Halloween has become a time when crafters and fall fanatics pull out all the stops when decorating. But what do you do when you’re pressed for time or you have a small budget? These 10 Halloween decoration ideas videos offer tips, tutorials and plenty of inspiration.
And the best news? Many don’t require crafting expertise. All the supplies can be bought at craft stores such as Micheals and Joanns, if you don’t already have them on hand. There’s something here for everyone, whimsical to hair-raising. Trust us, it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus.
1. Make a Fake Pumpkin Look Real
Hanging with the Hughes is a great place to start for tips on how to turn fake pumpkins into something so realistic, no one will know. Plus, you get to use them next year.
2. Dollar Tree Halloween Decorating Transformations
The Tayra Perez Project has several simple decorating ideas with step-by-step video instructions to help guide you. Crafts include “Trick or Treat” signs, spooky serving pieces, and how to transform a simple doormat into a Halloween themed one.
3. Nifty Fake Melting Candles, Glowing Eyes, and Ice Hands
Buzz Feed’s Nifty offers up 7 easy Halloween decor ideas that will delight all your little monsters. The video includes a supply list and complete instructions for all seven crafts.
4. Spin Art Spiderwebs
Everyday I’m Motherin has a whole 31 days of Halloween crafts, but a bonus for us is there’s a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) componant to them. So kids can help you create cool decorations AND possibly learn something in the mix. Smart, approachable, and cool decorations kids will love making.
5. Pinterest-Inspired Spooky DIY Halloween Crafts
Miss Allie Cakes has step by step instructions for Halloween crafts such as Spooky Spider EOS Lip Balm, a Skull Candle Holder, and a cute Boo Canvas.
6. Pinterest-Inspired Cheap and Easy Halloween Crafts
Miss Allie Cakes continues the magic with her compilation of cheap and easy Halloween crafts. The Candy Corn Candy Bowl is delightful and the stand-alone ghost is frightful.
7. Black and White on Budget
How about something that’s all black and white for your Halloween? This video by 4 Quarter Crafts has creepy-cool decorations. Her supply lists and clear instructions will help you create Halloween decor that offers a lot of bang for your buck.
8. Gothic Decorating Tips and Tricks
If a Gothic style is more your speed, In the Event With Karem has a montage of images that are sure to be up your alley. Using items from the 99 Cents Only Store, you will see how to add Gothic embellishments to decor. Create creepy family photos, a DIY chandelier, and how some lace can add mystery to your family plot.
9. DIY Farmhouse Fall Trends
Who knew Dollar Tree could be such a treasure trove of crafting possibilities? Chic On The Cheap conjures up some hocus pocus for a themed, country style. The Hocus Pocus signage is so well done, you might leave it up year-round.
10. 5-Minute Spooky Crafts
5 Minute Crafts are known for compilation videos of inspired tutorials. These don’t disappoint. Many are scary so make sure you know who your audience is. Some of our favorites are the Holographic Mirror, the Saran Wrap Ghost, and the Witches Shoes.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, it’s easy to overshoot your budget and your expectations. These videos show you how you can make decorations that are sure to please even the craftiest among us. Keep in mind that when crafting you should:
- Read the entire instruction/recipe before you begin.
- Make sure you understand drying times for glue and paint.
- Have all your supplies on hand before you begin.
Keeping those tips in mind, you’re sure to pull off fantastic DIY projects that will blow minds without blowing your budget.