3. Bloody Handprint Clings
What’s Halloween without bloody handprints all over your windows and mirrors? Make them yourself with Elmer’s glue and red food coloring! They cling to just about any smooth surface. I like this idea for the inside of a glass front door and surrounding windows. Creepy!
4. Wall Spider Web
Quite impressive, I must say! Yarn, double sided tape and Karen’s hilarious instructions are all you will need to pull off this faux spider web. Oh, and maybe a few spiders, too.
5. Silhouette Lamp Shade
You’ve already got the lamp, so why not add a few silhouettes to spruce up your Halloween decor? It really doesn’t get much easier or cheaper than this! And, you probably already have the supplies on hand. Check out the full details for this project over at Young House Love.
6. Illuminated Ghost Garland
Adorable in the day AND night! These mini ghost lights are constructed with a strand of white lantern lights covered in white fabric. They almost look like something you could buy at Pottery Barn. I love the way they turned out! You will find the full instructions here.
7. Monster Face Archway
Now, THIS is an entrance fit for Halloween. This project is fairly simple with very few supplies, but just look at how effective it is! When attached to an archway, it gives the appearance that you’re entering a monster’s mouth. Very cool!
8. Dancing Lawn Ghosts
For this project, simply poke a styrofoam ball through the top of a white or green, tall garden/fence stake or spray-painted dowel, and then cover it with white fabric or cheesecloth. Lightweight fabric will pick up in the wind more, giving them the illusion that they’re dancing. If your fabric is on the sheer side, you might want to use a couple of layers.
Make several of them and place them in a circle with the fabric corners tied together. You can secure the fabric over the styrofoam with hot glue and a few white push pins in the very top for extra security. They look really cool dancing around a tree or faux fire pit!
9. Hanging Bats
These are made from black craft foam and fishing line so that they’ll withstand even the wettest of weather! Hang several of them in a tree for a spooky little bat colony in your front or back yard. It’s simple enough that the kids can do most of the project themselves. Read the full instructions and get the bat template over at HGTV.
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.