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#5: Frosted Candles

DIY Halloween Decor Frosted Candles

Short, sweet, and cheap!

Step 1:  Find Glass

Don’t buy new!  Check out a thrift store or Goodwill for glass that is super cheap!

Step 2:  Frost

Spray glass with frost spray (you can find it at Michaels, remember your 40% off coupon!)

Step 3:  Decorate

Hot glue Halloween ribbon and/or faux glitter spider onto glass.  Or use glitter glue to create a creepy spider web.

Step 4: Illuminate!

Rather than spending the whole night worrying about fire hazards or keeping up with relighting tea lights, I opted for the artificial LED tea lights.  Best place I found for the price (they can be spendy at big stores) – ebay!

Enjoy!

#4: Halloween Poison Bottles

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

These Halloween Poison Bottles are so easy, yet set them on some vintage silver (which btw is SO easy and CHEAP to find at thrift stores!), and they set an eerie mood!

Step 1:  Collect old bottles 

I used wine bottles, Johnny Walker black bottles, Dad’s drink of choice :), and some smaller bottles.  The most important thing to look for is bottles with good shapes and colors that look aged.  Luckily my parents had a goldmine of bottles in their basement.

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

Step 2:  Remove Labels

Fill your sink with REALLY hot water (use rubber gloves!) to take off the labels, I had a razor blade for the tough ones, but the labels came off pretty easily.

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

Step 3:  Mod Podge Labels

It’s so easy to find free printable Halloween bottle labels online, print out labels, cut them out, and mod podge them onto the glass bottles.

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

Enjoy your final product!  

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

I used Matt’s kitchen to create a spooky old, abandoned display by taking off the cabinet doors and placing the poison bottles randomly on silver trays.

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

 

DIY Halloween Decor Poison Bottles

 

#3: Haunted Bird Bath

This is a great addition to any outside halloweed ‘graveyard’ or other spooky outdoor decor.  (And I didn’t even find the idea on Pinterest, shocking I know!  🙂  I found this plastic bird feeder at the Dollar General (ok, it wasn’t $1, but it was under $10 for sure!), and knew I could ‘spook’ it up.

DIY Halloween Decor Haunted Bird Bath

DIY Halloween Decor Haunted Bird Bath

Supplies:

– Plastic bird feeder

– Black spray paint

– Statue item

– Floral moss

– Hot Glue Gun

STEPS:

1)  Spray paint your plastic bird feeder bowl and base black (using black spray paint specifically for plastic works best)

2)  Spray paint your statue item.  I used an old Christmas angel that I found at the thrif store for $1, something that will look spooky!

3)  After all paint is dry, hot glue the statue to the bowl and hot glue the craft moss to make it look aged

4)  put rocks in the base of the bird feeder to keep it standing upright before setting the bowl on top

Enjoy!  🙂

 

#2: Trick or Treat Boxes

This is a super easy project that I found on Pinterest, and I especially love it because after halloween, it stores WONDERFULLY!  All you have to do is put the boxes inside one another 🙂

DIY Halloween Decor Trick or Treat Boxes

Supplies:

– 3 paper mache boxes (I got mine at Hobby Lobby here, be sure to look for coupons as I got mine 40% off!)  Yes, this is a set of 7, but I used the 4 other boxes to create levels on my candy table, post coming soon 🙂

– Black spray paint

– Sandpaper

– Halloween Ribbon

– Hot Glue Gun

– Sticker letters or dicut paper letters (I used my Cricut)

STEPS:

1)  Take 3 boxes (in desccending sizes), and spray paint outsides and tops black

2)  After spray paint dries, use sandpaper to distress the boxes in the corners and centers

3)  Hot glue or stick on your letters “Trick or Treat” to the boxes

4)  Hot glue your haloween ribbon to the perimeter of the top of the largest box

Thanks to the blog http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/09/todays-guest-brown-paper-packages.html that my original pin linked to!  🙂

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Boxes

#1: Bat Wing Fan

Let’s start with a very simple DIY project.  Want to decorate your space from floor to ceiling?!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall seeing any lame ceiling fans in any haunted houses I’ve been to.  Fans can be an eye sore for us detail-oriented (/”type A”) decorators.  UNLESS, you use the ceiling fan to your advantage in your decor, hence, the bat wing fan!

Matt’s house has 3 fans (of course all in the common areas of our party), one in each living room and one in his kitchen.  So I did this 3 times last year, but saved my wings to use again this year!

I saw this idea on Pinterest here for actual fan blades being sold on Etsy, but I’d say its a very easy DIY project, so I just “WING-ed” it! (GET IT?! Ha, so funny 🙂 )

Enjoy!

DIY Halloween Decor Bat Wing Fan

Instructions:

1)  Measure your fan blades length & width

2) Freehand bat wing long and wide enough to cover each blade

3)  Cut out bat wing and use this as a stencil for the other fan blades

4)  Use duct tape to adhere to fan

*Note – try not to turn on the fan as these are only made of poster board, however, I will note that Matt & I did this a few times and it looks pretty sweet  🙂

DIY Halloween Decor | Bat Wing Fan

31 Halloween Projects

If you haven’t checked out my post from last year’s Halloween party, let me warn you:  I am a little bit of a Halloween fene.  Matt and I threw our first annual Halloween party last year, and let’s just say I got a “wee bit” into DIY decorating 🙂  This year I thought it’d be fun to post 31 Halloween projects/decorating, incorporating some techniques I used last year with some new ones that I will try this year.

Rather than making every single post in October Halloween related, I will incorporate these 31 Halloween projects from now until Halloween.  Trust me from experience, it’s nice to get a head start on the decorating!

Check out my Halloween party post here from last year, and stay tuned & keep checking back for the 31 Halloween projects coming soon! 🙂

DIY Halloween Decor 31 Halloween Projects

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DIY Halloween Party Decor

My initial thought was to blog post about all my Halloween party projects as I did them so we could all gear up for this spooky holiday together.  Well, I bit off a little more than I could chew (typical me, as you will soon realize).  SO, I am going to go a little bit in reverse.  I am going to post pictures of the final outcome of our party and then work backward in my DIY posts of how it all came to life (or death, ha!)  I hope you like the outcome!

{Back Living Room}

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Halloween Party Decor

{Kitchen}

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Halloween Party Decor

DIY Projects Halloween Party Decor

 

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