Halloween Decorations

Get started on your haunted houses with some help from these Halloween Decorations. If ideas of how to turn your humble abode into a monstrous lair aren't running through your brain, then it's time to start! There are kids to be scared! Fun to be had! Get to it!Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically by Part Time Chef.com Complete your pirate look with a cannon that makes noise and fires tissue to impress kids and neighbors. How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder by ewilhelm Every mad scientist needs one of these. Without one an evil underground lair is more like a den in need of a good cleaning. Laser Vortex by mever Smoke and lasers always work well together.Keep the laser moving to create a cool and distorted effect. Make a cool hologram illusion! by NK5 Make a skull hover in mid-air! Halloween decor werewolf head by missmonster Need to convince anyone that last year's Halloween was more intense? Just put this trophy on the wall. Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House by ewilhelm For the more advanced spooksters you should look to this guide for makign Halloween a little more high tech. Rotoff the Deadnose Reindeer by PaHalloweenFreak At first glance it looks like Santa came early. Look closer and you'll see that he's still stuck, and rotting, on his mission from last year. How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween by Strapped-4-Cache The little ones have ditched the swingset and so it's time to put it to a nobler, and nastier, cause. Build a pneumatically actuated Yeti in a cage for a Halloween Haunted house by ewilhelm This li'l yeti is stuck in a cage and none too happy about it! At the push of a button he'll leap at any Trick or Treater who comes by. How to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridge with Sounds and Light by rjtodd13 Set the mood early with a killer entrance. Or maybe just use this for your own cult when you get around to starting it. Either way.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How To Decorate Your Room

Make a contest for decorating your own room it will be nice to see plans and design for lots of room

Posted by ob9889 8 years ago


rotating hanging wheel decoration?

I had a hanging wheel decoration, just wondering if the wheel can rotating using some weight so the wheel rotate infinite. perhaps moving its axle or something

Asked by jul_ms 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


window gem gel decorations

''HELP PLEASE.......a friend asked if I knew how to make these decorations, http://www.christmaspeople.com/christmas-window-decorations/12541.aspI said, NOPE, but would look here and find out how to.....but couldn't find an answer, but I know one of you smart people has the info I need so please help me out and send me the info?Thanks in advance!"PEEP"

Posted by peep727 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



Clock mechanisms?and large clock hands?

I'm building a large wall clock using Numbers stuck to wall and bought 10 quartz clock mechanism's but not one can drive or strong enough to  to drive large clock hands,can anyone help ?where can I buy from

Asked by 2Y3RXJ82NBEVGGEPCK8FE3 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to make decorative file covers?

Need 2 make decorative file covers with readily available materials

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Ting is thrilled to partner with Instructables for the 2016 Halloween Decor Contest!

Here at Ting, we've been huge fans of Instructables for years. We actually covered the Instructables app last January as part of our featured “ App of the Week" YouTube video series, and many of us in the Tucows office (parent company of Ting) use Instructables all the time! Ting has been involved in the DIY community for awhile now, partnering with sites like Adafruit in the past, so we thought it was finally time to host a contest with Instructables. Instructables users are a great fit for Ting because, as a DIY-er, you like to be in control. Ting gives you complete control over your account, your usage and ultimately, your monthly bill. With Ting you don't pick a plan - how you use your phone determines what you pay each month. Use less? Pay less. Every month is different. Use the instructables.ting.com promo link when signing up to get $25 in account credit if you bring over your own phone or $25 off a new phone from the Ting Shop. The average bill per phone on Ting is just $23 a month, meaning your promotional credit will likely cover your first month's bill! If you'd like an unbiased opinion, feel free to check out the Ting subreddit and ask real customers their thoughts on using Ting for their mobile service. If you have any specific questions, feel free to shoot me an email: jesse(at)ting(dot)com Thanks again to Instructables for getting us on board and good luck with the contest! We can't wait to see your awesome creations :) Cheers, Jesse from the Ting team

Posted by Ting_Jesse 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I want to make a homemade Japanese room screen but don't know where to start ?

I want to make a homemade Shoji wall decor but I don't know where to start?

