Decorating your home for Halloween doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make your own spooky Halloween decorations with these simple DIY decoration ideas.
Milk Jug Ghosts
Turn plain milk jugs into adorably spooky ghosts by drawing ghostly faces on the side of a clean, empty gallon milk jug. Cut a small hole in the rear side of the jug, and then insert white holiday string lights. Plug in the string lights and watch your ghost come to life. The glowing ghosts are perfect for placing outside your home to greet trick or treaters.
Create cute jack-o-lanterns that you can use again and again by recycling glass jars. Cover clean, empty glass jars with orange tissue paper, securing it to the glass with clear tape. Cut out facial features from black construction paper and glue them to the pumpkin jars. Insert a battery powered candle and bring your jack-o-lantern to life.
Turn your table into a creepy display with a ‘bloody’ tablecloth. Fill a spray bottle with water and add several drops of red food coloring until you get a dark red color. Spray an old white tablecloth with the fake ‘blood’ in a random pattern to look like blood splatters. Once the cloth is dry, place it on your table to give your guests a frightening dining experience. This works great with cloth napkins, too.
Super Simple Jack-O-Lanterns
Remove the seeds and flesh from a pumpkin to create your jack-o-lantern. Using an electric drill, drill holes of various sizes all over the pumpkin. Place a candle or battery powered light in the pumpkin for an effortlessly pretty jack-o-lantern. Don’t have a drill? No problem, cookie cutters work well, too. Choose Halloween shapes for a great look.
Creepy Living Room
This super simple idea is so easy as well as frightening! Simply drape the furniture in your living room with plain white sheets or dust cloths. This gives the room an eerie look without any effort, but you can accessorize with fake spider webs. Add some plastic spiders for a super creepy look that is perfect for Halloween parties.