Having a Halloween party? Want to decorate your party space? Here are some bargain bucket, but effective ideas to get you started. All using and upcycling bits and bobs from around the house.
1. Ghost Wind Sock
Take a grocery tin, paint it. Add strips of paper for the tail and let the wind do the rest!
Credit: Chicken Scratch NY
2. Mummy Jam Jars
Wrap some jam jars in bandages, add some googly eyes and a little night light and voila!
Credit: Veggie Mumma
3. Cardboard Tombstones
This one will take a bit more work, but full instructions are here to help.
4. Bin Bag Spiders Web
This step by step guide shows you how to cut black bin bags and turn them into a spiders web to adorn your party space!
5. Flowerpot Spiders
A great way to make some spiders for the garden – thanks Creative Green Living!
6. Tissue Box Monsters
White triangles of paper for the teeth and little cups or egg boxes for the eyes. A great one to do with the kids. You could use them as a treats pot.
7. Paper plate eyeballs
Add the red ribbon/string for a blood shot look. Guidance here.
8. Milk Jug Ghosts
Take your plastic milk jugs, draw some Halloween faces and add battery night lights or string of Christmas lights. Very effective and no rotting pumpkins!
9. Toilet Roll Bats
Great as little favour boxes or suspend with string to decorate the walls.
Credit: Practically Functional
10. Juice Carton Haunted House
Ingenious – take some juice cartons, cut out windows and paint.
Here’s the step by step guide care of ‘Choose Cartons’
For more handmade halloween ideas, including pumpkin carving templates, party food inspiration and other crafts, check out my Pinterest page ‘Handmade Halloween’
For DIY fancy dress ideas, check out this amazing collection, including loads made from a simple cardboard box!