I am sharing 3 fun and easy DIY Halloween decorations today! I’m not big on DIYs anymore. At this point in my life when I see an adorable DIY that will take me all afternoon, I either
A) buy it or B) pin it and never do it
3 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations For Busy Moms
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These DIY Halloween projects are for the slacker moms like me who only want to do projects if they take 5 minutes or less. And all you Martha Moms out there, feel free to do it better!
(Did you catch my whole Halloween Tour this year? I showed these 3 projects in my home! )
1. Colorblock Jar DIY
I wanted some pretty twinkly candles for my Halloween mantel, and came up with this. It is so pretty, it can stay right there for the holidays too! In the Spring and Summer this would make a beautiful vase.
I was inspired by this jar here! Isn’t that beautiful and so simple? I have seen other women making this to be used as a vase.
- Large Mason Jar or better, something with a pretty lip at the top
- White spray paint
- Painters Tape
- Plastic Bag
- Twinkle Lights on a battery or candles. Or, a white strand of battery operated Christmas lights would look great!
I used this narrow but large mason jar, and another much bigger jar. The big jar actually is a drink dispenser- it leaks when you drink from the spout, but its still cute. This was a great way to repurpose it!
Clean the jar before painting. I did not measure where I put the painters tape. I adjusted a bit to make sure it was straight- but I was just winging it! Make sure you flatten down the painters tape tightly so the paint can’t seep underneath.
Spray lightly in stages. I didn’t use primer. So, if you want to wash your vase heavily than perhaps use primer.
Do It Better: Use a jar with a prettier lip to look even cuter. Or try a jar that is wider at the bottom and slimmer towards the top.
Or, buy this already made:
2. Skeleton Buried In A Jar DIY
This was my favorite of all the Easy DIY Halloween Decorations! Only because my 11 year old wanted to help me, who rarely wants to do anything crafty. But asking him to take apart a skeleton sounded cool to him.
I added flour in the bottom to make it look like he was in the ground.. You could also use sand, moss etc. Isn’t that a cute centerpiece?
Materials Needed (All Amazon Links!):
- Small skeleton or this bag of skulls
- Jar that the skeleton can fit inside (I used this jar)
- Sand, flour, etc
Take the skeleton apart, place in the jar!
Do It Better: Tie some black and white twine, ribbon or a strip of black cheesecloth around the top of the jar to finish it off!
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3. Ghost Cake Stand
Can I even include this in my Easy DIY Halloween Decorations? I almost feel silly calling it a DIY because it’s so basic, but the kids love it.
Instead of going to the craft store for cotton batting, I found an old cheap bed pillow that was no longer being used. Inside was clean, white cotton batting!
Cut the black felt into large ovals, making sure they will fit. Stick on the dome with painters tape. Fill the cake dome with your cotton batting. Done!
Do It Better: If you have a few cake stands, group 3 together. Give each mouth a different shape for a spooky look.
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