Five Cheap and Awesome DIY Halloween Home Decorations
Whether you just want to impress the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood with your haunted mansion or you throw a Halloween party, you can decorate on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house on the block. You only need a few tools, some supplies, and your wild imagination to make these five cheap and awesome DIY Halloween home decorations.
1. Reusable Jack o’ Lanterns
Jack o’ Lanterns are the most staple Halloween decorations, but many of us would rather not deal with cutting and carving pumpkins every year. Some would prefer to buy artificial pumpkins at hobby and craft stores that can be stored for next season. But for those who want to exert some efforts, you can purchase an artificial pumpkin that comes in several different shapes, colors, and styles, so choose the one that will look best at your front door.
You need to use an Exacto knife to carve a small holes in the bottom of the pumpkin and create a design on the front. After you are done with the design, use a small piece of sandpaper to gently sand down any rough edges. Then, place a small flashlight or electric candle in the bottom to make your design glow, and display it on the front porch. For those who prefer to use small reusable jack o’ lanterns, you can place them in the windows of your home to create an eerie light on your front yard.
2. Ghost-Lit Walkway
You can create a ghost-lit walkway that your trick-or-treaters will surely love. This can be done easily by making use of some of your milk jugs in your recycling bin. You can get some inspirations by searching on the internet in designing your ghosts’ faces. Try to make a scream mask which makes an instantly recognizable, scary ghost face that you can easily replicate on your milk jugs.
To do this cheap home decoration, you need several milk jugs, some black construction paper, and enough artificial candles to fill the jugs. It’s important to wash and dry each milk jug. When it is dry, use a knife to cut a small hole in the bottom of each jug.
Now you can start making ghost faces for each jug by cutting out a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth from the black construction paper. Then place an artificial candle inside each jug and line them along your walkway and turn on the candles. As the jugs light up, it creates glowing faces.
3. Coffin Cooler
With some little imagination, and wood and nails, you can create your life-sized coffin, that you can use in many different ways and make your home look spooktacular. You can turn it into a cooler to hold drinks for an outdoor party. You can also use it to create a gravedigger scene in your front yard on Halloween. You can also use it for a spooky planter or as a table during a party.
For Halloween home decoration, display the coffin in your front porch to strike fear into the hearts of your neighbors, by hiding someone inside, who pops out occasionally to spook the older trick-or-treaters. To do this scary home decoration, you need seven 4×4 boards, varying in length depending on the size of the coffin you want to make. Two boards make the two sides, one board makes the bottom and you’ll cut the other four to fit the shape of the coffin.
4. Floating Hands
You can create a severed hand out from a clear plastic glove. You can then place them around your house, sneak them into a chip bowl, or even make a garland out of hands. You can use them to shake hands with arriving guests, and then release the hand and feign dismay. To do this, fill a plastic glove with tissue paper, popcorn, or small shredded paper waste. Tie the open end of the glove with a clear elastic band to secure its contents.
5. Giant Spiders
Spiders are an ideal home decor for a spooky Halloween theme. A trash bag can be transformed into a giant spider that fits on your front porch, or up in a tree. You can also make multiple giant spiders and cluster them across the front and sides of your home. To do this, you need nine black trash bags and filling-in items such as newspapers, leftover packing materials, or even leaves.
Halloween season is a great time for most of us as the air starts to cool, pumpkins appear on grocery store shelves, and many are becoming busy decorating their homes.