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3 Creepy DIY Halloween Decorations Fit For Any Haunted House

by Kate Taylor
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Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Halloween may not have a song hailing it as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it is a popular holiday for those of us with a love for all things spooky.

Adorning your doorstep with pumpkins before trick-or-treaters arrive is an essential part of the fun, but sometimes cute pumpkin carvings don’t quite capture the desired spirit of the celebration.

Luckily, we have three awesome ideas for DIY decorations that are spooky enough to belong in a haunted house.

Learn how to make a ghost out of cheesecloth below, and check out the video to see how to make an eyeball wreath and yarn pumpkin.

Materials:

  • metal coat hanger
  • Mason jar
  • round object like an orange or a ball
  • water
  • craft glue
  • bowl
  • cheesecloth
  • black felt
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut the metal hanger in the middle along the bottom, then bend the halves to create armlike appendages.
  2. Turn the hanger upside down and place the hook inside the jar so the “arms” balance along the rim.
  3. Place the orange or other round object on top of the jar opening.
  4. Mix water and glue together in a bowl, then soak the cheesecloth so it’s completely saturated with the liquid.
  5. Remove one piece of cheesecloth from the bowl and carefully place it so that it covers the round object and is even on both sides.
  6. Repeat the last step. This time, place the cloth so it crosses the other way over the arms.
  7. Let dry for 24 hours, then remove from the stand to find an intact ghost-shaped cheesecloth creation.
  8. Cut out eyes and a mouth from black felt and attach to face accordingly.

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