halloween craft decorations

Halloween Craft Decorations for 2021

15 Creative and Spooky Halloween Craft Decorations for 2021

Do you hear that? The whispers? I sense someone is here to get ideas about halloween craft decorations. Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year. I enjoy it because I love seeing everyone dress up in mysterious and spooky costumes. Everyone puts aside their responsibilities to bring out the humorous side of them and enjoy the occasion to the fullest!

As much as I like dressing up on Halloween, I don’t seem to forget my passion for DIY crafts. I have been on it for weeks now, and finally, I decided on these super creative 15 Halloween decor DIY ideas to decorate my home:

Halloween Craft Decorations with Downloadable SVGs

1. The Pumpkin Cart

For this first one, I printed out some stickers from design bundles  and cut them out. Then I pasted these on some undecorated pumpkins. You can also draw and paint orange leaves on your pumpkins. Once done, I placed them in the cart and left them in my yard!

2. Spooky Fog

Plan on throwing a party on Halloween this year? This is one of the perfect Halloween décor ideas for outside. You could do it at the main entrance to welcome your guests in a spooky manner!

Print this haunted house sticker and cut it out. Take a bucket or a pot and paint it rust. Once the paint is completely dry, paste the sticker on it! Pour some dry ice in the bucket, you can easily find it at your local grocery store. Place it on the main entrance and add some water right when the guests start to arrive!

3. Bat Props

Print out this Bat Design on a piece of card paper. Punch a hole on the top and attach a thread to it. Hang these bat props from the ceiling and fulfill your fantasy for halloween craft decorations while at the same time frightening the soul out of your guest’s bodies!

4. Spooky Vases

Wrap up your vases with matte black paper or paint them black. Print this Scary Ghost Bundle on a sticker sheet and cut all of the ghosts out. Paste them on the vases randomly and TA-DAA!

5. Spooky Vases

Hosting a small gathering? Try this! Print this Trick Or Treat template. Cut out the negative space to use it as a stencil. Now place it on the chair covers. Outline the design with a fabric marker and then remove the stencil. Fill the design with fabric paints. Once the paint is dry, put it on your chair and it’s done!

6. Hocus Pocus Wall Hanging

I used this Hocus Pocus SVG to create my wall hanging. I printed it out and then got it framed. You can place this on the doors or the kitchen walls! This is also one of the easiest Halloween décor DIY ideas!

7. Spooky Wine Glass

Now this one is somewhat a permanent idea but you can always reuse them every year. Print out these Spider Stickers paste them on your wine glasses. It looks damn creepy!

8. Halloween Quotes

Pick out any old frames from your mother’s collection and paint them black. Paste any Halloween quote on it and hang it anywhere!

9. Creepy Candle Stand

Use your old wine bottles for this one. Paint them in orange, lime, and rust colors. Stick a red candle in them. Also, spray a little red paint on the bottles to give them a bloody look!

Halloween Decor Ideas for Outside

Halloween decor isn’t only about staying indoors. To set the complete haunted house party, you need to work on the outdoors as well. Read more to find out some halloween decor ideas for outside.

10. Haunted Tree

Looking for Halloween decor ideas for outside to decorate your garden? Try out this one. Print out several copies of this Ghost Design on card paper. Turn it into a prop as I told you in #3. Hang it around the branches of the trees in your garden. You can also hand lots of toilet paper for the effect although I’d suggest against it because you’ll be wasting a lot of tissue paper this way!

11. Scary Fruits

This is my most favorite Halloween décor DIY ideas among all of these. It looks so creepy that it’s almost funny! For this one print these Monster Eye designs. Now cut these out and paste them on the fruits.

Place these fruits in the fruit basket and put the basket on the dining table. I love how it turned out and trust me, it gives you the chills in the first look!

12. Paper Lanterns

Make some Paper Lanterns. You can find tonnes of tutorials on the web. Now paste some spooky stickers that you downloaded from DB on it and you are good to go! Place it on your porch and turn on the light at night to give everyone in your neighbourhood chills!

13. Garden Ghouls

Another one in the collection of Halloween décor ideas for outside: Garden Ghouls! For this one, you need some of the old tin cans. Duh, finally found the use of them! Paint them white then paste Ghost Eyes and Mouth. You can download them from . Place them on your fence to scare the naughty kids away!

