It’s SPOOKY TIME at the Jersey Shore! My favorite time of year!! I LOVE HALLOWEEN so much that Halloween literally throws up in my house! I have decorations in almost every room. I love walking into various stores at the Jersey Shore to see all the decorations. That is where the magic happens. I wish I could buy everything…instead I get ideas and make my own. Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it have to be store bought to look good! Here are 3 cool things I made that you really do not have to be that crafty to make them. Plus, they were super cheap to make and they look AMAZING!!!
Mummy Vase/Candle Holder/Lantern - You can shop at the dollar store for these items – Glue gun, rolls of gauze, googly eyes, glass vases, battery operated lights or candle. Basically, you just need to apply a line of hot glue and add the gauze, wrapping the gauze around and occasionally adding more glue to hold it in place. Then, glue on the googly eyes and voila! Now add your flowers, candle or battery-operated string lights.
Floating Candles – You will need empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, hot glue gun, white or black spray paint, white or black battery-operated tealights, fishing wire, threading needle, tape. Make sure you are in a ventilated area and you have placed down a tarp. Drizzle hot glue along the top of the empty rolls to make look like dripping candle wax and allow to dry. Next, stand the empty rolls up and spray paint entire roll including the glue. Allow to dry completely. Thread your needle with fishing wire and poke through each side of candle making sure to be as close to even as possible or they will tilt too far when hanging. Tie the wire together, add the matching color tealight and hang up using clear tape.
Haunted Castle – You will need a doll house and matte black spray paint. I got my Barbie Castle at a yard sale. Make sure you are in a ventilated area with a tarp down. You will need to coat the object probably 3-4 times depending on the material and the type of spray paint you use. I added battery operated lights to mine along with figures to go inside.
I hope you try these ideas out! Take pics and send them to me!