Make your own Halloween decorations
Halloween seems to get more and more popular every year. Now it’s not just about having a ghoulish costume and treaty Halloween food, you need to decorate the house too. But, relax because we’ve got lots of ideas that don’t require lots of time, skill or cash.
Jar candle holders
The perfect way to create pools of light…and scary shadows!
Small craft knife
Old glass jars
Ribbon or string
Download the image templates. Carefully cut the images from black card.
Image template link:
Spray the shapes with spray adhesive.
Stick to the glass jars. Tie ribbon or string around the neck of the jars. Place a tea light inside.
Not so freaky but a very festive way to wish your guests a Happy Halloween on arrival.
7 x 160 cm A4 sheets of card
2 m orange ribbon
Download the Happy Halloween letters template. Print out on 160g card.
Cut out each letter using a craft knife and steel ruler.
Letters image links:
Use the punch to make holes at the top of each letter.
Thread the ribbon through the holes. You can make two strings and hang them underneath each other or make one long string if you prefer.
So easy to make, these little ghosts are perfect to guard piles of sweets, hover in bushes, dangle from beams and tumble from the cupboards onto unsuspecting guests.
Approx half a metre of white fabric
4 black round stickers per ghost – approx. 10mm diameter
Cut a square about 30 x 30 cm from the white fabric for each ghost. Place a ball of cotton wool in the centre.
Fold the fabric over the cotton wool and tie a 20 cm length of string around it to form the head.
Put two stickers on the head for the eyes. Use two overlapping stickers to form an oval for the mouth.
Small cathead and pumpkin
Single hole punch
Black and orange card
For the pumpkin, cut out 20 orange strips, each 12 x 1 cm. For the cat, cut out 10 black strips, each 12 x 2 cm.
Punch a hole at both ends of each strip. Insert a split pin through all the holes at both ends.
Separate the strips to create a ball shape.
For the pumpkin, cut out the eyes, nose and mouth from black card and stick on with double-sided tape.
For the cat, cut out ears from black card, and a nose and eyes from orange card. Stick on with double-sided tape.
Add to the drama by downloading bat and bird templates (use black card).
Spray the candlesticks, vase and branch with black paint.
Add toy spiders, mice and insects for a maleficent medley.