If you’ve left your Halloween decorating to the last minute, we rounded up a few ultra-easy DIY options that provide spooky seasonal effects. And if you’re just not that into Halloween, with a pair of scissors, some glue and a printer you can still create something simple yet special for family and neighbourhood ghosts and goblins.
Watch for our own set of Halloween printables later this week!
+ Printable Candy Bar Wrappers + Lollipop Flags by Shauna Younge. Don’t be overwhelmed by this haute Halloween dessert table. With Shauna’s free printable candy bar wrappers and dessert flags, you can transform store-bought snacks into elegant eats in just few minutes. You could also enlarge the flags and use them to decorate baby pumpkins and gourds. Via Twig & Thisle
+ Spooky Halloween Banner by Supermom Moments. With a palette of black, white and grey, this easy-to-assemble banner has spooky sophistication. You can customize the look by printing on coloured paper (such as construction paper or cardstock) and choosing a boldly coloured ribbon.
+ Keep Calm and Scary On Poster from Craftily Ever After. You can find the ubiquitous ‘keep calm and carry on’ message on everything from posters to notebooks and beyond; this clever, Halloween-inspired twist on the phrase is sure to make visitors smile. If you won’t be home to tend to trick-or-treaters, consider printing and posting this sign on your door (with the requisite bowl of candy nearby, of course).
+ Martha Stewart’s Tattered Tablecloth and Spiderwebs. Leave it to Martha Stewart to make you think “why didn’t I think of that?”. These DIY decorations require nothing more than scissors, a bed sheet and some black tissue paper to create a haunting Halloween dinner table for your family.
+ Owl Favour Treat Boxes from Paper Crave. Although slightly more involved than the other projects, these sweet owl treat boxes are sure to delight grown-up ghouls and tiny trick-or-treaters. They’d be a spooky surprise inside a child’s lunch box too.