While Halloween feels a little different this year, many of us are continuing to seek our own individual ways to celebrate our favorite holiday.
While rules and regulations vary from state-to-state, many of us might not even be able to Trick or Treat or frequent parties with their loved ones… but that just means participating a little differently.
For many people, their favorite part about the beloved holiday is getting down and dirty with the DIYs. It is a time where the wild, wacky and unusual is celebrated, no matter how weird it might be! So even though we are commemorating a little differently this year, it’s important to bring some normalcy into our lives without ignoring this chance to express ourselves in ways that our friends and family will not forget.
Whether you are celebrating virtually, with a small group of friends (socially distanced, of course!) or even solo, grab this year’s Halloween celebration by the horns with one-of-a-kind decoration ideas with a ‘wow factor.’ Read on to learn more.
Where to start with decor
While there are many tried-and-true Halloween decorations (hello, cobwebs and hanging ghosts), the hottest Halloween ideas change annually. With very little time and effort, the most hauntingly beautiful ideas can come to life easily – even as we start planning a week before the main affair!
Here are some of the easiest to implement that we would recommend working on now.
Mason jars everywhere
In recent history, Mason Jars have taken over every realm of decor. They are just so versatile! From the kitchen to the pantry and throughout the entire home, this traditional screw-on metal cap jar that was once considered thrifty has become trendy again.
Break out the paintbrush and stride those orange and white brushstrokes across the glass. We see a pumpkin or ghost themed mason jar in your future. Or create a mummified lantern on a budget instead of purchasing the store-bought version.
Don’t forget, they also are super hip and also work great to hold those deliciously creepy cocktails for your freakiest friends!
If you can’t imagine creepy and beautiful going hand-in-hand, a skull vase can bring that all to life. And you wouldn’t believe how affordable this cute craft can be.
While supplies last, run out to your nearest Dollar Tree or local discount variety store to purchase a styrofoam skull. After you carve out the middle like a pumpkin, fill it with waterproof coating and then spray paint it the color that best symbolizes the holiday to you.
Last but not least, a floral design will complete the look. We’d recommend going the opposite way of the expected with a dried flower look. The deader, the better!
Creepy crawly garland
If you are like many families on a budget this year, you’ll resonate with the idea that less is more this Halloween. You don’t want to go out and spend good money on decor that you can make with some craft-filled quality time with your favorites.
The best part about this creepy crawly garland is the fact that most of us have these items in our kitchens and craft rooms, especially if we DIY on a regular basis.
Four words: kitchen twine and pipe cleaners. Now that you know this little secret, you can create this cool craft just for anyone, anywhere!
..And a creepy collage to be sentimental
Many people we know host annual Halloween parties to enjoy the scariest time of the year with the ones closest to them. Why not create a collage to show the various themes, decorations and costumes of the years gone by?
Just looking at pictures brings up emotion in even the coldest heart – even if it’s just to get a laugh and reminisce about the good times that we have shared together!
This can easily be accomplished with PosterMyWall collage poster templates that can be customized in minutes. With new templates incorporated daily, there is a guaranteed option that will suit this event’s needs!
Not to mention, this creepy collage can be easily added onto social media with the platform’s built-in publishing and scheduling features.
Where should I start?
No matter what you decide to create, we know it’s going to be something creeptastic! Plan and budget ahead because Halloween will come before you know it. We can only imagine how fun-filled your spooky night will be.