Five Spooky, Homemade Halloween Decorations

BOO! Halloween snuck up on us and is just two weeks away, which means it's time to get the decorations ready before the trick-or-treaters start making their rounds.

This year, why not try something new rather than pulling out the same old ghosts and goblets you use every October? With homemade Halloween crafts, you can get the whole family involved in DIY decorations, and by using mason jars, you can customize your creations from frightening to friendly ghost.

This simple idea from Yesterday on Tuesday illuminates your Halloween decorations with the use of simple stickers and firefly lights. The Purple Heritage Collection jars create a darker, more ominous light and no detail is left undone – including a cute orange and black bow for the top of the vinyl skeleton's head!

Take advice from Brit + Co and give your jars a complete makeover using white, orange and yellow balloons. Simply cut and slide the balloons over your jar replicate a candy corn. Use as drinking jars or to decorate the mantle alongside candles.

Check out these Ghostly Trees from Stay at Home Drama! A fun craft for parents and kids to do together, these eerie trees make great Halloween centerpieces or decorations to place on the porch. They're also the perfect vehicle for other Halloween decorations, such as swinging ghosts or creeping spiders.

You probably have a jack-o-lantern or two on your doorstep already but you can bring the Halloween theme inside with these Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries. Get your kids involved cutting out faces for these glass jack-o-lanterns and use different colors of tulle to mix it up!

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