DIY Halloween Decor for Front Porches

Make an Entrance! DIY Your Halloween Front Porch

October 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Without a doubt, Halloween is our favorite time of year here at Cricut—a time to dream up fun costumes and create festive homemade décor. The creative ideas are endless! In this blog, I will walk you through some amazing projects to transform your entryway into the perfect spot to host trick-or-treaters this year. Are you planning home décor Halloween projects? Let us know in the comment section at the bottom of this page what you are planning.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

To bring this scene to life, we convinced our neighbors to allow us to transform their front stoop (lucky them!). There are actually two sections. One is a front-door area with steps leading up to the entryway, the other is a comfortable seating area just off to the side of the stairway and door. The two combined to provide the perfect stage!

Here are some of my favorite DIY projects that you can recreate to wow trick-or-treaters:

DIY Halloween Front Porch

No-Carve Pumpkins

Ok, let’s start with something simple — No-Carve Pumpkins. Where I live, squirrels and other critters love to munch on real pumpkins leaving kids sad and my front entrance a mess. Premium Vinyl is a great solution to decorate a pumpkin super cute, and fast. Check out this tutorial on how to create the Cat Pumpkin pictured above.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

October 31 Front Door Mat

This is a stencil project. Also, a relatively easy project and something that many of us, including myself, might not often consider. Check out this Facebook Live we did recently showing how to make this Halloween Door Mat using stencil vinyl and spray paint.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Trick or Treat Bags

The kiddos need a place to deposit all of their treats! These are a breeze to make and look great in a variety of different colors. For this particular project, we used Everyday™ Iron-on, but be sure to check out different Iron-on materials and colors to customize your totes the way you want!

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Beware Pillow

This simple, but elegant looking pillow also looks great in an assortment of color combinations. For our scene, we went with the classic white-on-black look, but using different Everyday ™ Iron-on, (like black-on-orange), would also be great. Also, be sure to check out the cool Black Cat Pillow in Design Space.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Halloween Window Bats

I love how easy window cling is and a great project to have kids help with. Check out this video showing Tiffany making window cling bats (and rats!).

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Halloween Spider Wreath

This spiderweb rosette wreath is charmingly spooky! This is an intermediate level project using the Scoring Wheel to score a variety of Cricut Cardstock. If you love making wreaths, this is a good warm-up project for the coming holiday season!

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Spooky Lanterns

Line your entranceway with these awesome chipboard lanterns. We created these using the Knife Blade to cut Chipboard, and assembled following the detailed instruction you can find in Design Space. Note: Only use Low-Temperature Battery Operated LED Tea Lights to light your lantern!

To create the porch décor projects, we used a Cricut Maker and EasyPress 2, along with a variety of Cricut materials and accessories.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

As always, we had so much fun bringing this scene to life! Let us know what you will do this year to transform your home into a Halloween haunt!

Happy Halloween crafting!

DIY Halloween for the Front Porch
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Cricut Community: DIY Halloween Costumes

October 6th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Once again, we are so delighted by the creativity that we see in our Cricut Community every day! As Halloween approaches, more costumes have started popping up and they are fabulous. Here are some of the fun DIY Halloween costumes that our users are creating.

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

As a chicken mama and descendent of farmers, I heart these Farm Costumes by Amy. This would make for a great family costume indeed.

Click to Make: Farm Costumes

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Aren't these Taco and Mild Sauce costumes adorable? Since we happily celebrate Taco Tuesday most weeks, it would be amusing to dress up in these for the occasion also.

Click to Make: Taco Costume

Click to Make: Mild Sauce Costume

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

My daughter is dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz this year, so maybe I should make this King Candy Collar and Crown by Anna Rose for someone in our family to match.

Click to Make: King Candy Collar and Crown

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Have a little one who wants to be a mermaid? Kate created this lovely Mermaid costume that could be used throughout the year, not just on Halloween.

Click to Make: Mermaid Scale Fabric

Click to Make: Mermaid Top

Click to Make: Mermaid Headband

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Steampunk is a version of speculative fiction where modern meshes with the look and feel of the Victorian Era or Wild West and is based on steam power. I see costumes at comic conventions a lot and they can be absolutely stunning with the details and care that go into it.

