Freaky Fun Ideas for Halloween Projects

Come on, admit it: you’ve waited all year for Halloween. It’s a chance to get silly, get scared, and change into someone else for just one day. Send a Halloween greeting or dress up your social media with these cute and creepy ideas—here are some samples to get your blood curdling.

Halloween design templates for everything

We have Halloween and fall templates for everything from social media to email to flyers to cards

Our Halloween design templates are a perfect way to start your project quickly and amplify your amusingly macabre messages to send to friends or post to social. We have templates for YouTube thumbnails for your costume tutorial, Instagram Story templates to show off your makeup tips, and Facebook cover templates to get your followers into the mood. Browse them all and customize one to make it your own.

Design bundles for Halloween projects

Use the Day of the Dead design theme to create a simple Instagram post from scratch.

We have six Halloween design themes devoted to this time of year: Vampires, Zombies, Witches, Demons, Day of the Dead, and Trick or Treat. These themes are curated collections of fonts, graphics, textures, and effects that make designing Halloween images scary easy. You can start a design from scratch by opening a blank canvas and designing with curated fonts, graphics, effects, and textures. Go super creepy with the Zombie theme or keep it cute with the Trick or Treat theme.

Make trick or treat goody bag labels or cards with Halloween graphics

Use graphics and fonts from the Trick or Treat theme to make these labels.

Don’t forget all the things you can do to season the room with goods and goodies at your Halloween party. It’s easy to make graphics for cupcake toppers, goodie bags, and food labels. The Trick or Treat theme is especially loaded with the classic lighter-side-of-Halloween graphics, like pumpkins, spiders, creepy critters, and the dreaded candy corn.

To create labels for printing with a transparent background, be sure to convert your background to a layer, then delete the color layer. When you download to your computer you'll want to save your file as a PNG to retain the transparency.

Learn more: How to Make a PNG File That Keeps Backgrounds Transparent

Make a Halloween card using stock photos or video

Combine a video with animated GIF graphics for a truly moving holiday greeting

Sending a card is always a nice treat for the recipient, especially when you make one with a home video and a few animated GIF graphics.

How to make a digital card with video and animated GIFs:

  1. Open a blank canvas in PicMonkey.

  2. Open the Photos & Video tab, then click Add image to upload your video, or choose one from our stock library.

  3. You can trim or crop your video, and resize it however you like on the canvas.

  4. From Graphics in the left tabs, choose Animated Graphics and click to add.

  5. Finish and download as a MP4 or a GIF (if your video is shorter than 6 seconds).

  6. Send via email, text, or social media and make someone's day!

Learn more: How to Add a GIF to Almost Anything and Bring Your Designs to Life with Video!

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Keep your memories with a Halloween Collage

Try PicMonkey's collage tool.

Remember the crazy costumes, unique jack-o-lantern carvings, and visits to the pumpkin patch all in a single image! Use our Collage tool to neatly arrange your photos and videos, adjust the cell spacing, round the image corners, and even add more cells on the fly if you find yourself with too many good pics you just have to include.

You can even jump back into themes to grab a few festive graphics for your collage design, or add text to finish off your creation. Have fun with it because that's what Halloween is all about!

Learn more: How to Create Epic Collages

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make powerful images that level up your business.