15 Cheap and Easy Halloween Prop Projects
Last year, I had visitors to my home over the Halloween week. Nothing about Halloween had been mentioned, and four days before the 31st, my friend said “Hey! We should have a Halloween Party!”. FOUR DAYS!! Quick I need
Quick I need halloween prop projects that can be done QUICKLY!!
I ran to my craft room and started gathering all of the supplies I could think of and it wasn’t many. My entire draft stock is pretty much like my blog; light, pastel, floral… not much black. Or anything scary!
Quickly, Pinterest came to my rescue, and I was able to decorate the entire house in 36 hours while the friends were on an over-nighter somewhere else. So I have 15 super simple Halloween prop projects to share with you today.
Trash Bag/BinLiner Spider Webs
These are SO simple! Seriously. Watch the video.
All you need are scissors, a marker bin liners and blue tac or scotch tape!
Go go go!!
Embroidery Hoop Doilies
All you need:
Black craft paint
The bloggers behind Brooklyn Limestone were kind enough to create these condemned signs back in 2011! I printed about 7 or 8 last year and plastered them in the windows and the front door. The kids who were trick or treating loved the decorations so huge thanks to Brooklyn Limestone for the freebie!
If you are lucky enough to have beautiful, full trees at this time of year, I think that throwing some beachball eyes up there is a fantastic kid-friendly Halloween idea! And it’s not like this project is going to break the bank!
All you need are two white beach balls and a sharpie!
To see the large versions of all the crafts featured today, scroll down to see the slideshow of images ready to pin!
Unfortunately, if you’re in the UK, it seems to be quite difficult to find, but you could use white spray paint and two regular beach balls to achieve Anna’s incredible monster tree look!
We’ve all seen the incredible red wax candle trick for Halloween, but CFabbridesigns has taken it to the next level with tortured candles and old rusty nails!
To make insanely, spooky Polystyrene tomb stones is SO simple! All you need to do is get some wood burning tools or a soldering iron, bread knife, craft paints, carbon paper, paint brushes and something called ‘Monster Mud’. Making tombstones are definitely Halloween prop projects I WOULD LOVE to make!
You could make a few of these tombstones and use a dress protector for the wardrobe to store them.
Monster mud is a mixture that consists of builders joint compound and emulsion/latex paint; it is used to create a hard shell over props that have been constructed over light weight materials to protect them.
You will need:
Craft paints or old emulsion from the shed; use any colours that can mix to make a base coat on your model.
Crepe paper flowers are fabulous, and there seem to be endless possibilities. During my last minute decor flurry last Halloween I sent my boyfriend around every craft store I could think of in search of Crepe paper streamers and none to be found anywhere. I’m stocking up early. A posy of black flowers is amazing!
Alternatively, you could buy a cheap bouquet and use black spray paint for a bouquet of Faux black flowers! You could also use watered down black ink or watercolour paint to create a fabulous grey bouquet to have a few different shades potted about the house.
Framed doilies are definitely on my Halloween To Do List this year. Take a small trip to the charity shop to have a look at the cheap frames. Being a collector of all things pretty, I have a huge collection of doilies and antique lace which tends to look rather marvellous at this time of year.
Delia of Delia Creates always makes the most beautiful projects for Halloween. This Spider Crown is a marvellous piece of headwear for Halloween, for kids and grown up’s alike. I haven’t even thought about a costume yet. Maybe I will be a sugar skull with lots of flowers on my head.
Oh my goodness. Stylist and blogger Karin Lidbeck Brent was lucky enough to have a friend who collected all things related to vintage Halloween. So her Halloween decor was inspired by a 1920’s craft book of Halloween decor.
It is incredible what you can achieve with a bucket load of crepe paper!
This class is jam-packed with six different Halloween craft projects that range from gothic and bookish to add a slightly sinister note to an adult cocktail party to paper decorations and Halloween surprise balls that will enliven any kids’ party. Use these ideas as a jumping-off point to customise your Halloween decorations.
How incredible is this makeup?! Sugar skulls have become more and more popular, and it’s easy to see why. The bright colours and florals are a dream come true for me.
I am slightly obsessed with flowers in all forms, and I love Frida Kahlo. It’s high time I made one of these head bands and wore it 24/7.
Part of Creative Bug Halloween Series – a total of 8 Hours of Tutorials!
My Halloween console:
Faux Wooden board backdrop was created using:
Daler Rowney Mount Card
Crossley Record Player
Layered butterfly embellishments on the lamp
Painted Ikea Frames (I had the frames already)
Fake Spider Webs
Vintage linens everywhere
Related: How to make a Silhouette Lamp
I hope you got some great ideas from this list of Halloween prop projects!
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