Banners are SO IN right now. I love them! They add a charming vintage touch, but are also super easy to make! Just grab some of your favorite Halloween scrapbook paper, some sticker letters (or I used my Cricut), and some hot glue and string, and you have yourself a Halloween banner suitable for any great Halloween decor!
One room of the Halloween party was themed with ‘bats’ – we hung a sheer white fabric that I cut the edges to look ragged and suspended it from the ceiling. Then, I cut out bats from cardstock paper, folded them to give them a 3-dimensional look, and used fishing line to tie them within the sheer cloth. Finally, we took some dead branches we found outside and hung these from the ceiling as well with fishing line. All together, we were able to create a spooky forest look with our bat and branches! 🙂
Dear fellow Halloween decorators: Don’t ‘discredit’ the discount stores! These Halloween lanterns came from the lovely Dollar Tree and for $1 each, they are awesome. These are actually all repeats from last year, and the battery operated LED lights sill work! Hang them from some fishing line for a floating effect, and their glows will compliment any room! 🙂 Yay cheap & easy projects!
Remember the paper mache skulls from Michael’s that we used in this project? Well, here we are again! I again spray painted some of these paper mache skulls (silver), cut an opening in the back so I could sneak in a flickering LED tea-light. The result? A spooky glowing skull! Place these throughout the party for some added effect and spooky ambiance!
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!