I’m behind in a lot of things right now. Like getting this post up, or responding to e-mails, and most importantly (because I obviously have my priorities straight) decorating for Halloween (which is less than a week away…what?!?!). If you’re like me (aka a procrastinator), here are a few last minute Halloween decorating ideas to make your home more festive and spooky. These were all easy DIY things or items I pulled from around my house, proving that you don’t need to spend a lot to get into the Halloween spirit.
For the above display, I used leftovers from our wedding– a dish from our candy bar to hold candy corn, a large glass container (also from our candy bar) flipped over on a pumpkin, and the other DIY chalkboard. Above this display I hung a few more paper bats.
A lot of these items were also left-over from our wedding– the mercury glass, the dried flowers, the gold glittered vase, and the DIY chalkboard. I added a bowl of acorns (from our local park) and found some Halloween cut-outs via Pinterest that I taped to unused chopsticks and stuck into sand that had been tossed with gold glitter (also from our wedding).
I decorated the doors of our bar with a little ghost I made from a Kleenex tied over a small styrofoam ball with twine and then attached two black construction paper “eyes” with tape. In the bottom corner of one of the doors, I placed a cat cut from black construction paper (using the same cut-out templates mentioned above).
I added in a few bottles we had lying around to complete the look. One is a Trade Joe’s wine bottle, one is an old bottle wrapped in twine, two are mini St. Germain bottles, and then of course the skull vodka bottle. The other mini bottle was actually a gift I received years ago of sand from Hawaii and the glass covering it is normally a hanging piece that holds a candle. The paper roll, which was made to look old and worn with coffee, adds another creepy element to the “witch brewing” display.
These little ghost were all made like the one above on the bar. I strung these together using white and gold twine and then hung them across the doorway of our living room.
How are you decorating your home for Halloween?