Here are our DIY Halloween Party Decorations - we can't wait till Saturday!
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your home for Halloween is to do some bat sihouettes for your windows.
Simply download some shapes of bats or use some of the printable templates available (like this one from KidSpot) and print one copy. Cut out the template and use to draw around onto stiff black paper or light black cardboard.
I had an old art pad lying around so I used its pages as the cardboard for these silhouettes on our lounge room window.
Cover lights in red cellophane or green cellophane for spooky effect and simply flick the switch!
We had an abundance of white plastic bags lying around so I wondered how I could use for a Halloween decoration.
I remember as children we use to cut bags into strips and tie them to a coat hanger, that was made into a circle shape. This was the basis for our Christmas wreaths.
So why not do the same with Ghosts for Halloween?
Simply cut up a series of white plastic bags into strips about 10cm long, tying each strip to a rounded wire coat hanger. Continue until full.
Then take a tissue, place a cotton ball in the centre and gather up into a bunch, securing with a rubber band. Draw a face onto the Tissue Ghost. Make about 20 of these little ghosts.
Tie each little white Tissue Ghost onto the plastic bag wreath and finish with a black ribbon. Its a cinch, and takes about an hour to do. Great upcycling and can be reused over and over again, year after year.
I had some tall cylindrical vases left over from a birthday function a little while ago, that were sitting gathering dust.
I simply wrapped them in white crepe paper strips, added two googly eyes with double sided tape and a "BOO!" speech bubble to create Mummies!
Pop a tea light or fairy lights inside and presto - terrifying Mummified lamps!
So there you have it - three of the ideas I used to spruce up our home ready for our first Halloween party on Saturday night.
What ideas have you tried for this Halloween? Tell us about them!
Love and ghouls this Hallows Eve,
The Eco Mum xo
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