DIY Halloween Decor Creepy Touches
OK, first off, please know that I HATE scary movies! I would never be able to sit through 5 minutes of SAW or anything creepy like that. HOWEVER, you have to add a little bit of creepiness for Halloween, so check out these DIY Halloween Decor Creepy Touches. We used some of Matt’s tools and some random hand skeletons to stage some scary scenes. Check out some of our ‘darker’ decorations! 🙂
Move over Harry Potter (yep, the Harry Potter reference just happened) — I can make things levitate too! Wand-less! 🙂 I used branches from my sisters wedding and suspended them from the ceiling with fishing line and thumbtacks into Matt’s popcorn ceiling. I wired on a foam crow to the branch and strategically placed the branch above the bird cage from this post, and ta-da! You have a levitating branch (with a creepy bird!)
What would a Halloween Party (or any time of party, really) be without some delicious libations! I have sworn by this punch for 2 years now, and it was a hit again this year! It’s an awesome alcoholic punch that is easy to make and will be sure to keep all your guests partying the night away! Check out this Halloween Party Alcoholic Deadly Punch Recipe:
Halloween rosettes are a great DIY project for some vintage Halloween decor! Best part – It only takes a few supplies and steps! (*Note, my older sister’s wedding in August 2011 was themed rosettes, so I am semi a rosette-making specialist….Future post recapping her wedding will come, I promise 🙂
– Halloween themed scrapbook paper
– Hot Glue Gun
– Fishing Line
1) Fold scrapbook paper like a fan (back and forth) into about 1″ folds, then fold the entire (now 1″ wide accordion paper) in half again (hamburger way!)
2) Hot glue fan ends together (for the larger ones shown in the photos, I used four 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper)
3) Suspend from fishing line for an eerie ‘floating’ illusion
I promise I will have a detailed step-by-step Rosette making post with photos soon! Just had to share these fun Halloween decorations!
These customized frames are the perfect addition to any Halloween decor!
– Paper mache skull
– Black & white wrapping or scrapbook paper
– Black spray paint
– Glitter spray
– Halloween ribbon
– Glitter spider
– Black frame, glass removed (mine is 8 x 10)
1) Spray paint & cut skull
The paper mache skull (from Michaels) will be rounded. You will need to cut the back so that the skull will lay flat on the frame. After cutting the back, spray paint the skull black and add the glitter sray for extra interest.
2) Create frame background
Using the wrapping or scrapbook paper, make your background and add the Halloween ribbon and glitter spider for additional dimension.
3) Hot glue skull
Hot glue skull to background you created and display!
Calling all thrifters! Be on the lookout for gaudy frames at Goodwill/thrift stores! Don’t worry about the color, just spray paint them black and print off some spooky skulls, spiders, or other Halloween images. Place these throughout your house/party, and achieve a spooky Halloween ambiance!
What would Halloween be without the ‘old school’ pumpking carving?! While our designs have evolved a bit from the geometric shaped faces, the carving process is still one of my favorites. Check out our witch, tombstone, and owl desgns!
Happy Carving! 🙂
Dress up your walls for Halloween with this Haunted Portrait Art! This DIY project is a cost-efficient and unique way to put an eerie dispaly on your walls!
Step 1: Buy Canvas
I used 12 x 12 canvases from Michaels (they come in packs for savings!) Plus the 40% coupon 🙂 You will need 6 for the display I showed above.
Step 2: Buy Scary Masks
Thrift it up! You won’t be wearing the masks, so don’t be freaked out by second hand! Just find something that will take well to spray paint. (I found the hard masks worked a bit better than rubber) You will need 3 masks.
Step 3: Spray Paint
Spray paint your 3 masks and 3 canvases black.
Step 4: Cover 3 Coordinating Canvases
Use scrapbook paper (which is convinetly 12×12 just like your canvas!) and mod podge it onto the 3 canvases. I also chose to add some bats that I cutout with my Cricut machine, which I also mod podged on.
Step 5: Hot Glue Masks
Hot glue 3 masks onto black canvases.
Step 6: Display!
What are easy to find amongst a sea of Halloween decorations? Pumpkins! Fake pumpkins are great for re-purposing year after year, but (I admit) they can be BORING. Solution? Paint them! The possibilities are endless! We used a variety of techniques on our 3 pumpkins, ranging from free form spiders and geometric patterns to puff paint (throwback 90’s!) dots in an intricate design.
Any opportunity to work glitter into a Halloween project adds a touch more excitement for me! Glitter adds some glam and beauty, but in keeping with the dark Halloween ambiance. Glitter skulls look awesome and you can find them fairly cheap at Target (dollar section!), dollar stores, or of course, thrift stores. I chose to display mine on a vintage silver platter with some black spray painted roses (from this post). I displayed them on a round dining room table, below the chandelier (from this post). Finally, when looking for a table cloth I thought all the plastic Halloween ones looked cheap, and unoriginal. So I went to the fabric store and bought this black and white print fabric. It is waterproof and can be easily cleaned.