Spooky Scary Haunted House Coloring Page

Spooky Scary Haunted House Coloring PageHalloween is exactly one week away, and we couldn’t be more excited in the FaveCrafts.com office. Our office goes all out every single year. It shouldn’t be a big surprise that our crafty and creative editorial staff loves getting creative with Halloween costume ideas. Some of us even wear costume ideas we found while working! The perks of being a crafting editor are endless. In order to celebrate Halloween this year, we released a free adult coloring book for adults last month. Since you are (hopefully) all done with your costume or adding the final touches, we wanted to provide another free coloring page.

This Spooky Scary Haunted House Coloring Page is totally free to download and makes a great pre or post-trick or treating idea. Busy kids and adults who just downed too much sugar will need to be kept busy. Click the image on the right or the link below to download the free adult coloring page.

Download the Spooky Scary Haunted House Coloring Page (pdf).

5 Halloween Coloring Pages for Adults

5 Halloween Coloring Pages for Adults

Love this free coloring page for adults? Check out the fully downloadable and printable coloring book, 5 Halloween Coloring Pages for Adults. Featuring creepy cats, eerie graveyards, and more, any Halloween lover will go crazy for this free download. You could even print of these pages and hand them out with treats!

What is your favorite Halloween character or image? I love bats!

17 Legendary Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

If you’re in a panic because you waited too long to make your annual homemade Halloween costume, don’t be scared stiff just yet. I am here to help you. You may be just as notorious of a procrastinator as I am, or this may have been the year where you put your energy towards your kids or grandkids’ DIY Halloween costumes and forgot to focus on yourself. We can get through this together! With these amazing last minute costume ideas for adults, you’re sure to find something up your alley.

17 Legendary Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

There are all sorts of creative and fabulous Halloween costume ideas here to choose from. Whether you have a weekend till your costume deadline or literally five minutes, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs!

Easy and Clever Crafts to Make in a Pinch:

Adult DIY Minion Costume

Halloween Costumes for Guys Ideas

Here are some creative Halloween costumes for men you’ll want to try out.

Toy Army Man DIY Halloween Costume

Group and Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

You’re bound to find a great idea among these crafty couple costume ideas and group costume ideas.

Flapper DIY Halloween Costumes

Unique Halloween Costumes

These easy Halloween costumes for adults are slightly more involved, but can still be accomplished in a weekend.

Quick Portrait Costume

Don’t forget to check out more ideas for DIY Halloween costumes in 10 Tips for Making Halloween Costumes.

10 Tips for Making Halloween Costumes

And, this wondrous video will give you some no sew Halloween costume tips:

What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve come up with quickly?

13 Healthy Halloween Treats that Won’t Scare Your Kids

I like to call the period of time between Halloween and Christmas the Season of Perpetual Junk Food. It seems like once the end of October rolls around, it becomes a futile and endless battle to avoid a sweet tooth overload. It may be easier to avoid extra candy in your own life, but this stretch of time can be particularly challenging for kids to resist what with trick-or-treating and parties at school. But fear not, because healthy Halloween treats do exist! These Halloween crafts will make your holiday easier than ever. Create a Halloween to remember with these fun candy alternatives that come in all shapes and sizes. Getting creative for Halloween just got a whole lot more fun with this helpful list. From non-candy treats to wicked cool crafts, there’s something here for everyone. Below will give you some excellent Halloween craft ideas that will scare away cavities without spooking the little ones in your life.

13 Halloween Candy Alternatives that Won't Scare Your Kids


Candy-Less Halloween Candy Alternatives

These cute Halloween treat bag ideas don’t revolve around cavity-inducing candy and treats.

Spooky Straw Printable Labels


Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

These spooky crafts can be made with adult supervision for a wonderful alternative to sweets.


Spooky Bottle Cap Monsters


Halloween Treats for Kids

Treats don’t have to be super sugary to be delicious.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts

Halloween Polymer Clay Chocolates


If these DIY Halloween ideas got your brain whirring, you’re also sure to enjoy 13 Halloween Crafts for Kids.

13 Halloween Crafts for Kids

What’s your favorite alternative to Halloween candy?


Quilt in a Day: Our Top 7 Last Minute Halloween Projects and Patterns

Can you believe Halloween is only a day away? If you’re just realizing you’re missing a special decoration or bag pattern, don’t worry; the editors at FaveQuilts have prepared something special for you. This list of last minute Halloween quilt patterns are perfect for the quilter in a hurry. These patterns will only take you a few hours, which means you’ll be ready to enjoy a frightful and fun Halloween without worry.