14. Spooky Halloween Lights

Customize the lights using this technique  for halloween craft decorations. Take a bundle of orange paper and turn it into small lantern origami. Use these lanterns to cover the bulbs in the string light. You can also get this Halloween Porch Sign to decorate your porch and create spooky halloween vibes.

15. Halloween Welcome Doormats

Choose an SVG from this Halloween Doormat Bundle and print it out. Cut out the negative space to turn it into a stencil. Place this on a plain mat and spray paint it. Your personalized doormat is ready!

So, what do you think about these ideas for halloween craft decorations? Aren’t these simple, easy, and super light on the pocket? Let me know how many of these you liked the most and are planning to follow!

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6 of my absolute FAVORITE Mockup Designers

It’s no question that I absolutely ADORE mockups. I love that you can use them to promote your products without having to sink a lot of money, time, and resources into a possible product flop. They can be used time and time again with a number of designs and depending on who you shop from, you end up with a picture-perfect product EVERY TIME.

With so many mockup creators, who can you trust for a quality product? Well, I am about to share with you, my TOP 6 mockup designers. Now I wouldn’t share something unless I 100% believed in the product or have used it before. These designers are my go-to favorites so get your pen and paper out and take notes besties.

Disclaimer! The links below will navigate you away from the site. Nothing wrong with that, just letting you know!

Southern Market Designs

First up – Southern Market Designs. Her rustic chic designs melt my heart and I can’t help but throw my wallet at her often. She tends to run sales so if you are interested in grabbing some at a killer price be sure to find her on FB. You won’t regret it. To browse her collection of files right now – check out this link here.

Southern Mockup Designer

Sabine B Photography

Another favorite mockup designer is Sabine Photography. She has an amazing eye for capturing products. With her wide range of style and products, she needs to be apart of your mockup collection today. To browse her shop right now – check out this link here.

Sabine B photography Mockup

Mod Mockups

This shop recently popped up in my design feed and when I tell you I am grateful – I MEAN GRATEFUL! They specialize in clothing so if you need some gorgeous mockups for your clothing shop, wait no longer – check out this link here.

Sabine B photography Mockup

Mockups For Crafters

I have to show some love for my Canadian bestie Mockups for Crafters. Her style and mockups are as fun and unique as she is. She is always trying new things to make her designs stand out and collecting amazing props. You can visit her shop by checking out this link here.

Mae Middleton

Mae Middleton brings fresh and bright mockups to the table and if you shop her bundles – OMG – you will score many amazing products. Be sure to check her out by clicking this link here. She recently dropped a HUGE Christmas bundle and I am biting at the bit waiting to download it.

Fleudusoleil Designz

Wrapping this list up, we have Fleudusoleil Designz. Getting started with shirts was a big deal for me. I didn’t have a lot of money for a billion color shirts and I desperately needed quality shirt mockups. I found this shop on Etsy and I have been back countless times. The quality, lighting, props – so perfect! You can see what I mean by looking at them here.

How do I use them?

Oooh! You are in luck. I just so happen to have a youtube video that you can peep to see how to use these mockup designers images to create quality proofs of what you can do without sinking money into the stock.

What about some freebies?

I understand that not everyone has a ton of money to spend right away, trust me I was right there with you! For that reason, I have compiled a list of freebies from other mockup designers that you can download right now and you can see them by visiting this blog and this one (coming soon!). The site adds freebies often, so be on the lookout!

What the swatch?! The one thing you need today for your business.

Some of the best things in life are really the simple ones – the smell of fresh laundry, the first leaf falling in autumn, your kids sleeping in on the weekend – some are naturally more reasonable than others. What if I told you that I know something super simple that has been a lifesaver for me in business and it happens to be a book. Okay, not a “book book” but more of a fold-out pamphlet. It’s a color swatch book for not only for my vinyl but also for my shirts.

Even if you don’t plan on selling your products and creating a business (but I mean why wouldn’t you? Get paid to do what you love doing anyway!) you will still benefit from getting these swatch books. I have a vinyl book for Oracal 651 and 631 as well as Siser HTV. These nifty little books come with every vinyl they offer along with a small color swatch, name, and my Siser book even comes with temperature settings. I also contacted my favorite shirt brands (Bella + Canvas, Anvil, and Next Level) directly and requested a copy of their shirt catalogs with a color swatch book as well. Want to know where I get my supplies? Check out this blog post!

