Halloween has a way of creeping up on people unexpectedly. Suddenly, it’s October 31 and you’ve done absolutely nothing to make the house feel spooky.
But there are plenty of DIY Halloween decorations you can make without spending a lot of time or money, like trash-bag spiderwebs or a no-sew yarn pumpkin garland. You can throw them together in the hours before trick-or-treaters arrive.
Check out these simple ways you can bring some spookiness to your home this year.
You can create the illusion of spiders infesting your home with magnets.
What you need: Plastic spider rings, magnet strips, hot glue, and scissors.
You’ll be the trick-or-treating hit of the neighborhood with this mummy doorway.
What you need: White crepe paper, tape, and white-and-black poster boards.
Trash bags become spiderwebs in a flash if you have some scissors on hand.
What you need: Black trash bags, a marker, tape, and scissors.
Tissue-paper pumpkin party favors can double as decor and a snack.
What you need: Orange tissue paper, green tape, candy, a nine-inch cake pan, scissors, and a pencil.
You can paint some pumpkins to create an eye-catching display.
What you need: Pumpkins, craft paint, and a paint marker.
Handmade witches’ brooms will add to your Halloween aesthetic.
What you need: Scissors and natural twine.
You can make this candy-corn banner out of paper plates.
What you need: Paper plates, candy corn-colored paints, a paintbrush, a hole punch, and twine.
Transform lollipops into ghosts for an edible decoration.
What you need: A wide-mouth mason jar, black spray paint, lollipops, white cotton, twine, floral foam, and a paint pen.