How to make Halloween decorations
Posted on September 07 2021
Get into the spirit of Halloween this year by decking the house in fun and spooky DIY Halloween decorations for you and the kids to enjoy. From spider web bin bags to Halloween balloon arches, we’ve got all the inspiration you need to create a Halloween to remember.
Unsure of how to pull it off? Read on for our homemade Halloween decorations and ideas that will make every inch of your house look the part this Halloween — not to mention scary!
Why use DIY Halloween decorations?
Making Halloween decorations at home is not only a fun activity to do with the family but they will add an extra dimension to your party scene when mixed with the decorations you’ve bought for the occasion. It helps keeps the cost down too! After all, there’s Halloween costumes, Halloween treats and games to think about. You’d be surprised at what household items can be turned into easy-to-make Halloween decorations.
Top 10 Halloween decoration ideas
1. Origami Halloween bats
If you’re looking for some simple Halloween paper decorations, handmade origami bats are super fun to make. To get in a flap, all you need is coloured paper and to follow this link for an easy-to-follow demonstration.
Party Pieces pairings: Pair your DIY bats with these Glitter Hanging Bats – decorations that are guaranteed to get your Halloween party set up off to a flyer!
2. Spider webs
Talk about easy Halloween decorations! These spooky DIY Halloween spider webs are made out of everyday black bin bags. Grab one bin bag, plus scissors, tape and a sharpie pen, and follow these step-by-step instructions. We made several of these spider webs in different sizes and hung them on the wall with sticky tape. They also make great hanging decorations. Just add string!
Party Pieces pairings: No Halloween scene is complete with out some creepy crawlies making their presence felt, so team up your homemade spider webs with a Black Felt Cobwebs and Spider Web Garlands, a Spiders Wall Decoration and Spider Table Confetti.
3. Halloween cake toppers
Add some scares to your sweet treats with our charming printable Halloween cake toppers. You will need scissors, lollipop sticks (or cocktail sticks will work just fine), double-sided tape or glue and a printer. Crayons, too, if you’re printing our colour in versions! Click here to download your free printables.
4. Spider Paper Chains
We’ve got even more spider decoration inspo, and this one is for a simple, low cost decorations that kids will love making. These easy to make Spider Web Paper Chains are the perfect banner to string along walls, stairs or ceiling this Halloween. Click here for instructions.
Party Pieces pairings: Hang your homemade paper chain alongside some of our own ready made Halloween garlands and hanging decorations. This Pumpkin Tissue Garland will be an excellent match for your DIY effort.
5. Halloween balloon arch
Balloon arches are on trend and add the wow factor to any event. Why not create one this Halloween with our easy to make Halloween balloon garland kit? In the pack, you'll get 40 balloons in a variety of shapes and styles, five paper fans, five Spiders, glue dots, balloon tape, clear twine and easy to follow instructions. Putting it together will be a great laugh and it will look amazing once it’s done.
Party Pieces pairings: Don’t stop at one arch, keep the Halloween balloons coming! We’ve got confetti balloons, balloon garlands, foil spiders, pumpkins, ghosts, witches and plenty more in store. Don’t forget your helium so that your balloons float!
6. Painted pumpkins
For a stylish approach to a Halloween pumpkin, paint some in your favourite colours. Chromes and metallic look particularly elegant. These trendy DIY painted Halloween pumpkins are super easy to make and look adorable on your doorstep or as a table decoration. Grab some spray paint and get creative. Don’t forget to cover your surface first so that you don’t get any paint on your furniture!
Party Pieces pairings: If you are going for a smart Halloween look this year, our Vintage range is where you need to be looking for your decorations. We love these Hanging Honeycomb Halloween Characters, Surprise Balls and Crow Napkins.
7. Pumpkin carving
Painting a pumpkin might not be for everyone, but you simply cannot let Halloween pass without carving one. It’s an activity for the whole family to enjoy and get messy with. Let the kids pick their pumpkin and then get carving (Adults should supervise at all times). To make thing easier and to give a little helping hand, take a look at Pumpkin Lady's free pumpkin carving patterns. There are 100s of patterns in 17 fun categories. You will be sure to find a pattern you love. Click here to download your pattern.
Party Pieces pairings: Your carved pumpkin will take pride of place outside your front door, and you can add to the scary scene that will welcome Trick or Treaters with some fun decorations for your door and front garden. White cobwebs, a Garden Skeleton and LED Pumpkin Light will all set the scary scene.
8. Ghost lollipops
Give some lollipops a ghoulish makeover by covering them in white fabric fastened with string, and painting on eyes and mouths on them. Put them together in a jar to haunt your Halloween table or offer them to trick or treaters, For full instructions go here.
Party Pieces pairings: If you are putting out these lollies for guests to grab from your party, make sure you’ve got plenty of other decorations laid out. Pumpkin Honeycomb Centrepiece and Pastel Spider Surprise Balls are a great place to start.
9. Pumpkin party favours
Throwing a children’s Halloween party? Wrap assorted sweets in a circle of orange tissue paper that you gather up and fasten with some green tape for an excellent little pumpkin party bags. Get full instructions here.
Party Pieces pairings: These little packs of sweeties will look brilliant if you team them up with this Coffin & Zombie Arms Donut Stand. Dot your pumpkins amongst the donuts for a platter of treats that will delight your guests!
10. Halloween Colouring Posters
These cool posters featuring pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons and other scary monsters will keep kids occupied and result in some eye-catching decorations to hang up around your home this Halloween. They also make for fantastic party favours.
Party Pieces pairings: Your kids can take their posters to the next level with these Halloween stickers – these packs feature bats, cats, spiders and more.
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