DIY Halloween Decorations
Last year after Halloween I was at Michaels and browsed around at the crafts and decorations that were on clearance. I usually buy my holiday decorations after the holiday. This is when everything is on sale or clearance so they can push the items along and come out with new merchandise. I purchased a few things, including black frames, purple pumpkins, black and purple flowers, and a raven to make future DIY Halloween decorations. It was all very cheap, maybe $3. I had saved the receipt and put everything in storage but the ink came off the receipt so I don’t know the exact pricing.
When I opened the storage box this year I had actually forgotten what I had purchased. What a sweet, spooky surprise! I didn’t have quite enough to decorate the area I was thinking so I paid a visit to the second-hand store Savers. I found the candlestick holder, vase, candlesticks, and cobwebs there. These items totaled about $15. Not bad for a few DIY Halloween decorations to spruce up my place.
When I purchased the black frames, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. I searched Google using the keywords “spooky Halloween pictures”. I found the pictures that I like, printed them out, and then glued them to the back of the frames. This was such a quick, simple, and easy Halloween project.
The other easy project was taking the vase and spray painting it black. I sanded the vase down, sprayed it twice, added the flowers to it and that was that! I was also going to spray paint the candlestick holder black but I decided to leave it as is for the time being.
I put everything together and decorated the corner of my dining area. My whole idea was to keep my DIY Halloween decorations simple but different. I think my mission was accomplished!
Looking for more inspiration? Please check out our post on how to make your own Halloween spider web. And if you’d like your home to start smelling like autumn, you may want to head to the kitchen with some awesome recipes like how to bake a pumpkin, maple pumpkin pie spice pecans, pumpkin pie, and simply pumpkin bread.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.