Halloween is nearly here and even if you’re not a fan, it’s a great time to get involved with some DIY decor either on your own, with your partner, or the kids. Holidays like Halloween are a good excuse to put your creativity to the test and with so many DIY ideas out there, there is something to suit everyone. We have gathered a few of our favourites which we hope can inspire you to get you into the spooky spirit this month!
Washi tape can be used all year round due to the variety of tapes you can find online. If you’re after subtle decor for halloween, washi tape is the way forward. Stripes are a great pattern to embrace over halloween, so why not try some customised candles, demonstrated beautifully by AfabulousFete. This involves painting the stripes on, or you could use the tape itself as a decoration at the bottom of your candles, like Minted has done below:
One way to incorporate washi tape into a kids project is to create some fun spider webs! Fake spiders can bring a web to life for a cheap price, and thanks to the tape’s versatility, there won’t be any sign that the tape was there once it is removed.
Spooky Wall Art:
If you’re after something slightly more creepy, wall art could be the answer for you. There’s a huge range of spooky sayings and images that you can buy online to stick in your living room/ hallway (or if you’re brave enough, the bedroom!). This grim reaper image is one example of how you can use wall art to create a fun and spooky effect in your home:
Flowers usually look bright and pretty, but they can look just as eerie and creepy, especially if they are painted black. Artificial flowers are usually cheap and accessible, so experiment with some faux roses sprayed with black paint to create a sinister touch in your kitchen or living room:
Pumpkins go without saying, but Halloween also wouldn’t be the same without bats. If you’ve never created bat cut-outs then now’s the time! You can download silhouettes online and print them off so that you have something solid to work with. Choose a bat silhouette of your choice and get cutting onto some black card for an extra spooky wall decoration! Sticking these up with washi tape won’t damage your walls and you can save these for next year too!
Which Halloween decor ideas have you tried?