24 Halloween Projects for Your Cricut or Silhouette Machine


Looking for some Silhouette and Cricut Halloween projects? We’ve got you covered.

It’s October, so that means that Halloween is right around the corner.

AKA the national holiday for crafters.

It’s the perfect occasion to bust out your vinyl cutter and create something incredible — whether it’s cards, costumes, spooky decorations or something downright mysterious.

In honor of every crafter’s favorite holiday, we’ve compiled all of our favorite Silhouette and Cricut Halloween projects from over the years.

Many of these we’ve tried successfully ourselves, and everything else is on our list to accomplish this year.

Let’s take it away…

Resting Witch Face Shirt

This is the perfect Halloween shirt for anyone who’s ever been accused of rocking a resting b***h face!

That’s What Che Said is sharing this super fun Halloween-inspired HTV tutorial, and even has the SVG file to buy for a couple of dollars in her store.

Halloween Treat Jars

Perfect for stacking your halloween gifts in, these treat jars are incredibly cute and charming, and will definitely be appreciated by all who receive them.

All you need are clean mason jars, some vinyl and your cutter, and a can of spray paint.

Jack-O-Lantern and Ghost Posts

If you’ve got a few scraps of wood left over from other projects, you’ll love this Halloween tutorial from My Repurposed Life.

Gail is showing us how to make these super cute (or, er, spooky) Jack-o-lanterns and ghosts using cheap 4×4 posts that she picked up at Home Depot.

Once you’ve got your posts, all you need is to cut out some ghost faces using black vinyl on your cutter. Easy peasy!

No-Carve Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkins

If you don’t fancy breaking out the knives and carving pumpkins this year, take a look at this tutorial for no-carve pumpkins from Practically Functional.

Using black vinyl and glow-in-the-dark spray paint, you’ll be creating these spooky and atmospheric pumpkins in no time.

Halloween Window Clings

This Cricut project is a few years old — hence why the author is so excited about the debut of the Explore machine and window clings! — but it’s still a great Halloween tutorial.

Jill at Create.Craft.Love. is showing us how to make these awesome ‘BOO’ window clings using a Cricut and, of course, some window cling material.

It’s an easy way to get your home looking spooky!

Hitchhiking Ghosts Haunted Mansion Sign

This is a fun and witty sign tutorial that will look great on your mantelpiece — apparently it was inspired by the Hitchhiking Ghosts at the Haunted Mansion in Disney World!

All you need for your own version of Polka Dot Chair’s project is a vinyl cutter and vinyl, some craft paint, sandpaper, distress wax and some chalk.

Halloween Pitcher and Cake Stand

A surefire way to spook-up your kitchenware if you’re hosting a Halloween party, is to follow this awesome tutorial from Handmade in the Heartland.

They’re teaching us how to make this awesome skeleton-silhouette pitcher and bat-silhouette cake stand.

Halloween Wine Glasses

Even better than the pitcher above are these awesomely witty DIY wine glasses — emblazoned with ‘Drink Up Witches’ or ‘I’m Just Here For The Boos’.

These are perfect for adult Halloween parties — get the ghouls round for some spooky drinks!

Ghost Lollipop Holders

Trick-or-treat bags are one of the easiest things to craft to get into the Halloween spirit, and these ghost lollipop holders from Craftin’ Owl are some of our favorites.

Made from paper, these are a super easy project for beginners to attempt with their Cricut or Silhouette machines.

Something Wicked Porch Banner

We love this burlap sack tutorial from Tried & True that’s got one of our favorite Shakespeare quotes on it… By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…

Creepy and literary! The perfect way to jazz up that porch.

Paper Cut Halloween Party Invitations

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, head over to Lia Griffith right now and get a hold of these amazing paper cut invitations.

Dead easy to make with your craft cutter, these will ensure that your guests get right into the party mood and get crafting with their own Halloween costumes!

Halloween Coasters

Another Halloween party essential is spooky coasters — where are your guests going to put down their flagons of blood and zombie brain punch without them?!

