Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in North America. Decorations used for this holiday tend to be high tech and pretty expensive. However, you do not have to spend a lot of amount of money to decorate your lawn for Halloween. With a little creativity and imagination, you can come up with some budget friendly decorations that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood at Halloween! The following ideas mixed with a bit of your creative input will help you come up with a one of a kind Halloween decoration for your yard.
1. Pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns
Pumpkins are usually cheap and go for about $10 for the hefty one and much cheaper for the smaller ones. They are perfect jack-o-lanterns for your doorway. Moreover, you can use the left over pulp and seeds as a snack. Ideally, you can use candy buckets made of plastic pumpkin if you want something that will last for years. These two items serve the same purpose during Halloween. The only difference is the durability of each item.
2. A Scarecrow Mascot
Get a scarecrow mascot and personalize it to your taste. Making the mascot as all you need is lumber for creating the main body. Measure the posts for legs, shoulders, and hands accordingly. Then use wood glue and fasteners for the joints. For the head, use a dried gourd or if you get a plastic one the better. Once you are done, dress up your mascot to your liking. You can dress it as a male or a female. You can also dress it formally or casually. Moreover, you can go for a scary or a friendly look. It all depends on what you want. Remember to put a scarf around the neck to conceal the handiwork.
3. Turn Tissue Rolls into Spooky Candles
To light up the yard and the footpath to your home start collecting tissue paper roll as early as possible. Paint the top of the LED tea lights, then cut a TP roll on one side, and glue it to the tea light. Glue it together such that the tea light is covered by the roll. You can trim it if necessary. Hold the roll with something that will protect your fingers from the hot glue and let it roll over the sides of the roll. Once the glue cools down, paint it all over and the place it on paper plates.
4. Make Creepy K-Cup Lights
Collect your empty k-cups and cleanse them for use as creepy lights. Once you have the cups cleaned, make different creepy shapes by cutting them. Make a hole at the bottom of the cups to make it easy to insert the LED lighting string and hang them on desired locations of your yard. View the complete instructions HERE.
5. Use an Old Book to Create a Grim Face Guy on your Patio Bench
If you have an old book in your basement, it is time to put it to use. Use a knife to cut a ghastly face, the creepiest face you can imagine. Although it will be a lot of work, it is a perfect idea of coming up with a creepy man on your patio bench or Halloween table.