4 Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts {On a Dollar Store Budget}

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Everyone loves a great dollar store deal. Right now at your local Dollar Tree you can find Halloween themed cupcake cups in all sorts of colors and sizes. While your first thought may be to whip up a batch of cupcakes in these nifty little paper cups, there are so many more fun things you can do with them!

Take a look below at four fun Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts you can make using cupcake cups and just a few other common household supplies. Never has decorating for the Halloween season been this fun, frugal, or festive.

Now take a look and get ready to get crafting!

  1. Cutesy Cupcake Bunting Banner
  2. Charming Cupcake Party Lights
  3. Clever Cupcake Cup Owls
  4. Bootiful Cupcake Cup Straw Skirts

As you can see, when it comes to crafting with cupcake cups you are only limited by your own imagination. Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to try them on your own and see what other uses you can find for cupcake cups.

Either way, you are sure to have fun and even pinch a few pennies while you are at it. Give these simple Halloween cupcake cup crafts a try and see what sorts of haunting treats you can come up with. Happy crafting!

Which is your favorite of the Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts?

Also see 4 Spooky Crafts for more creative Halloween fun made from Dollar Tree finds!

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Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Bootiful Cupcake Cup Straw Skirts

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Don’t you think a straw is more fun to drink from when it is wearing a festive Halloween skirt? Of course you do!

That is why if you are getting ready for a children’s Halloween party or just a fun fall night in with the girls, you must make these Bootiful Cupcake Straw Skirts. These cuties are so fun and easy to make, and just like the rest of our cupcake cup crafts, they are frugal too!

Take a look below at how you can make your very own and sip your way into the Halloween season right!

Supplies Needed:
Assorted cupcake cups
Scissors
Straws

Directions:
1. For the sample picture, we used the Halloween straws available at our dollar tree. We simply removed the plastic pumpkins that were on them so all we had were plain orange straws.
2. Next, poke a hole in each cupcake cup. Right in the center is perfect.  A sharp pencil is really all you need to use to do this. You want to do enough so you can put at least 3 cups on each straw.
3. Now, use your scissors to fringe up the ends of your cupcake cups. This will give them a frilly and festive look. Use your fingers to ruffle them up a bit if you wish and really fluff them out.
4. All you need to do now is slip the skirts over the straws and pull into place. Mid center works out great and looks fantastic!

You can do these in a variety of colors and patterns or keep them all uniform. The choice is totally up to you of course and only limited by your own creativity. Give this simple craft a try and see how easy it is to make your own straw embellishments for your next party or gathering. This is one boo-tiful detail that will be sure to catch your guests eyes!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have scissors)

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Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Clever Cupcake Cup Owls

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Let’s face it: the owl craze is not going anywhere anytime soon.  This Halloween season don’t try to beat them,  join them with these DIY Clever Cupcake Cup Owls.

Easy to make and inexpensive too, these owls are sure to be a hoot of a time creating and add some real charm to your Halloween décor. Plus, kids will even enjoy this craft too. So why not gather them around the table and see how easy it is to create these Clever Cupcake Cup Owls?

Supplies Needed:
Assorted cupcake cups
Construction paper
Scissors
Glue

Don’t you love it when a craft only requires a handful of supplies like this one?

Directions:
1. First you will want to compose the body of the owl. To do this, pick 4-5 cups that you are going to loosely stack on top of each other.
2. To create the body, place each of the 4-5 cups on top of each other. You can either glue them in place as is, or add a small wadded up piece of paper in between each layer to create some height.
3. Next, let’s make some wings. To do this you want to either fold two cups in half creating a half moon, or fold them in half and then in half again to create more of a triangle shape. The choice is yours. Use a generous dab of glue to adhere the wings to the side of the body.
4. For your owl’s face, this is where the construction paper comes into place. Make two large circles for eyes and two smaller ones for pupils. You can also cut a simple triangle for a nose. Attach the pieces with glue to the front of your owl.
5. Lastly you are going to need some ears. You can either bend the cupcake cup as mentioned above into a triangle, or you can cut triangle ears from your construction paper. Glue into place.

Your owl is now all ready to be displayed. Prop him on a bookshelf or even your office desk. Kids will love showing their off and perhaps even giving them as gifts. Either way, these little guys are the perfect Halloween craft for anyone who loves owls and loves saving money! Give it a try!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have scissors & glue.  You might even have construction paper on hand too)

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Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Charming Cupcake Party Lights

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It’s not a party without twinkle lights, which is why this DIY project for Charming Cupcake Party Lights should be on your to do list.  These lights are so simple to make, yet they will look like something you picked up at a specialty shop. In no time flat you can have your very own custom Halloween party lights to light up the night and add some ghostly glow to your evening.

