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- You might feel like you don’t have the time or money to decorate your home for Halloween.
- But there are plenty of DIY decorations for the holiday that aren’t time-consuming or expensive.
- Try creating trash-bag spiderwebs, balloon piñatas, or a pumpkin garland before the trick-or-treaters arrive.
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Halloween has a way of creeping up on people unexpectedly. Suddenly, it’s October 31 and you’ve done absolutely nothing to make the house feel spooky.
But there are plenty of DIY Halloween decorations you can make without spending a lot of time or money, like trash-bag spiderwebs or a no-sew yarn pumpkin garland. You can throw them together in the hours before trick-or-treaters arrive.
Check out 13 simple ways you can bring some spookiness to your home this year.
You can create the illusion of spiders infesting your home with magnets.
- Delia Creates
What you need: Plastic spider rings, magnet strips, hot glue, and scissors.
Get the full tutorial on Delia Creates.
You’ll be the trick-or-treating hit of the neighborhood with this mummy doorway.
- Thrifty Decor Chick
What you need: White crepe paper, tape, and white-and-black poster boards.
Get the full tutorial on Thrifty Decor Chic.
Trash bags become spiderwebs in a flash if you have some scissors on hand.
- Simply Being Mommy
What you need: Black trash bags, a marker, tape, and scissors.
Get the full tutorial on Simply Being Mommy.
Tissue-paper pumpkin party favors can double as decor and a snack.
- One Little Project
What you need: Orange tissue paper, green tape, candy, a nine-inch cake pan, scissors, and a pencil.
Get the full tutorial on One Full Project.
You can paint some pumpkins to create an eye-catching display.
- Jeff Mindell/Studio DIY
What you need: Pumpkins, craft paint, and a paint marker.
Get the full tutorial on Studio DIY.
Handmade witches’ brooms will add to your Halloween aesthetic.
- A Piece of Rainbow
What you need: Scissors and natural twine.
Get the full tutorial on A Piece of Rainbow.
You can make this candy-corn banner out of paper plates.
- The Gracious Wife
What you need: Paper plates, candy corn-colored paints, a paintbrush, a hole punch, and twine.
Get the full tutorial on The Gracious Wife.
Transform lollipops into ghosts for an edible decoration.
- A Beautiful Mess
What you need: A wide-mouth mason jar, black spray paint, lollipops, white cotton, twine, floral foam, and a paint pen.
Get the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
Chalkboard paint can transform your fireplace into a creative space.
- Cheetah Is The New Black
What you need: A wooden board, chalkboard paint, and chalk.
Get the full tutorial on Cheetah Is The New Black.
You can use paper-bag luminaries to light the way for trick-or-treaters.
- Unoriginal Mom
What you need: Paper bags, Halloween silhouettes, a glue stick, and battery-operated tea lights.
Get the full tutorial on Unoriginal Mom.
A balloon piñata will add some Halloween festivity to your home, and you can have fun popping them.
- Mom Spark
What you need: Balloons, purple and black tissue paper, double-sided tape, a permanent marker, scissors, and candy.
Get the full tutorial on Mom Spark.
You can make an artificial, gothic candle display a focal point of your decor.
- The Navage Patch
What you need: Toilet paper or paper-towel rolls, hot glue, black-and-red craft paint, battery-operated tea light candles, a paintbrush, and tape.
Get the full tutorial on The Navage Patch.
A pumpkin garland will look great on your mantle or above a doorway, and you don’t even have to know how to sew to make one.
- Not Quite Susie Homemaker
What you need: Orange-and-green yarn, twine, a book, and sharp scissors.
Get the full tutorial on Not Quite Susie Homemaker.