Do it Yourself Halloween Decorations

Bring up the conversation of best holiday at a dinner table or party and you’re sure to get a lot of different answers. However, if you ask which holiday is the most fun, it’s hard to argue against Halloween. Between the costumes, decorations, haunted houses and smiles on the faces of trick-or-treaters getting their favorite candy there is so much to love about October 31st!

To brighten up your Halloween next weekend even more, we share with you a few easy do it yourself Halloween crafts with things you most likely have lying around the house. On top of the good ol’ pumpkin carving here a few fun things to add to the to do list with your family and friends this year…

  1. DIY Halloween Ghosts

These do-it-yourself- ghosts will look great outside of your front door or serve as fun Halloween yard decorations. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brown Paper Bags (Variety of Sizes)
  • White Spray Paint
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mason Jars (substitute for brown paper bags)

First spray paint your brown paper bags white – you’ll want to use a variety of sizes for the desired look. Next use a circular object to create a nose and eyeballs, using a hot glue gun to secure everything to the bags. Another option here is to use mason jars instead of brown paper bags, following the same process but replace the construction paper with googly eyes.

  1. DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Nothing quite screams Halloween like pumpkins, and you can never have too many! Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums and many more items are commonly seen decorating lawns and doorsteps throughout October. But what about a fun Halloween family craft to bring faux pumpkins inside your house? Here’s what you’ll need to create your do-it-yourself pumpkins:

  • Dryer Duct
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Peat Pots
  • Confetti

Take your dryer duct and cut it to form a circle. Carefully using a hot glue gun, seal the sides and hold it for a few seconds to connect the loose ends. Take a can of orange spray paint and thoroughly coat both sides of the dryer duct – don’t be afraid to really layer it on there! For the pumpkin stem, Lou rolls up a peat pot that has been cut in half, sealing it together and to the pumpkin. And lastly for a finishing touch, glue on some confetti.

We hope you have as much fun putting these DIY Halloween decorations together as Lou did… have a safe and happy Halloween from all of us at HouseSmarts!

Bring up the conversation of best holiday at a dinner table or party and you’re sure to get a lot of different answers. However, if you ask which holiday is the most fun, it’s hard to argue against Halloween. Between the costumes, decorations, haunted houses and smiles on the faces of trick-or-treaters getting their favorite candy there is so much to love about October 31st!

To brighten up your Halloween next weekend even more, we share with you a few easy do it yourself Halloween crafts with things you most likely have lying around the house. On top of the good ol’ pumpkin carving here a few fun things to add to the to do list with your family and friends this year…

  1. DIY Halloween Ghosts

These do-it-yourself- ghosts will look great outside of your front door or serve as fun Halloween yard decorations. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brown Paper Bags (Variety of Sizes)
  • White Spray Paint
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mason Jars (substitute for brown paper bags)

First spray paint your brown paper bags white – you’ll want to use a variety of sizes for the desired look. Next use a circular object to create a nose and eyeballs, using a hot glue gun to secure everything to the bags. Another option here is to use mason jars instead of brown paper bags, following the same process but replace the construction paper with googly eyes.

  1. DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Nothing quite screams Halloween like pumpkins, and you can never have too many! Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums and many more items are commonly seen decorating lawns and doorsteps throughout October. But what about a fun Halloween family craft to bring faux pumpkins inside your house? Here’s what you’ll need to create your do-it-yourself pumpkins:

  • Dryer Duct
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Peat Pots
  • Confetti

Take your dryer duct and cut it to form a circle. Carefully using a hot glue gun, seal the sides and hold it for a few seconds to connect the loose ends. Take a can of orange spray paint and thoroughly coat both sides of the dryer duct – don’t be afraid to really layer it on there! For the pumpkin stem, Lou rolls up a peat pot that has been cut in half, sealing it together and to the pumpkin. And lastly for a finishing touch, glue on some confetti.

We hope you have as much fun putting these DIY Halloween decorations together as Lou did… have a safe and happy Halloween from all of us at HouseSmarts!