Halloween is right around the corner – have you started planning your holiday decorations? While party supply stores have great options, personalized Halloween decorations are fun and a cheaper way to decorate your rooms. Even if you are not the best artist or expert in craftsmanship, you can let your individualism shine through and create works of art on your own. Spending time crafting with the family is also a great way to bond with each other. While movie nights and Netflix binges are fun, having a screen-free night can be refreshing.
Get ready to unleash your inner child with these inventive, beginner-friendly DIY Halloween decoration ideas, so you can create with the whole family.
Carved pumpkins are classic halloween decoration, but there is always room to add even more spooky aspects to your garden. For a fun scene, stage a few cute ghosts holding hands around a fire pit. All you need are a few simple things:
- Old white sheets or tablecloths
- Foam circle (available at any local craft store or on Amazon)
- String of characters
- garden shepherd hooks
Tie the sheet around the foam ball, tie a string or ribbon around the base of the ball and connect the shepherd’s hooks to both ends of the string to lift the two “arms”. Place the ghosts in a circle to create the illusion that they are holding hands. You can draw faces on them to match their personalities (scary or happy) and the whole thing will cost less than $20.
while you’re outside
If you know you won’t be home this Halloween or don’t plan to partake in tricks or treats, don’t leave the neighborhood kids hanging. Line your carved pumpkins with a small plastic bag and fill them with candies. To direct children to the sweet treats, decorate a piece of cardboard and make a sign that says “Please take one.” Glue the sign to a stick or paint stirrer and place it in the middle of the pumpkin for a DIY candy bowl. You can even get more creative and designate one pumpkin for chocolate candy, one for hard candy, and another for gummies so kids can easily choose their favorites without rummaging through the whole bowl.
Reuse those wine bottles
If you have old wine bottles lying around, don’t recycle them right away. Instead, turn them into the perfect DIY candle holders by painting them black.
- First, remove all tags using Goo Gone or a similar solution.
- Then rinse and dry the bottle completely before applying a coat of black paint. (You may need more than one coat to make it opaque.)
- Once the paint is completely dry, place an orange taper candle on top to create the perfect Halloween mood for any room.
If you have a well-ventilated space to paint safely, buy a few cans of spray paint in metallic colors like gold, silver, and copper. Take your usual store-bought decor like pumpkins, skeletons, and plastic candlesticks and give them a makeover. We love repainting little table pumpkins because they can be so versatile. They work as centerpieces, lawn decoration, mantel decoration and so much more. This is another project that can engage the whole family, as long as everyone is old enough to handle paint safely.
For a more kid-friendly option, opt for plain paint instead. Then toddlers can use small paintbrushes to add color to the decor instead of spray paint, which can be harder to control. You can also cut out ghosts, goblins, pumpkins, witch hats, and anything that reminds you of the holidays. Younger ones can spend time coloring and decorating them, then you can stick them on doors and windows for an extra personal touch.
Not all of the tasty treats you can create are mentioned above and are also easy to DIY as a spider web cake Where eyeball cupcakes. Plus, with all the crafting you do, you’re bound to work up an appetite. You can’t go wrong as long as you spend time with your loved ones and celebrate the harvest season. This weekend, get the family together to watch a scary movie, eat too many sweets, and decorate the house. There are no wrong answers when it comes to DIY – the only thing holding you back is your imagination.