Easy Last Minute Halloween Ideas!

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These are my favorite one day Halloween crafts.

All you need is:

-Glass bottles or jars

-Glue gun (to draw with)

-Chalk paint (prime and texture)

-Craft paints (Use Halloween colors)

-Spray paint (You'll see why later)

-Greenery (To spray paint)

-Ribbon (For tree decor)

-Tissue paper (Tissue paper balls!)

-Twist ties (For the tissue paper)

-Fishing wire (To hang the tissue paper balls)

Whiskey bottle candle holders!

Mmmm...whiskey!! Draw anything you want on the bottle. Hot glue will peel off of glass, but chalk paint will act like glue. Chalk paint is the best, because you can use it as a primer. It'll dry in about and hour, so these bottle can be made in a day.

More on "How To" later on in the post.

I screwed the candles onto the top of the whiskey bottle caps from inside the cap. I only lit the candles for this picture and to let the wax drip.

Poison bottle!

Use a permanent marker to draw words and create designs and go over it with a hot glue gun.

Red hot glue sticks!

You can buy hot glue in any color! I spray painted an old tomato can black and made blood with red hot glue sticks.

Spray painted dollar store greenery!

Turn cheap greenery Halloweeny with a couple shots of spray paint!

Wax and blood drips.

The easiest way to create these is by making a bead and slowly going up.

Drawing words!

It's tricky drawing words with a glue gun. Everything looks like the "Thriller" font.

For this, I did a coat of white chalk paint followed by black and then red. I gave it a grungy look by painting a little black and gold over the font and then wiping it off with a rag.

Drawing with hot glue

Drawing is a lot easier than writing.

Wax it!

I like sealing these kinds of projects with a hard wax. I use Annie Sloan clear wax.

Candle drips

Be careful with fire, fam!

Spray paint greenery

This is an easy way to add some Halloween swag to a flower vase.

Paper bats!

Super easy and you can make your kids do it. I didn't use a template, because I wanted different sizes. Just fold paper in half and cut out bats.

Make sure you use (wall safe) double sided tape.

Tree ribbons!

So easy and you can put them on any kind of tree!

Hot glue line!

Run a line of hot glue down every end, so the ribbon doesn't fray in the wind.

Tissue paper balls

A good way to cover a large space!

Accordion style

These are like huge pom-poms! The longer the tissue paper, the bigger the size. I do four groups of 12 sheets of tissue paper. Fold each group of 12 accordion style and then twist tie them stacked together. Pull the pieces of tissue paper apart to create the ball. These are awesome but difficult to store away.

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