Want to make some cheap and easy Halloween decorations?
Here are 4 ideas to get you started:
1. Hanging ghosts
I got this idea from Simply Designing with Ashley http://www.simplydesigning.net/2011/10/pb-knock-off-hanging-ghosts.html
All you need is some large, Styrofoam balls, a vivid, cotton, thread cheese cloth and hooks.
The cheese cloth only cost $2.50 a metre and the Styrofoam balls you can pick up at any $2 shop.
Draw two big eyes on the balls.
Cut the cloth so it’s approximately 1 x 1m and then cut strips the whole way round the edge (see picture),
Run your thumb nail along the ends to rough them up
Next, drape the Styrofoam ball with the cheese cloth
Screw the hook into the top of it’s head
Hang with thread
If you’re pressed for time then this is super easy.
All you need is twine/ribbon and a few candy baskets. I picked these up for a few dollars at Spotlight then strung them up outside.
3. Paper lantern
This a bit more time consuming but a lot of fun and looks really cool
You could even put orange or yellow cellophane behind them so they look like they’ve been lit.
I used a template supplied by Country Living at http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/data/lanterns.pdf
4. Halloween garlands
I say start with something really simple, like the garlands you might do when you were a kid. You know, the ones where you fold the paper/cardstock concertina-style.
I made the one shown here on the right. The template was from http://www.countryliving.com but a quick search online and you can find all manner of styles, bats, jack-o-lanterns, skulls, cats…
You can see my garland on my previous post Rocking Halloween in the Southern Hemisphere. I attached it to my chalkboard in the kitchen.
And that’s it! Now go forth, and create…