6 Fun Halloween Decorations You Can Print At Home

24-10-2014 by

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Halloween is just around the corner and to help you make your Halloween party a real (trick-or) treat we’ve scoured the internet to find 6 fun Halloween decorations that you can print at home.

1. Spooky Illumination

Paper lanterns always add an extra glow to any party and are always fun to make. This easy and spooky Halloween lantern from Paper and Cake will add a ghostly glow to your garden or home.

Halloween Lantern - Paper and Cake

Halloween Lantern from Abigail at Paper and Cake

What you’ll need:
- White cardboard
- Scissors
- Double sided tape
- String
- Hole punch
- Electric tea light (this lantern is not safe to use with a candle)

You can find the instructions and the template here.

Haunted House to colour

Get the kids involved with the decorating by giving them this giant haunted house colouring page from Mr Printables. The busy design, and the fact that it’s 10 A4 pages big, is sure to keep them occupied for a little while.

Giant Halloween Colouring page

Giant Halloween colouring page from Mr Printables

What you’ll need:
- 10 sheets of plain A4 paper
- Tape or glue to stick the pages together
- Coloured pens, pencils or crayons.

You can download the template and get the instructions on how to join it all together here.

Creepy Candy Labels

These creepy jar labels from design. wash. rinse. repeat will add a twist to your Halloween treats. Fill some old-fashioned glass jars with candy critters and stick the labels on to let everyone know what they’re tucking in to.

Jar Labels from design. wash. rinse. repeat

Creepy jar labels from design. wash. rinse. repeat.

What you’ll need:
- White cardboard or white sticker paper
- Scissors
- Glass jars
- Creepy candy critters

You can find the instructions and download the templates here.

Ghostly Gift Boxes

Give your guests their own personal treat boxes with these little ghosts from Mr Printables. They’re made from transparent paper that can easily be made at home from plain printer paper (which means no fussing with speciality craft papers).

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Ghost Gift Boxes from Mr Printables

What you’ll need:
- A white candle or white wax flakes
- Plain printer paper (white or coloured)
- Needle and thread
- An iron
- Baking sheet
- Grease proof paper

Don’t be intimidated by the home-made wax paper as it is fairly easy to make. Make sure you buy grease proof paper and not wax wrap as the wax will melt into the paper. You can get the instructions for the ghost boxes and download the template here.

Pimp your pumpkins

A jack o’ lantern or carved pumpkin is the perfect way to round off your Halloween decorations. Pumpkin Pile has a huge range of free carving templates and instructions on how to carve your own ghastly pumpkin.

What you’ll need:
- A medium sized pumpkin (any smooth-skinned kind will do, but you can get orange ones from Woolworths)
- A carving template
- A pumpkin carving kit (you can buy these online) or sharp knives

You can download the templates here and get the carving instructions here. And don’t forget to turn your pumpkin guts into delicious pumpkin pies

Welcome to Halloween town

This little haunted house town from Mr Printables is perfect for decorating your house or just for the kids to play with. They’re hollow, so you can use them as treat boxes as well.

Haunted house town from Mr Printables

Haunted house town from Mr Printables

What you’ll need:
- White cardboard
- Scissors
- Glue

You can download the templates and get the instructions here.

And don’t forget to get all the printer ink and toner cartridges you need from Inksaver. Use the voucher code SPOOKY at checkout to get 15% off as well as free shipping if your order is over R1000.

Nic Venter

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Nic Venter+

 is the founder and director of He started the business in 2009 with the idea to sell ink and toner cartridges online and to provide you with a quality product, value for money and convenience. He regularly blogs on about printing and technology. Part of his philosophy is having fun and making sure that he and his team think everything ink, so you don't have to.

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