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6 Halloween DIYs On A Budget

Want quick and easy DIY decoration ideas for Halloween, without breaking the bank? Here are a few sinister looking crafts which will get you maximum adulation from your ghouls and goblins with minimum effort from your part. All Halloween supplies listed below are available at the Dollar Store.


1. Spider Web Vase

SUPPLIES

  • Glass vase of any size

  • Black Sharpie

  • Hot glue gun

  • Black metallic spray paint

  • White acrylic paint (optional)

  • A plastic spider

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. With a Sharpie, draw a spider web on the glass vase.

  2. Using the hot glue gun, slowly trace the spider web on the vase.

  3. Let it cool down and dry for 30 minutes.

  4. Next, in a well ventilated area, spray paint the vase, making sure you give the entire vase, including the bottom, even coverage. Give it a few coats if needed.

  5. Once the vase has dried, you will notice the raised portion of the spider web above the paint.

  6. At this point, you can leave it as is, or paint the raised spider web white, to give the vase a pop of color.

  7. Stick a spider on the side with the hot glue gun.

  8. Pop in some dried/droopy flowers or a creepy eyeball bouquet (see below), and there you have an eerie looking vase!


2. Creepy Eyeballs Bouquet

SUPPLIES

  • Pack of Halloween eyeballs

  • Artificial black rose bouquet

  • Hot glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Hot glue the plastic eyeballs to the center of each rose in the bouquet.

  2. Place the flowers in a Halloween themed vase or in the spider web vase (see above)


3. Finger Food

SUPPLIES

  • Plastic bloody hand

  • Bloody fingers

  • A medium sized pot (of the garden variety), with soil

  • Cobwebs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Firmly push hand and/or fingers into the soil in the pot.

  2. Wrap cobweb around the hand and/or fingers to give it a scary look.

  3. This makes a great centerpiece for your appetizer/finger food table.

4. Witches Parking Lot

SUPPLIES

  • 3-4 witches hats

  • Cobweb

  • (Optional) 3-4 witches brooms

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Hang the witches hats from your chandelier or fan or ceiling

  2. Wrap cobweb around them to give a sinister look.

  3. Optional : Place just as many witches brooms somewhere close by to give the illusion of a "witches parking lot"

5. Skeleton Crew

SUPPLIES

  • 5-10 mini skeletons

  • Hot glue gun

  • Glass vase with straight sides

  • Twine

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the climbing skeletons:

    1. hot glue one of the hands of each of the skeletons

    2. arrange them against a fireplace or a light pole or a table.

  2. For the skeleton vase :

    1. hot glue the skeletons around a vase with straight sides.

    2. Tie a twine around them

    3. Fill the vase with dried/droopy flowers or the creepy eyeball bouquet (see above)

6. Dracula's Specimen Lab

SUPPLIES

  • A collection of small plastic critters and reptiles like bats, snakes, lizards, mice, etc.

  • Mason jars

  • Food coloring

  • Water

  • Halloween creepy cloth

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill mason jars with water and add food coloring to give it a formaldehyde / lab chemical look.

  2. Stuff the reptile or critter into the jar. The tighter the fit, the more creepy the jar will look. Shut it tight so the water doesnt leak.

  3. Arrange the jars on a table covered with Halloween creepy cloth, in a dark corner of a room. Add some light effects to give it an ominous effect.





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