If you're on the hunt for innovative and cost-effective ways to ramp up the spook factor this Halloween, we've got you covered. From DIY mummies to witch brooms, let's dive into the world of homemade Halloween decorations.
1. DIY Halloween Mummies Using Glass Jars
Turn ordinary glass jars into creepy mummies with this simple hack:
- Materials: Glass jars of various sizes, mobile eyes, rolls of gauze, transparent adhesive tape, glue, and LED candles or tiny illuminating garlands
- Instructions: Tape the gauze onto the jars, wrapping it around until the jars are covered. Stick on the mobile eyes and place the candles or garlands inside.
2. Ghostly Tomato Tutor
Create a spooky DIY Halloween ghost using a tomato tutor:
- Materials: Tomato tutor, polystyrene ball, battery-powered luminous garland, sheet, black fabric, elastic, and glue
- Instructions: Secure the tutor ends with the elastic, attach the polystyrene ball, and wrap the luminous garland around the wires. Drape the sheet on top, cut out eyes from the black fabric, and glue them to the sheet.
3. Pumpkin Rat Trap
Add a little gruesome touch to your Halloween decorations with pumpkins filled with rats:
- Materials: One or more pumpkins and plastic rats
- Instructions: Drill holes into the pumpkins and place the plastic rats inside the holes.
4. Bloody Candles
Set the mood right with these bloody candles:
- Materials: Tall white candles, one or more red candles, lighter, and a paper plate
- Instructions: Set white candles on the paper plate, light the red candle, and tilt it so its wax drips down the white candles, creating a bloody effect.
5. Scary Floral Arrangement
Go beyond the traditional and start your Halloween table decoration with a scary floral arrangement:
- Materials: Skull with removable calvarium, floral foam block, secateurs, knife, ziploc bag, and fresh flowers of your choice
- Instructions: Remove the calvarium, cut the foam, soak it in water, cut the plastic bag and place it inside the skull, insert the moist foam, trim bag edges if needed, and finally, arrange the flowers into the foam.
6. Witch Brooms
Make your entrance eerie with decorative witch brooms:
- Materials: Two straw brooms, silver spray paint, orange and black paint, masking tape, and festive ribbons
- Instructions: Clean the broom handles and spray them with silver paint. Wrap the handles with masking tape in a spiral pattern and then spray one broom with orange paint and the other with black paint. Paint the straw part with black paint, attach the festive ribbons, and place your brooms at the front door for maximum effect.