Halloween is, like, a day away and while the holiday may be celebrated a bit differently this year, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make your house at least a little haunted. And given what’s going on, we’re all about accomplishing that with DIY Halloween decorations, rather than store-bought.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations that you can make with your little ghouls just in time for trick-or-treating.
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These are perhaps the most adorable DIY Halloween decorations.
Bonus: Easy to put together.
Make your own spooky ghost.
All you need are paper, cotton balls, glue and scissors.
Paint your own pumpkin…
… for an updated jack-o-lantern look.
Distribute candy differently this year with a candy pinata.
Spoiler alert: It’s made with a paper lantern so no paper mache required!
These bats are super easy – all you need is card stock or construction paper.
And also easily add a spooky element to your house.
Add a ghostly wreath…
…for an extra touch of spook.
Toilet paper can be used for all sort of things.
Including making your very own mummy door.
Get spooky with balloons.
To create an extra haunted look.
Use window decals to decorate inside and out.
(Bonus: They’re easy to clean up too!)
A witch’s hat never looked so chic.
A new way to use Christmas ornaments…
..that’s more trick than treat.
Whether you’re celebrating Halloween by trick-or-treating the old-fashioned way or putting a new spin on the holiday this year, you can’t go wrong with adding a little Halloween spirit to your decor. Fortunately, there are lots of easy do-it-yourself decorations to get your house ready for whatever ghoulish plans you have.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.