Okay, we’ll be upfront about it: we’re going HARD on Halloween this week(end). Sorry, but there are just so many fun and festive things to DIY. Whether you’re throwing an epic Halloween party even Dracula would attend or still in search of that one perfect costume, here are 10 weekend projects to make before Monday’s return.


1. Ghost Balloons: These balloons will make people jump even before they pop. (via Studio DIY)


2. ’90s BFF Costumes: Are you and your bestie a total Cher + Dionne sort of duo or more Daria and Jane kind of gals? Either way, we can show you how do dress up as those two sets of BFFs + four more. (via Brit + Co)


3. Halloween Candy Garland: Hang strands of your favorite candies throughout the house as festive pieces of decoration and then give them away as party favors when the night comes to an end. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

4. Easy Cat Ears: In a pinch for a SUPER last minute Halloween costume? Done and done. (via Brit + Co)


5. Balloon Pumpkin Backdrop: Pair this epic backdrop with this year’s costume and what do you get? Your next profile picture, of course. (via The House That Lars Built)


6. Googly Eyed Earrings: If you’re not all that into Halloween, you should still show up to the party rocking at least a little bit of spooky spirit. Here’s a perfectly subtle way to do just that. (via We Can Make Anything)


7. Pop Art Makeup: If you’re running low on supplies or you’re not feeling like going as the classic Halloween cat, rock this makeup with any old outfit. However, if you have anything to DIY into a cape, that definitely wouldn’t hurt. (via Brit + Co)


8. Marble Candy Apples: Take the spook out of these witchy treats and transform them into edible art. (via Sugar and Charm)


9. Cross Stitched Pumpkins: If you’re STILL not sure what to do with your pumpkin spend Friday night doing this creative DIY for a pumpkin that will totally wow the next day. (via Design Sponge)

10. Candy Corn JELL-O Shots: Thought you left JELL-O shots in college? Think again, friends! via Brit + Co)

Do you have any projects planned for the weekend? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.