We're getting closer and closer to Halloween; how's the decor around your house looking? Have you done all that you want to really bring in the season or prepare for a party? Do you feel like you need to add a few more things to make the space feel complete? Do you just want to find a DIY decor project that can help you get into the spooky spirit? Try one of these eight Halloween DIY decor projects — each one can be done in less than an hour!
1. Construction paper bat swarm
Grab a stack of black construction paper, some scissors and some tape, print out a template of a flying (or hanging) bat or try freehand drawing some shapes. Cut out the bat shapes to tape into a swarm for a quick, wall-size Halloween display. → 10 Totally Unique, Stylish & Steal-Worthy Halloween Decorating Ideas
2. Spooky, scurrying mice
Find a template online for scurrying mice shapes to similarly cut out of black paper to tape on your walls or stairs down low to create a scary illusion. → 10 Totally Unique, Stylish & Steal-Worthy Halloween Decorating Ideas
3. Potato stamp pumpkins, bats and more
Take old pillow cases, old bed sheets, throw pillows, paper or any other surface you can (and want) to add paint to and use DIY potato stamps as a quick way to add Halloween pattern to a place in your home. It'll take more than an hour for the paint to dry (probably) but the actually application should be quick and painless. These stamps spotted on Say Yes.
4. Dramatic and minimal no-carve pumpkins
If you still haven't gotten around to carving your pumpkins, no problem! Use a no-carve decorative method to add some drama, the simpler the paint pattern, the faster this project! Even just some matte black paint and glitter like this project found on Cosmopolitan can make a big decorative impact.
5. Plastic pumpkin plant holders
Whether you find some of the traditional sized plastic pumpkins kids take around for trick or treating or grab up some mini ones, they look great spray painted a fun color and filled with plants. This project seen on Oleander and Palm.
6. Lacy hanging ghosts
Find some foam balls, some scrap lace or white fabric and something to hang your ghosts with and you could have a whole group of these cute ghosts spooking up a room. Seen on A Beautiful Mess.
7. Ghost bouquet
Make any tabletop a little cuter with this easy-to-make ghost lollipop bouquet (that you can eat after unwrapping, too!). Spotted on A Beautiful Mess.
8. DIY Halloween window clings
These cute window clings look complicated to make, but they're not. They might take a little longer than an hour to dry before you can use them, but the making them part will be quick. We spotted this project on Country Love Crafts, but the premise is simple: Print out your designs, stick a sheet protector or transparency sheet on top, paint out your design, let dry, gently peel off and stick to your windows or mirrors!