October 24, 2014
Art-Zee

Halloween Decorations

boobrewHey, guys! Here are a few inexpensive ways to spruce up your porch/house decorations! This list was inspired by crafts available at Michaels. You should be able to find most of your materials in-store or online. Have fun!

Glow-in-the-Dark Dotted Pumpkins
You’ll need: black craft pumpkin, glow-in-the-dark paint (orange or yellow look best)

You can put whichever design you like best on your pumpkin. Try a few horrific faces! Let the paint dry, and then you’re done! You should aim to place the pumpkin in the darkest area of your porch or house.

Chalk Jar Candles
You’ll need: any tall Mason jar, candle, chalk, chalkboard, spray paint

You should remove any labels on your jars before spray painting. Following the directions on the spray paint, spray the jar. Be sure to cover the opening or keep the lid on while spraying! Label your jar or draw creepy pictures on it when the paint is dry!

*Don’t forget your face mask while spray painting, and always spray paint in a well-ventilated area. And, if you’re a young friend, grab an adult to assist you. Safety first!

Spice It Up! Try doing a mixture of open and closed jars. Cover some with burlap, tie a string around the rims, and spray paint small sections with a blood-red for extra creepiness!

Boo Brew Cauldron
You’ll need: black cauldron, large letters and numbers felt stickers

This one is simple—label your cauldron and then fill it with ice and drinks! If you want to make it more fun, use dry ice or add a fog/smoke machine near the cauldron for extra special effects. Just note: the extra “fun” will take a little more cash out of your pocket Also, be sure the effects aren’t irritating your guests!

Spice It Up! Sprinkle some candy corn around the cauldron for added decoration!

Black Lace LED Candles
You’ll need: tall LED candles, black lace, double-sided tape

This would look good set up in trios of different sizes. All you need to do is wrap one layer of lace around the center of each candle. Cut and tape into place.

Spice It Up! Sprinkle a few splatters of red food dye on the candles for a fresh, blood-spattered look!

Experiment Setup
You’ll need: plastic test tubes, plastic flasks, plastic beakers, food dye, water

Creep out your guests with a little experiment station! Fill your containers with different levels of water and use a small amount of food dye in each one for more of a florescent look. Use different colors for each container. You may even be able to use your household’s measuring cup if it doesn’t have a handle (more of a chem lab look!)

Spice It Up! Add a few fake bloody fingers to the containers for shock value!

How are you decorating your house for Halloween? Post your photos to Instagram @MackenzieBlueSeries with hashtags #ArtZee #Halloween #Crafts #Decorations #Spooky #Parties.

Lisa W.

Photo Credit: Michaels.com

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