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How to make Halloween decorations

Olivia Chamberlain

Posted on August 27 2020

How to make Halloween decorations


10 DIY Halloween crafts to make this Halloween...

 

Halloween only falls once a year and this year it’s on a Saturday! So why not get into the spirit and deck the house with 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 festive 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 is also a great way to keep the costs down. After all, there’s Halloween costumes, Halloween treats and games to think about too! You’d be surprised at what household items can be turned into easy-to-make Halloween decorations.

 

Top ten Halloween decoration ideas

1. Origami Halloween bats

Halloween Bats

If you’re looking for some easy Halloween paper decorations, handmade origami bats are super fun to make and make a great backdrop along with our Let’s Get Batty Garland. All you need is coloured paper, we chose black and purple to stick to the theme. Follow this link for a demonstration on how to make origami Halloween bats.

 
2. Spider webs

Halloween Spider Webs

Talk about easy Halloween decorations! These spooky DIY Halloween spider webs are made out of your everyday black bin bags. All you need is one bin bag, scissors, tape and a sharpie pen. We made several spider webs in different sizes and hung them on the wall with sticky tape. These would also make great hanging decorations. Just add string! Click here for step by step instructions.


3. Halloween cake toppers

Halloween Cake Toppers

Accessorise 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 version! Click here to download your free printables.


4. Pumpkin lanterns

Halloween Pumpkin Lantern

These homemade pumpkin lanterns are an ideal outdoor Halloween decoration. Simply take our orange paper lantern, cut out a scary (or cheerful) pumpkin on card and attach to the lantern with fabric glue – frightfully easy!

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. 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. An unBOOlievable backdrop for your Halloween event!


6. Painted pumpkins


Painted Pumpkin

For a stylish approach to a Halloween pumpkin, paint them in your favourite colours. Think chromes and metallics.

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 unwanted paint on your furniture!


7. Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin Carving

You simply cannot let Halloween pass without carving a pumpkin. This is one for the whole family to enjoy. Let the kids pick their pumpkin and get stuck in to this fun craft!

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.

 

8. Halloween balloon bunch
 

Decorate your monster mash with this Halloween-themed confetti balloon bunch kit! In the pack, you'll get 14 balloons, including confetti-filled balloons, pumpkin printed orange balloons, and other styles to fill out the bunch. Don’t forget your helium so that your balloons float!

9. Spider paper chain



Simple, low cost and one for the kids to enjoy. This easy to make spider web paper chains are the perfect banner to string along the walls, stairs or ceiling this Halloween. Click here for instructions.


10. Halloween food

Who said sweet treats can’t be decorations and food? Click here for heaps of fun and spooky homemade Halloween treats.


Hope you enjoyed reading our easy Halloween decoration ideas! Your handmade Halloween decorations will look great mixed in with our Halloween tableware and party supplies. Take a look at our collection here.


If you try out any of our DIY Halloween decorations don’t forget to tag us @partypieces for a chance to be featured

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