We love these fun and easy designs on Scrappin’ My Stress Away.

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Shirt

Another great Halloween shirt DIY here — this time from Suburban Wife City Life.

This is the perfect shirt for all you Hocus Pocus fans out there, as well as all the moms stressed out with all the Halloween hi-jinks on display.

And, of course, on the back you can fine, “Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!”

Zombie Finger Treat Box

We love this trick-or-treat boxes from Simplistically Living — they honestly do resemble zombie fingers!

All that’s required is your craft cutter, some assorted color cardstock and a little glue. Time to get creepy…

Jack Skellington Tee

Calling all Nightmare Before Christmas fans — you need this Halloween shirt tutorial in your life!

You can purchase the SVG file from the Cricut design store, and then simply need to bust out your heat transfer vinyl and the shirt of your choice.

Wall of Bats Decor

We love this super simple yet effective wall of bats from Marvelous Mommy.

An easy way to add a touch of Halloween to your interiors — all you need is cardstock, some googly eyes and your vinyl cutter!

Skeleton Shirt with Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl

In the past, we’ve always been skeptical of exactly what we would use glow-in-the-dark heat transfer vinyl for.

But now we know. To make these awesome skeleton shirts!

It’s an easy, low-key way to get into the Halloween spirit without needing to go all-out on an expensive costume.

Plus, people will still be able to tell what you are when the lights turn off.

Halloween Paper Bag Luminaries

Unoriginal Mom has brought us something truly original here — quick and easy paper bag luminaries.

These can be made incredibly cheaply but create a truly spooky atmosphere.

Just lay them out on your patio to attract the trick-or-treaters!

Mini Mr Paper Bones

We’ve got another Lia Griffith project here — this time we’re making these charmingly spooky mini Mr Paper Bones.

Standing at just 5.5″ tall, these cute little bonemen are the perfect way to add a touch of pizazz and wit to your Halloween celebrations.

Bewitchy Halloween Sign

We love this witty Happy Halloween sign — eat, drink and bewitchy — from the Scraps of Life blog.

An easy and fun Silhouette or Cricut Halloween tutorial, this is a perfect project for vinyl cutting beginners.

Skeleton Silhouettes

Head on over to the Salty Canary to get a handle on these awesome DIY Skeleton Silhouettes.

These will look incredible adorned on their walls — they’re so convincing that, at first glance, they look like real old-timey Silhouette art.

Until you realize that the subjects are skeletons!

Halloween Soaps

This is another great tutorial for anyone throwing a Halloween party who wants to successfully spook-up their home!

Keeping It Simple is showing us how to use your vinyl cutter to make these kooky soap bottle designs. We particularly love the haunted house and the witch silhouettes.

Customized Halloween Buckets

Silhouette School are promising us that we can make these sharp-looking Halloween buckets in just 15 minutes — and on a budget, to boot!

These Wicked Witch of the West-inspired designs are also personalized, so they make for fantastic trick-or-treat buckets.

BOO Sign

Most of the tutorials and Halloween projects on the list have been picked because of how easy and cheap they are to accomplish.

For our final pick, we decided to go for a real showstopper — this incredible ‘BOO’ sig from Mandie’s Scrappin’, which she made with wooden letters and various Cricut cartridges.

The effort and investment is clear, but let this serve as a real inspiration to all of you wanting to really make a mark with your Halloween crafting!

Looking to get inspired for your next craft project? Check out our Inspiration board packed full of freebies, cut files and craft deals for every occasion!

About Author

Marnie Hofstadt

I’ve been a professional in the world of vinyl cutting for over 10 years now and specialize in educating others on how to use commercial vinyl plotters. If you’ve got a question on any machine with a servo motor, make sure you come straight to me! I’ve also been running a successful side hustle for the past few years selling my heat transfer designs on Etsy. Crafting and cutting are pretty much my world but I’m also obsessed with Harry Potter and my cat, Hagrid.

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