It’s no secret that Americans love Halloween. In fact, annual Halloween expenditure in the United States amounts to approximately $9.1 billion. And while it’s always fun to adventure through your favorite department store as soon as they roll out the year’s new Halloween decor offerings, it’s often even more fun to create your very own decorations using simple materials. If you’re planning a Halloween party, give these creative festive DIY Halloween decor ideas a try:
Planning a Halloween Party? Consider These 3 Festive DIY Decor Ideas
Origami Halloween Lights
These adorable and festive string lights will also light up the faces of everyone who sees them! All you’ll need is wax paper, LED lights, tape, and a waterproof marker. With a few simple folds of the wax paper, you’ll create a shape that looks just like a pumpkin, which you can then draw a spooky face on and tape it around each LED light on the string. The result? An amazing ambiance that will inevitably be one of the main centerpieces of the evening’s decor. Visit Handmade Charlotte for the specific instructions.
Spooky Halloween Punch
An ordinary party would call for an ordinary bowl of punch, but Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and bring your beverages to life. Dry ice is extremely cold (-109 degrees Fahrenheit) and when exposed to warmer temperatures, it instantly changes from a solid into a gas. When used properly, dry ice can provide your punch with a spooky fog-like effect, giving it the resemblance of a freshly brewed potion from the Harry Potter series. You can make the punch using any flavors you want, but from there, it’s all about the presentation: gather two large punch bowls and (carefully) put the dry ice into the bowl on the bottom. While the visual effects are frighteningly fascinating, you’ll have to monitor the bowl throughout the night if you want to maintain the fogginess.
“The length of time the smoky effect will last depends on how much dry ice you use, how hot the water is, and consequently how quickly the ice melts. To keep the effect going you will need to replenish the dry ice as it melts,” writes Todd on Honestly Yum.
Bottles of ‘Boos’
This craft is just as simple as it is adorable. About 14% of Americans drink beer once a week, and if you’re planning on serving any type of bottled alcoholic beverage at your Halloween hoedown, try out this incredibly easy label replacement idea. All you have to do is print out the labels, which Muslin and Merlot have conveniently added to their page. The labels come in multiple varieties: they all read ‘Bottle of Boos,’ but there are a few different framing options. Just print and cut the labels, adhering one to each bottle using double-sided tape. Watch as your guests chuckle at the play on words and proceed to indulge until the very last drop!
Well, there you have it — some scarily spectacular Halloween DIY decor ideas. Happy decorating!