Halloween is a little over 2 months away and if you are anything like me you are getting exciting about celebrating. Here are 10 fast fun and easy home decoration ideas to help get you in the mood.
Just cut a length of lace, lay it on a paper plate, and brush on nontoxic, non flammable black tempera paint. Roll a pillar, taper, or votive across the trim to pick up the pattern. Don’t worry if the transfer is imperfect—a slightly decayed look up ups the elegance. Then, let the paint dry for at least an hour before lighting the candle.
These felt bats are easy to make and ensure your house looks extra spooky. All you need to do is trace a bat shape onto a piece of felt and cut it out. Repeat until you have a swarm of them.
To create this you’ll need about eight dozen glow-in-the-dark rubber eyeballs and a 12-inch foam wreath form. Wrap the wreath in black crepe streamers and secure with straight pins. Poke a hole in the back of one eyeball with the sharp end of a flat-headed pin; then insert the pin’s flat end into the hole. Using a thimble to protect your finger, press the pin halfway in. Push the sharp end of the pin into the form. Repeat until the wreath is full and hang as desired.
Recycle empty pickle, jelly, and other glass jars by turning them into haunting terrariums. First, wash each container and dry thoroughly. Choose a sturdy twig that’s slightly shorter than the jar and hot-glue it to the inside of the lid, so that the twig sticks straight up. Hot-glue plastic bugs to the wood—making sure the decorations are small enough to fit inside the glass when you seal the terrarium. Spray-paint everything but the jar—twig, bugs, and lid black.
Once the piece has dried, hot-glue green floral moss around the base of the twig. Carefully place the jar upside down over the lid and screw it on.
To make these spooks, stack one small paper cup atop another that’s turned upside down and tape them together. Inflate a small balloon and rest it in the top cup. Cut cheesecloth into pieces that measure about eight inches square and fill a bowl with fabric starch. Soak a piece of cheesecloth in fabric starch and immediately drape it over the balloon. Let dry for 10 minutes. Pop the balloon with a pin to reveal a hardened shape. Cut two tiny circles out of black felt for eyes and affix them to the ghost with tacky glue. Remove the ghost from cup and use your fingers to rough up the ends. Thread fishing line through the top of each ghost, securing with a knot to hang.
A fun and easy way to scare guests when they walk past your mirror. Draw a figure on the back of a sheet of frosted window film. Cut out the silhouette, as well as its eyes and mouth, with an craft knife. Apply the film to a mirror, smoothing as you go.
Personalize galvanized buckets with adhesive or rub-on letters for a Halloween table. Fill with treats for guests to take home at the end of the party.
For an autumn table, carve out tiny pumpkins and insert scent-free votive candles. This festive decoration can be used for Halloween parties, as well as Thanksgiving feasts and smells delicious.
Mix powdered laundry detergent (containing phosphors) with a little water and splatter on your doorstep. Then, switch your porch lights to black light bulbs and your steps will glow!
These are terrifying, unsettling and super fun! Just buy some fake flowers from a craft store and fake eyeballs from a Halloween store, and glue the eyeballs inside the flowers. You get these weird things. Make sure the flowers are dark to add to the spooky effect.
Nobody likes snakes, nobody. Start with a 12-inch foam wreath form and a few dozen plastic snakes of various sizes spray painted black. Wrap the wreath with black crepe streamers and secure with straight pins then attach snakes with a hot glue gone. It looks great with the snakes painted black, but the snakes seems to get lost a little so you may want to leave the snakes their natural creepy color or do half painted black and half natural.