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DIY THIS HALLOWEEN
Want to know how to make your own Halloween decorations and props? You’re in the right place … we can help you creep it real!
From tombstones and haunted graveyards, to creepy props and freaky friends, if you want to learn how to make your own Halloween props and decorations from the best in the biz, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be adding new content and projects to this page all the time, so keep checking back creepsters!
DIY Halloween projects
The amazing Jaimie and Jay are based in the US and create fun videos about how to make random and awesome stuff! They also have a massive obsession with all things Halloween, so we’re super happy to be collaborating with them and sharing their brilliant content.
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Realistic Scarecrow Jack o'lantern
Take one of these cheap plastic Halloween store jack-o-lanterns and turn it into a professional looking prop.
How to take a basic skeleton and turn him into a gravecrawler with a completely portable (and storable) mound of dirt.
Skull candy props
Turn basic plastic skulls into these realistic-looking Halloween props! It starts off a little rough but ends up coming together!
Realistic Fake Fire Special Effects
Create an incredibly easy and realistic fake fire effect based on the windows in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland!
DIY Halloween Mummy
Learn how to make a life-sized, realistic mummy using simple materials and with barely any tools required.
Jaimie and Jay create an incredibly awesome bubbling witch’s cauldron with glowing coals for their Halloween decor!
DIY Halloween fence
Learn how to make a homemade Halloween fence from cheap, simple wood and tools you probably already have!
Learn how easy it is to make homemade solar Halloween lights that are affordable, stylish, and will last for years and years.
Simple, fast, and inexpensive DIY Halloween props that will take your Halloween decorations to the next level!
Simple to make, cheap and has a HUGE impact on your Halloween setup!
Make the awesome Halloween Countdown Clock from The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Prop maker Derek Young
Derek is a Los Angeles-based prop maker, set designer, and scenic painter with a focus on Halloween and haunted attractions.
His DIY videos sre easy to follow tutorials to help take your Halloween props from basic to theme park quality with common materials such as spray paint, salt, hot glue, sand, and craft paint.
Simple Faux Rust Paint in a Can
In a hurry and need to rust up some Halloween props? Here’s a super fast approach using two colors of spray paint. Really easy and doesn’t take any special paints.
Realistic Faux Patina Painting
Need to make something look old and weathered in a hurry for your Halloween display? Here’s a quick tutorial on how creating a faux patina using spray paint, water and acrylic craft paints!
DIY Halloween life-size statue with PVC
Short video slideshow of the construction and finishing of “Charlotte,” a static, monster mud Halloween prop statue. Made from chicken wire, PVC pipe and Great Stuff expanding foam.
Making Easy Fake Bricks with Water & Heat
Learn the simple technique to make easy, realistic, fake bricks with insulation foam using water and a propane torch or heat gun for your Halloween haunt.
Halloween Floating Lantern Prop
Learn to make a floating lantern prop for your Halloween display! In this video, we take a look at our self-contained Halloween floating lantern prop using wiper motors, fishing line, and pulleys.
Make Distressed Signs with Salt & Spray Paint
Need to quickly make a distressed sign for your Halloween display, haunted house, or just as decor? In this tutorial, you’ll see the basic steps to follow to create your own distressed sign with basic paints and common craft tools.
Haunted Shovel Prop
Here’s Derek’s take on creating a haunted shovel prop, the perfect addition to a spooky Halloween display!
Creepy Halloween Crypt Made From Foam
Most Halloween displays will have tombstones, but will they have a crypt/mausoleum? If you thought it was too difficult, think again! It’s easy, with limited tools and a bit of know-how.