5 Last Minute DIY Halloween Decorations for your House

Quick and easy DIY Halloween decorations that will make your house the spookiest on the block.

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Halloween Decor (Image Source: splashofsomething.com)

So Halloween has crept up on you, tapped you on the shoulder and you’ve spun around in shock as you remember you’re hosting a Halloween party at your house, and you are so not ready for it. Where does the time go? You’ve been so busy and now it’s time to get creative and turn your house into one spooky crib in time to impress your guests tonight!

  1. Stair Case Spider Webs
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Spider Web

Okay, so you don’t have to have a staircase. A door entrance or a ceiling will be fine too. But man, does stretched out cotton wool thrown all of the place make awesome spider webs. Just pull apart cotton wool and stick them with blue tack all the way down your staircase and corners of doors. To make them even creepier, place little black spiders in them and you will have your house and ceilings looking awesome.

  1. Murder Table Cloth
Murder Table Cloth
Murder Table Cloth

This one is as easy as it can get. All you need is a plain white table cloth (can be an old sheet) and some red paint or fake blood. Whether you buy paint for this, or just use leftover fake blood that you used on your Halloween costume, cover your hands and go nuts covering the white cloth with handprints and splattered blood!

  1. DIY Lanterns
DIY Lanterns
DIY Lanterns

If you have battery operated tea lights, you can make lanterns in a number of ways. You could use coloured paper, cut out spooky faces and add the tea light inside, or glass jars with coloured tissue paper inside. One great option is to use small plastic milk bottles, turn them upside down to make them look like a skull, stick skull features on them with black electrical tape, then attach a tea light where the cap is meant to be. You can check out the method for this here.

  1. Turn Orange Honey Comb Balls Into Crafty Pumpkins
Crafty Pumpkins
Crafty Pumpkins

By folding tissue paper or normal coloured paper, origami-style, you can make honey comb balls out of them. Stick on triangle pumpkin eyes and a jaggered mouth for easy and cute pumpkin decorations which you can hang around your house. Check out the YouTube tutorial on how to do this.

  1. Cold, Icey Hands
Cold, Icey Hands
Cold, Icey Hands

To really get a reaction from your guests this Halloween, add some severed hands into your punch bowl. All you have to do is fill up a couple of gloves with water and freeze them until they are ice hands. To make them colorful and really stand out, add some green or red cordial. This should be a necessity for your Halloween party because it looks awesomely gruesome and your punch will stay nice and cold throughout the night! Everybody wins.

So enjoy your haunted Halloween party and don’t forget to do the good ol’ Monster Mash. Happy Halloween!

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Amanda is an imaginative and enthusiastic writer currently studying a Masters of Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She is passionate about her family, friends, good food and good music (and maybe that glass of Sav Blanc too). Catching the travel bug at fifteen, Amanda liked what Europe had to offer and after graduating high school she took on a work and travel gig with her twin sister in 2012. She spent the adventurous and rewarding year waitressing in England, bike riding in Tuscany, getting caught in the rain in Spain (literally) and visiting family in Croatia. Now Amanda lives in Melbourne where culture and cuisine come alive and while she completes her post-graduate studies, she will work towards landing the job of her dreams within the writing, editing and publishing industry.