Clever Halloween Decorations That Only Take Minutes
I love decorating for fall and Halloween — but let’s be real, I’m too busy to do anything elaborate and like decorating projects that only take a few minutes and don’t cost much.
We all want to create a cozy home for our family and impress guests, so for this post I picked out some awesome and easy DIY Halloween decorations ideas we all can recreate in just minutes!
Even better — they are so easy that the kids can help you with them, or you can keep them busy with these activities for a little while.
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Pickled Cauliflower Brains
Or simply make black tea, or even green tea, let it cool, and then add it to the jar.
You can certainly also use smaller jars that you already have or reuse pickle jars or mason jars.
Just add smaller pieces of cauliflower and the brown water to it — that’s still going to look kind of creepy.
Your kids can create the Pickled Brains sign.
Add Pumpkins to Your the Tablecloth
Draw faces on little pumpkins with a Sharpie pen and gathered the corners of your tablecloth to add them with some twine — you don’t need the eye holes — and they’ll make a cute addition to your Halloween decor.
Fanged Vampire Pumpkins
Martha Steward has the best ideas: what about fanged vampire pumpkins? Make sure you cut out the hole from the pumpkin yourself — but your kids can be the ones who add the plastic vampire fangs.
I really like this set in a box with all kinds of sizes of googly eyes.
You can find 12 fangs for under $5 on Amazon.
Or what about adding the teeth on the outside of the pumpkins with a glue gun, with the mouth open? Then you don’t even need to cut into the pumpkins.
Plastic Vampire Teeth Place Cards
Another clever idea to do with plastic vampire fangs: use them to hold place cards! I wouldn’t even bother spray painting them — I’d use the white ones, but you can also buy them in neon colors.
Toilet Paper Roll Spooky Eyes
One of the most ingenious ideas for Halloween: just cut eyes into toilet paper rolls, put glow sticks into them, and hide them in the bushes outside. Creepy!
Don’t have time for a DIY Halloween decorations project?
Then printables are a great option. Just print and frame this Halloween printable, and you can find many more on Pinterest.
Reuse jars, paint them on the inside (either use spray paint or add paint, close the jar and shake it so the paint gets all over it on the outside), decorate a face on the outside with permanent markers and you’ll get this sweet Halloween decor for candy storage.
Even easier: instead of painting the jars, draw a face on orange paper with black marker, add the orange paper to the inside of the jars, and you’ve got your jar jack-o’-lantern.
Mice on the Stairs
Okay, this many mice would indeed be creepy, but I think it’s even a cute idea to hide just a few of these paper mice in the house!
Milk Jug Ghosts
This idea thrills me because it reuses milk jugs: have the kids decorate them with faces and then light them up by simply cutting holes in the sides, lining them up, and threading a string of Christmas lights through them.
Or spread them out and add glow sticks.
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating With Washi Tape
I hope you feel inspired to decorate for Halloween with one or several of these easy DIY ideas!
Halloween Decorations That Only Take Minutes
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