Halloween used to be almost exclusively an American affair, but in the last decade or so we’ve seen it thoroughly embraced Down Under - after all who doesn’t love a good fright and the chance to dress up?
And of course, if you’re going to dress up, then you need a suitably scary party to go to, hopefully in a frightfully decked-out house!
Halloween decorations call for a bit of creativity and ingenuity, but scary doesn’t need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Here are 10 DIY ideas you can throw together in an afternoon that are cheap, creepy and classy.
1. Creepy flower arrangement
Foam balls, a bit of handy work with a paintbrush and large flowers painted black will make sure your haunted house has delightfully devilish details.
2. Giant eyeballs
Then, just apply that idea to a bigger scale with balls for a unexpected fright in your backyard.
3. Pumpkins with a Twist
For anyone that hasn’t carved a pumpkin before, I can personally attest it’s harder than it looks! Instead, use an electric drill to carve some patterns. It’s faster, easier, safer and needs a lot less elbow grease.
4. Pineapple Jack O' Lanterns
Who said Jack couldn't have hair? If you can’t get your hands on any pumpkins, make a sticky mess and carve a pineapple instead.
5. Scary Skelton
Give that tired old skeleton a makeover with a mop for a head, and string dipped in ‘Monster Mud which is joint compound and house paint. It might take a little more than a few hours to put together, but the results would be worth it.
Find the recipe at terrorsyndicate.com
6. A Monster Entrance
Give trick or treaters a real entrance! This idea can be achieved with some stiff cardboard and paint.
7. Spooky Doll decoration
We love this idea for it’s simplicity! Scare the bejesus out of your guests with a large white doll spray painted white.
8. Scary Eyes
And this idea is just too good not to share again… Just pop a few glow sticks in toilet rolls with scary eyes cut out. Genious.
9. DIY Yarn Spider Web
This idea will only cost you a few dollars, but for little effort has maximum spooky impact.
10. Spooky Ceiling Ghosts
And to top it all off, hang some spooky spectators from the ceiling – all you’ll need is some creepy masks, mosquito net or old sheets, and coat-hangers.
Do you have a DIY idea for Halloween I’d love to hear about it! Let me know by commenting below.