We are in the last week of October, so do you know what that means? IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME! Are you ready to ditch the boxes of store-bought decorations? You know, all those cheesy plastic pumpkins and cutout ghosts? And we have a few easy DIY Halloween decoration ideas that will scare up some fun at your home. These projects can be done in less than a day, making your house look spookily awesome even at the last minute!
Dripping candles are a great way to spook up your home for Halloween. They can be made in any color and are easy to make. You can use any container around the house if it's heat-resistant.
It doesn't take much to achieve a creepy look for dripping candles—wrap the black waxed paper around the top portion of a standard white candle, then drip red wax on top while holding it over an old cup or container so that it drips down onto itself (this requires some practice). This creates a dripping candle effect that can add an extra layer of creepiness to any room in need!
You can't go wrong with the classic: chocolate eyeballs. The best part about making your own is that you can customize them to suit your tastes, so feel free to get creative! For example, if you're a big fan of the spooky purple variety, make some purple chocolate eyes.
If you have access to a mold, it's easy as 1-2-3! If not, here are some simple instructions on how to make your own:
Melt white chocolate in the microwave or over low heat on the stovetop until smooth and glossy (do this in small batches because white chocolate burns easily).
Add some food coloring drops until the desired color is achieved; we recommend doing this step before pouring into molds because it's harder when hardened afterward.
Let cool completely before popping out of molds if using one; otherwise, spread onto wax paper for something similar but less refined looking.
Black and White Pumpkins
Another great way to decorate your home for Halloween is by using pumpkins. They're an easy, fun decoration that can be made in any size and with any color scheme.
You can use a stencil or freehand to paint these pumpkins black and white. Or if you're feeling like being more creative, try different colors, patterns, and even shapes!
DIY Creepy Chalkboard
If you are in search of a fun and easy way to add some spooky decor to your home, try creating a chalkboard. First, find an old piece of wood that you can paint black. Next, use a brush and black paint (or chalkboard spray paint) to color your board. Then, write scary messages with chalk on the board!
This project is perfect for those who are new to home improvement or aren't particularly skilled at crafting. It's also easy enough that anyone could do it—even if they don't know how to draw!
Your first step for this project is to acquire some bottles. For me, the perfect bottles to use were wine bottles. They were already black and had elegant shapes, so it was just a matter of adding some fake spider webs and other decorations to them, like spooky shapes that can be made through a hot glue gun.
If you have old bottles that are not black, you can paint them with acrylic or latex paint in your favorite color. You could also use spray paint if you want a more matte finish, but make sure to cover up anything inside the bottle with plastic wrap or newspaper before spraying so that it doesn't get covered in paint too!
Once all your bottles are dry, use a paint pen to add spooky words like "BOO" or "Ghosts" to them. For extra spookiness, add some fake spiders!
Skittish candy jars
You could make a skittish candy jar in a few easy steps. First, grab some jars and your glue gun, then find some paint and pom poms to decorate them with. You can also use craft foam, buttons, and ribbon to create spooky spider webs around the top of the jar. Your kids will love helping you decorate these!
A mini monster is a little bit of Halloween fun and can be made from everyday items. Here's what you'll need:
Glue gun with glue sticks
One small container
1 yard of black fabric
A face template (you can find them online if you search "free printable mini monster face templates")
A pair of scissors
You'll also need time, energy, and perhaps a bit of patience to make this monster come alive. The steps are simple, but it can really be fun as you do it with your kids!
Let's get your Halloween on with a few simple Halloween DIYs.
It's time to start the party and create some spooky decorations for your home this year. If you're not much of a crafty person, don't worry; there are plenty of easy-to-do ideas that will make your house feel extra.
Black and white pumpkins: This one may sound simple but requires careful attention, so don't give up halfway through—it's worth it when done right! Start off by cutting out two identical pumpkins from card stock paper using either a stencil or freehand design (you could also print out designs online and then cut them out). Next, take strips from a newspaper which should be rolled up tightly, so they become thin rods with round ends; use these inside both halves before gluing together again using mod podge adhesive spray (make sure everything stays wet!). Once everything is dry, paint overtop using acrylic paints until all detail lines are gone.
To wrap up these easy Halloween DIYs, I want to make sure you know that they're only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds more ideas out there—and I encourage you to get creative! If you don't love what you see here, chances are someone else will have done something similar and shared it online somewhere. So go ahead and look around for inspiration before diving into this project yourself.
And remember: while some of these decorations may seem complex at first glance, most of them only require a few simple supplies—like paper or cardboard—in order to make your house scream Halloween season all year long.
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