Halloween craft {Photo display}

Hi! I’m Corey from TinySidekick and I’m excited to be the newest contributor here and share some fun projects! I hope that by being here I’ll get to make some new friends and inspire some creativity!

So one thing Jamie and I have in common is our love for taking pics of our cute offspring! It dawned on me the other day that I spend time coming up with really cute Halloween costumes for my little ones, take a ton of pictures, and then…nothin’. Once Halloween is over and done, we rarely ever look at them again and they aren’t typically pictures that I would keep up year round.

My solution? Let’s make a special place to display past Halloween photos as part of our Halloween decor! A super simple Halloween craft that you can have done in one nap time! (That is if you aren’t the one napping!)
Halloween craft idea: DIY photo display

Here’s what you will need:

  • A frame (I picked this one up at a thrift store for 6 dollars, and it turns out that I think I can sell that painting in there for about $45 on Ebay! -SCORE!)
  • Some string or paper rope. (I used paper rope that I found at Michael’s)
  • Mini clothes pins
  • Foam cut outs (these bats and spiders are from Michael’s)
  • Spray paint if you don’t like the color of your frame
  • A hot glue gun and some hot glue sticks
  • A staple gun

easy halloween photo display

Let’s get started!

The first thing you will want to do is get rid of the insides of the frame so that you have just the frame. If you spray paint it, be sure to give it a light sanding and a few light coats of spray paint and let it dry completely.

halloween photo display


Next, you will attach the paper rope or string in what ever pattern you wish securing it with a staple gun on the back side of the frame. To start and stop the string use 2 staples and bend the extra rope or string down at a 90 degree angle and then staple again. This will keep the rope or string from slipping out. (see the circle photo)

Once the string is attached, plug in your hot glue gun and arrange your cut outs how you want them on your frame. Once it is hot, attach the cut outs to the frame with a small amount of hot glue.

halloween craft

To add a little flare to my mini cloths pins, I attached some foam spiders to each cloths pin using the sticky dot already on the spiders. If you find some of these cute little things that don’t have a sticky dot, or if the sticky dot isn’t sticky enough you can use hot glue here too.

photo display for halloween

In order to get my photos to be a bit smaller than the standard printing size I opened up a word doc and inserted images all over a page, then took my file to FedEx Kinko’s and had them printed on thicker paper with their super duper color printer. When I got home, I cut them out and clipped them to my new Halloween Photo Display!

DIY Halloween Decorations

Now I get to enjoy the memories of past Halloween fun all month long and I have to say my little girl who is 4 1/2 (she would be so mad if I didn’t say the 1/2 part) loves looking at the pictures too. I’m sorta impressed with how much she remembers about each year and it is so much fun to reminisce with her.

I’d love for you to come over and visit me at TinySidekick.com and see the rest of my Halloween decorations!


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Halloween crafts {Free printable bat boxes}

Hello lovely C.R.A.F.T. readers! My name is Rachel and I blog over at Lines Across. I’m happy to start contributing some seasonal printables here, starting with these cute printable vampire bat pillow boxes. Creating and sharing fun gift boxes and printables is one of my favorite things. In fact, I just started a second website called Let’s Wrap Stuff that is devoted to all things gift wrap related.

Free Printable Bat Pillow boxes Halloween

Pillow boxes are some of the easiest boxes to make, because they require very little cutting and you only have to glue/tape them in one place. They also store flat and take up no space, and when you’re ready to use them, you can just pop them into place. I’ve shared a number of other Halloween themed pillow boxes this year including friendly monsters, jack-o-lanterns, mummies, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

What you need:

  • Free Printable
  • White Cardstock (I used 65 lb.)
  • Scissors and Glue
  • (Optional – an X-ACTO knife)

Halloween crafts!

What you do:

1. Download and print the free PDF.

2. Cut out the pillow boxes and bat wings. Try to cut carefully so that you leave as much of the black or gray outline as possible without leaving any white.

3. Fold along the two long lines. Then score along the rounded lines at the top and bottoms of the boxes (4 total per box). To score you can trace along the lines with one end of your scissors or the back side of an X-ACTO knife. Test somewhere else first to make sure you aren’t pressing so hard as to cut all the way through the cardstock.

4. Secure the tab on the side of the box with glue. You could also use double sided tape, but glue will be stronger when the pox is pillowed. Now attach the bat wings to the back of the box. I cut the wings into to halves to make them stick out further. When the glue is dry, gently fold the edges of the wings along the side of the box so that the wings will stick straight out from the sides. Fold in the tabs and fill with candy.

Halloween crafts!

These boxes are generally small and are the perfect size for small treats and candies. Each box can hold about 25 m&ms.

If you are looking for more fun wrapping ideas, check out Let’s Wrap Stuff, or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.


200+ DIY Halloween ideas

With only 10 days left until Halloween, I’ve collected all of the C.R.A.F.T. Halloween ideas for DIY parties, pumpkins, and costumes and put them all right here on this page! Here are 200 + crafty DIY halloween ideas! Just click on the big pictures to take you to the specific page with all of the links!

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4. Cheeseburger costume

5. Game boy costume

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34 DIY Halloween Costumes for kids

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