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Using sticks and leaves for Halloween decor is a quick, easy, and affordable way to add some fright to your home. I thought it was the perfect idea for Craft Lightning this week. An almost free idea that you can make in less than 15 minutes? Yes please! If you have missed any of the quick Halloween crafts this week, check out the posts from day 1. You can also scroll to the bottom of this post to see what our blog partners have in store for you today.
Pick up sticks around your yard. I choose some that still had leaves on them as I wanted a spooky effect. Next grab your spray paint. You will not need much but we really want to add some fright to this Halloween display. Spray paint the sticks and leaves with black spray paint. Then just add a few touches of gold spray paint. This will give your branches a spooky effect with just a touch of glam. TIP: Hang the branches from a wire with some clothespins outdoors to easily spray the entire thing at once.
I wanted to continue to use items from my yard for this display so I also picked up a few pine cones. Be sure to bake them to get rid of any bugs. Then just hit them with some gorgeous gold spray paint. These work well in this Halloween display but I will be leaving these for Christmas and winter as well.
Can you believe that these spooky touches were basically free and only took me a few minutes to make? If you don’t have spray paint, pick up two cans (black and gold) at your local dollar store. You will have $2 invested and be ready for Halloween in 15 minutes or less! Then add these painted sticks and leaves to your Halloween decor inside or outside your home. Give those trick or treaters something to look at!
Now for some more quick Halloween craft ideas from our blog partners for this series. Hang this fun Frankenstein flag outdoors! Make your own with the instructions here.
If you love burlap, this burlap pumpkin wreath from Tried and True is one project you will want to get started on!
This fun Hocus Pocus clipboard from Crafting in the Rain will be the hit of any classroom!
Turn your scrap wood pile into fun Halloween decor with this tutorial from A Turtle’s Life for Me.
Any plastic pumpkin can turn into something gorgeous with this faux mercury glass tutorial from Practically Functional.
The kids will love crafting for Halloween with this tissue paper ghost idea from A Girl and A Glue Gun.
Decorate your home with this adorable ghost under glass from Yesterday on Tuesday.
My co-hostess for this series is 30 Minute Crafts and she is making an adorable no sew bat baby hat.
Our guest co-hostess this time is 100 Directions and she is sharing how to make this quick and easy Halloween nail art.
Make this Halloween decor for your home using sticks and leaves then give some of these other quick and easy Halloween crafts a try!