Halloween Glitter Crafts: Extravaganza of Glam Ideas

Spooky, creepy, eerie—these are what we associate Halloween with. But glam? Well, why not! Glittery crafts and decorations, like these 20 we’re thrilled to feature, have begun glitzing up the horror holiday. Thanks to the crafters’ creative and resourceful ideas, complete with DIY tutorials, you can go the glitter route too for your Halloween decorations, gifts, favors, and accessories this year!

20 Halloween Glitter Crafts to Make

From home and party decorations to gift items, favor ideas, even wearables—come take your pick of DIY projects that mark Halloween with glitter!


1 – Gift box and glitter mask – Give Halloween gifts or goodies in DIY treat boxes, like this one from Sweet C Designs, trimmed with a sparkly masquerade-style mask.

2 – DIY glitter pumpkins – There are dozens of similar projects on the web, but this glittery jack-o-lantern variation from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom should be fun to try!

3 – Glitter striped candles – Whether you’re planning a Halloween dinner or decorating your home, add an elegant touch with these black and gold striped candles from Classy Clutter.

4 – DIY glitter spider candle votives – Create these colorful votives with an inner coating of glitter and faux gemstone spiders, following the tutorial from Craft Klatch with Mona.

5 – Glitter spider webs – These DIY webs go from creepy to sparkly, courtesy of Happy Clippings. Use them as party decorations or just to “hang around” come Halloween.

6 – Glittery Halloween banner – Grab this cool idea from Eclectic Momsense, using glitter tape and googly eyes to make multi-colored pennants for a banner.

7 – Halloween wine glasses candle holders – Use glitter spray and felt trimmings to transform wine glasses into different spooky personas, following the how-to via The Keeper of the Cheerios.

8 – Candy corn boo sign – Halloween’s favorite candy inspires this easy sign from Grace and Good Eats, with a trio of frames covered in white, orange, and yellow glitter.

9 – Glitter painted pumpkins – Whether sparkly-stemmed, glitter-dipped, or trimmed with shiny chevron, these decorative pumpkins from Paper Source are a welcome no-carve option!

10 – Easy DIY Halloween glitter broomstick – Dress up ready-made brooms with glitter spray paint, glitter ribbon, and sparkly spiders and bats, as shown in Ann’s Entitled Life. And poof! An instant accent for your yard, porch, or entryway.


11 – Halloween glitter garland – Great for decorating a mantle, doorway, or dessert backdrop. This easy garland with by Events to Celebrate is sure to be an eye-catching element!

12 – Glitter spider wreath – Welcome trick-or-treaters to your door with this grapevine wreath spray-painted black and covered with creepy glitter spiders. Follow the tutorial by Mom Always Finds Out.

13 – DIY Halloween treat bag – Stylish and so simple! Thanks to Keisha of Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams, you can whip this up in minutes using a plain black tote, iron-on glitter paper, and ribbon trim.

14 – Glittered Halloween party favor bags – Hosting a party for this holiday? Make your own favor pouches, like these via HGTV,  by adding glittered stencil designs to muslin bags.

15 – DIY felt Halloween crown – Instant costume accessories or fun photo props. That’s what you can use this craft from Lia Griffith for. Prepare several sets for party guests, kiddie playmates, or to surprise selected trick-or-treaters!

16 – Halloween skeleton treat bags – With the help of a Cricut stencil machine, this treat bag project from Giggles Galore would be a breeze. Or you could always free-hand it for a similar effect.

17 – DIY Halloween glitter skull – Gild a craft store skull with spray paint and gold glitter, and you’ve got a spookily striking accent for your shelf or tabletop. See the how-to (including 2 other skull designs) over at A Beautiful Mess.

18 – Easy glitter witch hats – Pop these glittery hats anywhere you want a “bewitching” touch. She’s Kinda Crafty shows the step-the-step process for both the ombre and striped designs

19 – Glittery Halloween skull marquee – Scour your craft store for Halloween-themed marquee lights (no need to make from scratch!). Then just glitz them up, as DIY Candy did, with glitter duck tape.

20 – Sparkly witch’s shoe – Talk about fancy footwork! You can recycle an old shoe into this glittered old-style witch’s pump, following the tutorial from Sweet C Designs.

Have a Halloween glitter craft of your own? Share your how-to and pics with us, so we can feature your project for others to try!

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