If you're they type to procrastinate at holiday decorating, this weekend is your last chance before halloween is here to put up a few things in time for trick-or-treaters. Have no fear. That's still plenty of time to complete these simple DIY and store-bought decorations and still get in a fun pumpkin-carving session to make messy memories with the kids. So here's the rundown.
Stick them to the wall or hang them from the porch over the front door. Either way these simple trace-and-cut bats from Martha Stewart that I found on pinterest were easy to make and will store away nicely for next year. I used 3 sheets of black pasteboard from Dollar Tree that was $0.69 a sheet to make all these. You can print the template from Martha Stewart here. I printed one out at 100% image size and 70% image size to make the varying sizes.
These are easy enough that school aged kids can help trace and cut. Pre-school aged kids will have fun helping stick them to the walls. I used 3M removable double-sided poster tape.
[Spider Webs and Paper Pinwheels]
I picked up these felt spider webs and spiders at Dollar Tree. I simply stitched the spider to the web by hand with a little black thread, lacing it between the spiders legs and back through the web several times for a sturdy tacking.
The paper pinwheels came in a variety 3-pack from Target for $5. They are super easy to assemble and stick to the wall using the same 3M removable double-sided poster tape I used for the bats.
We have these little guys spread all over the house. From kitchen cabinets, to baseboards, above door frames and over artwork. These Glitter Mice come in a pack of 9 from Party City for $3. They're durable and reusable for next year.
[Halloween Theme Books]
Take the kids' halloween stories out of their room and spread them throughout the house. They look great as seasonal decorations on coffee table and bookshelves and they'll be asking you to read them when they see them out lying around in new places.
Have a safe and happy halloween, everyone!