Getting ready for Halloween? Here are 7 DIY decorations you can create easily!
Black Cat Pumpkins. Jack O’ Lanterns, though a classic piece of Halloween decor, could use a fresh take. This year, try making something a little easier, with no cutting at all: black cat pumpkins. All you need is black paint, colored paper, some glue, and pipe cleaners. You could even try using fake pumpkins instead so that you can reuse these adorable decorations every year.
Apothecaries are known for their concoctions and mixtures most magical, so their potions present at your party can add a mystifying ambience. Not only that, but these pieces of decorations are easy to make. All you need are these free apothecary labels, some bottles ready for repurposing, and objects to put in them.
Make Your Own Shrunken Head. These shrunken heads are the perfect easy-to-make decoration that make any Halloween party spookier. For these, you will need apples, preferably past their expiration date, and some tools to carve them with. Leave your carved apples out in the sun for a few days or stuff them in the oven until dry. After they are finished, you can hang them up in doorways, leave them on kitchen counters, or hidden in a bowl of snacks.
A Swarm of (Felt) Bats. If you want to spook your trick-or-treaters or get your party guests in the Halloween mood, stick these felt bats right on the front door. All you will need to do is cut out your bats from a felt outline, create as many as you like, then attach them wherever needs a spooky touch-up.
Witch’s Candles. These candles will make you and your party guests feel like you’re in a witch’s cave. All you need are repurposed wine bottles, dinner candles, and whatever other spooky additions you can think of. For the full tutorial, check out the Crafty in Crosby mother-and-daughter blog.
Ghosts in the Yard. Using chicken wire, LED’s, and maybe an old prom dress, you can create the impression of a ghostly bride wandering in the land of the living. This craft will scare any trick-or-treaters from turning trickster.
Milk Jug Ghosts. Got a milk jug lying around? You can clean it out easily and use it to make a spooky ghost light with some battery-powered LED’s. They can be left anywhere: around the house, out on the lawn, etcetera. These decorations aren’t only easy, they’re cheap, too.