Every year I look forward to the fall season, because that is when it is time to make all the exciting holiday crafts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. This year, I have decided to make all my Halloween decorations from scratch.

There are a lot of ideas from past years that I could work on, like these dollar store Halloween crafts or these monster doors and wreaths.

But you know me—I always have to try something new! And this year I have come up with 5 easy Halloween crafts you can make out of simple, cheap supplies.

Materials:

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Plastic cups
Tissue paper
Marker
Ribbons
String of lights
Toilet paper tube
Duct tapeHot glue and glue gun
Twine
Googly eyes
Jar
GauzeCandle
Popsicles
Scissors
Construction paper
Lid (from a jar)
Cinnamon stick
Optional embellishments

Directions:

Mummy Candle

1. Glue some gauze around the outside of a glass jar. Cover up the jar completely.

Mummy Candle - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Mummy Candle - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

2. Glue on googly eyes.

3. Put a candle inside and light it to watch your cute mummy glow.

Mummy Candle - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Candy Bat

1. Use hot glue to attach some black duct tape around a toilet paper tube. Cover the tube completely.

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

2. Squish in the sides of the toilet paper tube while pushing down on the top to form a shape like bat ears (or feet).

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

3. Pour some candy inside.

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

4. Do the same thing on the other side. Close it up on both ends completely (it should be symmetrical at this point—it does not matter which end is the top and which end is the bottom since the feet and ears look alike).

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

5. Tie twine around it to keep it shut.

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

6. Glue on some googly eyes and bat wings. If you don’t have bat wings (like from a craft store), you can just cut them out of construction paper.

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Candy Bat - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Ghost Lights

1. Wrap a plastic cup in white tissue paper.

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

2. Tie off the end with a ribbon.

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

3. Draw on a ghost face.

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

4. Repeat steps 1-3 to make as many ghosts as you want.

5. Punch holes through the tops of each so you can insert string lights.

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

6. Turn them on and display them. You now have cute glowing ghost lights!

Ghost Lights - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Ghost Popsicles

1. Get a bunch of popsicles and wrap each one in white tissue paper.

Ghost Popsicles - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

2. Tie ribbon around the neck of each popsicle/ghost.

Ghost Popsicles - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

3. Draw on a ghost face on each one. That’s it! You now have cute ghost popsicles.

Ghost Popsicles - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin

1. Use a jar lid or any similar round object to trace a number of circles on a piece of construction paper.

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

2. Cut them out.

3. Fold all of them in half.

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

4. Stack them together and trim off either end to flatten it.

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

5. Fan them out and glue them all together with a cinnamon stick in the center so that you get a pumpkin.

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Pumpkin - How to Make 5 Spooky Halloween Decorations Out of Simple, Cheap Supplies

Now you have 5 cute, spooky Halloween decorations to enjoy!