Halloween is an exciting festivity as this is the time of the year when we get to make fun of ghosts and other spooky creatures.
Although Halloween novelties and decors are very easy to buy, it is more environment-friendly to just create your own decors, costumes, and other paraphernalia for the season. Not only will this challenge your imagination and creativity, but it’s actually more economical too. Here are some Halloween decoration ideas you can try this year
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1. Decorate With a Scarecrow
A sitting scarecrow in your porch will surely scary guests and visitors who will come to your house, even trick or treat kids. You just need to get some old clothes that you can stuff with newspapers, leaves, and other materials that can serve as filling. You then need to tie all the openings in the garments so as to trap the fillings inside.
An old pair of gloves can serve as the scarecrow’s hands; and again, you need to stuff these up with filling materials. As for the feet, an old pair of boots can make this décor look real. Put a pumpkin head on your creation and it will transform into a live, scary Halloween monster. Adding a straw hat will also make it more realistic.
2. Hang a Scary Skeleton
You only need some empty plastic milk jugs to create a scary skeleton for Halloween. One jug can serve as the head by carving eyes, nose, and mouth on the object. The rest of the empty milk jugs can serve as parts of the body, arms, and legs.
The body part needs to have ribs; so straight lines need to be cut along the body part. These pieces of plastic can also serve as hanging arms and legs. Remember, this is just a skeleton, so you’re basically just creating a framework of the human body. It’s very easy to do; and it will unmistakably look like a dangling skeleton.
3. Put Up Egg Carton Bats
3 slots of an egg carton can be easily shaped into a flying bat. Just paint this black and put eyes on the head area of the bat to make it look alive and scary. Use an orange ribbon to hang these bats as this is one of the most popular colors for Halloween.
4. Decorate With Hanging Paper Ghosts
Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and make your own decorations. One simple, yet effective decoration you can make are hanging ghosts. All you need are some sheets of white paper, a black marker, and some string.
To start, cut the paper into ghost shapes. Once you have your ghosts cut out, use the black marker to draw on eyes and mouth. Next, take a piece of string and tie it around the top of the ghost.
Make sure the string is long enough so that you can hang the ghost from the ceiling. And that’s it! You now have your very own DIY hanging paper ghosts.
5. Hang Halloween Garlands
Halloween garlands can be one of the easiest projects that you can create for the season. If you have kids in your home, you can surely find creepy toys lying around that can be included in this DIY project.
You can hang spiders, rats, cockroaches, snakes, etc. Just make sure that all of these items are colored black. If not, you can paint them all black.
6. Create a Pumpkin Wreathe
Wreathes are popular around the holidays. But a typical wreathe is colored green; and it is used as a decoration for Christmas. You can, however, make a Halloween wreathe for the occasion.
By making use of mini pumpkins, you can shape these into a wreathe so that you can hang it on your front door come Halloween time.
7. Decorate With Mad Scientist’s Bottle Experiments
It’s easy to create a mad scientist’s laboratory to create a look for Halloween. You can use mason jars or you can recycle empty food jars from your shelves for this project.
Get some non-toxic food coloring and mix this with water so as to have multiple colored jars. You can then put different types of objects in these containers such as a toy lizard or a toy eyeball.
Any strange object lying around your house will look creepy inside these jars.
8. DIY Halloween Decals
You can create a window silhouette of a person by using a roll of recycled paper. Painting this with black paint will make it really creepy.
If you want to add some spooky flair to your windows, consider making your own Halloween decals.
All you need is some clear contact paper and a sharpie. First, cut the contact paper into the desired shape. Then, use the sharpie to draw your design on the paper. Once you’re happy with the way it looks, carefully apply the decal to your window.
If you want to really give your home a Halloween makeover, you can create different designs for each window. With a little bit of effort, you can have some unique and eye-catching Halloween decorations that will impress your friends and neighbors.
9. Create a Giant Tarantula
Halloween is the perfect time to create something really special. A big black garbage bag can be made into a giant tarantula. One bag can serve as the body by stuffing this with newspaper and other bulky fillings.
Roll up 8 pieces of the plastic bags so that you can form spider legs with these. Don’t forget to put some red eyes on the creature along with some fangs.
10. DIY Skeleton Trophies
Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with your DIY skills. If you’re looking for a fun and unique Halloween project, why not try making your own skeleton trophies?
These easy-to-make decorations are perfect for Halloween parties or for dressing up your home for the holiday.
This Halloween DIY is surprisingly easy to do, and it’s a great way to reuse old toys, simply spray paint any old skeletons gold, and then use hot glue to attach them to bases made from recycled materials. You could even add some lights for extra effect.
With a little bit of effort, you can create Halloween costume trophies that will impress everyone who sees them.
With a little bit of creativity, you can easily transform your home into a Halloween haven with these DIY skeleton trophies.
Happy trick or treating and Happy Halloween!
Halloween is a time for fun, excitement, and above all else, Halloween decorations! Whether you’re looking to create a spooky atmosphere for your Halloween party or simply want to impress your neighbors, there are plenty of Halloween decoration ideas to choose from. Whichever of these Halloween decoration ideas you decide to try, we’re sure you’ll have a spooktacular time!