Art’s and Crafts Got a Whole Lot Spookier
Halloween is by far the best holiday to test try your creative talents – from DIY decorations, to creating your own uniquely spooky costume! Here are some of our favourite Halloween DIY ideas, and where you can pick up the spooky supplies you need.
There are so many ways too decorate the house for Halloween that are easy on your pocket and make for a fun activity for you and the kids! Check out these great Halloween lanterns! (Not a bad idea for getting rid of those old glass jars as well!)
Pop into Art and Hobby in their Jervis Centre or St Stephens Green store, they have a huge selection of arts and crafts supplies all year round. With a huge selection of glass paints, these lanterns could be great in green and red too! Don’t forget to pick up some fake cobwebs and spiders there as well! This is the perfect activity to get the kids excited for Halloween.
A great way to recycle and make something fun for the Halloween celebrations are these (more cute than spooky) little black cats! These are ridiculously simple to make and are perfect for decorating your windows for Halloween!
Collect all those old toilet paper rolls at home, and pop into Tiger on Nassau Street or Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, for the pipe cleaners and googly eyes! Tiger also has a fantastic stationary and art selection so why not browse through their poster paints, markers, glitter, and other little decorations to make your little black cats even more festive.
A simple Halloween arts and crafts activity for the little ones, these gorgeous yarn pumpkin bunting will add a nice tough to your hall way. These pumpkin’s are so simple to make, all you need to do is wrap the yarn around your hand until there is enough to make a little pumpkin, tie a separate piece of yarn around the centre, add the green pipe cleaner stalk, and attach it on to a piece of thick string!
Head down to WM Trimmings on Capel Street, for the kitting yarn and string! WM trimmings have an incredible selection of embroidery threads, yarns and or course all things textiles and fabrics. Pop down and take a look.
How amazing is this spider web cape made by Home Focus at Hickey’s! All you need is some felt, ribbon and some scissors and you can make this deadly cape (or it could make for a spooky decoration as well). Just Measure out and cut the felt in to a circle, fold it in half and cut out the neck hole and your chosen spider web design, and then add your ribbon, and you’re done!
Pop into Hickeys on Henry Street and grab these materials for their ‘Spooky Cape’ and browse their amazing fabrics and craft accessories while you are there too! Hickey’s also has a great ‘how to’ blog with full instructions on how to make the ‘Spooky Cape’ and loads of other DIY inspiration too!
Focus at Hickey’s
What kind of spooky mask would your little one create if they had all the DIY essentials? Halloween masks are way easier to make than you might think! For this one, simply trace out feather shapes, ears and a beak, cut them out, bend them and then stick them into a mask shape. Use staples as well as glue for the thicker card!
Head down to Easons on O’Connell Street and choose from their selection of colourful card, paper, paints and glues which will have your Halloween masks decked out and of course, super scary!
Simple and ridiculously creepy! Give the Trick or Treater a real scare with these in your window! Just pick up some fake blood from the Celebration’s Party Shop on Abbey street, get an old sheet, and round up the family to start making some horrifying hand prints! The Celebrations Party Shop do all things Halloween, from decorations, accessories.
The Celebrations Party Shop also have plenty of make up and glitter for DIY kids costumes that you could make this super cute look with:
We would love to see your DIY costumes and crafts! Tag us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and make sure to tag #DublinTown – Happy Halloween Everyone!