There’s Halloween decorating and then there’s DIY clever Halloween decorating!
Before you run out to spend a fortune at the party store, check out these 17 clever DIY Halloween party decorating tips:
1. Broomstick Stirrers
Make broomstick stirrers with raffia and bamboo skewers. Learn how from Hostess With the Mostess.
2. Toilet Paper Roll Bat
Paint toilet paper rolls black and fold to look like a bat. Get the craft tutorial at Crafty Morning.
3. Kid-Sized Skeleton
Your kids will love this life-sized skeleton! Perfect for Halloween and teaching your little one about the human body. Learn more at Fun at Home With Kids.
4. Spider Cubes
Fill ice cube trays with plastic spiders for an eight-legged surprise! Creep on over to Pink Peppermint Design to see more.
5. Haunted Terrariums
Fill empty jelly jars with twigs, crows and spiders to make a haunted terrarium! Check out the fun at Country Living.
6. 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. Check it out at Holly Goes Lightly.
7. Pumpkin Secrets
Hide spooky messages or candy treats inside pumpkins made from egg cartons. Learn more at 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. Get spooked at Country Living.
9. Glittery Webs
Make an Elmer’s glue spiderweb on wax paper and cover it in glitter. Lift and use when dry. Check out the web at Redbook!
10. Mummy Candy Cups
Glue googly eyes to the sides of cups and wrap them in gauze for a fun candy display! Get the sweet craft at The Taylor House.
11. Scary Spirits
Cover styrofoam heads with cheesecloth and hang from the ceiling for some seriously scary spirits. Get spooked at Martha Stewart.
12. Pumpkin Cooler
Carve out a pumpkin and place a bowl inside with some ice for a creative way to keep drinks chilled. Keep things “cool” at Martha Stewart.
13. Bloody Handprints
Spook your guests with bloody hand print on the door using poster paint. Get inspired at Pretty Prudent.
14. Vampire Pumpkins
Cut out a rectangle in your pumpkin and add sharp vampire teeth. See how Martha Stewart does it.
15. Vent Pipe Pumpkins
Turn dryer vents into pumpkins! Have you ever seen anything so clever? Get the tutorial at A Diamond in the Stuff.
16. Chicken Wire Ghost
Scare your neighbors by placing a chicken wire ghost in your yard! Learn more at Be Different, Act Normal.
17. Ghost Hands
Fill a latex glove with water to make a ghost hand for your punch. Get spooked at Boulder Locavore.