Gears are a common component that pops up as part of it. You can dip your toes into this world with this fun Steampunk Gears Hat by Chelsea.

Click to Make: Steampunk Gears Hat

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

My girls love the Moana movie, so these Kakamora Face costumes by Cathy would be fun to make for them.

Click to Make: Kakamora Faces

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Going to a masquerade or want to dress up a little without putting on a full costume? Make one of these decorative masks by Renae.

Click to Make: Demon and Fallen Angel Masks

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Deanna crafted up this adorable pair of woodland creature costumes that are easy to make.

Click to Make: Fox Costume

Click to Make: Fawn Costume

What costumes are you creating with your Cricut this year? Tell us below and show us on social media with #CricutMade!

DIY Halloween Shirts by JGoode Designs

Adorably Spooky Halloween Shirts with JGoode Designs

October 1st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Bats and goblins and witches! Oh my! Halloween is right around the corner which means Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, pumpkin patches, and the Monster Mash are everywhere!

Enjoy the best Halloween has to offer in these adorably spooky designs. We love these designs because they are great for the entire family. Raise your hand if you can’t wait to carve pumpkins in the Trick or Treat t-shirt!

Click to Make: Trick or Treat Shirt

For this week’s iron-on vinyl t-shirt collection, we are featuring Jen Goode from JGoode Designs & 100 Directions. Jen is incredibly creative and talented. We love the designs she came up with! Jen has been a professional artist for 17 years and always has the most creative ideas for Cricut! All of her Halloween designs should take about 30 minutes to complete. So, grab your iron-on vinyl and PSL and fall in love with fall!

Check out all the designs in Design Space!

Sometimes trick or treating can be a little chilly. These shirts are the perfect solution! You can put them on a long sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt to make sure you and your little ones will be warm enough to go door to door until their bellies and baggies are full!

Click to Make: Spider Web Halloween Design

These iron-on vinyl designs are so creative! We absolutely love these designs. Make sure to find them in Cricut Design Space!

Click to Make: Boo Design

How cute are these bats? I can already see a little witch wearing this at a school Halloween parade!

Click to Make: Halloween Bats Design

We absolutely love this eyeball shirt! Can’t you see a dad trick or treating in this shirt with a little zombie and witch?

Click to Make:  Halloween Eyeball Design

DIY Halloween Shirts with JGoode Designs
DIY Halloween Decor from Cricut Community

Cricut Community: DIY Halloween Decor Projects

September 29th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Fall is upon us, along with the first major holiday of the season - Halloween! It's time to start decking out your house if you haven't already and make some fun treats to share. Check out these fun projects from our Cricut Community.

Now that the nights are getting longer, it's perfect to use candlelight as part of your decor. Make this fun Halloween tealight holder by Renae for your next project.

Click to Make: Cat Tealight Candle Holder

This sign by Carole makes me smile since it's so punny. It would be a perfect addition to hang on or above a garage or carport.

Click to Make: Witches Parking Sign

Carole designed another punny Halloween-related driving sign. If you know how to drive a stick, it's perfect for you!

Click to Make: Halloween Chalkboard

Wish someone a Happy Halloween with this You've Been Boo'd card. A good idea would be to follow the tradition I've seen in my area; leave this card with a plate of goodies and suggest they do the same. It makes the holiday that much more fun for everyone.

Click to Make: You've Been Boo'd

Make these treat bags by Shannon for your Halloween parties or to hand out to Trick or Treaters.

Click to Make: Treat Bag

I love the trend I've seen lately of double-sided signs. It just makes so much sense for both storage and saving on materials. Julie made this sign with one side for Halloween and the other bearing a lovely general fall sentiment.

Click to Make: Happy Halloween Sign

Click to Make: Gather Together Sign

Cupcake toppers are such an easy way to dress up these sweets without having to know cake decorating skills. Kadri made these fun Halloween ones that you just Print then Cut, then glue onto sticks.

Click to Make: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

This spider swarm pillow by Amy will be a delightfully creepy addition to any room. Iron-on makes it easy to dress up any pillow, that's for sure!