Asked by gacktlover 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need some room decor ideas.

My room is boring. I can do anything but paint the walls (we rent) But I CAN cover them floor to ceiling with whatever I wish. I've been looking for some kind of interesting pattern. I like bats and skulls. (realistic of both) But skulls are so overplayed, and bats seem like a far stretch to decorate with. I'm pretty artistic, and awfully handy with making stuff (especially for a 15 year old, been building my whole life.) I have a large piece of flat cardboard that backed a John Lennon Poster I recently bought, and a piece of black foamboard. I plan on taping, cutting, painting the cardboard (probably a bat design, I'm just recently getting into them) and drawing another bat on the black foamboard using silver sharpie. Sooo.... any design ideas you guys have for making things, such as any kind of wall hanging would be nice to hear about.

Posted by silly_world 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Halloween Decor Contest!

Hello everyone!  Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest!   This year we are defining decor as: "Anything in a space that adds to the ambiance or feel of a space.  At the same time not an item being held by someone for the purpose of supporting their costume."   Examples below with notes on each of them.  If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I'll answer you to the best of my ability! Want to enter the decor contest?  Check it out here!

Posted by MsSweetSatisfaction 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


czech vest decorating?

Asked by lorilola 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to Take Down a Traverse Decorative Rod

Hello Friends, Decorative traverse rods are one way to accentuate your windows with drapery. Traverse rods enable you to open and close the drapes with a pull cord. Sometimes one or more of the rings breaks requiring replacement. Unfortunately replacing rings requires removing the traverse rod from the window. Taking down a traverse decorative rod enables you to separate the rod and remove the faulty rings. Unlike standard rods, the traverse rod fits inside a channel clip across the top of the mounting brackets. Unhook the drapes from the traverse rod master carrier. The drapes hang on metal hooks that lift out of holes in the traverse rod. Hold one end of the traverse rod with one hand and turn the decorative end cap counterclockwise with your free hand. Remove the end caps on both ends in this manner. Find the screw on the retaining clips securing the rod to the mounting clips. There is a mounting clip on each end and one in the center. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Grasp the center of the rod and lift straight up to remove it from the brackets. Pull the rod away from the wall. Thanks and Regards, Baron Davis

Posted by DELETED_BaronDavis 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Last minute Halloween costumes, decorations, food!

Hot Air Balloon Dilbert Costume Cardboard Armor Super Mario Bros. Halloween Cupcakes Octopus Hoodie Easy Zombie Horde Caution Tape Costume Creepy Bubble Cocktails Toilet Paper Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Freezer Paper Skeleton 5-Minute Domo Kun Doll Guts Serving Dish Giant Spiderweb Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


How Home Decoration can be done in different ways?

I want to decorate my home with many home decoration accessories, but i would like to what are they by which i can decorate them and from where can i get them at cheaper prices.

Asked by renewilson 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to Make an old lamp decorative piece

How to Make an old lamp decorative piece

Posted by ward2u.com 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


fish tank decoration

In my fish tank, is it ok to put in fired clay pots as decoration and fish hiding places?

Posted by carrierpilot1357 10 years ago


Need to decorate middle-school computer lab - cool ideas?

Brand new computer lab & I would like to "geek it out" with some cool stuff (like the CD wreath & little component "bugs").

Asked by mrsdi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you make mini-lights (LED) / christmas lights? materials? procedures?

We are creating christmas light for our project. Since we don't know what to do, could anybody give us the details in making one? Our plan is to create the mini-lights which consists of 100 small bulbs. What are the materials used... Thanks!

