10 DIY Halloween Garlands to Make This Festive Season

I usually associate a garland with deity practices but it is also a wonderful item to adorn your house during the festive season. Even though Halloween is days away, I still feel it is the right time you get your preparations right. Talking of garlands, either you buy these not-so-fancy-looking items from online stores or DIY your own. We’d be discussing the latter part here.

Whether you are a broke college student or a homemaker, these easy DIY Halloween garlands will surely make your house look good and also save you a lot of bucks that could possibly be used for other purposes. Although, you might have to spend a little on paper, raw materials and other accessories  required in making of a garland.

Bat Garland

Bat Garland by Studio DIY
Image: Studio DIY

I will be staring the list with a Halloween bat garland. This can be placed on your front door, strung on your walls or anywhere you prefer. A DIY bat garland will be a wonderful addition to your Halloween house party and would intrigue kids for sure. To make such DIY bat garlands, you would require a handful of smooth foam balls which form the center body of the bat and black card stock alongside other accessories.

Tutorial: Studio DIY

DIY Bat String Light Garland

DIY Bat String Light Garland by Bright Women
Image: Bright Women

Continuing with bat garlands, another beautiful entry making the list is a DIY bat string light garland. If you plan on decorating your house with a lighted bat, this is a picture-perfect DIY you should be looking forward to. It not only adds the batty element into your house but also light up at the same time. It would require you a white card stock, bat template and a string light to complete the project. You’d have to print bat templates and cut out those bat shapes to insert bat lights into it.

Tutorial: Bright Women

Mini Ghost Halloween Garland

Mini Ghost Halloween Garland by CURBLY
Image: Curbly

Moving aside from bats, it’s time to add ghosts to the party. Use cheesecloth, plastic golf balls and some hot glue to craft cute looking ghosts that can be strung anywhere from entrance to living. While I won’t reveal the entire making process but all I can say is that it would require you to be really artistic to pull this DIY off.

Tutorial: Curbly

Beware Halloween Garland

BEWARE Halloween Garland by Uncommon designs
Image: Uncommon Designs

‘Happy Halloween, BOO, Spooky’ are some of the commonly used banner garlands used in Halloween. However, if you plan on being a little different from your neighbors, try ‘Beware’ Halloween garland this festive season. Chipboard letters, paper doilies, black glitter, black acrylic paint and glue are some common items you’d require make this DIY. In my personal opinion this would suit your fireplace and can even be placed on any door you please.

Tutorial: Uncommon Designs

Paper Cup Halloween Garland

Paper Cup Halloween Garland by Shelterness
Image: Shelterness

Jazz up your Halloween mantle with paper cup Halloween garland that is super easy to make and even easier to place. All you need to do is collect some disposable cups and glue a pair of googly eyes onto side of a mini paper cup. Next step would require you to punch a small hole in bottom of the cup to make it easy to hang string lights in between them.

Tutorial: Shelterness

Also Read: 100+ DIY Halloween Wreath Ideas for Front Door and Windows

Sugar Skull Garland

Sugar Skull Garland
Image: Create Craft Love

Skulls constitute a major part of our Halloween decoration. We have already discussed multiple ways to display skulls and skeletons on Halloween and now I’d be briefing on how one can make a spooky skull garland for home. It would require you to use paper plates, ribbons and other stationary items like ruler, scissors, and glitter to make a skull garland that you can hang anywhere you want.

Tutorial: Create Craft Love

Candy Corn Garland

Candy Corn Garland by Festive Fetti
Image: Festive Fetti

Kids absolutely love candy corn and I am pretty sure they’d like a self-made candy corn garland too. Hand them yellow and orange paper doilies, few stationary items and let their creativity flourish next. You should guide them with steps like punching and stringing a thread through the paper and let them do the rest. It will be great if candy corn garland is made to hang on their room doors.

Tutorial: Festive Fetti

A Pumpkin and Bat Garland

A pumpkin and bat garland by Pjs and Paint
Image: Pjs and Paint

Well, you can’t literally strung a pumpkin around your wall, so what you do is try some paper pumpkin art. A pumpkin bat garland is easy to make. You’d require an orange and black construction paper and cut it using scissors to make bat and pumpkin shapes and decorate you room.

Tutorial: Pjs and Paint

Spider Paper Garland Cutouts

Spider Paper Garland Cutouts by one little project
Image: one little project

Whether you have tried it in past or not but DIY spider garland won’t be a bad idea for this Halloween. The process is simple. You can make shapes or you can draw them freehand. All you need is some colored construction paper, a pair of scissors and some tape, you’re ready to rock. The only catch is, you need to have an artistic hand to make a spider cut out because it requires a lot of cutting work.

Tutorial: One Little Project

Black Cat Garland

Black Cat Garland by Say Yes
Image: Say Yes

We have talked a lot about bats, now it’s time we bring cats to the fore. Cats just like bats are associated with evil and serve as a perfect Halloween decoration. The cat garlands can be made using precut cat faces, straws, scissors, tape and craft glue. You need to cut the straws in third and glue it as whiskers on cat faces and finally thread the string to hang it around the house.

Tutorial: Say Yes

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