Thanks to the upcoming U.S. election and the pandemic, this October promises to be one of the most frightening in history. Why not distract yourself from the real-life horror with some fun Halloween decorations?
These one-of-a-kind (well, aside from the other people who saw the idea on TikTok and made their own) pieces will make your house stand out during socially distanced trick-or-treating — even from the bottom of a candy chute. Here are a few of the best #HalloweenDIY projects, courtesy of PopSugar and TikTok.
Carving is for suckers. All you need a white pumpkin, a hot glue gun, some crayons and something strong enough to melt the crayons.
These skeletons with butterfly wings are easily constructed using supplies readily available at most craft stores. Perfect for people who aren’t really into Halloween decorations, have never gotten over their high school goth phase, or wish they lived in a Victorian curiosity shop.
A lot of people have artificial Christmas trees, so why not pumpkins? You don’t need to watch your real pumpkins slowly rotting into a soft pulp by your front door. Just buy a cheap plastic one and make it look like it came straight from the patch with a little artistry.
Have a spare disco ball sitting around the house? Throw a witch’s hat on top of it, and there you go: It is now a Halloween decoration. Were/are witches into disco? Yes. (Probably.)
We hope you’ve saved some of the cardboard cylinders from all that toilet paper you’ve been hoarding, because you’re going to need them to make these creepy floating candles. Do not use real candles, as paper + fire = potential disaster. Battery-powered tea lights fit the bill here.
Attention #PlantParents and fans of trepanation: These plastic skull planters not only give you a festive place to house your plants for the month of October, but also allow you to try your hand at one of the oldest medical procedures in the world (drilling a hole in a person’s skull).
If you picture a haunted house or a ghost story, there’s a good chance it will involve someone creeping around in the dark with a lantern. Add that same ambiance to your home with these easy-to-put-together spooky lanterns.