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17 Clever DIY Halloween Party Decorating Tips

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

Image source: Hostess with the mostess
Image source: Hostess With the Mostess

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

Image source: Pink Peppermint Design
Image source: Pink Peppermint Design

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

Image source: reading confetti
Image source: Reading Confetti

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

Image source: The Taylor-House
Image source: The Taylor House

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

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

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

Image source: A Diamond In The Stuff
Image source: A Diamond In The Stuff

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

Image source: Boulder Lacavore
Image source: Boulder Locavore

Fill a latex glove with water to make a ghost hand for your punch. Get spooked at Boulder Locavore.

Article Posted 4 years Ago

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