Asked by hello!howareyou 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Large Scale Plexiglas Photo Display

Hundreds of picture frames in a family room is overwhelming and cluttered.  Instead of having an individual picture frame for each photograph you want to show off, display all of your pictures on your wall with this plexiglas photo display found on anh-minh.  You could have a few smaller versions of this in one room.  Keep it tasteful by being conscious about where you place the displays and be sure to not clutter your walls!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


individually addressable led DECORA switch

Greetings collective Instructables genius, Here's the deal, I have a kitchen,  I also have several strips of individually addressable LED's powered by the same supply.  I like the led's, I really the fade between teal and blue as it gives the impression that you're underwater.  At any rate, having anything other than a decora sized switch is out of the question.  I don't need another remote, or some box with switches on it to control the LEDs.  I'd really like a switch that can be mounted in a single gang electrical box, that can be covered by a decora faceplate.  I have a media cabinet where the power supply for the LED's is housed, and the switch can run to the supply in the cabinet.  I need at least 4 programs (like the underwater effect), though 8 would be ideal.  Any thoughts on how to approach this?  I'd spend upwards of $80 for a finished product.   Any input is appreciated.  Thank you Eric

Posted by legionmanchild 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


lamp decorations

Hi I am making a lamp with a wooden  base ,a bottle on top of it and then a cd with the bulb (only 3v) any decorations pls.?

Asked by computerengineer1234 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i need a tutorial on how to decorate the surface of leather?

I have tried working in leather a few times, and i would like to know how to make shapes and patterns on the leather using water and different tools, however not by cutting/carving the leather.

Asked by shalow 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How should I decorate my space ship? Answered

I am making a rocket out of a refridgerator box for VBS. I will be spray painting it silver/grey, and it will have a door to enter it.  Does anyone know what I can put on the rocket (windows, control panels, nuts and bolts, etc.) that will make it more space-like?

Asked by Alayer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What are some ways to "bling" or decorate a wheelchair?

(This is for my lovely grandmother, mind you.. but she can be a bit spunky at times.)

Asked by ChelseaLaRosa 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


power car headlamp with LED as home decoration lamp?

Hello, everyone I have this Audi A4 Lamp with LED DRL, I want to power the LED up at home as decoration.Opened the headlamp housing, and trace the wire, I found the led strip has 4 wires, and I don't know which is (+) which is (-), I did some internet search of 4 pin led strip, and most of the info was RGB led. I don't believe this Audi LED DRL has RGB. tried (+ + - -) (+ - - +) (- + + -) with no luck.  any advice to power the LED up at home? Thank you.

Asked by VanWeeD 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Room design?????? I need some ideas.

Ok, I'm 15 and I'm fianlly getting my own room! (Sad, I know, I've shared with my little bro for forever) But our room has  always been boring. With our trophys and maybe a pic or two. But now, I'm moving out and have even less stuff. I just need an idea for a room design/decor. Or maybe some cool, cheap, and easy furniture. Please help!!!

Asked by Gunshot97 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Redecorating My Home

Anybody have any good ideas for home decor, redecorating? Just moved into a new apartment, really bland white walls, old kitchen, etc. Want to redo, get a more personalized, hip, modern feel. Thinking of redoing the walls first, trying to find a really cool unique look. I have some cool artwork of my own, want to integrate that all into the design somehow... If anyone has any suggestions, ideas, products you like, etc. please let me know! Need all the ideas I can get...

Posted by liliafey 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how would you drill hole big enough for a led throwie to get in the side a glass bottle ?

Thats if it possible and preferably without breaking it ?

Asked by moo of the cow 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



How do you reupholster a "click-clack" futon?

I have a very small, black click clack futon couch. Its almost exactly like this futon at target http://www.target.com/p/Sofa-Bed-Black/-/A-12184769 I've tackled very small reupholstering jobs before, but nothing as big as this. My main worry is that it has moving parts(back rest folds all the way down, as do the arm rests to create a platform bed), and the fabric having enough slack to do this on a regular basis. At the same time I don't want the new fabric to look saggy when the futon is in the couch position. Also I would like to add more cushioning to make it more comfortable, but don't know how to. Has any one done this before with this kind of futon?  I appreciate any advice, or suggestions.

Asked by esterinbetween 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to make a metal shot plate for decorative shot for jewelry making ?

Want to know how to make a decorative shot plate for decorative shot for use in jewelry making. Just the general knowledge of how to make one ..

Asked by Offtofindalife 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Outdoor Decoration

I'm looking into building a fairly large sized outdoor Christmas decoration, possibly mechanized, and I'm wondering what materials may be good to use. I live in an area where snow is likely and rain is a definite possibility. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Posted by HOMEsplice 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


cheap ideas for decorating cardboard photo frames please ?

