Four “Spooktacular” Halloween Decorating Ideas

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If you’re the last house on the block to get into the festive spirit, don’t howl – there’s still plenty of time to make this Halloween extra “spooktacular.”

These four ghoulish crafts are terrifyingly easy to replicate and breathe life and cheer into this traditionally haunting holiday. So if you’re pressed for time, money or just want something fun to do with the kiddos, read on and prepare to get in the Halloween spirit.

1. Crayon Pumpkin


Yep, this is as easy as it looks! Add a burst of color into your Halloween with a pack of crayons and a pumpkin of your choice.  The little ones can go crazy with the crayons while you can play around with color themes that match your home décor.

What you need:

  • A large pumpkin. Both foam pumpkins and real pumpkins will work just fine.
  • Crayons

What you do:

  • Get carried away with color. And don’t be afraid to color outside the lines!

2. Spooky Swirl Vase


If you’re looking for an affordable yet classic Halloween table piece, then look no further! This Halloween vase adds the perfect splash of color to the dinner table, and guests will be “dying” to know where you purchased it. Pair with orange, red, and/or fuchsia flowers for that extra spooky effect and enjoy.

What you need:

  • Tall cylinder vase
  • Orange 12×12 cardstock
  • Black die cut swirl cardstock (Can be purchased at Michael’s)
  • Tacky spray
  • Paper cutter
  • Ruler 

  • Double-sided tape

What you do:

  • Spray the back of your die cut cardstock and place on top of orange cardstock.
  • Measure the height of your cylinder vase. Cut paper to that height using paper cutter.
  • Wrap around cylinder vase and secure in place with double-sided tape.

3. Toilet Roll Spiders


Who knew that you could make something so cute out of a toilet paper roll? We love this idea and your kiddos will too! Place them anywhere around your home from the children’s table during Halloween parties to décor in your bathrooms and hallway. Just be prepared to see these friendly spiders around long after Halloween ends.

What you need:

  • Paint (orange and black)
  • Pipe cleaners (any color for the legs)
  • Googly eyes
  • Newspaper
  • Paper mache
  • Tape
  • Glue

What you do:

  • First, stuff the toilet rolls with newspaper or tissue paper and tape over to secure
  • Next, cover with one thin layer of papier-mâché to give a uniform surface for painting on all sides
  • Once dry, the kids can begin to paint the spider’s body with whatever color they choose
  • As soon as the paint is dry, poke some holes along the side of the spider’s body for the legs and place the pipe cleaners accordingly.
  • Glue on the googly eyes and voila—you have a spooky spider!

4. Candy Corn Feather Wreath


Move over, Santa! Wreaths can now be a part of your vibrant Halloween décor with a few simple steps. Whether you proudly hang this creation on your front door or use it as a beautiful centerpiece, this versatile wreath can liven up any home that’s lacking in Halloween spirit.

What you need:

  • White Styrofoam wreath form (12”)
  • Tacky Glue
  • 3 feather boas in orange, white and yellow
  • Scissors

What you do:

  • Wrap the first boa using Tacky Glue to hold in place as you go; you want the boa to cover 1/3 the circumference of the wreath
  • Cut the orange boa in half; wrap it around the sides of the wreath, gluing in place as you go; finish off the last 1/3 of the wreath using the yellow boa; let dry
  • Hang or use as a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table

And there you have it! Four quick and easy decorations to add some Halloween flair to your home this year!

By |2018-11-15T12:42:38-07:00October 27, 2014|

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