Crafty DIY Halloween Decorations
Front Door Monster
Transform your front door into a not-too-scary monster! My Life and Kids has a step-by-step tutorial to make this fun Halloween door with plywood and Mod Podge so it will last for several Halloweens.
Add a little "Boo!" to your front walk or create a centerpiece with chalkboard stones. Life of a Modern Mom shares the easy directions to make these, and kids can have fun changing the message as often as they like—maybe even change the number every day for a countdown to Halloween!
A Glittered Halloween Tree
Martha Stewart explains how to make this amazing indoor decorative tree, complete with DIY Halloween ornaments and a spooky spider.
Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts
This project from Happy Clippings is perfect to do with kids. Bats are made with black paint and cut-up egg cartons, and fabric leaves are transformed into ghosts with white paint.
Your front door will be sweet for Halloween with this candy wreath made of Dum Dums.
If you're up for a major project, the DIY Network has extensive directions for making lawn ghosts from gauze and chicken wire.
- There are plenty more decorating ideas (over 200!) on our Halloween Pinterest board for everything from a monstrous Halloween Door to a trendy Chevron Halloween Wreath. And for even more inspiration, be sure to visit our Halloween Headquarters.
Photo courtesy of Anna Luther, MyLifeandKids.com