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DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Decorations

Posted October 15, 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to decorate. While we spend most of the year trying to control pests, Halloween is a great opportunity to put them on display!  Use these DIY decoration instructions to have the spookiest house on the block this year!

Bat Crafts:

Paper Roll Bats

What You’ll Need:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Black Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • White Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Permanent Marker

Step 1: Paint your toilet paper roll black

Step 2: Fold black construction paper in half, then cut in half hamburger style.

Step 3: Cut the folded paper into wing shapes, unfold to create two wings.

Step 4: Glue wings onto painted toilet paper roll

Step 5: Draw eyes onto white paper using your permanent marker, they should each be the size of a quarter.

Step 6: Cut the eyes out and glue them onto bat

Step 7: Use white paint to draw a silly mouth onto the bat

Step 8: Repeat!

For a step-by-step video tutorial, check out this video from Easy Peasy and Fun on YouTube.

Bat Oreos

What You’ll Need:

  • Oreo cookies
  • Candy Eyes
  • Melting Chocolate

Step 1: Remove filling from oreos

Step 2: Break cookie in half to create wings

Step 3: Apply melted chocolate to the edges of one cookie half

Step 4: Using the chocolate as your adhesive, attach broken cookie to either side of first cookie to create wings

Step 5: Add chocolate where the wings meet, and attach candy eyes

Step 6: Repeat and enjoy!

For a step-by-step video tutorial, check out this video from A Thrifty Mom on YouTube.

Spider Crafts:

Spiders in a Jar

What You’ll Need:

  • Mason Jar
  • Battery Operated String Lights
  • Decorative Fluff (christmas or halloween style)
  • Plastic Spiders

Step 1: Cut a 1 foot section of fluff, and pull it until it is partially separated

Step 2: Place string lights in and through the fluff, until it is covered

Step 3: Fill jar with 4-6 plastic spiders, and add fluff and lights, so that spiders are on the outside of jar

Step 4: Seal jar and repeat

For a step-by-step video tutorial, check out this video from Crafty Tube on YouTube.

Milk Jug Spider

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Empty Gallon of Milk or Water
  • 8 foam pipe insulation tubes
  • 1 Roll of black vinyl tape

Step 1: Use tape to wrap your milk jug until it is completely black

Step 2: Attach foam pipe insulation tubes to jug using tape to create legs

Step 3: Cut triangles from the center of the tubes to create bends in the legs

Step 4: Tape triangles to legs remain bent

Step 5: Terrify your neighborhood!

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

While bats and spiders around the home are spooky, what better way to celebrate Halloween than carving these critters into a pumpkin. Use these stencils to make the perfect carvings this year.

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