1) Reversible Fall Holidays Quilted Placemats

Reversible Fall Holidays Quilted Placemats

Spending money on every single holiday that occurs between October and December can seem like a real nightmare on your wallet. You can cut expenses easily when it comes to your table decor by combining two holiday fabric collections you like to make these Reversible Fall Holidays Quilted Placemats for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.


 2) One Hour Pumpkin Hot Pad

As the title says, the One Hour Pumpkin Hot Pad only going to take an hour (or maybe even less time) out of your day, and it’s well worthy the effort. This cute little pumpkin pattern not only acts as a perfectly-sized hot pad for your delicious dishes, but this scrap quilt pattern can also be used as a doily, dish, or autumn decoration.



3) Wreath of Bats Pattern

For a Halloween quilt pattern that’s fast and versatile, but very elegant, try the Wreath of Bats Pattern. You’ll never look at these creepy creatures the same way; with a simple applique design, you can transform any of your festive fabric into a stellar new centerpiece for your room that’s got an impressive complexity that’s very easy to create.



4) Scrapbusting Strip Pieced Halloween Pillow

Strip quilt piecing is an easy and efficient way to bring together your favorite fabric without sacrificing tons of time, which makes the Scrapbusting Strip Pieced Halloween Pillow a project to add to your list. Grab some Halloween quilt scraps or other fabrics that will complement your decor and make pillow designs that are really striking.



5) Halloween Table Runner

If you’re having guests over and are struggling for a quick way to dress up your table, try the Halloween Table Runner. Use your charm pack quilt patterns to make a modern design with just the right bit of edge to stand out, but still fit in with the overall holiday theme.



6) Easy Applique Treat Bags

Can’t find a good basket or bag to use for your little trick or treaters? Then you’ll need to learn to make some Easy Applique Treat Bags, which you can easily personalize with your kids’ favorite fabric and designs.




7) Pumpkin Patch Quilt Block

When it’s time to start relaxing and getting the kids to wind down from all of the exciting festivities, this creative Pumpkin Patch Quilt Block pattern will really come in handy. They can use snap buttons for a number of activities you can enjoy as a family.







For more quick and easy Halloween projects, check out our list of 9 Decorative Halloween Quilts + 3 DIY Halloween Bag Patterns!

What’s your best last minute quilting tip?


Halloween How-To: Boo-tiful Framed Art

This tutorial is brought to you by Latrice Murphy for Any Occasion.

Today I’m here to share a quick project, as always! I was at my local craft store when I saw this fabulous Halloween burlap on sale! It was screaming “Buy me,” so I grabbed 1/2 a yard to create these fun and fast frames for Halloween. I made four of them in about 1/2 hour. It makes such a great teacher gift or something simple and fun to give to a friend. I used an 8 X 10 frame, but this would be super fab in a large shadow box with 3-D Halloween objects, too! The possibilities are endless.


  • 8 X 10 frame (mine were thrifted for a few cents)
  • Cardstock
  • Halloween burlap or any other kind of Halloween fabric
  • Spray adhesive
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fake webs (mine are from the dollar store)
  • Plastic spiders (also from the dollar store)
  • Sewing machine (optional)


Clean your frame with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

Take a look at your burlap, choose a good piece and cut an 8 X 10 piece from it.

Using your spray adhesive cover the 8 X 10 piece of burlap with adhesive and adhere to your cardstock.

Trim that piece down to fit 8 X 10.

On your sewing machine, give a messy stitch all around the four sides, going over it a couple of times to secure it to the cardstock and to finish the edges.

If using a shadow box frame, adhere your 3-D pieces with hot glue. If using a regular frame, go ahead and place this in your frame as is.

Create a spooky effect by draping the webbing across the frame and hot gluing it in place. Embellish further if you would like. I added plastic spiders to mine.



Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from Our Fans

AllFreeSewing asked our fans what the easiest costumes to make for Halloween were and got some incredible answers! We laughed, gasped, and reminisced over your feedback to us. By the end of the post we realized that when it comes to quick Halloween costume ideas, you guys don’t mess around. In response to your awesome input, we compiled a list of 29 Halloween Costume Ideas to make at the last minute. While we really can’t choose a favorite from this list of easy Halloween costumes, we did pull some stand-out answers for you to breeze through. Take a look and see if you’ve ever been guilty of these quick, but effective, approaches to All Hallow’s Eve. Enjoy this taste of Halloween costume ideas from our wonderful sewing community below, plus 5 new Halloween projects on AllFreeSewing!

Hocus Pocus Halloween Witch Hat

From our 29 Halloween Costume Ideas:

  • Ghost = Sheet with a couple of holes, LOL.
  • Adam & Eve!!
  • Toilet…long skinny box for the tank…smaller square for the bowl glued on the front…cut round hole in bowl box for the candy.
  • Gangrene – it’s a group costume. Participants wear green hefty bags and green socks. Muwahahaha!
  • My son rolled himself in a white blanket & added a sign tied around his neck that said, “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin.”
  • My niece went as a smarty pants once. She pinned smarty candies all over her pants!
  • Find the full list of 29 Halloween Costume Ideas right here!

