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Simple & Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween is exciting – it’s the unofficial start of the holiday season, and it’s a fun time for little ones (and big ones!) to dress up and eat too much candy. Making your own decorations with your little ones is fun and a great activity! Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Lollipop Ghosts

These can be used as either decoration or as candy to give out to trick-or-treaters.

What you’ll need:

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  • Round lollipops (Tootsie Pops work really well)
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Black Sharpie
  • Small rubber bands (we mean small – like tiny hair bands)
  • Orange & black ribbon

How to make them:

Open up the Kleenex. You’ll need one full size tissue and another square (cut another full size tissue into quarters). Put the small square in the center of the open tissue – this is to hide the colored wrapping on the lollipop. Put the lollipop in the middle of the small square and then bunch up the tissue over the lollipop to hold it all in place. Wrap the tiny rubber band around the stem of the lollipop, which should be covered in tissue. Your lollipop should now begin to look like a ghost! Use the sharpie to put two dots on the “head” of the ghost for eyes. Cut the black and orange ribbon into 16-18” strips and tie one black and one orange ribbon around the “neck” of the ghost, thus covering up the rubber band. From here, you can either tie the ribbons into a bow or use a pair of scissors to make the ends curl – it’s entirely up to you. And voila! You have an adorable lollipop ghost to give out to your trick-or-treaters (or keep for yourself; we won’t judge you!).

Front Door Hanging Bats

This is a super fun way to dress up your front door without the usual wreathe and even works if you have a storm door.

What you’ll need:

 

  • Bat template (you can use one of these)
  • Scissors
  • Black cardstock or construction paper
  • Masking tape

How to make them:

Cut out the template and trace out on the cardstock or construction paper several times (or however many bats you want). Cut them out and tape them to your door – it’s as simple as that! Now your front door is a spooky welcome to those trick-or-treaters.

Yarn Pumpkins

These are so cute for Halloween and even beyond into the fall season! We love the simplicity of the yarn, and these are especially easy for small children to help make as well.

What you’ll need:

  • Orange yarn
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scossors

How to make them:

First things first: wrap the orange yarn around 4 fingers approximately 120 times. Cut an extra piece of yarn about 10” or so and stick it between your fingers to wrap it around the large yarn loop. Tie into a knot and pull taut. Cut a 2” piece of green pipe cleaner and tie to the yarn pumpkin using the two loose strands of yarn from the knot you made. Twist the pipe cleaner like a bread tie to create the stem of the pumpkin. Tuck any loose strands into the pumpkin itself. Ta da, you’re done! Yarn pumpkins for everyone!

 

We always love to see the creative ways our customers decorate, especially for holidays like Halloween. Tag us on Instagram (@verticalconnectioncarpetone) or on Facebook so we can admire your DIY handywork!





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