The fall season is an exciting time as the leaves start to change colors and weather gets cooler. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner. Kids especially get excited to not only decide on a costume but to decorate as well. There are many decorations that can be made safely along with the kids that are fun and won’t break the bank. Specifically, burlap comes in handy for a variety of projects to give your home that festive touch.

Here are just a few DIY burlap Halloween decorations that can be easily made:

• Door Decorations: Burlap is a popular choice for wreaths. Natural colored burlap can easily wrap around a Styrofoam wreath form and then adorned with orange and black burlap or ribbons to give the perfect feel of Halloween. Burlap cut into a pumpkin shape or as a sign can also be used to make door hangings.

Burlap wreath for halloween

• Table Décor: Perhaps you want to decorate the inside of your home for Halloween. Burlap can help with that. For many, burlap table runners are a staple for the dining room table. Since burlap is so easy to print on or dye, you can easily add prints of bats, pumpkins, or any Halloween figure you wish. Additionally, burlap can be wrapped around an empty jar or two and plastic eyes added to make cute mummy jar centerpieces.

burlap table runner

• Garland: Burlap is a great choice for garland since it is strong and durable. Whether you choice the garland for inside the home or outside on the porch, you can be confident that burlap can withstand kids pulling on it as well as the elements of different weather conditions. Pieces of burlap can be stuff and tied into the shape of ghosts that is attached to jute rope.

Burlap garland

• Bags: Instead of buying a new bag each year for the kids to go trick or treating with, use a burlap tote bag. Kids can have fun decorating it as they wish and you don’t have to worry that it will break from the weight of the candy. Best of all, the burlap is durable enough for the bags to be used more than one year.

Jute bags for halloween

Halloween is such a fun time for kids. Burlap projects allow them to put their creative minds to work. It’s not only fun for kids, but adults find much enjoyment by the endless possibilities burlap offers.