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5 Spooky DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Home

Posted on Blog, Family October 10, 2018

Are you ready to trade in your summer flowers and cheery wreaths for something a little more sinister? With fall quickly approaching, many people are getting a jump start on the Halloween season.

While those residing in northern states may let the cool weather and fall foliage set the scene for them, Florida residents will need to rely on HVAC maintenance and awesome decorations to achieve that chilly Halloween atmosphere.

But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton. There are plenty of Halloween DIY decorations that will give you the ultimate Halloween home.

Do you want to know what they are? Keep reading to find out!

1. Halloween Terrarium

Terrariums are a great way to bring nature into your home, but who says you can’t add a little Halloween fun into the mix? Ditch the colorful flowers and peaceful stones and hit your local dollar store for Halloween supplies instead.

Both moss and dirt make great bases for these Halloween DIYs. Using miniature skeletons, spiders, pumpkins, and eyeballs, you can create creepy Halloween terrariums that are perfect for any room in your home.

2. Spooky Vase

If you can’t bear to part with your flowery decor, you’ll be pleased to know flowers do have a place in Halloween DIY decorations.

Start with a cheap vase. Using a hot glue gun, create a spider web pattern on the vase, then spray paint the entire thing black. Top it off with a large plastic spider glued onto the web.

Red or purple roses are the best filler for this spooky vase. If you choose to go with real flowers, make sure there isn’t a lot of greenery showing. Adding black twigs as accents is a great final touch to bring in an extra creepy element.

3. Bloody Candles

Candles are the perfect piece of home decor. They can create a romantic ambiance, a cozy room, or, in this case, a murderous Halloween scene.

Push short nails into a thick white candle. The rustier and more bent the nails, the better. Place them in different angles and different lengths, so it looks sporadic and rushed.

Using a red candle, drip melted wax over the top of the white candle to look like dripping blood. When you’re all done, place your bloody candles on a classic-looking candle holder or candelabra to achieve a haunted mansion feel.

4. Potion Bottles

What better way to celebrate Halloween than turning your home into a witch’s lair? Of course, no lair would be complete without potion bottles.

They may seem hard, but you can make these Halloween DIY decorations with just a few supplies. You can either buy Halloween potion bottles or collect any empty bottles from around your house (just be sure to save any corks you have).diy halloween decor

You can either distress them, paint them with metallic spray paint, or leave them clear and add fillers, like plastic spiders or colored water. Then, create some labels. You can go for completed potion names, like “truth serum” and “healing elixir” or ingredient names, such as “black spiders” and “blood of rat.”

Before you glue your labels one, rub some used coffee grounds on the paper to create an aged look. If you’re having trouble making the labels, you can find some premade ones online. Make as many as you can and stack them on a shelf or mantle.

5. Haunted Mantle

Alright, so now we have all these singular Halloween DIYs. You may be wondering where to put them all.

If you have a mantle in your home, consider using it as the centerpiece for your Halloween decor. Drape a sheer black cloth and some string lights on top of the mantle. Place your Halloween decorations, like terrariums, dark vases, skulls, old books, and potion bottles along the top to make one spooky living room.

Best Halloween DIY Decorations

If you’re looking for a way to deck out your home for Halloween, look no further! Just follow our Halloween DIY decorations to create your very own haunted house. As a family owned company in South Florida, we always enjoy spending time with our families, whether its crafting or family movie nights. If you’re looking for more ways to save, check out the All Year Cooling coupons site.

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