10. Glass Jar Lights
Candles are one of the easiest ways to add a festive atmosphere to any home for just about any occasion. Round up a few jars and get creative with paint, tissue paper, decoupage, tape and permanent markers. You can easily make them to match your Halloween decor, and the kids will really enjoy making them with you! Read more here.
11. DIY Halloween Door Mat
Customize your own Halloween door mat with just about any stencil! You can spruce up an old door mat or buy one with a blank canvas. Just surround it with a few pumpkins, and you’ve added a touch of subtle festivity to your front porch. Check out the full instructions here.
12. Huge Black Spider
Start Halloween night off right by greeting your trick-or-treaters with a huge black spider! I like this idea for a large shrub or bush covered in spider webbing. A milk jug (with the top cut off and cleaned thoroughly), black Duct tape and black pipe insulation is all you will need to make this eight-legged friend.
- You can also use spray painted styrofoam balls in place of the milk jug (one large for the body and one a little smaller for the head).
- Glue feathers from a black boa all over the body to make it hairy!
- Cut small triangles out of the pipe insulation where you want the legs to bend, and then use duct tape to secure it in a bent position.
- Use ping pong balls or large googley eyes for the eyes, and add detail to the body with paint if you’d like.