Click to Make: Spider Swarm Pillow

These Moons and Bats Halloween popcorn boxes by Jennifer have me dreaming about making batches of caramel popcorn as a special treat for friends.

Click to Make: Moons and Bats Halloween Popcorn Boxes

Albion made this Halloween sign that you can put on your door or a mantel. The saying is inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth and is fitting.

Click to Make: Something Wicked Sign


Which is your favorite? Leave us a comment below!

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Decor Projects
Last Minute Cricut Halloween Projects

Last Minute Halloween Projects You Can Make Today

October 26th, 2017 • Contributor: Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

Hey everybody – it’s Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts ( and Halloween is NEXT WEEK! How did that happen? I know I can’t be the only one running around making last minute preparations so today I’ve got ten last-minute Cricut projects that are going to make you the hit of the neighborhood this Halloween. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the new Maker machine so let’s get crafty!

Boo Banner

Mantel looking a little bare? In just ten minutes you can create this gorgeous boo banner from Frog Prince Paperie.

No Carve Pumpkin

Who has time for carving pumpkins at the last minute? This no-carve project from Sweet Rose Studio can be color coordinated with any theme and can be made again next year!

Web Window Clings

If you haven’t tried Cricut Window Cling it is PERFECT for last minute décor ideas – easy on, easy off! Check out these spider web window clings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

Felt Masks

These DIY felt masks from Tastefully Frugal are not only a quick and easy solution for Halloween, they are great for playtime all year round!

Spider Web Earrings

These faux spider earrings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff would be a cool accessory for your costume, but would also be fun to wear to work or if you aren’t big on dressing up for the holiday.

Halloween Cut Files

With these cut files from Liz on Call, the possibilities are endless! Make them smaller for cupcake toppers, use them on cards, or make them larger than life for fun wall or table décor.

Halloween Cut Files


Having a Halloween party this weekend? These bat napkin rings from Creativities Galore and this spider serving bowl from Laura’s Crafty Life will make any table festive, and just take a few minutes to create.

Sweet Treats


The best part about Halloween? The snacks! With your Cricut Explore or Maker, you can customize sweet treats in no time. Check out these witch cupcake toppers from 100 Directions and these purple people eater treats from I Love My Disorganized Life!

Have a fun and festive Halloween – can’t wait to see what you create!

Let’s stay connected!






Which one of these projects will you be making?

Halloween Costumes You Can Make with a Cricut

Fun Halloween Costumes to Try This Year

October 13th, 2017 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Happy Halloween! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff, back with a fun Halloween post for you on the Cricut blog!

Are you planning on using your Cricut to make your Halloween costume this year? If so, I have rounded up a bunch of ideas to get you thinking about costumes! From masks to tails and everything in between, you’ll find so many great ideas for Halloween costumes here!

I even used my new Cricut Maker to create my Halloween costume—a set of giant butterfly wings!

Masks & Crowns

Unicorn Mask

Who doesn’t want to be a unicorn? With this unicorn mask from Made by Melli, you can make all your unicorn dreams come true!

Crown Jewels Costume

This “punny” crown jewels costume can be found in the Cricut Make It Now library! Perfect for a last-minute costume.

Animal Masks

Whether your kid wants to be a fox, an owl, or a lion, Cloudy Gray Day has you covered with her felt animal masks!

Character Costumes

Snow Princess Cape

Make this ethereal snowflake cape from A Pumpkin and a Princess for your little snow princess for Halloween this year.

Polynesian Demigod Halloween Costume

See Lindsay goes all out in this amazing Polynesian demigod costume for her toddler son! With both iron-on vinyl “tattoos” and felt leaves, this is the perfect costume for any tiny fan.

Other Fun Ideas

DIY Pizza Slice + Delivery Boy Couples Costume

I think this pizza slice costume is so much fun—add a delivery boy and you have the perfect couples costume! You can find out how to make it in the Cricut Make It Now library.

Candy Costume

Continuing on with the food theme, Crafting in the Rain has a hilarious last-minute costume that costs less than $15 to make – a bag of delicious candy!


So what are you planning on being for Halloween? What about your kids? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

Happy Halloween, Cricut friends!