So you still haven’t decorated for Halloween? What are you waiting on?! Time is running out and stores are selling out of your favorite decor. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with 10 last-minute quick and easy Halloween decorations you can put together just in time for All Hallow’s Eve.
1. Put those Water Jugs to Use!
We love a good repurposing project. Water jugs make cute pumpkins to light up your yard or walkway for Halloween. Cut jack-o-lantern faces or draw them with a Sharpie marker onto the jugs, then add a battery-powered tea light.
2. Jack-o-Lantern Balloons
Decorate helium balloons with your favorite jack-o-lantern faces for a quick and easy Halloween decoration. You can get helium balloons from your local party store and draw on the faces using a Sharpie marker. Be careful not to bust the balloons as you draw.
3. Easy Spooky Spider Webs
Spiders and spider webs are always associated with Halloween. None of us want the real ones, but you can make your faux spider webs using batting and fake spiders from the dollar store. String it up on the porch, on a fallen branch from your yard, across the mantle, or anywhere you want to add a little spooky decor for Halloween.
4. DIY Ghosts from Sheets
No Halloween is complete without ghosts. Making them from sheets is the quickest and easiest way to add them to your last-minute decorations. You can make two small sheet ghosts from a twin sheet. Draw the face on with a Sharpie marker and string them up.
5. $10 DIY Halloween Wreath
Make this fun wreath for under $10. It’s a quick and easy last-minute Halloween decoration you can make with just a few items from your local craft store or dollar store. If you’ve waited long enough to get into the spooky spirit, you’ll score the supplies at a deep discount! Tutorial and video to make your own here.
6. Quick and Easy Printable
Printables are a quick and easy way to add decor to your home for any holiday. This one is perfect for the mantle or entryway table. You could even sit on your covered porch for Halloween night. Put it in a frame and this last-minute Halloween decoration is ready. Download the printable sign here.
7. Witch’s Hat
Hang a witch’s hat on your front door for a quick and easy Halloween decoration. Add a broom and cape for added detail for a simple idea that can be done at the last minute.
8. Painted Jack-o-Lanterns
Paint plastic or real pumpkins with fun or scary jack-o-lantern faces. Painting pumpkins is easier and less messy than carving your favorite pumpkin faces into a real pumpkin. Add some glitter for a fun touch. Place them on your mantle, as a centerpiece on your table, or your front porch.
9. Quick and Easy Paper Halloween Garland
Paper crafts are fun and easy to do. Your kiddos will love to help you with this last-minute Halloween decor idea. Ghosts, pumpkins, and bats cut from paper and clipped with tiny clothespins to twine make the perfect garland for your mantle.
10. Skeleton on the porch
Grab a skeleton from the seasonal aisle of your favorite store and sit it in a chair on the porch. He’s sure to add a spooky touch to your home for Halloween. Add battery-powered tea lights to the eye sockets for trick-or-treat night to elevate your Halloween spirit.
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