I’m a busy mother of three. A. Busy. Mom. I always have grand ideas and plans of new holiday decorations and crafts, but then life gets in the way of my grand plans. Sometimes I just need a last-minute Halloween idea that doesn’t look last-minute. A Halloween decoration idea that I can be proud of. If you’ve ever been in my shoes, then here’s the perfect answer for your last-minute Halloween decoration crisis. And if you don’t have a last-minute crisis, this is a great kids craft idea.
Last year I was recovering from my emergency appendectomy (are there appendectomies that aren’t emergency?) so I wasn’t able to do much decorating for Halloween. Fortunately, I’d picked up these supplies the year before at an after-Halloween sale. And since it only took minutes to put the decoration together, I handle it during my recovery. There are all kinds of reasons why you may need a last-minute Halloween decoration.
Last-Minute Halloween Idea
Repurposed Glass Jars and Bottles – I have a stash of recycled glass jars in a cabinet just waiting for a craft like this. Tell me you have the same stash. If you don’t you can purchase Mason Jars and glass bottles.
Adhesive Googly Eyes – Googly eyes make anything more fun.
Adhesive Masks – Look for Halloween masks and face features.
Pour a small amount of orange or black craft paint into bottle and swirl until the entire inside of the bottle is coated. Set the bottle upside down on top of wood chopsticks or kabob skewers set on top of newspaper. Allow the extra paint to drip out and the paint to dry.
I was fortunate to pick up this orange jar and black bottle at an after-Halloween sale already painted. That made this last-minute Halloween idea even more last-minute easy.
Attach googly eyes, mask or other facial features. These jars are adorable sitting on a shelf, table or in the middle of your Halloween party table. If your layer of paint is not opaque, you can add a battery-operated votive candle inside the jar.
It really couldn’t be any easier or adorable. Just in case life gets in the way of all of your plans, you can make your own last-minute Halloween idea for your party or home decorations.
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I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.