I’m not the biggest Halloween person, and that means I have very little by the way of home decor. Just the other day my daughter was super disappointed when she asked to help me decorate and I pulled out my meager wreath and a few spooky candle holders. Whoops! But never fear, Halloween DIY’s are here! I’ve found some fun ways to decorate to get you in the Halloween spirit.
1. DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger
Be that spooky, yet the best house on the block with this DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger. Made from a faux half pumpkin that you can find at any craft store, hand drawn eyes and then hung from a simple chalkboard, these is a great alternative to handing out candy (especially if you’re out doing some Trick or Treating of your own) in person or to just offer some sweet treats the entire month long.
You will definitely want the full tutorial on crafting this project, so make sure you check out CherishedBliss.com.
2. DIY Witches Brooms
Deck your porch out with these pretty and simply fantastic DIY witches brooms. These totally free brooms are made from none other than branches and some dead grass. They are the perfect addition to your Halloween decor, no matter how big your porch.
Check out TastefullyFrugal.org for more money saving tips on crafts, food and decor.
3. DIY Halloween Sign
This super fun sign is made with just a wood plaque, some paint and crafty cutting. You’ll need a die cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cameo if you want to make this, but the instructions give you all the details, and with links to the images from the media store! Wouldn’t this be perfect to hang outside your door for Trick or Treaters?
Head to GingerSnapCrafts.com to get all the details, especially the links to the fun Silhouette cutting files!
4. DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
Take your decor outside with these Floating Witch hates that light up! They are simple to construct, using only LED lights, some cheap witch hats and fishing wire to hang. If you love a spooky house, then these are a must to welcome your Trick or Treaters come Halloween.
PolkaDotChair.com has tons of amazing design and craft ideas.
5. Trick or Treat!
What’s not to love about this porch!? The paper bats, the simple Trick and Treat boards, and the spooky ghosts. Oh, and did you catch the spider web on the ground? This has all the elements of Halloween, without being super scary. I’ve included this on my DIY list because those Trick or Treat boards are an easy peasy DIY. You can get the wood from your local hardware store, use stencils or vinyl letter to spell out “Trick” and “Treat” and easily paint them black. Who wants to give this a try?
6. Bat Bouquet
There’s something a little inherently creepy about curly willow, and this bat bouquet really uses that to it’s advantage! Simple bats are cut out of construction paper, and then added to a rice filled vase of willow stems. Once Halloween is over, just remove the bats and keep those gorgeous willow stems year round! (they’ll be less creepy without those little bats!)
Check out Instructables.com, the authority on DIYs and instructions!
7. Bat Wreath
This final DIY couldn’t be any simpler. All you need is a grapevine wreath, bat stencil in two sizes, black felt and glue. Cut out your bats onto the felt and then glue however you feel! This is a seriously perfect Halloween wreath.
CaitlinCawley.com has this wreath and several more that you can whip up in under an hour.
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