Spookify Your Home With These Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

Halloween DIY

Spookify Your Home With These Easy DIY Halloween Crafts

We're getting close to the creepiest, spookiest day of the year! If you haven't already decked out your home in preparation, now is the time to get things moving! Try these simple DIY Halloween decorations that will make your haunted home the talk of your friends.

Melted Crayon Pumpkins

This craft is perfect for anyone who doesn't have the time to carve a pumpkin, or feels like their artistic prowess just isn't quite at a level they want to display yet (guilty here). For those folks, there is the melted crayon pumpkin. We told you in this post where you could find a pumpkin in the Gilbert area. Now it's time to add a splash of color! Here's what you'll need:

1 pumpkin
1 box Crayola crayons (go name brand on this one. Trust us!)
Hot glue or clear tacky glue
Heat gun or hot hair dryer

Place your pumpkin in the middle of a large drip cloth. Choose about 10 crayons in the colors you want to use from your crayon box. You could go bright and colorful, stick to fall colors, or go dark and moody. It's up to you! Remove the paper covering from your selected colors. Use a small dab of glue to secure the ends of the crayons in a circle around the stem of the pumpkin, so the points face away from the stem. Then comes the fun part: use your heat gun or hair dryer and get to melting those crayons. Be sure to hold the heat source at different angles so the wax spreads in all directions. Then let the wax cool, and you have a fun Halloween decoration! For more color combinations, glue smaller pieces of new colors to the top and repeat the process so the colors intertwine. This is probably a better indoor decoration in Gilbert. Keep it out of direct sunlight!

Crayon pumpkin

Creepy Luminaries 

Light the path to your front door for trick-or-treaters with these spooky luminaries! Here's what you'll need:

Brown paper lunch sacks (as many as you want to make)
1 can black spray paint
Halloween design stencils (find some here)
Electric candles (find some here)
Sand or small rocks

Using a stencil and the spray paint, paint a creepy design on the front of a brown paper sack. Then pour some sand or rocks in the bottom of the bag to keep it from blowing away if you are placing them outside. Finally, drop a candle in the middle to produce an eery glow. Electric candles pose less of a fire danger, so we recommend them! Now just place your luminaries outside your front door or on a balcony and you are all set for Halloween!

luminaries

Try out one of these fun crafts and be sure to show us the results on Facebook and Instagram! And follow our blog here for more Gilbert happenings and tips and tricks.

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