I searched high and low to find easy Halloween decoration ideas for you, and I found some good ones!
These Halloween decor ideas only require a few items to put together masterpieces. They are also easy on the budget, often requiring items you will already have on hand. In our house, we focus on the “lighter” side of Halloween, and steer clear of items that are too dark and creepy.
11 Easy Halloween Decorations
1. Painted Pumpkins
These painted pumpkins are so easy – using a regular marker for your first step. Another decorating medium, like paint, can then be used, depending on the look you want.
2. Pumpkin Light
Use a drill to carve perfect circles with, and let the light shine through. So creative! Why didn’t I think of that?
3. Cookie Cutter Carving
Tutorial provided for how to use cookie cutters and a soft mallet to easily carve out detailed shapes. This one has random images carved out, but the Halloween ideas are endless.
4. Nuts and Bolts
These could easily be created with hardware bits from the dollar store, or from rummaging around in the garage for 5 minutes. I love the unexpected hardware that make these pumpkins unique. They would also look fabulous if you spray painted the pumpkins black first.
5. Trendy Characters
Step by step tutorial to make these Despicable Me characters out of pumpkins this Halloween. Could they be any cuter (especially as a collection)?
6. Frankenstein Door
This Frankenstein door can be put together in minutes using paper plates, crepe paper and duct tape. Amy suggests using glow in the dark tape for eyebrows and mouth to make an even greater impact (test a spot to make sure it won’t damage your door first).
7. Halloween Wreath
Follow the link for detailed instructions on how to make this gaudy Halloween wreath. If you can’t find plastic eyeballs at the dollar store, you could buy ping pong balls and paint them yourself.
8. Bootiful Burlap Wreath
Tie strips of black burlap around a wreath form or a hanger bent to form a circle. Add a decoration like “B-O-O” letters to complete the look.
9. Black Twig Wreath
This is an almost free Halloween decoration – created primarily out of a cardboard ring, sticks and spray paint. Stick hunting is a fun activity for the kids, too!
10. Unexpected Visitor
This blogger found mannequin legs on Craigslist (strange, but true), but I’m sure you could improvise – it just might not look quite as realistic as this one does!
11. Halloween Mummy Jars
Only three simple steps required to make these unique Halloween Mummy Jars. They’re too cute!
I hope this collection of easy Halloween decorations will inspire you to try something new this year. You’re sure to bring a smile to neighbourhood children – and adults, too.
What Halloween decorations do you like to make?