Check out our favourite DIY Halloween decorations that anyone can make at home.
Here at What’s On 4 we think Halloween is just FANGTASTIC! But we know that throwing a bewitching bonanza of a party can get expensive. So, thanks to our friends at PK Green, we have some simple (and cheap) DIY Halloween decorations that anyone can make for under a tenner…
Halloween Monster Cup Lanterns
These super simple, and super cheap, Halloween monster lanterns are made out of plastic cups covered in coloured tissue paper – the perfect afternoon craft activity to get stuck into with the kids this Halloween! They’re really quick and easy to throw together and we think they look great. Check out the full step-by-step guide over on instructables.com.
Spooky Mummy Jar Lanterns
If you’ve been keeping in touch with our blog, you’ll have seen our post about these fab DIY Mummy Lanterns last week. They’re another super quick and easy build and will cost you next to nothing (especially as the all-important battery powered LED tealight candles are currently on sale at PK Green for £9.99).
Why not try adapting this idea to make DIY Frankenstein Heads using our green LED tea lights or you could try some gruesome Brain Jars with pink or red lights?! The possibilities are endless!
Jack-O-Lanterns Without The Pumpkin!
Jack-o-lanterns are traditionally made out of carved, hollowed out pumpkins and it’s become somewhat of an artform in recent times. Just check out these intricate designs! However, the traditional pumpkin jack-o-lantern isn’t without its limitations, the biggest and most obvious being that eventually it’ll go rotten and all of your beautiful hard work will have to be chucked in the bin!
Thankfully, the invention of the LED candle has opened up the realm of jack-o-lanterns to materials that would have otherwise been off limits due to the risk of fire! Tonnes of crafty minded folk have come up with hundreds of fun and original ways of creating spooky jack-o-lanterns with all kinds of vessels, from old milk cartons to tin cans!
Here’s just a few of our favourites:
- Papier-Mache Jack-O-Lanterns
- Plastic Soda Bottle Jack-O-Lanterns
- Tin Can Jack-O-Lanterns
- Toilet Roll Tube Jack-O-Lanterns
- Plastic Milk Jug Jack-O-Lanterns (these would work just as well with an amber LED tea light candle popped into each jug as opposed to the string lights)
PLEASE REMEMBER: many of these lantern vessels are flammable so ONLY USE LED CANDLES if you attempt to make these yourself. DO NOT USE NORMAL CANDLES.
Let’s have a fun – and safe – Halloween this year. After the terrible burns suffered by Claudia Winkleman’s daughter last year many supermarket Halloween costumes will now meet more rigorous fire safety standards. Click here to view the news update>>> Remember to choose battery operated tea lights to decorate the house and add to our pumpkins!