With Halloween around the corner, now is the time to try some DIY crafts at home. Making holiday decorations at home can be a less expensive, more appealing option than store bought decorations. You can use simple items at home to make fun, spooky Halloween crafts.
6 Must-Try Halloween Crafts
Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or you simply enjoy showing your festive spirit, these six crafts will make your home a delightful spot for any trick-or-treater or party guest to visit.
First, try these simple Halloween garland printables. Print the template, punch a small hole on each side, and string the bats and ghosts together with twine to spruce up your walls for the holiday. For best results, use a cutting machine to save time and to get a more precise cutout.
“Boo” Tea Light Set
Another simple craft idea is the Halloween “Boo” Tea Light Set. After using a die cut machine to make pumpkin and bat shapes, glue them to a decorated paper bag. Inside, place a battery operated tea light. The result is an adorable, rustic tea light set for your front porch or the interior of your home.
You can get beautiful results from painting pumpkins. Check out some strategies on making paint that goes seamlessly from color to color and shade to shade in this article on how to make DIY Ombre Pumpkins. By layering rings of color, you can make vibrant, gorgeous pumpkins to brighten up your Halloween decor.
Add decoration to the inexpensive holiday decor you find in the store. For example, plain white bone-colored skulls are easy to find around Halloween time. You can turn a basic prop into fun party decor, such as this DIY sugar skull. With some paint and a couple additions (a spider on the forehead and jewels at the eyes), the skull becomes a centerpiece rather than something to place in the corner.
Next, create a cheesecloth ghost. This is a simple craft to make with some cheesecloth, waxed paper, a jar, sticks or straws, and liquid starch. Whether you place this out as a tabletop piece or add string to the top to hang some from trees, these little ghosts are so adorable that they shouldn’t frighten your youngest guests.
Bug Jar Craft
Finally, check out this bug jar craft. There are two basic steps. First, add water as well as green and yellow food coloring. Next, place a few creepy, plastic bugs into a mason jar. It’s that simple!
Do you have a favorite Halloween craft or unique ideas for decorating your home for Halloween this year? Share in the comments section!