Now, why would you need these books? Let me tell you! Set the scene if you will, you are in the middle of creating a project and run out of green vinyl. *gasp* You check your stash and you can’t find any that matches it. You search frantically through your scrap bin – nothing. Now what? Do you remember the name of that vinyl? NOPE! Oracal won’t even give you a hint by putting the name of the color on the back either (seriously, why is this not a thing?) You can use this color swatch book to match EXACTLY what color you used and get that ordered.

If that example wasn’t enough for you, let me paint this scene. Your whole sale shirt provider ran out of Bellas in a size XL and you need TEN more! If you had swatch books, you can compare the Bellas with the Anvil and find that Anvil has a color very close that you can substitute for. (If you are selling these, make sure that you get the okay from your customer of course, but I digress).

Okay, so I have you convienced and now you are asking “Ashley – WHERE do I find these things?” I got you covered! Disclaimer! The links below will navigate you away from the site. Nothing wrong with that, just letting you know!

My Viynl Swatch Library

  1. Oracal 651
  2. Oracal 631
  3. 2020 Siser HTV
  4. The entire Oracal Line Up (I don’t have this, but still pretty cool)

How To Get The Shirt Books

  1. You can download Anvils marketing tools here. If you want a physical book, you request a copy by clicking here.
  2. For Bella and Canvas, visit their site and check out digital copies for all of their catalogs and color swatches. There are several things under the download section that you can grab, I felt like it was best for you to be able to check them all out. If you want the direct link click here.
  3. At Next Level you can get digital copies as well, but if you want to have a physical copy, all you have to do is ask.

What Do I Say?

I really tried to find exactly what I said the first time around, however, I could not find it, so this next bit is a “What would I say today” message. Feel free to copy and paste if needed.

“Hello there! My name is (insert your name here). I own a small business where I sell appareal (insert your business name here). I am writing to you today to see what I would need to do in order to get physical copies of your catalog and your color guides. I am putting together a binder with the designs that I have to offer along with my favorite brand suggustions and I would love to include you in this binder for my customers to review. I noticed that I could download the digital copies, but as I am sure know, there is nothing like seeing the physical real life color of an item. Please let me know at your earliest convience, if needed you can call me or email me at (insert your contact information). Thank you so much and have a wonderful day. “

Just to show you I’m not that crazy, I do really have them lol

Well, that’s all she wrote folks! I hope that you found this helpful. If you did, make sure you share it with your other crafting friends. If you want to hang out with me and other like-minded besties, be sure to join the group. You won’t regret it. We do awesome giveaways and you can stay up to date on new freebies (check out this post for my favorite places)!

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Installing Fonts on your iPad

So you have been collecting a rather large number of fonts and you are left wondering – “What’s next?”. If you work on an iPad it can be a little crazy to find an easy way to install fonts (TRUST ME I KNOW). So hopefully by the end of this article, you will be pro at installing fonts on your iPad.

If you don’t have any right now but are a sucker for freebies? Then you HAVE to check out Fontbundles.net they have a HUGE selection of freebies that rest forever in the freebie spot as well as a weekly freebie that lasts well 7 days (starting every Wednesday!). Disclaimer! I am an affiliate there. The links shown are affiliate links. What does that mean exactly? Well, when I refer you over there, if you make a purchase they give me a small portion of the sales. It’s not enough to buy a boat, but by golly, I can take an extra trip to the Dollar Tree at the end of the month!

*Some other great articles that you should probably check out if you are in love with freebies best places that you can visit right now and download 100% free fonts with commercial use. These sites offer the BEST quality and are totally trusted. As I mentioned in a previous blog ” Best Places For Free Files “, if you have a FAVORITE font designer, keep in mind that on Fridays, they often have a freebie available for a limited time! I also know an incredible designer that offers “$2 – Tuesday!” Although not free, her fonts are ah-mazing!

Please check each site for their own specific terms and conditions in regards to their files as some may have a limit on the number of products that you can make with each file.

