Halloween Decorating for Craft Dunces

Some families really throw themselves into holiday decorating. Then there are the rest of us. If you want to acknowledge Halloween without spending much time or money or you haven’t had time to get your master’s degree from Crafts University yet, here are four ideas to check out.

1 Orange and black tissue pomettes: You probably haven’t folded tissue paper like this since the fourth grade, but a whole string of these is a quick, easy way to add a splash of Halloween to a party, your front porch or entryway. Find the simple tutorial at Paper Source blog.

2 Candy Corn Candles: Obviously you want to be careful to have candles around small children, but how easy are these to put together?? See this and other Halloween party decorating ideas at Country Living.

3 Pumpkin Face Balloons: The easiest idea of all comes from Martha Stewart and just involves drawing pumpkin-ish faces onto orange balloons with a black marker. See this and more ideas at Martha Stewart Halloween Central.

4 Paper Bag Luminaries: For outdoor decorating, decorate plain paper bags and use flameless tea lights for safety. See how at Craftzine.

(Images: 1: Paper Source 2: Matthew Benson 3: Martha Stewart 4: Marie LeBaron)