Guys, October is officially rolling around this weekend, which means Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re ready to start celebrating those spooky vibes now, use this weekend to jump headfirst into some holiday prep. And when you’ve had just about enough of costumes and festive decor, come on back to this list for a totally non-Halloween project. Whether you’re in need of an on-point no-carve pumpkin project or a fall wardrobe accessory, here are 10 weekend projects to make before Monday’s return.


1. DIY Cosmic Pumpkins: Ready for a no-carve pumpkin that’s totally out of this world? Splatter, blend and spray pumpkins into galaxy goodness with this easy tutorial. Then really take these pumpkins to the next level with glow-in-the-dark paint and stars. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar: Oh yes, you know it’s time for this. It might be untraditional, but Halloween is just as exciting as Christmas or Hanukkah, so it totally deserves a countdown calendar! You can slip candy corn, Halloween stickers or other treats into these teeny tiny witch hats. (via Oh Happy Day)


3. DIY Pool Float Dog Costumes: Pretty pool floats slayed this summer, so it only makes sense to make your fur baby wear one for Halloween, right?? Pull out your sewing machine and turn your pup into the cutest thing in the pool, er, on the block with this adorable DIY. (via Sugar & Cloth)


4. DIY Crystal Air Plant Hangers: If Mercury’s retrograde has you feeling a little low, it might be time to smudge sage and harness some crystal power to get you through the final days without incident. Attach leather straps and an air plant to your favorite crystals and remove negative energies in your bedroom, workspace and living room. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Diffuser Keychains: If you’ve ever wished you could take your diffuser around with you, you’ll love this clever project. Use air dry clay to make these bead key chains that are perfect for clipping on a tote bag or hanging in your gym locker to refresh your space (and your mind) with soothing scents all day, every day. (via Lindsey Crafter)


6. DIY Lace-Up Ballet Flats: As weather gets cooler, it might be time to switch up your shoe game. But before you retire those fave flats, follow this hack to transform your summer shoes into a pair of ballet flats. Then prepare to dance the day away. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Breakfast Tray: For those days when you just can’t, you’re gonna want to have this tray by your side. Extend your bedtime coziness by treating the bed like a desk or table with this stylish DIY. Pro tip: Make sure the legs are long enough that it will fit over your lap when you’re cozied up in layers of blankets. (via Bash)


8. DIY Pizza Plush: If you’re all about those non-square pillows, it’s about time you added a slice to your couch collection. It’s an easy sewing project, and it looks totally adorable when it’s put together. Because heart-shaped pepperoni, duh. (via A Beautiful Mess)


9. DIY Pool Float Pumpkins: Oh yeah, another pool float DIY, but this time in pumpkin form. Keep those summer vibes goin’ with these free printables for swans, flamingos, parrots, toucans and (best of all) rainbow unicorns! (via A Joyful Riot)


10. DIY Anthro Clutch Copycat: Anthro’s dotty clutch is pretty much the *perf* combo of chic leather and modern graphic print, but the price tag is a little less than perfect. Before you shell out for this new accessory, try making this easy DIY. The print is versatile enough to take to art class, brunch or on a night out with the girls. (via Brit + Co)

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