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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

DIY Halloween Décor

With Halloween close at hand, you might already be thinking about how to make your home look scary good. The great news is that creative Halloween décor doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out our list of cheap DIY ideas that will turn your house into the spookiest haunt on the block.

1. Mummify Your Door

Turn your front door into a bona fide mummy with toilet paper and masking tape. This project is easier with a helper, so get your kids in on it!

Open your front door to a 90-degree angle. Take a roll of toilet paper and tape the first piece to the upper right-hand corner. Start wrapping your door tightly from top to bottom, carefully pulling the ends through the crack between the door and the doorpost. If you’re working with a partner, it’s easiest if you stand on opposite sides and you pass the toilet paper back and forth.

Once your door is wrapped, secure the end with another piece of tape. Your door is mummified!

2. Glammed-Up Pumpkins

This year, turn your gourds into sophisticated centerpieces with black acrylic paint, white acrylic paint, paintbrushes and gold studs.

Start with your stripes. Take one pumpkin and use the white paint to create stripes on every other ridge of the gourd. Let it dry for 30 minutes and then use the black paint for the remaining spots. Next, take another pumpkin and press your gold studs into its skin, creating stripes that run parallel to the natural lines on the gourd. This should take just a few minutes and ta-da! Set up your glammed-up pumpkins together for an adorable centerpiece.

3. Floating Light-Up Witch Hats

This one takes more time, but the end result is a real show-stopper on your front porch!

Supplies:

·       6 cheap witch hats

·       Fishing line

·       A long needle

·       6 battery-powered, lightweight LED light sticks

·       Safety pin.

·       6 outdoor Command hooks

Directions:

·       Decide where you’re going to hang your hats, measuring spaces as necessary.

·       Attach the Command hooks to the ceiling of your porch. Let the hooks set for 15 minutes.

·       String three feet of fishing line onto the needle. Push the needle through the outside point of a witch hat and gently pull it to the inside of the hat, being careful not to pull the line all the way through.

·       Remove the needle from the inside of the hat and tie the fishing line around a safety pin.

·       Use a safety pin to attach the fishing line to a light stick, making sure it’s secure.

·       Tie a loop around the other end of the fishing line (on the outside of the hat) and hang it on a hook.

·       Repeat with the remaining hats.

Your floating witch hats are ready to spook the neighborhood!

 

Your Turn: Do you have a fabulous DIY Halloween craft? Share it with us in the comments.

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