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Decoration Ideas for Halloween: Simple and Easy

Halloween Decorations

It’s that time of year again! Spooky ghosts, creepy pumpkins, and sneaky rats!  Halloween is the time for fun, costumes, and decorations.  Whether you love to decorate indoors or outdoors, there are tons of great Halloween decorations you can create that are fun for the kids, and can be cost efficient.  Get into the spirit of Halloween with these spooky cool Halloween Decoration Ideas.

Spooky Faces

Raid your local dollar store for those round touch lights.  They are cheap and run on batteries which is great for saving on electricity.  Grab some sharpie markers and let your imagination go wild.  You can make each touch light look like giant eyeballs, or make skeleton faces like Jack and the Pumpkin King, or create other monstrous faces.

Climbing Skeletons

These guys are pretty funny when propped around your house.  Make these skeletons look like they are trying to climb your house.  You can find full plastic skeletons anywhere that is selling Halloween decorations.  You can get very creative when placing skeletons and they are easy to work with.

Wicked Tree

Do you have a white Christmas tree?  Well break it out twice a year instead of once.  Create a creepy cool Halloween tree with black garland and other great dollar store items.  The dollar store usually has a lot of small items that can be added to your tree.  You can also create your own by printing out silhouettes and hanging them with black string.

Somebody is Watching You

Want to add a creepy effect to your yard, save up some toilet paper rolls.  Cut out two holes in different shapes and sizes to create eyes.  Then just tape a glow stick to the inside of the rolls.  You can place them inside your bushes and watch them look out at you all night.

Cutie Pumpkins

Get some tarra cotta pots, these pots are already orange which makes it simple and fast to create this decoration.  These pots usually have a hole at the bottom so flip your pot over, and stick a small twig in the hole to create the stem.  Now just use paint or a black sharpie and draw on the faces for your pumpkin.

Kiddie Treats

Get your kids involved with the decorating process.  Get some canvas and create cute pictures with your little monsters.  Create candy corn with their feet.  Paint white on the heel, orange in the middle of the foot, and white at the toes.  Press their feet to the canvas and ta-da, candy corn pictures!  These are great little gift ideas for grandparents too.  You can paint the feet all white for ghosts, or make spiders with their hands.

Hanging Ghosts

Decorating this is simple and cost efficient.  You need styrofoam balls, cheesecloth, black craft paint, string and eye screws.  Paint black eyes on the styrofoam and then cover with cheesecloth.  Add an eye screw to the top so that you can string and hang your ghosts.

Decorating can be fun for the whole family.  So get your creepy creativity flowing.  Happy haunting!

This black spider stationery will compliment your decorations perfectly!

Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Make With Your Child

Halloween with your child can be one of the most fun times of the year. From pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating, the holiday is full of enjoyable opportunities for a great time with the kids. Going to the local department store and picking out a costume is fine, but you miss out on an exciting activity with your child. Plus, have you ever looked at a Halloween costume thinking that you could have made something better for a tenth of the price? Making your child’s Halloween costume together is an opportunity for your children to learn valuable skills, have fun with their mom or dad, and will give them a sense of pride when they wear it on the big day. Here are some easy Halloween costume ideas that are fun and simple to make.

Halloween Costumes:

  • mummy Halloween costume takes little more than some light colored, tight fitting clothes (try PJs), and a few rolls of gauze. Use glue to make a permanent costume, or wrap it on the day of. Be ready for giggles as you begin to wrap!
  • bat costume can be made by detaching the head of an umbrella and cutting it in half (be sure there are no sharp edges), making wings (black cloth can also be used). Sew these to the back of a plain black sweatshirt, and cut ears out of black felt. Make a mask by cutting a piece of construction paper and gluing it to sunglasses.
  • An artist costume is easy to make. Cut a paint pallet out of cardboard and paint splotches of different colors onto it. A brush to hold and a bandana to wear are the only other essentials, but it might be fun to think creatively about which clothes would represent an artistic personality. A great follow up activity is painting!
  • A flower costume can be made using an all green outfit topped with felt petals. With some safety scissors and a chalk line (depending on his or her age), your child can cut he petals his/herself.Face paint is optional.
  • A simple knight costume can be created with a base of grey sweatpants and a grey hooded sweatshirt. An art smock or vest (worn backwards) can be adorned with a painted or sewn emblem, designed by your child. Tuck the pants into high boots (snow boots should work fine) and there’s just one more step. A sword can be made from wood or cardboard, using a saw or scissors to cut a blunt tip and attaching a small piece of the material at the base as the hilt, or cross-guard. Use silver spray paint to give it a realistic sheen. A shield can be cut out of cardboard and decorated by your child (use string to make a handle to slide the arm through).
  • Make a Lego Halloween costume using by painting a cardboard box and cutting a home for your child’s head. Glue colored plastic bowls to the front to make it complete, and make sure the sweatpants and sweatshirt matches the color of the box.

This list is just a start. Think creatively with you child and you are sure to come up with the perfect Halloween costume ideas to fit you both. Enjoy your crafting and happy Halloween!

Black Spider Halloween Costume Invitation
This spooky black spider is the perfect way to invite all of your friends over in their Halloween costume!