Upcycle Unwanted Holiday Ornaments for Halloween

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In need of a low-cost, last-minute Halloween decorating idea? Blogger Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks has you covered.

With this truly one-of-a-kind idea, the creative craft-lover transformed unwanted holiday baubles into adorable Halloween decorations you’d never find at the big-box store.

Photo: Amy Anderson/Mod Podge Rocks

Photo: Amy Anderson/Mod Podge Rocks

The concept has a very Tim Burton “Nightmare Before Christmas” feel to it, and we can’t get enough.

All you’ll need is some Mod Podge decoupage glue, a newspaper, a few other basic materials, and a free afternoon to get the job done. Pick out some acrylic paint to use and get the kids ready for some fun.  

Photo: Amy Anderson/Mod Podge Rocks

Photo: Amy Anderson/Mod Podge Rocks

Anderson hung her spooky decorations on doorknobs and cupboard doors throughout her house for Halloween. But you can also display your creations on indoor plants, or simply place them in a bowl for a festive touch. Be creative! Think outside the Halloween box to create Fourth of July or Thanksgiving designs, too!

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make these yourself at Mod Podge Rocks

Editor’s note: Originally published on October 30, 2013, this article was updated in October 2018.


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Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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