8 Spooktacularly Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decorations


Halloween is only a couple of days away, but that's no reason to panic! Even if you haven't spent a minute making Halloween decorations, there's still plenty of time with these 8 Spooktacularly Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decoration Ideas:

1. Halloween Window Silhouettes

Chelsey Andrews of The Paper Mama blog shared her easy DIY horror-themed paper silhouettes that you can print out and hang on your windows. All you need are a printer, sheets of paper, clear tape, twine and about 30 minutes.

2. Milk Jug Ghosts

It doesn't get any easier than this: Milk jug "ghosts" made from empty gallon-sized plastic milk jugs with faces drawn with permanent markers. Drop in a few glow sticks or battery-operated flameless candles to add an eerie glow. Jamie, Jodie and Jennifer of eighteen25 has the step-by-step instructions.

(Top image: Family Fun Magazine - via Spoonful)

3. Soda Bottle Bell Jar

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to create your own collection of gruesome cabinet-of-curiosities specimen in bell jars - all you need are clear soda bottles and a few supplies. Marilyn J. Girling of Seeing Things That Aren't Really There blog has the step-by-step guide on how to make your own bell jar out of an empty soda bottle.

4. Mummy Door

Toilet paper and paper cutouts are all you need to create this ridiculously easy mummy door, as Nikki of girlwifemom blog told us.

5. Balloon Spider

A left-over black balloon and strings of black party streamers are the only things April Wilkerson needed to create this spooky fun spider balloon.

6. Mini Spinning Ghosts Papercraft

What's better than easy? How about cheap and easy? Heidi Fowler of One Creative Mommy spent less than $1 to create these 3 cardboard spinning ghosts. The hardest part of the project, she said, was to keep her kids from spending all day climbing through the ghosts to make them spin.

Fowler shared detailed instructions and downloadable pattern so you can make your own mini spinning ghosts.

7. Black Cats and Ghosts String Lights

Halloween isn't complete with black cats and friendly ghosts, so take out your Christmas string lights a few weeks early for this one.

Rubyellen of Cakies blog created a black cats and friendly ghosts lights by using black and white poster boards and a string of Christmas lights. What a terrific Halloween decoration (plus you can leave it up all winter long!)

8. Spooky Glowing Eyes Toilet Paper Rolls

Michelle DuPuis of Rust & Sunshine blog cut out some eyes on toilet paper rolls, inserted colorful glow sticks into them and hid them in the bushes around the yard to create a super easy (not to mention super spooky) Halloween decoration. Fantastic!

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