Halloween is a magical time of year, but it takes more than magic to set a spooky mood. Luckily, there are some super easy ways to bring Halloween spirit into your home, even if it’s not really in your heart just yet.
And unlike the wheelbarrow full of candy that you still need to pick up before the big date, you probably already have everything you need lying around the house for these simple DIY decorations.
Last-minute Halloween décor for lazy people
Bat corner bookmarksFor the bookworms out there, make every story a little spookier with these cute and quick bookmarks. It’s a great craft to do with the kids that will protect those precious pages and make your bookshelf look like it’s host to a whole colony of bats.
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Boo bannerThis little thing is so understated yet cute that you’ll want to keep it up all year round, and all you’ve got to do is cut up an old T shirt to bring it to life. The minimalism gives it an element of chicness that you don’t see too often with holiday-themed DIYs.
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ghost lollipopsYou know the hard candies like suckers and lollipops are the last to get plucked out of the candy bowl, so why not turn a few of them into ghosts? And it’s just a tissue and some string. Don’t have googly eyes? Don’t worry, you can always draw them on. It will jazz up your candy and make taking the decorations down later a whole lot sweeter.
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Pumpkins out of canning bandsIf you’ve finished all you jam-making, put those jar lids to a more decorative use. This a crafty solution, especially for people who don’t want to deal with the actual mess that is carving real pumpkins. And the bonus is that it looks way more complicated than it actually is. Happy crafting!
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Glowing ghouliesWith just some ping pong balls, those little fake candles and a marker you can create a whole host of light-up little friends. To take it to the next level, make some mini-mes of the whole family. Whether you have them on the table as a centerpiece, or outside lining the walkway, they’re the perfect no-effort décor.
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Floating candlesYou don’t have to be a Potterhead to appreciate a ceiling full of floating candles (but it definitely helps). Use some old cardboard rolls or make your own, throw in however many fake candles you didn’t use for the glowing ghoulies, hang them from the ceiling and you’re in business.
Garbage bag spiderwebsIf you’ve done paper snowflakes for winter, then you’ll already be a pro at making these. Cut them out of black garbage bags for a scarier vibe or use white ones to make it slightly more realistic. And since you’ll get two webs for every one garbage bag, you’ll be done in no time.
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Possessed table runnerYup, you read that right. Someone’s coming in from the other side, and they’re here for pumpkin pie. It’s definitely one for those who like their Halloween a little scarier. This unexpected dinner guest will set your spread apart from the rest.
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String artOkay, this one requires a little more time and effort, but it’s still something you can create with things you already have around the house, and it’s only as complicated as you make it. Send your Halloween greetings in spiderwebby fashion.
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Mummify your doorWith just a little fabric or even toilet paper, you can instantly give your front door its own Halloween costume. This is a great way to make your entryway unique, even for people who don’t have the luxury of having a big stoop or porch.
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Painted jar luminariesAll that orange and black is great, but sometimes you need to add a few more colours to the palette. Get as colourful as you want by painting some jars and sticking a candle in them. They’ll bring some cheer to a cozy fall evening and are really easy to do. Simple!
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Paper black catsThese cats aren’t just easy to construct (cut some paper, stick it together) but they look super sleek and almost refined for such a simple project. Just maybe don’t put them right by the door unless you glue them down to something, because these kitties might get spooked by a breeze. Oh, and don’t let them cross your path.
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