What you need:

  1. iPad
  2. Font (link takes you to Font bundles for free fonts!)
  3. iFont (free app available to download)
  4. Program to use it in (this tutorial will use Procreate)

What you do:

  1. Download your font! Seriously have you checked out the Free font of the week over at FontBundles?
  2. Click on the Download button (down arrow next the URL) to show all of your downloads.
  3. Click on your recent download zip file. It will pop up a folder that contains your zip files.
  4. Tap your ZIP for it to automatically unzip your file.
  5. Open that new folder and tap on the .otf. Your font should shop up with A – Z and the standard “The quick brown fox….” text displayed.
  6. Tap the button in the top corner (looks like a box with an arrow pointing up).
  7. Select “Copy to iFont” and open the app if it didn’t already pop up.
  8. Tap “Install” on the left hand side.
  9. You will now want to open up your iPad settings, go to General, and then select Profile. You should see “downloaded profile” with your font right under it.
  10. Tap the font and then tap install.

A few photos to help you out 🙂

Font Bundles! My guilty pleasure. Find your fave font and donwload it.
Click the download button, and open up the download folder by tapping on the font zip.
Tap the ZIP folder and it will automatically unzip your folder. tap the unzipped folder.
Tap the OTF to pull this screen up. Tap the “upload” in the top right corner. Copy to “iFont”.
This if iFont! Tap “Install”. If anything pop ups, select “allow”, and done. We now move to your settings.
Go to General > Profiles. Tap the “downloaded profile” font and hit install. You can now use the font!

You are now SET! you can play with your new font in any program. If you know an easier way to install fonts, PLEASE tell me! This took a minute to figure out and I would love a shortcut.

Best Places For FREE Fonts

When it comes to selling crafts, it’s important to understand that you need to find free fonts that come with commercial use rights. Why is that important? If you are building a business or making money, you will want to have commercial use meaning the designer is allowing you to create products that you can sell or make money with. If you do not have these permissions, you run the risk of serious legal trouble. We have all heard of the horror stories of big corporations bringing the hammer down, well designers also have those rights! It’s important as artists and creators that we build each other up.

For that reason, I am bringing you some of the best places that you can visit right now and download 100% free fonts with commercial use. These sites offer the BEST quality and are totally trusted. As I mentioned in a previous blog ” Best Places For Free Files “, if you have a FAVORITE font designer, keep in mind that on Fridays, they often have a freebie available for a limited time! I also know an incredible designer that offers “$2 – Tuesday!” Although not free, her fonts are ah-mazing!

Please check each site for their own specific terms and conditions in regards to their files as some may have a limit on the number of products that you can make with each file.

*Disclaimer, some of the following links may be affiliate links. They do not cost you anything extra, they give me a small portion of anything you buy as a thank you. I don’t make enough to drive a Lambo, BUT I can splurge at the dollar tree on an extra craft item.

Font Bundles

Font Bundles is the sister site of Design bundles. They offer FREE fonts every Wednesday. One font is available for a limited time, while others are added and never leave the free spot. You have to check them out by using this link here!

So Fontsy

While SF offers a lot of free craft files, they sometimes have a free font thrown in the mix. It’s certainly worth checking out! They are released every Friday and last until the following Thursday.

Creative Fabrica

I found Creative Fabrica when they were hosting their Daily font giveaway. It was SO amazing collecting a new font every day. While they don’t have that program available anymore, they did up the game by hosting their “Daily Gifts”. Daily gifts allow designers to download a free font, SVG, and clip art EVERY day! On top of that, they also have a regular free section (linked below). Creative Fabrica is one of my first stops in the morning when I sit down and you should check it out also.

Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel was one of those go-to places in college. My prof. raved about it and after a few months, I was hooked on their free section. These files are of high quality and they are free.

Some Cool Font Tools

Now that you have these fonts, I need to share with you two awesome places to go. The first one is a way to see all of your fonts! Word Mark It allows you to view all of your fonts by typing in a letter, word, or phase. It uses Flash to sort through your fonts, shows you what you have, and you can even click to “hold” the font and compare it against others. This tool has saved me numerous times and I know what it will be a favorite of yours once you check it out.

The next cool font tool is called What The Font. You can upload just about any photo and get an idea of similar fonts from the photo. Now, this doesn’t always work, but it’s a good spot to start your search when you spot a font you love.

