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3 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween DIYs for Your Porch

Broom Halloween decor on the front porch of a house
Courtney Ryall

Halloween is only a few weeks away so if you’re looking to bring a few more spooky items to your front porch, you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of easy ways to turn your home’s front entrance into a mysterious spot that young people will adore. We’ve rounded up three of the simplest Halloween crafts that are not only easy to DIY last-minute, but won’t break the bank so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot on holiday decor. Let’s get started on these fun crafts, shall we?

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1. Foraged Witches’ Brooms

This is a super easy DIY craft you can tackle yourself or try with children. Additionally, you can make this one with simple items gathered from a nearby forest or trail. Either way, every Halloween-themed home needs a touch of witchcraft and wizardry. Tip: The more twisted the branches, the creepier the brooms look.

Materials Required:

  • Twigs or dried grass
  • Larger sticks
  • Floral wire
  • Twine
  • Floral scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Drill

Step One: Take your large stick and use floral wire to tie the twigs or twine to one end.

Step Two: Wrap twine tightly over the floral wire and use hot glue to keep everything in place.

Step Three: Drill a hole in the other end of the stick.

Step Four: Use floral wire to thread a piece of twine through the hole for hanging.

Tada! Your own (nearly free) witches’ brooms are complete, for a perfectly creepy broom parking lot.

Related: How to Make A Friendly Ghost Candy Stand for Halloween 

Gothic wreath on a black door
Courtney Ryall

2. An Upcycled Gothic Wreath

DIY projects don’t all require an expensive trip to the craft store. Instead, you can take a quick look at some of your everyday household items and create some seriously spooky magic. Plus, this project is easy enough to do while watching your favourite Halloween movies.

Materials Required: 

  • Wreath frame
  • Trash bags
  • Scissors

Step One: Cut your trash into about two wide strips, eight inches in length.

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Step Two: Tie the strips onto your wreath frame using a simple knot.

Step Three: Keep going until your wreath is large and fluffy.

Related: This Spooky DIY Halloween Wreath is a Fun Way to Greet Trick-or-Treaters 

Floating candles on a porch
Courtney Ryall

3. Magical Floating Candles

Are you aiming for some serious haunted house vibes on your front porch this year? Then you need to try this simple floating candle DIY. Our recommendation? Cut the candles shorter in the middle of your porch to avoid taller people hitting their heads.

Materials Required: 

  • Battery LED candles
  • 6lb fishing wire
  • Scissors
  • Clear command hooks

Step One: Cut your fishing wire into random lengths.

Step Two: Tie the wire around the flame of the candle.

Step Three: Stagger your Command hooks on your roof or ceiling.

Step Four: Hang your candles.

The flickering lights look so magical at night and pair perfectly with an ominous Halloween soundtrack and your witches’ broom.

 

For more fun Halloween craft ideas, try these terracotta jack-o-lanterns or these Halloween-inspired vases.

Photos courtesy of Courtney Ryall. 



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