Saturday, October 20, 2012

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy and inexpensive Halloween decorations that can be done in a day is in order since we're actually running out of month.  A few of these ideas can easily transition into Thanksgiving decorations as well.

Starting us out is an outdoor mesh ribbon that is done in black and orange but if fall colors were used (gold, brown, maroon, orange) this easy bow could transition through November.  If you don't have a light on the side of the house, tying this to the mailbox or a light post would look really nice.

Outdoor Mesh Ribbon Bow by Decorating Ideas Made Easy
Mesh Ribbon Bow

You might not have 10 or 20 milk or water jugs lying around but even a couple would work.  These really are adorable ghosts and what better way to light the path for party goers or trick-or-treaters?

Milk Jug Ghosts by Inspiring Pretty
Milk Jug Ghosts

Chris Barnes came up with this beautiful light piece.  It is a flameless candle with twigs and brown ribbon.  This would be beautiful for an outdoor party this fall.  This is another project that is super simple and will last through November.
Nature Inspired Flameless Candle by Chris Barnes
Nature Inspired Flameless Candle

Debi Lilly from Chicago explains how simply this table adornment can be made.  You might already have some glass floral vases lying around or some glass storage containers.  If you don't, even different sized glasses would probably work.  Add some candy corn, jelly beans, flameless candle, mask and ribbon and you're done!
Candy and Candle Filled Vases by Cheeky Chicago
Candy and Candle Filled Vases

Laura purchased these towels and added a few embellishments but you could easily sew or use an iron-on adhesive to place scrap Halloween or Fall fabric and add some ribbon.  Laura went an extra step and added some sparkly iron-on embellishments.  These would look fabulous in your kitchen but would also make a wonderful hostess gift.
Embellished Halloween Towels by Laura's Crafty Life
Embellished Halloween Towels

Adrienne Audrey of Crafty Little Gnome is very clever.  If you haven't had a chance to check out this website, it is a MUST SEE.  This is another simple and inexpensive project and Adrienne walks us through each step.
Spider Mummy Wreath by Crafty Little Gnome
Spider Mummy Wreath

Some additional ideas:

  • Use a wire wreath or bend a wire coat hanger into a wreath shape, tie bits of fabric or grosgrain ribbon until full.  This can be all black, black and orange, fall colors, or printed fabric that gives a nice fall or Halloween feeling.
  • Spray paint a nice size twig black, place in a urn-type flower pot, add moss and black birds.
  • Glue magnets to the backs of plastic spiders and place them all over your front door as Delia did.

Plastic Spiders on Front Door by Delia Creates
Black Spiders on Front Door

What easy and inexpensive DIY Halloween decorations have you made this year or used in the past?  Please share your ideas and words of encouragement.

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