5 Last-Minute DIY Ideas to Get Your House Halloween Ready

We don’t know about you, but it seems like Halloween kind of snuck up on us this year! We’ve done some of the requisite fall activities – apple picking, haunted houses and pumpkin carving – but we haven’t really gotten into the Halloween spirit around the house. Don’t worry, there’s still time for a fun DIY Halloween activity!

Here are 5 of our favorite last-minute Halloween crafts, activities and ideas.

Easy Honeycomb Ball Halloween Decorations

This is a simple one to get done before the kids come home from school. Grab a few tissue paper ball decorations. Carve the faces out of black construction paper. Pull together with a little bit of tape and voila! Instant Halloween party decorations. See more via A Lovely Lark.

Pretzel Stick Spiderwebs

Get ready to feed your hungry little monsters a festive Halloween snack! You only need three ingredients – all of which are readily available at the corner store. Use raisins for the spider’s body. Wedge pretzels sticks into the raisin, and pipe melted chocolate to create the spider’s body. Then use the rest of the melted chocolate to create a swirly web. You’ll end up with a treat that’s as fun to look at as it is to eat! Read more via The Artful Parent.

Boo! Printable Halloween Treat Bags

Stuck at the office? No problem. Use this template from The Sweet Occasion to create cute Halloween Treat Bags. Just print, cut, clue and fill! Swing by the drugstore during lunch or on your way home from work to stock up on some goodies to put in the bag.

Printable Dry Erase Pumpkin

Did you know that paper, when laminated, makes a great dry erase board? Head over to Handmade Charlotte for a free pumpkin template. Print off a few copies, have them laminated at any office supply store, and then let your little goblins get creative with their pumpkin designs! One of our favorite things about this DIY activity is the laminated pumpkin templates can be wiped off and reused again next year!

Halloween Masked Animals

If you’re really pressed for time but still want to decorate, get creative with some of the toys you have around the house. We like to decorate our children’s toy animals. Use a little construction paper to make masks for the animals, or use tissue paper to dress the animals in a ghost costume. Position them around a few pumpkins, hang a Halloween banner above, and before you know it your mantle will be Halloween ready! See more ideas at The Merry Thought.


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