My favorite part of decorating for ANY holiday is making a garland and hanging it across my fireplace. You’d be amazed at how far a garland goes when it comes to decorating on a budget! I had a friend who literally didn’t decorate anything but her mantle for the holidays, and I still thought her house was so festive!
On that note, keep reading for my favorite DIY Halloween garlands. Many of these can be made with household craft supplies, or even just printed out!
Keep things classic with a “Happy Halloween” banner from blogger Brit + Co. Or, I’m sure you could make one yourself with a little extra burlap, and some paint! You can do it!
I’m not too terribly sure what the green balls are supposed to represent, but I am in love with this idea from The 36th Avenue. She uses foam pumpkins and cute Halloween ribbon to string together this project. Hang it from anything!
Have some cardstock, foam balls, and fishing line hanging around, just dying to be? Well, you can totally make this DIY Halloween banner from The Sweetest Occassion. Plus, if you visit her site, you’ll receive access to her bat-wing printable!
If Halloween isn’t your thing, celebrate Dia De Los Muertos instead! Day of the Dead is a day of honor and respect in Mexico. Celebrated also on October 31st, honor your loved ones with a DIY garland from Red Heart.
Honest to Nod shows their readers how orange yarn can be transformed into a pumpkin garland! I’m not a fan of super gory Halloween decor, so I think this garland is perfect for my home decor throughout Halloween AND Thanksgiving!
Trick or treat, candy isn’t only for visitors to eat! Use foam balls to create a fake “candy” garland. Of course, you could always use REAL candy. Who wouldn’t love a decoration that turned into a party favor? See how she did it at Jenny Batt.
Display an array of Halloween symbols on your mantlepiece with this simple DIY project from Babble. Pumpkins, ghosts, bats, and ghouls, no character is safe with on this garland!
Recruit your kiddos to help you tackle this Halloween garland! You’ll need a black crayon or two (which you can purchase at a discounted rate HERE) to draw on these haunting Halloween faces! Tinkerlab deserves credit for this Halloween garland, and several others!
Inspired by these ideas? These articles from Picky Stitch may tickle your fancy!