This is a public service announcement letting you know Halloween is only three weeks away! Now that it’s officially October, it’s perfectly acceptable to take this weekend to jump headfirst into the holiday prep. Start by outfitting your bar cart with some seasonal goodness (because, priorities), and then, proceed to work on nailing your Halloween makeup. Whether you’re in need of a minimalist piece of Halloween art or you’re ready to get the party started with a confetti cannon, here are 10 rad weekend projects to make before Monday rolls back around.


1. DIY Snapchat Filter Makeup: Whether your go-to filter is the happy puppy dog, the flower crown or the silly bee, there’s no denying Snapchat filters make everyone look fab. Turn your fave filter into a killer Halloween costume with these brilliant makeup tutorials that’ll have you cheesin’ in no time. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Candy Corn Flamingos: Don’t put away those yard flamingos just yet. Pull out the spray paint and trade the traditional pink shade for a more festive candy corn-inspired ombre color. These would look great with the rest of your Halloween yard decor, or put together a colorful centerpiece with a bunch of mini flamingos. (via The Glitter in My Tea)


3. DIY Sugar Skull Balloon Backdrop: Looking for a stunning backdrop for your Día de los Muertos party on November 1? This balloon DIY is so pretty, you’ll want to leave it up until Thanksgiving. No judgment here. (via Oh Happy Day)


4. DIY Stationery: When it comes to snail mail, nothing says “I heart you” like an honest-to-goodness handmade card. Skip the email to your BFF and DIY one of these rad cards instead. There’s a gold foil card, a calligraphy card for the hand-lettering lover and a watercolor card that you should most definitely send to Mom. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Gemstone Soap: October might seem a little early to start planning for holiday guests and gifts, but let’s face it, you put it off every year and then suddenly you’re rushing to get your shopping done at the 11th hour. Not this year! Soap is a great little addition to any guest room goodie basket, and it’s pretty enough to gift to all your glam friends. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. DIY Modern Halloween Wall Decor: Halloween decor doesn’t always have to mean draping everything you own in messy cobwebs. If you’re a minimalist (or are just looking for a chic way to incorporate some spookiness into your decor), you’ll love this quick and easy piece of wall decor. Tassels, bats and creepy black branches… what’s not to love? (via Damask Love)


7. DIY Confetti Cannon: Nothing says “partay” like a solid dose of confetti. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or a new baby, or just looking for something to spice up your weekend, these DIY confetti cannons are pure magic. Start saving your bottle caps and cardboard rolls, because you’re going to want to have a good stock of these on hand at all times. (via Brit + Co)


8. DIY Spooky Floral Bar Cart: Having a bar cart obviously means you’ll have a steady flow of delicious cocktails, but it also means getting to decorate that cart every time the seasons change. Keep your bar cart on point this Halloween with a few simple additions like black candlesticks, ghoulish decanter labels and plenty of pumpkins. (via Sugar & Cloth)


9. DIY Candy Melt Bowls: Imagine this: a delicious chocolate mousse that’s vegan and gluten-free inside a pretty bowl that’s made out of candy. Yes, all your childhood dreams (and adult fantasies) just came together to create the most perfect dessert ever. (via Brit + Co)


10. DIY Halloween Body Part Dessert: While we’re on the subject of dessert (because that’s what weekends are for, right?), this ghoulish treat is sure to delight kids (and adults) of all ages. Start with a “dirt and body part” dessert served in a hot pink “blood-dripped” bowl, served in a “bone-chilling” foam bone trivet. Oooooh, did anyone else just get shivers? (via A Kailo Chic Life)

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