How to Decorate for Halloween on a Budget
October 12, 2010 / 10229
Everyone just loves Halloween, however you do not have to have a huge budget to put up great decorations. With some of the items that you have at home, you and your family can make fun and unique Halloween decorations.
Tips & Warnings:
* Have fun with your designs and get creative. Some people even like to use shredded construction paper inside the ghosts in different colors. This way if they are placed outside and subject to rain, the ghosts can then take on the light tint of the color inside of them!
Things You’ll Need:
* white bedsheet
* black markers
* cotton balls
Covering your home or apartment in spooky spider webs does not have to cost you a fortune. While some people go out and buy spider web kits to hang up, you can simply use your imagination and put some together with a little help of an inexpensive bag of cotton balls. Basically all you need to do is pull on each cotton ball and stretch the fibers out as much as you can, creating the look of a sticky spider web. You can then drape this creepy looking material over lamps, windows, furniture and more.
Making ghoulish little ghosties can be fun and easy especially if you are looking for a project to do with the kids. Go ahead and take a white bedsheet and begin cutting it into squares that are about 5 inches by 5 inches. You can even cut them larger if you wish. Then go ahead and fill the middle of each square with something solid enough to puff the middle into a ball after tying with string. This could be newspaper rolled into a ball, sawdust, sand from the yard, crumpled leaves and so on. After making a ball in the middle, you can tie off each ghost, making a little head and then use the marker to make different, spooky ghost faces.
Hanging the ghosts up and placing them wherever you like around your home is the fun part. You can do everything from hanging these ghosts in the windows or even from tree branches outside by simply using some extra string.