Spooky DIY Halloween Decorations
Spooky DIY Halloween Decorations
Spooky DIY Halloween DecorationsWith Halloween creeping closer, there’s not a lot of time left to deck out your home with decorations. Some of the best and most affordable decorations may have already disappeared from store shelves, meaning you may not have a lot of options left. We’ve scoured the internet for the best DIY decorations that require minimal effort and set up time. If you have kids, get them to put on their creative hats and help you decorate. They’re guaranteed to be thrilled when they get to see their own Halloween decorations strung up around the house.
1. Creepy Critters
Arachnophobes, skip ahead to number 3!
To make creepy critters, you’ll need some black pipe cleaners, foam balls or yarn, and some hot glue. Twist eight pipe cleaners together on one end and bend them into shape so they resemble legs. Then, using the hot glue, attach them to the base of the yarn or foam ball.
2. Spooky Spiderwebs
There are a few different options for creating spiderweb decorations. One option is to cut, stretch and tear up some gauze to make it look ultra-creepy. You can then drape this around your trees or front porch. A second, more kid-friendly option is to make some mini spiderwebs to hang around your home or garden. For each spiderweb, take three popsicle sticks and glue them together into a star shape. Once dried, wrap the yarn around the popsicle sticks until you have a mini spiderweb. Buggy & Buddy have detailed step-by-step instructions along with a demo video for those of us who are a little more creatively challenged! You can also pick up some small, plastic spiders and glue them onto the webs before you hang them!
3. Mummy Munchies
Take an empty glass jar and wrap a bandage around it. Add some googly eyes to bring your mummy to life and fill the jar with lollies or other treats! If you don’t want to risk that your kids (or partner…) will eat all the treats before Halloween, then you can replace the lollies with a tea light.
4. Mini Monsters
This project is guaranteed to keep the kids entertained for a few hours but will require some pre-planning as you’ll need some empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Grab some paint, pipe cleaners, pom poms and any other decorations you have lying around, and let the kids create their own colourful little monsters. Visit Kidspot for further instructions and some picture inspiration!
5. Bats. Bats. Bats
For this DIY project, all you need are scissors, some black card and string. Cut out bats in all different shapes and sizes and attach them to a piece of string. We recommend adding some googly eyes and mixing it up by hanging some bats upside down and some right side up. You can then tie them to trees, attach them to the kitchen bench or hang them in doorways.
6. Ghastly Ghosts
All you’ll need to create some ghastly ghosts is a few white balloons, a sharpie, some string and white streamers. Blow up the balloons and draw three ovals on each one – two for the eyes and one for the mouth. Stick a few streamers to the base of each balloon and attach it to a string. You can also change it up by letting your kids choose their own balloon colours.
7. Cursed Candles
See if you can find some black pillar or taper candles and use either red or black hot glue to create a dripping effect around the top edge. These are ideal if you want to create a truly spooky atmosphere.
8. Paranormal Pumpkins
Creating a pumpkin garland is a fun and easy activity that you can do with the kids. We recommend getting coloured paper in a few different shades of orange and letting the kids decorate the pumpkins however they choose. There are plenty of tutorials online featuring simple to complex, origami type garlands.
We hope that this blog has been helpful for anyone seeking some inspiration about last minute Halloween decorations! There is endless inspiration online, but we narrowed it down to our favourites and some of the more kid-friendly activities around. We hope everyone has a great time decorating and a haunted Halloween…