Halloween is a pretty big event in our compound-neighborhood, since it is the only occasion where we neighbors (kids + parents + kasambahays) ever get together (apart from the kids’ birthday parties) and socialize.
Once the door decor start sprouting, my eldest (oh, wait, did I mention I gave birth to a baby boy late last year? I obviously haven’t updated in so long!) will not stop pestering me until I decorate our door with pumpkins and what-not.
DIY, budget Halloween door decor
Last year, I didn’t have much money, so I had to make-do with DIY decor made out of whatever materials I had at home—foil, glitter, Japanese and crepe paper—plus all the Halloween decor we’ve had for years. It was cute, but I wanted to make it less kiddie this time, so I could enjoy looking at my own door as well haha.
This year, I wanted to add a bit of an “autmun” feel to the decor, just to elevate it a bit to adult levels LOL.
So last weekend, I planned to go to Dapitan Arcade to get additional reinforcements. But since my kids wanted to tag along, I thought otherwise (Dapitan Arcade having no AC and didn’t want to deal with naggy, sweaty children) and went instead to AllHome along E.Lopez Drive, Quezon City.
Door Decor Materials
For this year’s DIY Halloween door decor, I made sure I had the following tools and materials:
- Masking tape
- Faux orange berries
- Old oval basket tray
- Differently sized plastic pumpkin and skull buckets
- Existing “ghost” cutouts
- 1 roll of burlap “ribbon”
- Gold faceted Christmas balls
- Straw ribbon bows
- Two bouquets of orange fabric roses
- Faux pine cones with cord
- Glittered faux feather plumes
Items #8-13 were all new additions, and all purchased from AllHome. (This ain’t a sponsored post, by the way!).
I’m too lazy to do write down the step-by-step (ha! sorry…), but here are some pictures to prove my Saturday afternoon project.
There you have it! Hope you enjoyed my latest blog post (a first in over a year!).