entertaining over Halloween just got a little spookier. This collection of Halloween cookie recipes will make your traditional Halloween a hair-raising event! Make these cookies with whole family or surprise the kids with our ghoulish Halloween treats.

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