10 Wickedly Great Halloween DIY Projects for Your Home
What does Halloween make you think of? Maybe it’s spooky spiders, haunted houses, and scary stories. Or maybe it’s candy corn, pumpkin patches, and cute costumes. No matter what comes to mind when you think of Halloween, the fun projects and decor have got to be the best parts! Make the inside and outside of your home festive and scary this Halloween with these 10 wickedly great Halloween DIY projects.
1. Toilet Paper Pumpkins
This simple DIY craft is for the creatives at heart! Here’s what you’ll need: a few rolls of toilet paper, some cute fall fabric, a stick from the yard, and green ribbon. Cute out a square of fabric that’s large enough to encase the roll of toilet paper. Place the toilet paper in the middle of the square and begin wrapping! Once all the remaining fabric is gathered into the top of the toilet paper, push your stick through as well. Leave a little bit of the stick out of the top to resemble the pumpkin stem, and tie a piece of green ribbon to look like leaves. That’s it!
2. Ghost Dolls
You’ll likely have to have children for this DIY project, as you’ll need some baby dolls. Once you’ve got the baby dolls, put a small piece of sheet (or white fabric) over their heads with holes cut out for their eyes. Place them on the porch and you’ll have people turning their heads all night!
3. Mummy Jalapeño Poppers
Who doesn’t love a good jalapeño popper filled with cream cheese? The only thing that can make it better is to have it look like a mummy for Halloween! This recipe is super simple and so delicious! It only takes a few ingredients, a little time, and some candy eyeballs and you’ve got the perfect appetizer for your Halloween party. Check out the recipe here.
4. Window Silhouettes
These window silhouettes are such a cute way to spook up the outside of your home, and make it look like a true haunted house! If you’re crafty, grab some black construction paper or poster board material, outline some creepy scenes, and cut them out yourself. If you like things already done, there’s tons of options for creepy silhouettes you can find online. Don’t forget to turn the lights on inside!
5. Stand-Alone Ghosts
These ghosts might be more cute than creepy, but they’re still the perfect addition to your Halloween decor, and will definitely be a conversation starter. You’ll only need a few materials to make these ghosts! If you’re interested, watch this video!
6. Snake Wreath
These snake wreaths are a little too realistic if you ask us, but if you like things on the scarier side, they’re perfect! You can find a twig wreath in basically any home goods or craft store. Once you’ve found the wreath, all you need are some snakes! Spray paint the wreathe to match the color of the snakes (pure black for extra spooks) and glue them on! You might not get any visitors all night with this DIY project.
7. Pizza Skulls
Want a yummy treat that’ll have your guests screaming for more? These pizza skulls are delicious and festive! Follow the recipe here for the best ways to make your main course come alive… or maybe not so alive.
8. Black Lemonade
What in the world is black lemonade? Well, it’s the perfect drink for Halloween! Made with activated charcoal (safe for consumption), black lemonade is sure to draw the eye and taste delicious! Be sure to mix in lots of water, lemon juice, and ice! Follow the recipe here for details on making this delicious treat.
9. Bleeding Candles
Bleeding candles are so simple to DIY, yet they’re still a showstopper that will have your guests asking questions. All you need for these are white and red candles and a lighter. Be sure to handle fire with care and do this project in an open space on a safe surface. All you’ll need to do is drip the wax from a red candle onto the white, and you’re done!
10. Spider Ice Cubes
Here’s another DIY project that might be just a bit too creepy for some, especially those who are scared of spiders! Freeze some plastic spiders inside the cubes of your ice tray and serve them up with your black lemonade. They’re sure to scare AT LEAST one guest!
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