Styrofoam balls in various sizes with black dots make "spooky eyes".....and my favorite idea of all!
EEK!! Halloween is here! You’re looking around the house and realize, 1) you’ve been too busy to decorate, 2) decorations are looking a little sparse, or 3) your toddler scattered the scarecrow and ripped the R.I.P. headstone. Need to add a little more scary stuff but time is running out?
Take a look at these last-minute Halloween décor ideas. No need to run to the craft store as most use items you already have at home. Grab a few tools, some paper, paint, and your “creativity” hat and in no time you’ll have last minute décor to add delight to fright night!
Black cloth tape and black foam sheets cut into shapes for quick and easy fence.
Add some spooky eyes to planters on the porch.
Spread a quick web, adding a few cotton balls and plastic spiders to really get the effect.
Cover the door glass or sidelights with black paper cut outs.
Weave your own spider web with black yarn and tape. Add a few really BIG hanging spiders made from styrofoam and pipe cleaners.
Use a nail and hammer to punch holes in tin cans letting candle light shine through.
Cut white paper leaf shapes, add eyes, and hang to add a few ghosts. Will really have effect if a breeze is blowing!
Add orange paper with black faces for Jack-O'lanterns.
Attach a sequined or other mask to a candy bowl. Don't forget the eyes!
Cover glass votive holders with paper faces.
Cover a few books with paper and add spooky titles on the spine. Notice the eyes on the mirror?
Use dressmaker pins to leave a Halloween message on pillar candles.
Cut out silhouettes in black paper and cover existing photos for a day.
Find an old piece of board, piece of twine, and twigs to staple your message. Save this one for later use....to hang on the kids' bedroom doors when they look like disaster zones!
I know I have used this one before, but how easy is this! Wrap a pumpkin with guaze, batting, or cheesecloth and add googly eyes for an easy mummy. Great way to hide slips of the knife too!
For more in the KidSpace Holiday Décor Ideas Series:
- Last Minute Halloween Décor Ideas
- Worry Free, Kid-Friendly Decorations for Any Holiday
- Using Décor to Teach Gratitude
- Easy Kids’ Room Holiday Décor Ideas
- Baby Themed Christmas Trees