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15 DIY Halloween Canvas Crafts

No matter the time of year, canvas crafts are one of our favourite things to do. There’s just something so magical about using different creative techniques to turn a literal blank canvas into a themed piece of art! Holidays make that process particularly fun, so we doubt you’ll be surprised to learn that we’ve been on the hunt for new Halloween canvas art ideas lately.

Just in case you and your family love canvas art as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the spookiest and most creative ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far!

1. Ghost footprint canvas


If you’re going to make awesome canvas crafts, would you rather make something that your kids can help you create as well? In that case, especially if your kids like to get as messy as ours do, we have a feeling these cute little footprint ghosts might be right up your alley! Check out how Love Sweet Love made it happen in just a few simple steps.

2. Haunted house Halloween canvas


Have you actually been quite an experienced illustrator and painter for a while now so you’re looking for a canvas idea that’s a little more challenging, even though you’d still prefer to have some guidance available? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this wonderfully spooky and frightfully realistic looking haunted house canvas outlined on Mom Endeavours a try.

3. Spooky Halloween canvas chain


What if you’ve been scrolling through ideas so far and thinking about how there are just so many different designs you’d like to make and try and you’re really having trouble choosing between them? Well, in a world where you can make almost anything you like, who says you have to choose? Check out how Funky Polka Dot Giraffe made several different Halloween themed canvas art pieces and strung them together in a chain using ribbon!

4. Halloween hand spider canvas


If you’re going to get your kids printing their feet onto a canvas to make paint, are you kind of thinking that you’d might as well go all out and get their hands in on the messy fun too? Then we think you just might be the perfect group to give these awesome handprint spiders outlined step by step with their web by I Pinned It a try!

5. Monster features canvases


For some reason, pop art looking minimalist pieces have always been really appealing to us, whether we’re looking at someone else’s art or thinking about things to make ourselves. That’s probably why we loved these facial feature canvas paintings of classic Halloween characters so much! Check out how King Krafty Pants made their canvasses look like Jack Skellington, Frankenstein’s monster, and a black cat jut by using shapes and facial expressions.

6. Spray painted raised letters and spider webs canvas


Rather than simply painting or drawing, would you actually rather create a canvas using some kind of awesome and unique effect that visitors will find quite visually impressive? Then we have a feeling these subtle but raised letters outlined step by step on At The Picket Fence might be a little more up your alley! We love the way the letters mimic the glittering spider, which is also raised from the canvas.

7. Geometric minimalist Halloween canvas


Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about sort of minimalist style art, but you’re just not sure the faces idea we showed you earlier is quite your style? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at the way Kellie Ryanne made a sort of geometric inspired spider web image using similar ideas but with a more colour blocked technique!

8. 3D glittered Halloween canvas art


Are you and your kids actually huge sparkle lovers who will use just about any project as an excuse to get creative with glitter? Well, particularly if you’re also rather taken with the idea of making some kind of 3D art that has aspects that appear to jump up from the canvas, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how A Glimpse Inside made these Halloween themed 3D glitter canvases.

9. Halloween string art skull canvas


If you’ve never tried string art before then we’re sorry to let you know that you’ve been missing out, particularly if you’re also a canvas art lover! Fix that this Halloween by trying your hand at making a simple but amusing string art skeleton, just like A Beautiful Mess did here. It’s an awesome blend of things you enjoy and makes for rather impressive homemade decor!

10. Chevron canvas with button pumpkin


Have you always been primarily a fan of crafts and projects that involve all different kinds of techniques and materials in one place? Then we think this fantastic painted chevron, paper and string bunting, and button pumpkin canvas might be just the project for you! Get the full details for how to make each aspect of the full piece happen thanks to I Heart Nap Time.

11. Halloween cross stitch canvases


Perhaps you’re actually usually the kind of DIY lover who specializes in needlework base crafts like embroidery or or cross stitch but you’ve always wanted to try making canvas art as well and you can’t help wondering whether there might be a way to combine the two kinds of projects? In that case, we think you might feel very interested indeed in the way DIY Candy made jumbo Halloween themed cross stitch designs on painted canvas!

12. Painted name pumpkins


Would you actually prefer to use the canvases you have as a way to get your kids crafting and making things with you or for themselves, so you’re thinking of looking for monogram or name ideas? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Chicken Scratch NY made these awesome swirly pumpkin featuring block lettered names.

13. Googly eyed skull canvas


If you’re going to make something from scratch, would you rather do it using tools and supplies that might be a little unconventional in that context? Well, between that and your love for all things spooky, we have a feeling you’ll be very intrigued indeed by this skull canvas featured on Crafts and Frames that’s made entirely from googly eyes!

14. Fabric and 3D pumpkin canvases


Have your favourite ideas on our list so far been the ones that involved some kind of standout or 3D element because you love the contrast between the raised element and the background, but you can’t help wondering whether you might take that idea to an even more dramatic level? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Hometalk used plastic pumpkins cut in half to create graphic patterned fall designs that really grab the eye!

15. Hand print witch canvas


Were you and your kids pretty intrigued by the idea of doing some handprint art but you think they’d be happier making something other than the spiders we showed you earlier because they’ve never really liked creepy crawlies? In that case, we’d definitely suggest take a look at these adorable handprint witches that Fab Art DIY added all kinds of cute features to.

Have you made other kinds and styles of awesome Halloween themed canvas art that your kids had a blast creating but that you don’t see anything quite similar to here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished canvases in the comments section!