This year, everyone is going to start making D I Y Halloween Decorations as we are all stuck indoors. I wanted to focus on my Craft Room. Slowly I’m turning it into spoopy coven but it’s very difficult because for the rest of the year, the room is floor to ceiling pastels.
Join me as we explore the very simple ways you can achieve a creepy vignette with these easy D I Y Halloween decorations.
7 Easy D I Y Halloween Decorations In The Craft Room This Year
D I Y Halloween Decorations Shopping List:
- Fake Spiderwebs
- Black Cheesecloth
- Black Paint
- Embroidery Hoops
- Black Cardstock
- Cutting machine or scissors (small scissors are best so you can get the details right when cutting bats)
- Glue/Tape/Double sided tape
- Black Photo Frames
- Brushes (these cheapy ones will be fine as they’ll add a bristle texture which is excellent for making things appear a bit more distressed, or stressed as my aunty says).
- Printer paper and Ink (if you download and use the printables and templates I share below)
You may want to consider spraying the webbing with a natural insect repellent to keep the real deal from moving in. If you use insect repellent make sure it is NATURAL OR…. do it outside and nowhere near anything your pets might breathe or eat as it will kill them.
Remember, the non natural insect repellent is potentially deadly to your pets.
1 D I Y Upcycled Toilet Roll Candles (With Battery Operated Tea Lights)
The image above shows a close up of the detail of this particular candle which needed to be reinforced using masking tape but if you don’t look up close, it looks very realistic. I cut curves into the top of my toilet roll tubes to make it appear as if they're partially used.
I shared a similar tutorial at Christmas so...
Here's How To Make Toilet Roll Candles
Step 1: Make a criss cross tape shelf inside the inner tube
Add one piece of tape, sticky side away from the battery operated tealight and lower it into the toilet roll tube so you can make the top of the tealight even with the top of the toilet roll, then secure it to the sides.
Step 2: Then add a second piece of tape in an X fashion, to form a shelf.
Step 3: How To Achieve The Candle Drip Effect
Add glue gun drips all around the top.
Step 4: Paint & Allow To Dry
Paint candles black, please note that the glue may require another layer of paint and allow to dry! It's really easy.
2 Books with spoopy covers make great display items
Go through your bookshelves and grab any dark covered books. You can also easily find printable spell book covers on Etsy. I’ve used one in the top right hand corner of my DreamBox Unit.
Read my DreamBox Review Here.
3 Limit your Halloween Colour Palette
An important note to remember is that when you select a colour palette, you can usually also add touches of white, calico, wood, or brown paper for additional texture without distracting from your chosen colours.
4 Use vintage medical posters in frames for spoopy decor
Here is an excellent set of 10 antique style anatomy posters you can print at home, or download and get printed at a professional printer online which then gets shipped to your home. My chosen professional printer in the UK is Rymans.
5 Print a creepy vintage photo from archives of kids dressed as clowns
Again, you can print these types of spoopy photos at home or via a service like Rymans in the UK or Staples in the USA.
6 Card stock Bats are essential D I Y Halloween Decorations For Your Home!
They are also one of the easiest DIY projects for you to do! You will need to get yourself some black cardstock - 12 x 12 is a good size as you get a lot of bats. Grab your Cricut machine or your scissors and an SVG file or printable template.
7 Doily Spider Webs are very simple D I Y Halloween Decorations to make
These are ideal to make with kids. The only involved part is painting the embroidery hoops as those little spiders are like plastic rings (they came with fake webs).
Traditionally the American’s took the Irish origins of Halloween (an ancient Celtic festival to celebrate the night when the veil between the spirit world and the living) and they ran with it! Holy Flumps do they knock it out of the park every year. I’m obsessed with Halloween and it was my absolute favourite time of year (well… talk to me at Christmas and see what I say) but I do marvel in the fact that I live in a country where there are noticeable changes in season.
Watching the landscape change from green to a glorious palette of golds, yellows, purples and browns and it plasters the entire country. It’s just marvellous to watch.
Will make any of these D I Y Halloween Decorations?
Seeing the Hocus Pocus movie as a child transformed me. I really wanted to recreate their witchy lair because I had a black cat who was my total comfort and everything. He was my perfect Tim from NCIS.
Yeah, that’s right. If you aren’t a Hocus Pocus/NCIS nerd you might not know that. Hopefully someone learned something! Ha!
Did you enjoy these easy D I Y Halloween Decorations?