Tips and Tricks: Keeping it Creepy with Halloween Crafts
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that things out there are scary. Halloween is the time of year to embrace the scary. Laugh in fear’s face and while you’re at it, use fear’s style around your home. Let’s have some spooky fun with some crafty tips and tricks to creepify your home with some Halloween crafts.
Not all humans have a decoupage thumb. Quite a few of us still hack out only the basic jack-o-lantern grin into our pumpkins. Our decorating is a success if a trip to the ER can be avoided. For that reason, these terrifying tips and tricks will be so safe and simple that even a headless horseman could do them.
Just Add Paint
Can you shop for inexpensive or broken things? Can you manage to paint something all one color? Try painting some broken or secondhand figurines in black and making the eyes red as a deadly detail. If you happen to come across some ceramic Christmas village buildings in your secondhand hunt, pick those up. A couple of coats of matte black spray paint and you have yourself your own Halloween Village. Add any details you like, maybe the newly demonized Precious Moments figurines have a new home in your hallowed Halloween Village.
No Two Spooky Snowflakes are the Same
Remember cutting out snowflakes from white sheets of paper when you were a kid? Now, imagine a gigantic spider web made the same way. If you can make a snowflake, you can make a web. All you need are scissors, metallic Sharpies, painter’s tape, and cheap black trash bags. Follow these directions and you will have a fearsome web that any hair spider would love to call home. It would look ghastly as table decoration or grim as a silhouette in a window.
Keep the Blood Fake and the Pumpkins Unstabbed
Remember the aforementioned trips to the emergency room after taking a knife to a pumpkin? There is really no need to puncture the flesh of said gourd. It can be messy, and we know it can be dangerous. Not only will your digits stay put, but you will also preserve your decorations. A non-pierced pumpkin does not sag and go to mush like it’s cut counterparts. With these ideas, you can create some truly eerie, or cute, pumpkins. Without the use of knives or swords, even the kids can help.
This Halloween might be one for the history books. On October 31st we may or may not see trick-or-treaters, but we can expect a Blue Hunter’s Moon. After the year we have all experienced together, make some crafts together. Year after year when these decorations are unpacked your family can reminisce on the year that was 2020.
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