Cool Ideas on Decorating a Mirror for Halloween



Decorating a mirror for Halloween ideas inspiration crafts

I've already made a start on decorating now for Halloween because we don't get an awful lot of readily available decorations locally near where I live and I'm not going to spend a fortune buying them off the Internet when I can make them myself. So there's a bit of DIY crafting going on and that eats up a lot of my time.

There are lots of ways in which mirrors can be given some serious spooky treatment and I’ll be giving lots of inspiration for that in this post after I've shown you a couple of things that I've done myself to jazz up our own.

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wood mirror frame with boo garland banner black bird decorations

This Boo banner hung across the top of the mirror was made simply from layers of paper and colored shades of card in blacks, grays and glitter white letters (these sparkle pretty nicely in the evening) with just a hint of orange. I stapled these banner pieces to some ribbon and tied that to hang down from the top corners of the wooden frame. I have a photo tutorial on making the boo banner.

Banners with text are good to drape across accent pieces of furniture like this but, to really make it stand out, you want rather short words so they are easy to read from a distance. So Boo is ideal but you could also use short words like Eeek, Spooky, RIP, Creepy.

Also which you can see in the photo above, I made some spooky little black bird paper and foam cut outs after being inspired by a very similar Martha Stewart product. I've perched these mainly around my mirror and on the picture rail near the ceiling where they contrast well with the ivory paint. You can also try making the spooky black bird cutouts.

More Ideas on Decorating Mirrors for Halloween:


1. Drape some cobweb fabric or fake spiderwebs over it

2. Write a creepy message on the mirror with red lipstick

3. Stick on some creepy looking DIY bloody handprint clings

4. Place a black cutout of a witch silhouette on top of the glass

5. Add a black vine of fabric leaves around the frame

6. Have some black bat cutouts flying across it

7. Cut a creepy old doll in half and have it emerging from the mirror

8. Hang some DIY paper chains across

9. Place a white ghoul or ghost cutout on top

10. Attach some LED candles to the side of the frame or place creepy candles in front

11. Create a wreath over the top from plastic creepy bugs like spiders and snakes

12. Have a dummy hand coming out with long red fingernails

13. Stick lots of large googly eyes around the frame

14. Place black and red fabric rose blooms around the outside

15. Place a giant spider across the middle

Thankfully many of these decorating ideas and inspiration really just cost the most in time since the materials are mainly paper and card which you probably have in your craft supply already as well as some easy to get dollar store items. I don't know about you but I enjoy trying to make Halloween look good on a real budget. What crafting will you be doing for this occasion?

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