Asked by patanddave 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



how to decorate a flower girl basket?

I have 2 plain baskets and want to decorate it for the flower girls in my daughters wedding. Do anybody have any tutorials or videos that can help me?

Asked by 9 years ago


how to decorate a flower girl basket?

I have 2 plain baskets and want to decorate it for the flower girls in my daughters wedding. Do anybody have any tutorials or videos that can help me?

Asked by 9 years ago


How can i decorate my desktop? picture below. Answered

Asked by methanium 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to decorate metal card holders?

I want to decorate metal credit card holders, but I have no idea how to get started or what to use on them. Can anybody help please!

Asked by nelielbabe 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i want to decorate my project book.pls send me some suggetion. Answered

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


lost Instructable.How do I find something that I saw before but can't remember where??

Can you help me find an ible please?  It was for hand made roses but they were called something like, Heritage or antique or old-fashioned. They were quite plump and the colours were soft and blended, there was, I think, print on the paper to make it look old. They were very lush and beautiful, even maybe shabby-chic. When I used some of the Key words I get gardening sites and answers. Help please.

Asked by craftyv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I would like to know how to decorate a strawberry shortcake pan cake.

The top is white (cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk & whipped cream). How do I cut the strawberries to look decorative? Thank you

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Paint and decorate a bill miller plastic drinking mug?

I want to paint my bill miller bbq mug and decorate it and still be able to use it daily for drinking my tea. Is there a safe non-toxic method?

Asked by marlenemdp 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ANY GR6 GRADUATION DECORATION IDEAS ( BALLOONS, STREAMERS etc.)? Answered

Im having my graduation this year in Australia and my group is in-charge of the decoration ideas, i want matching colors, im thinking gold,black & silver should be the theme colors, Anyone have any ideas??  PS: if you can also write what decorations i should add like balloons.

Asked by iraqiiz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Blinky Geeky Tabletop Decoration with CMOS 74C14

I made this blinky geeky tabletop decoration based on my instructable over there: https://www.instructables.com/id/An-easy-to-make-cheap-and-simple-LED-blinky-circu/ have fun and share your ideas!

Posted by mischka 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


With what can I paint/decorate PVC rain boots?

It's rainy season in Mexico and I just bought a pair of black PVC boots that I would like to decorate myself, but I don't know what kind of water-proof paint I can use on this material or if maybe vinyl transfer/stickers are a good idea. Any suggestions?

Asked by elenabw2010 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


window gem gel decorations

''HELP PLEASE.......a friend asked if I knew how to make these decorations, http://www.christmaspeople.com/christmas-window-decorations/12541.aspI said, NOPE, but would look here and find out how to.....but couldn't find an answer, but I know one of you smart people has the info I need so please help me out and send me the info?Thanks in advance!"PEEP"

Posted by peep727 11 years ago


how to decorate a fleece hat?

I'm 13 years old and i'm struggling with my home economics homework. Because myself, as a boy, i don't know or care about how to decorate a fleece hat :/ and i can't seem to find anything on the internet. I've been using Google advanced searches blah blah blah blah de blah, can anyone help? asap. i need a long paragraph (about 2 in one ish) or something roughly that size, maybe a few paragraphs. either a link to a website or have it in an answer on here, thanks :)

Asked by Guitarmanandy 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What are some other uses for spray-on snow?

I have a couple of cans of spray-on snow that I got for my birthday..but i'm not a huge fan of the fake snow in windows or on wreaths/trees. Any other crafty suggestions for this stuff?

Asked by shortone 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I make this leather belt floor mat?

Below is a link to an example of an expensive floor mat made from recycled leather belts. I want to know is how do you think they are attached? Is there another mat underneath that they are glued to? What type of backing is involved? What type of adhesive would be durable enough for this type of application? What is the best way to cut the leather to make a precise edge? Should the leather be treated to make it last longer? There must be an inexpensive solution. Please help me out. Thanks.http://www.ecosalon.com/from_fashion_accessory_to_floor_mat/

Asked by littleaugst 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago