47+ DIYs to Make Scary Halloween Props
Halloween sans a galore of scary props simply seems unthinkable. The eerie-looking photo booths, coffins, skull heads hanging hither, thither, weapons, and scarecrows are a mandate to send a chill down one’s spine. Check out the tutorials to get a clear insight on how to make different props for Halloween.
The coffin bearing a skull mask, brightened with tea lights will certainly give your visitors goosebumps if they happen to spot it lying in one corner of your lawn in the night.
The glittery spiders hanging from the helium-filled balloons would serve a perfect prop for haunted house decoration.
This remote control skeleton help is sure to scare one to the core on lighting up instantly the moment he or she comes close to it.
To set up a photo booth, you need several giant-sized props like the ones shown in the picture below. The templates here would make your job easier, also providing a host of exciting ideas. Cut out these designs on a big cardstock paper, color, and decorate accordingly for an impressive look.
These hanging mylar balloons draped in cheesecloth, make for perfect ghosts. If you have a big garden hang them from trees and attach string lights around for a sparkling effect at night. You can also use black pom pom balls for the eyes and nose to make it look a little more realistic and appealing.
Transform a king-size pillow-case into a spooky ghost. If you do not have one handy, make it with white cloth and don’t miss out on adding an eerie design on its face. Finally, adorn it with colorful string lights and place it outdoors to surprise your guests with a scary welcome.
The mannequin heads draped in white cheesecloth would make for appalling spirits. Give your room a glow-in-the-dark effect and place these spirits inside, for a horrifying outcome.
If you are adept at woodworking, then making this coffin would not be too difficult a task. You may either make a skeleton with the leftover wooden pieces or buy one from the store. Paint the top of the coffin in black and write RIP on it to set in the right Halloween mood.
To replicate a graveyard in your lawn is indeed a mammoth task, and this tutorial guides you on how to do one. You could even add witches and skeletons in the cemetery to intensify the spooky effect.
The splashes of red paint on the alien’s skin, with the intestines bulging out, could compel anybody glancing at it suddenly to take it for a real one.
The blood-smeared tongue and teeth created by adding red paint enhance its gaudiness.
When hanging from a tree, it would replicate a real dead man. Smear it with red paint for a more horrendous look.
The chair’s seat and the back can be made using leftover wooden scraps (if any). Spray the chair with brown paint for a rustic appeal. Keeping a prisoner costume and mask for the convict to wear would indeed be quite an innovative idea. If you could add a fence around the chair with PVC pipes or bamboos, it would give the impression of a prison.
The witch holding a broomstick and the cat as her companion would indeed work wonders as a Halloween prop. The witch and cat template would help to get a perfect design. Paint them in black for an authentic scary look.
The mason jars hanging on the broom through a black string is a unique Halloween prop to decorate your living room walls.
You can add lanterns, crows, and other accessories for an increased bout of scariness.
To replicate the legendary headless horseman, this tutorial would be of utmost help. You could make a paper mache horse, or even get a readymade one and then paint it black. For the horseman, get as innovative as possible while dressing and accessorizing him.
Adding battery operated tea lights to the ball helps giving it a flickering effect.
The fiery eyes gives the dragon a majestic, gory look.
The brownish hue of the cheesecloth due to the coffee-dye added to it gives it an elegant appearance. Add red paint dripping from its face to make it look all the more terrible.
The image below shows an out-of-the-box decoration for your door. All you need to do is cut long cardboard pieces, adorn them with a wood grain pattern, and have plastic skeleton hands sticking out for the Halloween effect. You may even go for spiders, bats, or anything else
Arranging the PVC pipes together and fitting an appropriate costume into it helps to make this fantastic zombie. Put it in one corner of a dark room, to make your guests shriek in fear.
Building this would not be an easy task, but if you manage to do so, the result would indeed create a stunning effect.
Hanging hands around would certainly help bring out the haunted effect you wish to bring during Halloween.
If you desire to maintain a Halloween look without making it appear frightening, then the elegant pumpkin at the center with paper bats flying all over would be a great idea.
You could make smaller gravestones, as the size of a photo frame if you plan to keep them near the mantle or in your living room.
The face added to the trees provides it depth and also adds to its scariness.
If you desire to dress up as the Tomb Rader’s protagonist Lara Croft this Halloween, then your costume would seem incomplete, sans a bow and an arrow. To give it a worn-out dirty look, just as Lara’s bows were, roll them in mud and rub thoroughly for the dirt to get well deposited on the bow.
The motion sensors are of immense help when it comes to lighting up or having your props to move, just as the one shown here with the help of which the Jack-o-lantern has lit up brightly.
These faux books made from various colored craft paper could easily be taken for real ones. Include the titles of all the horror books you know to have your guests shudder in fear.
This gigantic creature made using PVC pipes, gym ball, and cordwood, appears too close to the real ones.
Drop this plastic-wrapped dummy body into the bathtub and watch the expressions of your guests on finding them.
If you desire to dress as the snaky Medusa, this crown would be the perfect choice.
You could make a coffin and place it in one corner of the room with the mummy within.
While decorating your kid’s room for Halloween, you could create Zero’s home just like the one shown here.
The monster reaper clad in a stained attire, standing in one corner of the room, would inevitably personify the theme of death and doom associated with Halloween.
Smear the knives in red paint, hang them in the kitchen and add proper lighting for real scary effects.
If you already have plastic rats at hand, customize of decorate them further for a unique appeal.
With a galore of DIYs at your disposal, you would certainly not run short of ideas to make exciting props for amusing your guests to the fullest.
Published on August 1st 2020 by Miranda Gibbs