Halloween doesn't have to be all about ghosts and toffee apples, and DIY definitely doesn't have to be all about home and garden improvement.
So, leave the fruit bowl alone and put the spanners to one side and get ready for Halloween with some quick but creative DIY decoration ideas – they’re all you’ll need to set the mood for the spookiest night of the year, not to mention they seriously outdo a carved pumpkin…
Add a little sorcery to your garden with this impressive life-size witch statue! It can be easily made from plywood in only a few steps - just visit bhg.com for a full guide. Why not add a few DIY gravestones to create an even spookier feel? Keep reading to find out how!
Give your garden a witchy twist by creating your very own ‘broom parking area’ sign – perfect for any trick or treaters. Find the full tutorial by overthebigmoon.com which also includes templates for you to use too. Don’t forget to add in a few of your own broomsticks when the sign is up – you’ll only need sticks and some twine!
This easy DIY ghost is surprisingly realistic - it’s sure to turn a few heads and leave passers by with goosebumps! You’ll also be surprised by how quick and cheap it is to make - just take a look at wackyarchives.com for the full picture guide on how you can turn simple chicken wire into this chilling ghost!
It’s safe to say this spider isn’t for the faint hearted! Made from PVC pipes and a collection of other DIY supplies you can find from your local stockist, this spider is a great hands-on project.
You can even change the size or stance of the spider, so you really have the freedom to create a hairy masterpiece! For a full list of everything you’ll need to create this impressive Halloween decoration, please visit www.instructables.com.
Don’t worry; this doesn’t involve digging up your garden just for Halloween! These DIY graves are actually an incredibly simple way to create an effective last minute Halloween display. All you’ll need is towels, potting soil, glue, dye and newspapers – check out aidtopia.com to find out how it all comes together.
Enhance your garden with this eye-catching sign - it’s great for adding a fun Halloween twist to your garden, and don't forget to add your own twist if you’re feeling particularly creative, as well as a few pumpkins at the base of the sign to add extra effect!
Take a look at birdsandsoap.com for a full tutorial on how to create this great Halloween sign, you’ll only need a few basic tools and supplies, such as a sander and wood glue.
Now this is what you call an entrance and it's a great DIY project if you’re short on time.
It’s made from 1-inch foam board so you don’t have to worry about it blowing away – there’s also no set template for this project from Nifty, Thrifty and Thriving so you’re free to really get creative. You could also consider creating some fangs for a simpler approach, or perhaps using some glow in the dark paint to really get noticed.
Take black craft foam, fishing line and some googly eyes and viola, you have yourself a colony of weatherproof bats.
You also have a fun but spooky Halloween decoration that is perfect for both indoor and outdoors - and it’s also a project the kids can get involved in too. To read the full instructions and to get your hands on the bat template, take a look at www.hgtv.com.