Looking for More Homemade Halloween Costumes?

Wispy Ghost Halloween Costume

Check out the 5 latest additions to AllFreeSewing for Halloween! These are great ideas if you’ve got little ones around the house in need of easy, quick fixes.

  1. Frankenstein’s Monster Halloween Hat
  2. Wispy Ghost Halloween Costume
  3. Yeehaw Cowboy Costume
  4. DIY Lace Halloween Cat Ears
  5. Hocus Pocus Halloween Witch Hat

What are you being for Halloween?

103 Halloween Sewing Patterns: Your Complete Crafty Guide to Halloween

103 Halloween Sewing Patterns: Your Complete Crafty Guide It’s that time again . . .

What’s the worst part about Halloween?

That’s a trick question. There are no bad parts of Halloween, only good parts and better parts! Halloween is a crafter’s paradise, bursting with reasons to start fun new projects. In fact, there are so many crafting opportunities that the biggest difficulty can be narrowing down the field. Thankfully, AllFreeSewing stepped up to the plate this year to round up the Complete Crafty Guide to Halloween, featuring the very best of Halloween crafts! This guide has everything: Halloween recipes, DIY home decor, homemade costume ideas … if a project is awesome, crafty, and Halloween-themed, it’s here.

 Eatin’ Good: Halloween Treats

Halloween Treat Bags



The best part of Halloween trick-or-treating is dumping your haul on the kitchen floor when you get home and gorging yourself on sugary goodness. This year, help your kids trick-or-treat in true style, with one of these awesome homemade trick-or-treat bags! Then impress all the neighbors’ children by handing out incredible homemade peanut butter cups.




Sittin’ Pretty: DIY Home Decor

Fantastic Fall Pumpkins

Pumpkins are everybody’s favorite part of fall. They look good, they taste good, and they make for some seriously fun carving. Add a little pumpkin spice to your Halloween decorations with one of these unique pumpkin sewing patterns. Whether you opt for the Fantastic Fall Pumpkin or the Pumpkin Wall Hanging, your house will be ready for the season.



Lookin’ Fly: Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes

The Cutest Prince Charming Costume Ever


There’s nothing more charming than a little prince. This collection of homemade Halloween costumes will give your kid an adorable edge over his or her fellow trick-or-treaters. Whether they want to get gussied up like a Disney Princess or are prepared to scare as one of the recently risen dead, like a mummy or a ghost, you’ll be able to find plenty of easy sewing patterns in the Complete Crafty Guide that cater to their Halloween whims.




What’s your favorite part of Halloween?

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Pom Pom Spookers

Halloween Crafts for Kids: Pom Pom Spookers

This post brought to you by Lady Lucas


I make these adorable little critters every year around Halloween and they are loved by children of any age. You can use pom poms you make yourself with yarn, or make use of fluffy, store-bought ones! Place around the home as Halloween decor, or use to decorate packages!


  • Assorted large pom poms
  • Assorted cardstock
  • Small googly eyes
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Strong craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Circle punch 1 ½”


1. Before starting your critters, punch out some colorful circles with a paper punch, or cut out your own using a stencil or even free hand. These will be the ‘base’ for each critter, and the size should be a little larger than a quarter {around 1 ½”}.


2. To make an owl critter, cut out three tiny triangles, two circles, and two pointy feet from yellow cardstock. Glue all pieces onto a dark-colored pom pom and add tiny googly eyes as a final touch. Glue your owl on a circle base.


3. To make a cute witch, cut a witch hat out of black cardstock. Cut two tiny circles out of white cardstock, and a broom out of tan colored cardstock. Glue all pieces on a black pom pom and add googly eyes inside the white circles. If you have some glitter glue, add a line to the witch’s hat. Glue your witch on a circle base.


4. To make the cute jack-o-lantern critters, you can let your imagination go wild! Knotted black embroidery floss makes cute beady eyes… or use googly eyes instead. Cut paper can make a funny smile or nose. A strand of black embroidery floss offers a simple smile.

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5. After gluing all your face components together, add a little hat to your critter by folding a half circle and gluing it on the seam. Glue a small piece of pipe cleaner at the bottom for the fringe of the hat. These tiny hats are tricky for little hands, so an adult’s help might be needed! Glue your jack-o-lanterns on colorful circle bases.



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Are you a fan of the Halloween holiday?

