DIY Halloween Project!

I’ve been working on a DIY Halloween project that I would like to share with you all!

First of all I’d like to talk about the make-up: I DO NOT own any red eyeshadow which annoyed me when I first thought of this look at it was an essential, Instead I opted for blusher, It works really well! Obviously the black on my eyes is all eyeliner and the scar is also eyeliner. its pretty basic Halloween make up but perfect to show you guys my DIY Halloween stuff!

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P.S (I have edited photo’s into background to give you a feel of Halloween!)

  1. DIY trick or treat bucket!

I found an old bucket in the shed which is perfect for my little nephew to go out trick or treating with (Generous Aunt here wants sweets!!) I printed off a label from the internet and stuck it on the bucket so it felt more ‘halloweeny’.

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2. Different Pumpkin Idea

This year with my pumpkin as well as carving I thought I could use Sparks Electrical Tape to jazz it up and give it some colour (I’ll let you know how I get on with it)

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3. Party Counter Idea

Are you holding an event and want to know how many people there are at your Halloween party? Use a clicker to count every time someone enters!

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4. The Classic Sheet Outfit

Of course everybody knows this one, but in all seriousness if you forget to buy an outfit its not the worst idea ever!!

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5. Stencil Decoration

I love this idea that I came up with – Buy some line marking spray and letter stencils as well as some cardboard (May find this laying somewhere in the house like I did) then stencil on your message to put out the front of your house to add the effect of spookyness!

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6. Rubbish Sacks have other uses!

Rubbish sacks are great for making props like spiders and spider webs (obviously if you are not very arty like me just print off a template to help you with the shape!)

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7. Bandages to make a Mummy!

This is also a great original that works really well…

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8. Boiler Suits

Boiler Suits are also great to use as a Halloween outfit to go as many things, serial killer, prisoner etc, I liked the idea of a zombie!

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I hope you like my DIY tips for Halloween, let me know if you have any in the comments 🙂

More DIY cheap decoration!

You may have read one of my previous post’s about DIY decoration on a budget where I made this…

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but I also wanted to show you another type of party decoration which is also super easy and fun to create – All you need is some flagging tape (these can be purchased in all kinds of different colours so you can decorate for many different occasions)

Its pretty much like a daisy chain, and to be honest no precision is needed in the cutting of the tape as you can always hide it in the chain. So just cut the tape to length, wrap it round another piece (can be same colour or different) then stick it on itself and you should end up with something like this which is a perfect touch to a party (this particular one was used for my Sister’s baby shower, It’s a girl)

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DIY Decoration on a budget

I made these ‘bunting’ for an indoor party I had a few months back. I know they’re not the best but they work. And it was so simple. All I did was get some string that was big enough to hang from wall to wall in my conservatory, Got some Hi-Viz Gaffer Tape and stuck it on so it was showing on both sides then cut it to a sort of flag shape. I’m sure if you spend more time doing this they would look better and you could use different colours as well. I’m thinking these would be great for baby reveal parties or just to add a little touch of DIY to a BBQ you’re having. Also I can re-use these again which is the best part 🙂

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Getting my Westie involved

Last Saturday I held a fancy dress party for my friends at my house. There was no real theme but you couldn’t turn up in normal clothes. I really wanted to get my dog Sophie involved in the party as she would be there. So I got a babies T shirt out of a local supermarket and sewed it to size to fit her and then I had some pink gaffer tape laying around the house which I was able to transform into a tie! Doesn’t she look cute!! Everybody was very impressed with Sophie’s outfit and she was the centre of attention all night (I mean with that face it’s hard not to be)

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