Halloween 2020 is testing us, but that doesn’t mean we have to just sit back and take it! Pull together these EASY DIYs for a Witchy Chic Halloween in your home.
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Witchy Chic Birdcage Showstopper
Round up some left over flowers and extra Halloween knick knacks you have from previous years for this DIY. Or…ahem…use some decor you might have overbought without a specific plan of how you were going to use them 😉
I placed tulle left over from my DIY Halloween wreath on the bottom of the cage (scroll further down to see the wreath). Place items like skulls and pumpkins vertically in a visually pleasing way. Then, take some flowers and fake spiders- again, left over from the DIY Halloween wreath- and attach to various parts of the birdcage to give it a spooky effect.
You can get plenty of use out of decorative birdcages for all types of decor. In fact, we used this same birdcage in the Sunflower Birdcage DIY for Fall!
Reading Essentials for Witches
Grab a few hardcover books in various sizes from your bookshelf. Wrap each book with scrapbook or wrapping paper in the colors of your choice. Come up with some cheeky book titles, then use stickers to place the titles along the spine of the books. I went with Magic 101, Potions for Dummies, and Love Spells.
Witchy Chic Skeleton Sculpture
ALWAYS save your leftover scraps and flowers from other projects. You just never know when you might be able to use them later!
For this project, I glued an iridescent skull to a candle holder. Then, I glued flowers (left over from the Halloween wreath) all around the skull.
In case you’re wondering, I found this small plastic cloche at the local dollar store. I pulled apart a piece of cotton to look like spider webs. Plop a fake spider on top and you’ve got another spooky decor item.
Out of this World Pumpkin
I will be the first to admit that this pumpkin is a little bit more involved, but still easy to make. There was a beautiful galactic pumpkin at the store I really wanted. I decided I could make it on my own for less. I also need to justify all of the craft supplies I keep buying 😉
First, take a craft pumpkin and paint it black.
Once it dries, use a sponge (I used a makeup sponge) to apply purple and blue paint sporadically around the pumpkin. Mix in some glitter for that galactic effect.
Last, paint on some stars and constellations to finish off the look. I glued some decorative nail gems throughout the pumpkin to give it some shine.
Glowing Crystal Ball Centerpiece
This crystal ball is my absolute favorite Witchy Chic DIY craft! The glow it gives off is absolutely beautiful and makes you feel like you are in another place.
What you’ll need:
- A plastic snow globe (found mine at the dollar store)
- A candle holder with flat base
- A color changing/rainbow flameless candle
- Acrylic paint colors and glitters of choice. Use fine glitter rather than large chunk glitter. I used Martha Stewart brand.
- Adhesive spray
- Hot glue gun
- Optional: Mini candle stands and huricanes.
How to make it:
Spray the exterior of the plastic globe with adhesive spray one section at a time. Then, sprinkle glitter colors of choice on the ball. I used purple, blue, and a little bit of silver. Do NOT use regular craft glue. I tried that, and it just looked clumpy and bad. Don’t waste your supplies like I did.
Don’t worry if you see clumps from the spray like in the picture above. In the end, it came out even and looked like a true crystal ball.
Use the same process to cover the edges of the snow globe cap in silver glitter. Then, glue the cap (and only the cap!) to the candle holder.
Place a color changing flameless candle on top of the snow globe lid, then screw the snow globe on top. Do not glue the candle. You will be able to turn the light on and off as you wish.
Use the crystal ball for a centerpiece by placing small candles around. I used candle pedestals, small hurricanes with crackled glass, and color changing flameless candles. I then placed leftover tulle from the Halloween Witchy wreath to cover up the gaps between the globe and the candles.
The lighting given off by this centerpiece is simply stunning.
Witchy Chic Halloween Wreath
What you’ll need:
- A wire wreath form
- Tulle of your choice
- Faux flowers with eyeballs (or glue them on yourself)
- Colorful feathers
- A fun sign to hang in the middle.
- Some ribbon to hang your wreath
- Hot glue
How to make it:
You’ll want to mentally divide the wreath into three sections to make this project.
Tie one end of the ribbon to one of the inner wire rings. Then, push the tulle up through each wire ring (forming 3 loops). Pinch these together, then move on to the next row. I did this for a third of the wreath.
Use the stems of the faux flowers to attach the flowers to wires of the wreath. You can twist the wire flower stems around the wire rings. Use hot glue if needed to attach the flowers. I placed the flowers along a third of the wreath.
Repeat step one by placing tulle along the remaining third of the wire wreath.
Hot glue some orange feathers to the lower right end of the wreath. Place some fake spiders throughout the wreath if you like.
Tie a decorative sign to the wreath so that it hangs down the center of the wreath. I got this “Witch better have my candy” sign from the local Michael’s craft store.
Take a decorative ribbon and loop it through the top ring of the wire wreath form. Glue the ends together.
Now your wreath is ready to be put on display!