Princess Gloves from Blooms and Bugs: National Sewing Month 2013

It’s Day Seventeen of National Sewing Month! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.

National Sewing Month 2013

Princess Gloves

Hello friends, this is Anshu from Blooms and Bugs. I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for princess gloves or fingerless gauntlets, because, well, what princess worth her tiara doesn’t have these posh gloves. These gloves make a great accessory with all those princess costumes and are also a great addition to her dress-up box after Halloween.

Best of all, this pattern is free and takes less than half an hour to make. So lets get started..shall we?

Princess Gloves in size ( 2T – 6T)


Stretch Velvet fabric – 10 inches

Elastic thread

Time: 30 mins

Level: Beginner

Seam Allowance: 3/8 inches ( unless otherwise specified)

Pattern: Self drafted (only rectangles of two sizes are used in these gloves)

Cut out the following pattern pieces:

  • 2 rectangles 11 inches x 7 inches (7 inches part should be on stretchable side).
  • 2 rectangles 1.75 inches x 1 inch (1 inch part should be on the stretchable side).


Princess Gloves

Fill the bobbin with elastic thread and sew two 6 inch seams along the center of the width (7 inches part).

Princess Gloves

Sew two more seams along one side.

Princess Gloves

On the other end, line up the raw edges and sew two inches from one end (right sides together).

Princess Gloves

Line up the one inch side of the smaller piece so that the center of the 1 inch side falls on the seam line. Sew along the raw edges (right sides together).

Princess Gloves

Fold the main piece in half lengthwise (right sides together). Sew a seam starting with the smaller piece all the way to the bottom of the glove.

Princess Gloves

Stretch velvet is a knit fabric which means we don’t need to finish the edges. All we need to do now is snip all the stray thread and try them on over our little fashionista.

Princess Gloves

That was all about making fingerless gloves or gauntlets for your princess costumes. Visit me at Blooms and Bugs for more costume sewing tutorials or my etsy store for buying a custom-made costume for your little girl.

Princess Gloves

What is the first Halloween costume you remember wearing?


19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor

Halloween Crafts for Kids free eBook cover“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”  Welcome the spookiest (and most fun) night of the year with witches’ chants, scary movies, and, most importantly, Halloween crafts for kids. Whether you know that spell from Shakespeare’s Weird sisters, from Mary Kate and Ashley’s movie of the same title, or just by hearsay, it’s iconic, bringing memories of Halloweens past rushing back.

Make October 31st a special night for the kids by introducing them to the fun customs of the evening. Show them the best Halloween films, dress them up in their requested costume, and take them from house to house for a sugar rush. It’s simple to stay away from the creepy and keep with the slightly spooky fun when you follow the guide to a happy Halloween: 19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor. All of the crafts in this ghoulish guide are appropriate, easy, fun, and thrilling, bringing Halloween back to an innocent celebration of imagination.

This spectacular collection of crafts will give you ideas to keep the anticipation building throughout the fall, culminating in amazing eerie evening. Forget those pop-up Halloween shops and keep the holiday inexpensive by crafting your own costumes and decorations. No one has ever won first prize in a costume contest wearing a store-bought ensemble. These ribbon-worthy homemade Halloween costume ideas are unique, guaranteeing that the judges take a second look.

With this free eBook by your side, you’ll be ready to spook and smile the moment the clock strikes midnight (or when you wake up in the morning). Deck your house out in petrifying projects and dress yourself in clever costumes to make this Halloween the best yet.

Spooky Decorative Halloween Crafts for Kidskooky-candy-corn-softie-kwdpage

Attract trick-or-treaters from near and far with the best Halloween decorations your neighborhood has ever seen. The best part about these dark decorations is that they’re all extremely inexpensive to make, keeping more money in your pocket for important things like candy. Your awesome decorative Halloween crafts will slightly scare guests, and then cause a bunch of giggles when they find out what your projects are truly made of. We’ve got pumpkins, witches, goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and skeletons covered in 19 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor, so no important Halloween symbol will be left out. Craft all of the decorations in this free eBook, and you’ll be ready to accept the award for coolest house on the block.

menacing-monster-glovesHomemade Halloween Costume Ideas

There’s no way your Halloween will be complete without an awesome homemade Halloween costume. Luckily, we’ve taken care of the hard part: thinking of original ideas that will make you stand out from the crowd. All that’s left to do is assemble your Viking, princess, superhero, or pig, and that’s easy as can be. Simply print out the tutorial and follow the simple steps to Halloween costume contest victory. There are costume ideas for absolutely every type of kid in this great guide, so don’t worry about having to wear the same costume as your brother. Impress classmates, friends, and fellow trick-or-treaters with your out-of-this-world, unique, homemade Halloween costume ideas.

What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever seen/worn?