Halloween draws out the child in most of us. The air begins to cool, pumpkins show up on grocery store shelves, and before you know it, you’ve transformed your front porch into a mad scientist’s lab.
Every retailer target offers Halloween outfits, decor, and party supplies. But while you might love those animated, life-sized Frankenstein inflatable decorations, you don’t have to drop hundreds of dollars to decorate for Halloween.
Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or simply need to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters with your spooky mansion, you can beautify on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house on the block. Most of these craft projects utilize reclaimed materials or items you already have in your home.
Welcome trick-or-treaters with a scarecrow mascot. Give it an identity to match your style: scary or friendly, male or female, casual or formal. Utilize wood to make the body: a 2×4 for the main post, a 1×4 for the shoulders and four more 1x4s for the arms. Utilize wood glue and fasteners to secure the elbow joints. A dried or plastic gourd will last longer than a new one and a scarf is the ideal accessory to cover up any unsightly handiwork.
Lead your guests & neighbors to your door with a trail of bloody footprints. Simply step into washable red paint with uncovered feet, then carefully walk towards the front door. Make sure to convey your paint supply with you, should you need to redo your feet, and remember to have a towel waiting for you at the end of your walk for easy cleanup.
Don’t need to be bothered with a genuine bonfire since it’s too risky for kids and too much of a pain to keep lit? Make a low-maintenance fire pit with fake pumpkins, battery-operated candles and a few logs. The moment when you get ready for your Halloween gathering, add the battery-operated tea lights and glow sticks to the inside of the pumpkins. You will require at least 3 to 6 per pumpkin. You need to wait for it to get dark to see it light up like a real bonfire.
This classic Halloween decoration idea transforms your yard into a creepy cemetery. Utilize reclaimed materials to make a free graveyard. To make your spooky cemetery, find symmetric shapes out of stones and paint them with Rust-Oleum Textured Stone Spray Paint to look like aging gravestones. Once they dry, you can organize them on the lawn to look like a miniature graveyard. You can also utilize the tombstones to denote a spooky pathway for trick-or-treaters.
Who isn’t scared of creepy spiders? This craft takes something we all have around the house like black garbage bags and makes for a super simple craft that can decorate both the exterior and interior of your house. Spiders fit right into a spooky Halloween theme. You can change a few black trash bags into a giant spider that fits on your front porch, or up in a tree. To make them is not so hard. So you can also make multiple giant spiders and cluster them across the front and sides of your home.
Glowing Eyes Looking from the Bushes
The mysterious spooky eyes are important of each Scooby Doo scene ever made. They’re amazingly simple to make, simply cut the eye shapes out of paper towel rolls then place a plastic glow stick inside. Tuck a few sets of eyes in shrubs around your front walkway to give the trick-or-treaters a little fright. On Halloween night, crack and shake a glow stick, put it inside the hole in tube then find the ideal spot to hang it.
Make your yard come alive with this spooky art. If you have trees in your yard, you can utilize oven-baked clay to give the trees spooky faces. Simply make a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth for each tree, and attach them to the trunks. Place a portable radio or speakers close the tree and play your favorite scary soundtrack to draw even more attention to your spooky trees.
If you have the Halloween soul, but you also have a budget, you can decorate your home from top to bottom without spending a lot of money. If you appreciate doing crafts, you probably have most of these supplies already lying around the house. But even if you don’t, you can purchase everything you need. Moreover, you can store many of these decorations, and continue to use them to scare and delight your friends and family consistently.
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