DIY Halloween for the Non-Crafty Person
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
I will be the first to admit that Halloween is probably my least favorite festivity. But that does not mean I am a party pooper. Au contraire! With two young girls in the house, I have to keep my ghoulish spirits up during this time of year.
And although I can’t say either that I am a very crafty person, I do like to do fun projects with my girls who love being creative. So, this year I searched for a few simple things for us to do together and I came up with some great ideas.
|Glow Stick Lanterns – I got this idea from lil blue boo. They were easy to make and the girls loved the effect.|
|Flying Bats - This colony of bats is easy to make with black construction paper and a good pair of scissors. We all got into cutting them out (even the neighborhood kids) and taping them to the dining room wall. This idea and instructions came from Dana Made It.|
|Rats and lots of them – You can’t have a DIY halloween unless you look through the pages of Martha Stewart Living. Here is an easy way to dress up the staircase using the same construction paper as the bats. I only have two steps in my house but we all like the effect.|
|Creeping Spider Candles – Another brilliant idea from Martha Stewart Living but not for the arachnid phobias. I used spider web instead with the fake spiders. The spider web is inflammable so I also used a battery operated candle.|
|Whimsical Witch’s Legs – I am not sure if the girls and I will do this one but I love it and had to share this from Design Dazzle. Great idea!|
Ideas for the Pumpkin
|Pumpkin Gutter – Love this Pumpkin Gutter since no one of my family likes doing this nasty part of carving a pumpkin. It simply goes on the end of your drill and removes all the seeds and string effortlessly and with little mess. Buy on Amazon for $10.00|
|Fanged Pumpkin – Dagmar’s Momsense shares how to make these cute and simple fanged pumpkins.|
|Thumb Tack or Upholstery Tack Design – Better Homes and Garden has some great ideas for creating unique pumpkins for Halloween.|
|Butter Squash Ghosts – Every year we paint butternut squash to make them look like ghosts. I have no idea where I got this idea from but I started doing this annually with my son about 17 years ago. The photo for these squash ghosts is from JustforLoveBlog.|
And if you still need inspiration check out our past Halloween ideas here.
Happy Halloween – Be safe, always carry a flashlight and have fun!