Now that I’m back in Canada the kiddo and I can decorate our house for Halloween without being labelled as the weirdos on the block, hooray!
On a side note: Having been out of the country for so long I’m a bit shocked at the insane amount of cheap pre-made costumes and decorations on offer in just about every type of store imaginable – why the hell are “thrift” shops selling expensive, brand new, packaged costumes and decor?? Doesn’t that completely defeat the purpose and take the fun out of scouring the racks of used gear for the perfect items to DIY your own fantastically unique Halloween garb?
Raid your munchkin’s toy stash and whip up a few Easy upcycled DIY Halloween Creepy Dolls for some extra unique decor for All Hallows’ Eve:
Sneak into the your kiddo’s toys and find a few long-forgotten dolls (or whatever plastic characters you have on hand) + some acrylic paints.
Give the dollies some ghastly monster makeovers – my munchkin requested a zombie/ghoul, vampire, mummy and skeleton.
To create some wrappings for your mummy snag some strips of white cotton scrap fabric, brown & yellow paint and a small bowl.
Pop a few small blobs of the paint down the length of the fabric then squish and rub it all up together to oh-so-messily spread it around.
Soak the fabric in a small bowl of water for a couple of minutes then wring out your aged and fraying mummy wraps and hang them to dry. (this method would also work wonderfully for a full sized mummy costume!)
Once the makeover paint is completely dry sift through your stash of scraps, grab your glue gun and whip up some groovy gruesome outfits for your little monsters.
Let’s take a closer look:
Which one is your favourite?
Stay tuned for more upcycled Halloween tutes and let me know what you’re DIY-ing this spooky season in the comments below!