Woohoo, Halloween is coming up again, and this year, I have a few last minute DIY Halloween decoration ideas for you that you can tinker with quickly and easily. The last minute is exactly the right keyword because even at the very last minute, you can implement a great many decoration ideas with just a few materials and utensils. By the way, that’s not just for Halloween, right ?!
I think that even on Halloween, stylish or sweet decorations do a lot. Maybe you’re like me, and you don’t like horror films, you can’t see blood, and you also think that creepy costumes … are scary. I mean everyone the way he wants, but I’m there for a cozy Halloween dinner party with friends, lots of candles, delicious drinks, pumpkins and ok, maybe a few spiders here or skulls there.
When I implemented a “sweet or sour” ghost packaging with painted paper bags last year, I had the idea that many other materials for Halloween can also be made with a pen or permanent marker. And that’s precisely what this blog post is about.
Because I’m going to show you three different DIY Halloween hacks on how you can easily design ghosts and ghosts as a decoration with a permanent marker: a paper garland, candles, and also glass bottles. Perfect if you want to celebrate a Halloween party or maybe you are still looking for small DIY gifts as a souvenir.
So, on the marker, done, let’s start with a sweet instead of sour Halloween decoration! 🙂
YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS FOR THIS IDEA:
- Handicraft paper, A4 sheets (I used black paper)
- Permanent marker (e.g. white or black) * Ribbon: wool, Bakers Twine or gift ribbon Scissors
Fold paper 1/2
Fold your A4 craft paper in the middle once.
Fold paper 2/2
Fold your craft paper in the middle a second time.
Cut the paper
Open the craft paper and cut the paper along the fold (in the middle) so that you have two identical paper garland elements.
Paint the garland elements
Now paint your paper pages as you please with ghost/ghost faces. A white permanent marker is suitable for black paper, and a black pen is more suitable for white or colored craft paper.
By the way:
You can find templates for ghosts and ghost grimaces on this wall!
Attach the garland elements
Lay your garland elements next to each other, fold them open and place a ribbon (e.g. Bakers Twine) along the folds. Roll up a small piece of scotch tape, stick it on the bottom inside of your papers and fold it down so that a piece of garland is created.
Depending on the desired length, you can vary the number of garland elements as you wish.
Glue each end of the garland ribbon to the wall with a little tesa and tadaaa, your DIY Halloween decoration garland is ready.
If your decorative garland is on the wall, you can now slide the individual garland papers back and forth along the belt at equal intervals. So everything looks nice and uniform!
GHOST CANDLES AS DECORATION
FOR THIS IDEA YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS *:
- Candles: pillar candles or stick candles
- Permanent marker (black)
Paint the candles
DIY decoration with candles is also super simple:
Simply draw ghosts and ghost faces on the front of the candles as you wish.
It is best to use a dark pen for light candles and a white pen for dark candles.
You can find a template for different faces on this Pinterest wall.
Draw different grimaces on the candles and use them as decoration for the laid table, labeled as a name card (I mean “candle” of course, haha), or packed as a small souvenir à la “Halloween to-go”, for example for a Halloween party! 🙂
GLASS BOTTLES AS GHOSTS
YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS FOR THIS IDEA:
- Glass bottles *
- Permanent marker *
- Optional: small donuts or mini Gugelhupf cakes (available from Dr. Oetker) *, paper straws *, milk
Paint the glass bottles
As with the candles, the same applies to this DIY Halloween decoration idea: simply draw various ghost and ghost faces on the front with a permanent marker according to your mood.
The bottle decoration for Halloween looks particularly cute if you spice it up as follows:
Pour in a little milk and insert a paper straw including mini ring cake or mini donut.
Alternatively, you can of course serve a soda, cocktails, or gin and tonic variants with the Halloween bottles and decorate them accordingly! 🙂
Even more ideas and tips for your Halloween decoration:
- The “paint simple ghost/ghost faces on it” approach can be implemented for many other ideas and formats: for example on old cans, sprayed on empty wine bottles, candle glasses, or mandarins/oranges. With a food stick also on marshmallows, cookies, and so on. Ghost party, let’s go! 🙂
- Combine all three ideas from this article: Especially for a Halloween party or a Halloween dinner party, a small sweet table or a drink bar is ideal for your guests to use.
- Especially in October, you can spice up your Halloween decoration with pumpkins and eucalyptus or dried flowers.
- You can also pack Halloween party favors for big and small Halloween fans and implement them as part of the table decoration or a snack/beverage bar. You can find many ideas for this on my blog in the Halloween category HERE.