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19 DIY Clever Halloween Party Decorating Tips

There’s Halloween decorating and then there’s DIY clever Halloween decorating. Hang ghostly spirits from the ceiling with cheesecloth and styrofoam heads, or give your family portraits haunted red eyes. These creepy spider pods full of skeletons and things that go bump in the night are sure to give your guests the heebie-jeebies. Before you run out to spend a fortune at the party store, check out these 19 DIY Clever Halloween Party Decorating Tips…

1. Kid-Sized Skeleton: Your kids will love this life-sized skeleton! Perfect for Halloween and teaching your little one about the body.

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Image source: Fun at home with kids

 

2. Haunted Terrariums: Fill empty jelly jars with twigs, crows and spiders to make a haunted terrarium.

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Image source: Country Living

3. Buggy Legs: Glue creepy crawly bugs to a pair of sheer tights or directly onto your leg to make it look like they’re crawling up.

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Image source: Goes Lightly

4. Pumpkin Cooler: Carve out a pumpkin and place a bowl inside with some ice for a creative way to keep drinks chilled.

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Image source: Martha Stewart

5. Broomstick Stirrers: Make broomstick stirrers with raffia and bamboo skewers.

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Image source: Hostess with the mostess

6. Toilet Paper Roll Bat:Paint toilet paper rolls black and fold to look like a bat.

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Image source: Crafty Morning

7. Pumpkin Secrets: Hide spooky messages or candy treats inside pumpkins made from egg cartons.

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Image source: reading confetti

8. Freaky Family Portraits: Make a copy of a family portrait and poke holes for the eyes. Insert Christmas lights to make them glow.

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Image source: Country Living

9. Spider Cubes: Fill ice cube trays with plastic spiders.

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Image source: Pink Peppermint Design

10. Glittery Webs: Make an Elmers glue spiderweb on wax paper and cover it in glitter. Lift and use when dry.

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Image source: Redbook Magazine

11. Mummy Candy Cups: Glue goggly eyes to the sides of cups and wrap them in gauze for a fun candy display.

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Image source: The Taylor-House

12. Bloody Handprints: Spook your guests with bloody handprint on the door using poster paint.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

13. Scary Spirits: Cover styrofoam heads with cheesecloth and hang from the ceiling.

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Image source: Martha Stewart

14. Vent Pipe Pumpkins: Turn dryer vents into pumpkins.

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Image source: A Diamond In The Stuff

15. Vampire Pumpkins: Cut out a rectangle in your pumpkin and add sharp vampire teeth.

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Image source: martha Stewart

16. Spider Pods: Place a glow stick inside a water balloon and hang from the ceiling inside a stocking.

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Image source: eillelacheap

17. Ghost Hands: Fill a latex glove with water to make a ghost hand for your punch.

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Image source: Boulder Lacavore

18. Bat Fan: Make paper bat wings to attach to your ceiling fan.

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Image source: Makezine

19. Chicken Wire Ghost: Scare your neighbors by placing a chicken wire ghost in your yard.

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Image source: Be Different Act Normal
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