Supplies Needed:
Cupcake cups, regular size
Cupcake cups, small size
Hole punch or pencil
Strand of orange or regular twinkle lights

Directions:
1. To begin, take a hole punch or sharp pencil and poke a hole into the center of each cupcake cup.
2. You want the decoration on the cup to be displayed well, so in order for this to happy turn each cup inside out.
3. Now, you can begin stringing the cupcake cups on the light strand. Dollar Tree also sells orange light strands for just $1 as well, so if you do not have one on hand you can grab one there. To put the cups on, start by sliding a large cup over the bulb so the bulb comes through the hole you punched.
4. Add an extra layer of design by then stacking one of the smaller cups on top of the larger one you just placed on. It will almost have a flower effect.
5. You can now choose to ruffle your cupcake cups up a bit or even make small snips to them with scissors to give them a shabbied look. The choice is all yours of course, just get creative and do what works for you.

Once your cups are all in place all you need to do is plug your light strand in. That’s it! Your room will be glowing with the site of the season and just think…you made it all by yourself!

Note: Do NOT leave these on when you aren’t home or are asleep.  You do have lights near paper and could be a fire hazard if unattended!

Total Cost = $3
(assuming you already have a hole punch)

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Dollar Store Halloween Crafts: Cutesy Cupcake Cup Bunting Banner

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Who doesn’t love a fun party bunting banner? When you whip up this banner you will have an instant party on your hands. Drape it from your mantel or entryway for an instant pop of color and charm. It is the perfect decorative item if you are short on space and cash.

Supplies Needed:
Cupcake cups in Various sizes, colors
Ribbon or string
Craft glue. A glue stick is perfect for this job if you have one on hand!

Directions:
1. First, you will want to decide what type of pattern you want to make with your cups. Do you want an AB pattern? Or do you want to switch it up a little more and do something more complicated? Either way, lay out your cups to reflect this pattern.
2. Next, fold each cup in half and press it flat. You will want to create almost a clam shell shape with each cup.
3. Cut the string or ribbon of your choice to the length of your choice. The length of course will depend on how much space you need for this banner to cover.
4. Now, run the string through each fold in a way so that the cupcake cup is hanging over the string.
5. The cupcake cup will now need to be secured into place, as you don’t want it falling off the string. To do this, simply add a dab of glue to the flap of paper and press together firmly.

There you have it! Once your cupcake cups are dry you can now string your banner up wherever you see fit. It is the perfect Halloween look for less.

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have a glue stick or craft glue)

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Dollar Store Halloween DIY: 4 Spooky Crafts

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The Dollar Tree is a great place to buy craft supplies when you’re on a budget.  You can make super cute projects for only a few dollars, and they are easy enough to get the kids involved!

Below are 4 awesome DIY Dollar Store Halloween Crafts:

  1. Spooky Straws Craft
  2. Creepy Candle Holder
  3. Spooky Sparkle Spiders
  4. Going Batty Bat Banner

What’s your favorite Halloween Craft?

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Dollar Store DIY: Going Batty Bat Banner

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Do you have an empty mantel or entryway that could use some sprucing up?

If you are looking for a way to add some Halloween charm to your home for less, this Going Batty Bat Banner is perfect. It only takes minutes to make, and you can create one for around $2. All you need to do is make a quick trip to your local dollar store and you are ready to roll.

Take a peek below at how you too can go batty and create this fun Going Batty Bat Banner!

Supplies Needed:
Package of black bat cut outs
Halloween Ribbon
Hot glue and glue gun
Scissors

All of the above items can be found at your local Dollar Tree store. Just look in the Halloween décor aisles and craft supply aisle.

Directions:
1. You will want to begin by measuring out about 3 feet of ribbon. Cut. You may alter this length based on the size banner you want to make.
2. Lay out the bat cut outs. You will notice there are three different varieties. You now need to decide what pattern you want to place your bats in.
3. Once you decide, it is time to start gluing. Place a dab of glue on the back of each bat and press it firmly to the ribbon. You can angle the bats if you wish for a flying look!
4. When your bats are dry, you can now hang the banner any place you wish. These banners look cute draped on mantels, in doorways, or even just on the wall. A little piece of tape or a push pin is all you need to secure it.

This dollar store DIY project is so easy, even the kiddos can get in on the action and help you. It is a simple and inexpensive craft that is perfect for giving your home a little extra spookiness for less. So head to your Dollar Tree store and grab the supplies you need to get crafting!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have a glue gun w/ glue sticks)

See more Dollar Store DIY Crafts to help decorate your home for Halloween for less!

