It’s getting closer, friends. Halloween, I mean. Are you ready? Have you amped up the scare-factor of your décor this year? If not, I’d recommend it with these cheap & easy Halloween DIY decorations. At least, I’d recommend it if you don’t have young children around to wake up in a cold sweat from nightmares and come screaming into your bedroom. Because that would make for a very long month indeed… I have also included a few non-blood curdling DIY Halloween projects just in case!
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1.Glow In The Dark Mummy Pumpkin using Mod Podge
Here is a beginner project using Mod Podge even the little ones can do.
- Mod Podge glow in the dark
- Mod Podge stiffy
- 3/4″ sponge brush
- Cheese cloth
- Large freezer bag
- Large googly eyes
- Hot glue
- 6″ Pumpkin
Hang these harbingers of night time doom from your ceiling to bring some Halloween spook to your porch.
3.Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
Fortunately, there are lots of fun and easy ways to decorate for Halloween on a budget, especially if you’re willing to do a little work. These glow-in-the-dark hanging luminaries are eerie, unexpected, and easy to make! You can hang several hats at varying heights along the length of your front porch to welcome neighbors with these festive cutouts for Halloween.
4.Spooky bloodshot eyeball wreath
Looking for a super spooky DIY that will have all the neighbors turning their head? Make this fun, spooky wreath that will greet your trick-or-treaters and add a little fright to your front door!
5.Spider sac egg
Creep the kids out with blooming baby spider sacks. The cotton should cause the spiders to stick to it easily. To make it a bit scarier, hang a few spiders off of the egg sacks (with thread or floss), so that kids can run into them as they walk though.
A lot of these items you can get at the dollar store but I included affiliate links for your convenience.
- 1 pr of white tights
- 25-50 black plastic spider rings
3-4 larger spiders
1 spider web
1 black balloon
6.Head in a jar Halloween prank
What is a Haunted House with out a Preserved Head in Jar? It’s just a haunted house. These DIY Human Heads in Jars are freakishly easy to make and sure to provoke screams from your guests. It’s so gross and so so good!
- Photo editing software
- Large jarcomputer printer
- paper lamination (also available at local print/copy store)
- food coloring
7.Halloween dancing ghosts
Here’s the tutorial to make original chicken wire garden sculptures. Halloween ghost DIY: an amazingly realistic chicken wire ghost for your garden. It’s almost poetic, so beautiful and quite realistic!
- a roll of 43″ wide hexagon chicken wire
- tin snips
- gloves (do not try this without gloves!)
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Tape Measure
- Small but heavy things to hold the chicken wire flat while you cut.
8.Do It Yourself Bloody Handprint Window Clings
You can buy bloody handprint stickers in stores, but making your own is a lot more fun!
- Elmer’s Glue-All (A four-ounce bottle of glue will make about four adult-sized bloody handprint window clings and numerous blood drops or small pools of blood.)
- Red food coloring & Blue food coloring
- Plastic saran wrap
- Wax paper
- A large cutting board, clipboard, or piece of foam core board
- Optional: Latex surgical gloves (If you don’t want to cover your hand in glue)
9.DIY Ghost Mirror Halloween Project
Terrify your Halloween guests with this startling and sinister haunted ghost mirror. Hang it in the bathroom, hallway, or anywhere in the house to give them a memorable fright!
10. Bowls of worms
Looking for a creepy crawly Halloween Food idea for upcoming Halloween party? Check out these realistic and totally edible bowl of jello worms! Make these creepy crawlers — but don’t worry, take a few bites and you will see how tasty these jello worms lying on a bed of oreo ‘dirt’ can be!
- 150 Flexible Straws
- 1 package Raspberry Jello
- Whipping Cream
- Green Food Colouring
- 3 packages Unflavoured Gelatin
- 1 Mason Jar
Do you have a favorite creepy, spooky diy Halloween decoration to share? Please comment and share!