To help those who want to add a little spookiness to their home, Leanne O’Malley, home interior expert at Studio, has shared 5 budget-friendly decorating ideas for the spooky season.
Make a scary mummy out of your empty jars
A cheap Halloween DIY trick that’s both eco-friendly and family-friendly is to make your own mummy glass jars. Take an empty glass jar (the kind you find jam or pasta sauce in will work well) and wrap some duct tape around the jar, mimicking the look of a mummy’s bandages.
When you wrap the tape around the jar, you need to leave enough space, about a third of the length of your jar, for your mom’s eyes. You can draw them with a black marker or stick on googly eyes.
These makeshift mummies are perfect for decorating your home or outdoor space this Halloween.
Making paper chains is an economical and fun craft perfect for injecting some Halloween flair into your home. Take several sheets of orange and black paper and cut them into strips of equal size, using a ruler and scissors to cut strips.
To create your first chain link, glue the ends of a strip together to form a ring. Next, thread your second piece of paper through your first tie and also glue the ends of this strip together. Repeat this step to make your chain.
Get into the spooky spirit by turning a stack of paper cups into mini ghosts and ghouls.
A quick DIY this Halloween, take a paper cup and turn it upside down. Using a pencil, draw a pair of eyes, a mouth, and any other features you want your ghost to have on the mug. Once you are happy with your drawing, color in the pencil marks with a good quality black marker.
Create atmosphere with candles
Candles are the proven favorite for creating a cozy and warm home during the fall and winter months. However, you may be forgetting how much they could add to the fantasy of your interior.
If you have mirrors lying around or that you don’t use often, this Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and make the most of them. Alternatively, you can buy an affordable one online or buy a used one.
Grab a red pen or lipstick and write a scary message on your mirror. You can either make it up yourself or borrow a memorable mantra from an iconic horror movie.
Create themed balloon arrangements by opting for colors such as orange, black and dark purple.
Inflate your balloons then tie them in fours, for a simple arrangement.
Swap your upholstery
While there are lots of fun and creative crafts to try in October, one of the easiest ways to decorate your home for Halloween is to swap out your upholstery.
If you’re a Halloween fanatic and will likely be decorating your home every year, buying Halloween-themed bedding and pillow covers is a cost-effective way to transform your home day in and day out.