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Dollar Store Halloween DIY: Spooky Sparkle Spiders

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While not everyone is a fan of spiders, I do think everyone can agree these Spooky Sparkle Spiders are pretty adorable. With just a few dollar store supplies, you can make your own batch of Spooky Sparkle Spiders to adorn your house.  Halloween just would not be the same without these creepy crawlies, so take a look below at how to make your own.

Supplies Needed:
Package of Styrofoam craft balls
Craft glue
Fine Glitter
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Hot glue and glue gun

Dollar Tree carries all of the items listed above. You will find all of these supplies in the crafting aisle of the store.

Directions:
1. First, pick two Styrofoam balls of different sizes. One will be the head and the other will act as the body. Apply a generous dab of hot glue to the smaller ball and press it to the larger one. Hold it in place for one minute until it adheres.
2. Once dry, use your finger to apply craft glue to the entire head and body of the spider. You want to make sure you coat the entire piece.
3. Hold the spider over a paper towel with one hand, and with the opposite hand sprinkle on the fine craft glitter generously.
4. Once the spider is covered, set it aside to dry.
5. When your spider body is dry, you can then glue on the googly eyes and attach the legs. To attach the legs, cut eight sections of pipe cleaner and just poke it into the side of the body. Adjust the legs as needed to make the spider able to stand on its own.

You are now all ready to display your Spooky Sparkle Spiders! You can place them on a shelf, on a desktop, or anywhere that can use a little Halloween glitter and glam. You will have plenty of supplies leftover to make several spiders, so why not create a whole family? These are one kind of spider you will love having around!

Total Cost = $4
(assuming you already have craft glue and a glue gun w/ glue sticks)

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Dollar Store Halloween DIY: Creepy Candle Holder

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If you are looking to add a little Halloween glow to your home or office, this Creepy Candle Holder is the perfect solution. It only takes minutes to make, and everything you need can be found at your local dollar store.

The best part is, if you are tired of using it as a candle-holder, you can easily remove the votive and use it for a pencil holder. How nifty is that? Take a look below at how to make your own Creepy Candle Holder.

Supplies Needed:
Metal pencil holder
Battery operated votive
Hot glue, glue gun
Halloween garland

You will be able to find all of the above supplies at your local Dollar Tree. Just look in the Halloween décor, office supplies, and crafting aisles.

Directions:
1. To begin, apply a layer of hot glue around the top of the metal pencil holder. This is where you will attach your Halloween garland.
2. Cut a piece of Halloween garland to fit the circumference of the pencil holder. Press it to the hot glue strip. Press firmly to be sure it adheres.
3. Now, all you need to do is take a battery operated votive and place it inside. You will love how the light reflects off the Halloween tinsel!
4. When you are tired of using it as a votive holder, just take the votive out and replace it with office supplies.

Please note: It is advised that you only use a battery operated votive in this piece, as the garland and a real votive can cause a fire hazard.

Place this colorful candle holder anywhere you could use a little extra Halloween glow in your home. It would even look cute on an office desk or bedroom nightstand. So head to your local Dollar Tree and get these supplies so you too can get crafting!

Total Cost = $3
(assuming you already have a glue gun w/ glue sticks)

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Dollar Store Halloween DIY: Spooky Straws Craft

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Halloween time means lots of parties, so you’ll find yourself on the lookout for fun and festive party supplies. Sure, you could go to the local party supply store or retail store and spend big bucks on these items OR you can try making some of them yourself!

Making your own spooky party supplies is a lot easier than you may think, and you can get started with this easy peasy DIY project right here. These Spooky Straws are perfect for sipping your brew at your Halloween parties and festivities.

You only need a few supplies to make them, all of which can be found at your local dollar store. Take a peek!

Supplies Needed:
Orange bendy straws
Hot glue, glue gun
Package of googly eyes

That’s it! As mentioned, you can find all of these items at your local Dollar Tree store. Just look in the Halloween themed aisles and craft aisles.

Directions:
1. This craft really could not be any easier. Simply apply a generous dab of glue to the back of your large googly eye. You will notice that Dollar Tree sells a bag of these eyes all in different sizes, so for this craft make sure you use the largest eye size since they look best.
2. Once the glue is applied gently press the eye to the straw and hold it firmly in place. It will take several seconds to adhere, so do not move the piece for a few minutes until the glue has had a chance to set.
3. When you straw is dry, you are all ready to use it. Just place it in your favorite drink and sip away.

As you can see, these spooky straws will look so fun just gathered in a jar and set out on your Halloween table. Guests will love using them, as will your kiddos should you just decide to make them for your evening dinner. Either way, give this simple dollar store DIY a try and you can get festive for less.

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have a glue gun w/ glue sticks)

Also see these 18 Halloween Kids Crafts!

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