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With Halloween just around the corner, many people are already getting into the spirit of the season. Social media platforms are filled with fall and Halloween content, including DIYs and home decor pieces. In this article, we will explore three viral Halloween DIYs that have been making the rounds on social media.
The first project is inspired by a set of lit ghosts from Pottery Barn. These ghosts can be made for a fraction of the cost using a tomato cage, zip ties, a Styrofoam ball, clear stringed lights, a flat sheet, spooky Gauzy material, and black felt. The end result is a friendly ghost that can be used to decorate the home during Halloween.
- DIY Lit Ghosts can be made using a few affordable materials such as a tomato cage, Styrofoam ball, and clear stringed lights.
- The Viral Bubbling Cauldron DIY requires a bit more effort and materials, including cardboard, printer paper, ornaments, and fairy lights.
- The Dollar Tree DIY Skeleton Candle is the most affordable of the three DIYs and requires just two white candles, a skeleton, a black bowl, and faux pearl beads.
DIY Lit Ghosts
For this Halloween DIY project, the creator used a tomato cage, zip ties, a Styrofoam ball, clear stringed lights, a full-size flat sheet, spooky Gauzy fabric, a sheet of black felt, and tape. The tomato cage was purchased from Home Depot for a few dollars, while the Styrofoam ball was obtained from Joanne for around $20 (with a coupon). The clear stringed lights were bought from Amazon, and the full-size flat sheet was obtained from Walmart for approximately $9. The spooky Gauzy fabric was also purchased from Amazon, and the sheet of black felt was obtained from Hobby Lobby for less than a dollar.
To assemble the lit ghost, the creator cinched the legs of the tomato cage together with a zip tie to create a point at the top. Next, the Styrofoam ball was pushed down on top of the tomato cage to secure it in place. The clear stringed lights were then wrapped around the tomato cage, starting from the top and ending at the bottom, where a loose knot was tied in the cord. The full-size flat sheet was draped over the project, arranged to cover all of the tomato cage and drape on the floor nicely. The spooky Gauzy fabric was draped over everything else to give the ghost some more character and dimension. Finally, the eyes were cut out of the sheet of black felt and placed on the ghost using tape.
The lit ghost was now complete and ready for display. It was noted that the spooky Gauzy fabric could be pulled easily to make it look as distressed as desired with rips and tears. The creator was pleased with the final result, which was super easy and affordable to make.
Viral Bubbling Cauldron
For the second project, the video presenter attempts the viral bubbling cauldron DIY, which has gained popularity on social media. To start, the presenter acquired a cauldron from Joanne on sale for $20 to $30.
Cardboard was used to fill up the cauldron, followed by crumpled printer paper. The presenter then used ornaments from Hobby Lobby, including a set of four iridescent ornaments measuring 3.25 inches and plain clear glass ornaments measuring a little over two inches. The bigger ornaments were placed randomly on top of the cardboard and paper to begin building the bubbles.
The smaller ornaments were then placed on top of and around the bigger ornaments, and hot glue was used to attach them to the side of the cauldron, creating the illusion of overflowing bubbles. Led fairy lights were then placed throughout the ornaments to give the project a warm glow.
The presenter faced some challenges in keeping the ornaments together, as the hot glue was not holding them even when using gorilla hot glue sticks.
However, after some effort, the presenter was able to get everything to stay put for the time being. Once the bubbles were arranged to the presenter’s liking, the led fairy lights were placed throughout the ornaments to give the project a warm glow.
Challenges and Solutions
The presenter encountered difficulties in keeping the ornaments together, as the hot glue was not holding them even when using gorilla hot glue sticks. However, after some effort, the presenter was able to get everything to stay put for the time being.
The bubbling cauldron project took a little longer than expected but turned out to be a great Halloween DIY decor piece. The led fairy lights added a warm glow, bringing the project to life.
Dollar Tree DIY Skeleton Candle
For the Dollar Tree DIY Skeleton Candle project, the materials required are two white candles from Dollar Tree, a skeleton figurine, a black bowl from Dollar Tree’s kitchen section, and faux pearl beads.
The skeleton figurine’s legs should be removed, and the arms should be bent to make them more upright and forward, creating an illusion of the skeleton sitting in a bath. The top of the body should be hot glued inside the black bowl, while the legs should be taped onto the rim of the other side of the bowl to hold them at an angle while pouring the wax in.
Once the candles have melted down, the wicks should be scooped out with a fork, and hot glue should be used to secure them to the bottom of the bowl. The melted candles should then be poured into the bowl, with two candles being the perfect amount for this project. After the wax has firmed up, faux pearl beads should be scattered across the top of the wax to add some detail.
This is an easy and fun project that produces a unique and affordable Halloween decor piece. Although it may not be safe to burn the candle, it can still be used as a decorative item. The Dollar Tree DIY Skeleton Candle is an excellent option for those looking to decorate their homes for Halloween without breaking the bank.