Halloween is a time of year when both kids and adults get to have fun and be creative with spooky decorations. You can go all out or you can keep it simple by adding some inexpensive DIY items to your home. If you are looking for a few ideas for your Halloween home decoration, then this blog is for you! We have compiled four of the best and easy DIY decorations you can do for your home.
1. Yarn Spider Webs
Spider webs are a staple of the Halloween season. They are easy to make and all you need is yarn and tape. Choose the perfect spot, whether indoors or outdoors and consider a location that will allow the web to stand out. To make the spider web, start by making an X, a few crisscross lines and a vertical line from the top to the bottom of your web. Cut a long strand of yarn for each section, fold equally and start your first ring with a simple loop knot. Take the yarn around to each arm and loop it around. When you get back around to the beginning of the ring, tie the end with a knot, cut off the excess and start over on the next ring. Continue the process to create as many rings as you like. Add spiders to the giant yarn spider web and you are all set!
The easiest way to make your home look like a graveyard is to get some fake tombstones. To create fake tombstones, buy some Styrofoam blocks or use cardboard boxes that you have lying around. Cover them in black construction paper and draw a skull or write ‘RIP’ on each block with white paint. Use tape to attach the blocks together and make sure they stand up straight or attach them to the base of a tree.
When you think of Halloween decorations, Jack-o-lantern is for sure one of the first things that will come to mind. This is a great family activity and you can get as creative as you like!
To make a Jack-o-lantern Halloween decoration, first things first, get a pumpkin or other type of squash and cut off the top. Then, scoop out all the seeds and pulp from inside, but leave enough so that you can see through it. Carve out the pumpkin – add some eyes and a mouth (the scarier the better). Place a battery-operated tea light inside and, voila! You have your very own jack-o-lantern to light up your porch or windowsill.
4. Yard Ghosts
DIY yard ghost Halloween decoration is a great alternative to store-bought decorations. It is easy to make, and you can use it year after year. If you have large trees on your property, stuff the leaves you have raked into large white garbage bags, draw black eyes on them and scatter them throughout the yard. Alternatively, you can also create yard ghosts by using a white balloon, white thread, white cloth or fabric, black marker, scissors and glue. Blow out the balloons that will serve as the head. Then, tie a knot to your balloon with the thread and drape the white fabric on top covering it entirely. Make a small incision on the cloth so that the securing knot is visible. Now, you can use the black marker to paint some dark circles on the ghost’s face. The final step is to use the thin white thread to tie the ghost decoration to the ceiling or to an elevated surface so that you can get the full-on floating effect.
There you have it, 4 easy DIY Halloween decorations that will create a spooky atmosphere in your own home. Happy Halloween!