Proceed With Caution!

These next sites you will need to proceed with caution, however, they are still great sites to have on your list of hot font spots.

DaFont

Da Font is a HUGE site with a lot of free fonts, but not all free fonts are created equally! You will want to filter out your search results to make sure that if you are selling you are ONLY getting the ones that are 100% free! “Free for personal use” is not okay if you are selling the end product. As tempting as it is to download it, don’t. Unless you are really good at remembering what was commercial or person fonts, it’s best to just leave it be.

1001 Free Fonts

Another site like “dafont”, 10001FreeFonts is a site that you really want to check out. Make sure you are looking at the licensing for each file before you download it. If in doubt, LEAVE IT OUT!



Well guys, that about sums it up for now on some of the best places to get FREE fonts. Now, this list is not the end all be all, so if you know of any that I missed, leave it down below. I am a firm believer in we grow by helping each other!

Best Places For FREE Fonts

Best Places For FREE Files

The internet is full of amazing (and not so amazing) sites that are packed with content. Below, you will find sites that I absolutely LOVE and they are full of free SVG craft files that you can use for personal and commercial use. These designers and sites offer the BEST quality and are totally trusted. If you have a FAVORITE designer, keep in mind that on Fridays, they often have a freebie available for a limited time! (Post updated on 11/27)

Please check each site for their own specific terms and conditions in regards to their files as some may have a limit on the number of products that you can make with each file.

*Disclaimer, some of the following links may be affiliate links. They do not cost you anything extra, they give me a small portion of anything you buy as a thank you. I don’t make enough to drive a Lambo, BUT I can splurge at the dollar tree on an extra craft item.

AMCX Studio

No better place to look than right here 😀 I am switching my “Free Friday” to a permanent free file. So no matter what, you can come back and grab it! If you pay attention in the group, you can even *vote* on the next freebie to be released into the bin.

Design Bundles

ALL time FAVE place to shop for free svg files. They release new sets every Friday! Some are limited edition, while others are ALWAYS free! DB files are free for commercial use. You can check out the current files by clicking here. (Psst, their sister site “Font Bundles” offers FREE fonts! You can see more sites that offer free fonts for commercial use here.)

SVG & Font Market

Another great platform, they have a section on their site that they have carved out for freebies! You can see the collection from several designers by visiting the link here.

So Fontsy

Once again, another site packed with great designers offering FREE files. They are released every Friday and last until the following Thursday. This is a site certainly worth checking out!

Creative Fabrica

ALL time F I found Creative Fabrica when they were hosting their Daily font giveaway. It was SO amazing collecting a new font every day. While they don’t have that program available anymore, they did up the game by hosting their “Daily Gifts”. Daily gifts allow designers to download a free font, SVG, and clip art EVERY day! On top of that, they also have a regular free section (linked below). Creative Fabrica is one of my first stops in the morning when I sit down and you should check it out also.

My Designs In The Choas

My Designs In The Chaos is what I consider a hidden gem. She offers not only tutorials but free crafting files in a lot of her blog posts (I would say all, but I don’t think I have gone back that far to say without a doubt). You will want to browse her blog as that is where her free files are hidden! Her files are always so cute and totally relatable! You can check out all of her designs here.

Kitaleigh

Most known for her typography skills, Kita has her own section on the web with free files. You can find them using the link below. I have to be honest, I might have stocked up on all of her free mockups. Outside of the free files, her blog (-ish) is incredible! She works with a lazer cutter and seeing it in action is SO cool! Plus if you sign up to her newsletter, you will see her $2 Tuesday Font deals! Go now, what are you waiting for? Use this Link is Here

Caty Catherine

Not sponsored by her, but I absolutely adore Caty Catherine! She posts a new free file EVERY day. Yep – EVERY day. You can subscribe to her email list and get it sent right to your inbox. Her designs are adorable and great quality! I have a folder on my own pc dedicated to her.

Tinker and Teal

My #Designer Crush every day and bestie, Roosell at “Tinker and Teal” has been offering flash freebies. Her rustic-chic charm is sure to make a great staple in your design world! You have to be quick though because some of her free svg files are *LIMITED TIME* only! Do not kick yourself in the butt for missing out. You can check her out by visiting the link here.