Boos and ghouls: fall is here and that means Halloween is just around the corner! If you want to add something spooky or sweet to your season, we have a few tricks and treats for you to try.

Eye Candy


We’ve got our eyes on you! To make this googly-eyed skull, paint your desired surface black (you can use a canvas or a wood panel), then draw your desired shape. Fill in the shape by gluing down various sized googly eyes.

Creepy Crawlies


Turn embroidery hoops into a spooky spider to hang in your home! You’ll need 3 different sized wooden embroidery hoops (you’ll need 2 of the smallest size you’re using – these will be the eyeballs). Paint each hoop with black acrylic paint. Frame black cotton fabric in the two larger hoops, and trim excess fabric. Frame white cotton fabric in the two small hoops for the eyes, and glue a small circle of black felt to each. Put the hoops together using hot glue. For the legs, cut wired fuzzy stems to your desired length, and attach to the hoops with hot glue. Embellish with colorful Halloween ribbons to finish it off and then hang somewhere surprising!

Something Ghastly This Way Comes

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Use fabric stiffener (such as “Stiffy”) to turn sheets of cheesecloth into ghastly ghosts! Spray cheesecloth sheets with fabric stiffener and then mold them into shape. Add felt eyes and a mouth and fill your halls with ghostly wanderers!

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Our small MDF panels make the perfect surface for creating fun seasonal wall hangings. They can be decorated with paint, vinyls, scrapbook paper, and more! We used googly eyes, pipe cleaners, gauzy tulle ribbon, as well as paints and vinyls to create these mini monsters - include your kids in the fun!

Sinister Signs

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Glass blocks are one of our favorite surfaces for creating seasonal projects. Simply add a piece of our holographic paper, your favorite seasonal vinyl, floral accents, and ribbon, and then battery operated Firefly Lights to make it glow!

Want to add a touch of Halloween to your desktop or windowsill? Start with our 6”x6” framed pallet block, add colorful scrapbook paper to create the look of candy corn, then embellish as desired! We used a cute cut-apart card from one of our Halloween paper collections, a tiny witch hat, and a stem of fall berries.

Transform a plain 12”x12” picture frame into a boo-tiful accent piece for your home! This project features the Glitter Cardstock Spiderweb Paper by Pebbles, a piece of our holographic paper, purple battery operated Firefly Lights, baker’s twine, and Halloween-themed die cuts and washi tape accents.

After the Tricks, it’s Time for Treats!

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You’ll need an unfinished wood plaque and an acrylic pail to create this cute candy bucket to hang outside your door. Paint the plaque with acrylic paint. Use Halloween patterned scrapbook papers, stickers, and ribbons to decorate the plaque and the pail. Attach a small screw-in hook to the plaque, hang the pail from the hook, and fill with treats (or tricks)!

These tote bags were made using the Huggable & Loveable Halloween Totes fabric panel from Studio E Fabrics. The panel includes both bags, plus the instructions on how to sew them up. Your littlest ghost will be all set for trick or treating!

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Turn plain paper gift bags into cute treat bags using our collection of Halloween die cut shapes and embellishing with googly eyes. Add your favorite treats and you’re ready to party!

Spooky Post

Send handmade cards to all your favorite ghouls and ghosts using our great selection of Halloween papers, stickers, die cuts, and other embellishments. These cards were made using the “Spooky Boo” Collection by Pebbles. You can also find the “Pumpkin Party” Collection by Doodlebug, and the “Bewitched” and “Halloween Town” Collections by Echo Park Paper Co. in our Paper Crafts Department.

We can’t wait to see how you celebrate the spooky season! Please share your projects with us on Instagram using the hashtag #craftsandframeshalloween or on the Redmond Ben Franklin Facebook page.

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AuthorBF Staff