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Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Published September 28, 2015        by Matt

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Get Spooky!

Halloween is always so much fun. The costumes, the candy, and of course the decorations! But buying Halloween decor at the store can get spendy for things that you could just make yourself at home for cheap!

You could even choose to give some of these stylish homemade decorations as Halloween gifts if you want! The options are endless!

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Beyond the Grave

Bring Your Cemetary to Life

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Odds are that you've seen these mock-graves in yards before. They stick into the ground and look like aged tombstones. If you buy them in the stores, they run around $20 and up. Save yourself the money. Just take piece of cardboard and a can of gray or silver spray paint and coat both sides of the cardboard. You can even apply hot glue to the cardboard before you paint if you want to make edges or any raised parts of the headstone.

Image by susan.reed on Flickr

After the paint has dried, take acrylic paint or just a black sharpie and write a name, message or just RIP on it. To make it stick in the ground, simply tape any type of skinny (yet semi-strong) wire you have laying around like those little flags they use to mark your gas lines or sprinkler systems.

DIY Cemetery Ideas

Image by Tammra McCauley on Flickr
Image by Tammra McCauley on Flickr

Boo-kyard Fun

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Simple ghosts are easy to bring to your yard this year. All it takes is a few pieces of scrap wood and some white fabric.

Image by www.metaphoricalplatypus.com on Flickr

First, make a simple cross with two pieces of wood. Angle the bottom of the cross so that you will be able to pound the wood into the ground a little bit. From here, you can just drape your white fabric over the wood cross you've formed. For an extra effect, use a Sharpie to draw faces on your ghosts.

On the night of Halloween, you can even place flashlights in front of the ghosts to light them up and make ghost shadows on your house.

DIY Hanging Ghosts!!

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Spooky Eyes

Minimal supplies needed here, you might just have to save up for a little while. All you will need here are empty toilet paper rolls and little glow sticks.

Image by Thrifty Crafty Girl

Cut out eyes of all different sizes and shapes in your toilet paper rolls. Then place a glow sticks in the roll. From there, you'll need to use duct tape to tape off the ends to keep the light in.

Put these in your windows facing the trick-or-treaters for a wonderful little surprise.

Flying Bats

When bats take over, things go crazy! Add a little fun to your trees this year when you plant some spooky bats in them. You'll need black construction paper or cardstock, fishing line, and old black socks. First you'll cut out the bat wings from the construction paper or cardstock. Make the middle of the wings about 2 inches wide. From here, you'll roll up your black sock and place it in the middle of the wings.

Use a hole punch to make two holes, one on each side of the rolled sock (or bat body) - you'll string your fishing line through these holes to hold your bat from the trees. Tie it tight to the branches and wait for a little breeze to move your bats and wait for the screams to begin!

Budget Haunted House - This man paid less than $100 for this!

Easy DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Treat Your Guests

After all this spooky decor, make sure that you are prepared with lots of Halloween candy to make up for all the scary stuff your trick-or-treaters had to pass to get to your door! They'll deserve a little treat for that.

If your decor is for your Halloween party, then consider putting out some yummy Halloween cookies for everyone to enjoy.

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