With Halloween just 19 days away – and counting – the streets will soon be filled with Superheroes, Princesses, Star Wars characters, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and more looking for treats. However, Halloween isn’t just for treats, as spooky house after spooky house can attest. Is your house ready for trick-or-treaters? If it’s inspiration you want, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Here are just a few of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations using poly bags.
Ghosts Night Out
Turn white, plastic bags into spooky, levitating ghosts that hang from your home’s front porch. All you need for this DIY craft are some white plastic bags, white balloons, fishing line and some black paint or glue dots. Blow up some small, white balloons, paint on some eyes and a mouth, and place inside a plastic bag. Tie some fishing line around the plastic bag, towards the bottom, to ensure the balloon stays in place. Shred the other end of the bag using scissors. Attach some fishing line and hang the decoration on the front porch or from a tree in the yard.
Monsters on the Loose
Horrify everyone who passes by your house this Halloween with these truly easy-to-craft monster footprints. You will need some plastic bags, a pair of scissors, and some tape. Using a marker, draw a faint outline of a monster footprint (Pinterest has templates you can use) on the plastic bag and cut them out using scissors. Make sure to cut out right and left feet. Tape these monster footprints on the walkway, driveway, and/or sidewalk leading up to your house as if the monster had just visited you. They, of course, like candy too!
When it comes to creepy, crawly spider webs, this one certainly takes the cake. Spiders, and their webs, truly are capable of stealing the show – and often our breath. To create your very own giant spider web, you will need some black trash bags, a pair of scissors, and some tape. You can find step-by-step directions on the blog: “How About Orange.” Once crafted, place them in inconspicuous areas around your front yard, including on the porch and garage door. These will surely elicit a few screams from unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.