Easy and Do It Yourself Halloween Decorations was the topic of conversation on the Today Show. When Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, editor of Southern Living Magazine, stopped by the Today Show. She had some very creative ideas for last minute Halloween decorations that I thought I would spread it around to all of you.
She added that all that you would need for these Halloween decorations is probably laying around your house.
Even if they are not, all of them are easily accessible and very affordable to get. I love that! You get a very high end look for a very lowed price point.
Do it yourself Halloween Door Wreath Idea
This do it yourself Halloween door wreath starts with tree branches that you can find in your back yard.
Start by painting the branches black and glue them to a circle wreath foam (don't forget to spray paint that black too). She added that it can be helpful to put longer branches around the wreath first to mark the shape. After you are done you can add plastic Halloween spiders for even more fun :)
Cool Tip: After Halloween you can remove the bugs and spray paint the wreath silver and reuse it for the holidays. How cool it is that!
Jack O Lantern Jars
What a great use for old Mason Jars! So cute! All you need it orange paint and some black electrical paint or a black sharpie. I suppose you can use tea lights to make them glow but Kimberly suggests tap lights that are adhesive. Stick them to the lid and tap them on, close the lid and they will glow.
Label Your BOOZ!
Relabel the alcohol you will be serving at your Halloween party or reuse old bottles you have and add colored water for that spooky touch. For the labels, grab some old postage labels at the store and design them yourself (or you can buy pre-designed ones on Amazon.com ).
Bonus! Taking Pumpkin Decorating Up A Notch
This was my favorite craft idea of the show segment! Ladies, here is a great use for an old black stocking you might have (or you can get a cheap knee high one at the store for .33 cents!). I saw a picture of one of these on Lauren Conrad's website, loved it so much, and really wanted one. I am so glad to have found this tutorial to now make it myself.
First, paint the pumpkin stem black and let dry. Then, take a pair of old stockings and cut a hole in the toe. Place your arm in the stocking first and then stick your finger in the hole you created. Now grab the pumpkin stem with your fingers and pull the stocking down off of your arm and wrap it around the pumpkin. So cute. Now in this segment Kimberly used a real pumpkin but I would love to try this with a fake plastic one and use it again and again.
Update: I have tried this idea and it turned out AWESOME! I highly recommend it. It looks so professional...like you would have bought it in the store.
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