If you love Halloween and find yourself decorating every year, you’ve probably noticed you are running out of space for storing your Halloween Decorations. No matter how many storage bins you purchase, no one has unlimited space. Continue to read on about 11 Easy DIY Halloween Ideas Using Items You Already Have. Using items you already have saves time, money, gas and sometimes sanity.
This article is also informative for the frugal Halloween decorator and the Halloween decorator on a budget. Lastly, this article is excellent for the last minute Halloween decorator.
A DIY Haunted Halloween Doll House
If you have an old plastic doll house laying around just collecting dust, how about give it a Halloween makeover inspired by the Addams Family or your favorite haunted house like this one. You may have the majority of these items already and would just need to purchase minimum supplies. Check out this tutorial along with their list of items needed to adopt one of my 11 Easy DIY Halloween Ideas Using Items You Already Have.
If you don’t have a Doll House, but want this look, be sure to check Facebook Marketplace. You set an alert for a doll house or also check your local thrift shops.
A Haunted Halloween Birdcage Makeover
Don’t toss your old birdcage! If you don’t have an old birdcage, you probably know of someone who does. I actually found mine on a curb in Detroit Michigan while visiting. I drove past it several times and something told me to grab it, and I’m glad I did.
My birdcage was in excellent condition. It only needed paint and a nail. I already have lots of Halloween decor, so I had everything else to make this a focal point for Halloween on top of my fireplace console.
Haunted Halloween House Plants
This project is super easy and quick. Grab faux houseplants and just paint them black with a semi-gloss or matte black spray paint. You can also paint old houseplants that’s already on its way out anyway or you’ve planned to toss. Dress them with spider webbing, spiders and bats for even a more spooktacular vibe.
DIY Halloween Tree Branch Ideas
Start any of these projects by collecting branches from outdoors or your own yard. Spray paint them all black, orange, white or purple depending on the look you’re going for.
For this first project below, all you need is a pumpkin, tree branches, black paint. You could use bats you already own or cut some out of patterned black and white paper. Loop the bats with thread and a knot to hang on the branches throughout the tree.
Bring Out Your Skeleton Family Weeks Before Halloween
Putting skeletons on display throughout the home can be humorous to see and laugh outloud daily. Change them up daily and take photos to share on social networking or print them out to display on the refrigerator or in your office for Halloween. You can best believe no one will believe you were bored nor alone on Halloween.
DIY Cardboard Halloween Tombstones
Got cardboard? With Amazon being the largest retailer, we should all have cardboard. What’s spookier than a graveyard? I’ve found them spooky since childhood. DIY Cardboard Halloween Tombstones is a very inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween using stuff you already have at home to get this look. At most, you will need large boxes, tape, newspaper, a glue gun, letters, modge podge and paint.
These tombstones are sure to be a conversation piece amongst your neighbors who wish they had thought of it first.
Painted Halloween Wreath Upcycle for Halloween
Have a old skimpy wreath that could use a makeover? Upcycle your wreath for Halloween with paint and ornaments. This easy update being right at your door to greet you with Halloween spirit as well as your guests and visitors is a great start for Halloween.
This project below was as simple as painting a floral wreath with black spray paint and adding Halloween embellishments.
This style below using a grapevine wreath needs no tutorial, according to Endlessly Inspired. I couldn’t agree more. Gather your existing wreath, your plastic critters, bats, or crows and spray paint with black spray paint.
Dollar Tree Pool Noodle Halloween Candles
You may already have these foam noodles which come in handy during the pool season. They are very inexpensive and found in most Dollar Tree stores all year long where I live.
Noodle Halloween candles are easy to make and make stunning centerpiences for the cheap. Check out the ideas below and the video tutorial for inspiration. Black spray paint wins again! Along with glue, some black tea lights, then glam in it up with your favorite Halloween florals, skull etc.
Toilet Paper Rolls Halloween Candles
If you don’t have foam noodle rolls for the idea just above this one, I bet you have toilet paper rolls! LOL!!
DIY Haunted Skeleton Mirror
Just last year I did a tutorial on making this DIY Haunted Skeleton Mirror. For this, I already had a skeleton and a frame. I needed to purchase the vinyl roll and jewelry thread. Check out the tutorial for my DIY Haunted Skeleton Mirror here. Also, check out the 30 second video tutorial on another version of a quick and easy haunted skeleton mirror.
DIY Milk Jug Skulls For Halloween
Now this Halloween DIY is for the creative crafter in you. Believe in yourself. You can do it! If you love skulls then save up your gallon milk jugs and try out this fantastic craft of making skulls with milk jugs. Get really good at this craft and you can begin to make money with your new found talent.
You will need a heat gun and a resin skull for this project. If you already have one, great! The rest of the supplies are easy to come by or you already have most of the stuff on the list provided on both written and video tutorials.
Inexpensive Fall Halloween Pumpkin Topiary
Gather your plastic pumpkins from your fall or Halloween decor you’ve collected over the years! You can paint them if needed and stack them on top of pedestal planters along with some floral moss. Have fun with this idea by adding vinyl lettering, painting or even bedazzling your pumpkins with hot glue and gun and bling or buttons you’ve collected over the years.
Thanks for reading my guide on 11 Easy DIY Halloween Ideas Using Items You Already Have. I hope you’ve been inspired to trying out one of these projects for Halloween this year!