DIY: How to Make Your Own Halloween Decor AKA Some Seriously F*ed Up Sh*t

So, in case you didn’t already know… I’m pretty sick and twisted when it comes to Halloween. From Haunted House Costumes to Pinterest Gone Awesome with a Baby Eating Pumpkin, I’ve got some really messed up thoughts on the creepy. Last week, while perusing Pinterest for some ideas to decorate for the Halloween festivities at our house…I came across this pin:

Source: via Chrissy on Pinterest

Source: via Chrissy on Pinterest

First, I thought to myself, That is the coolest fucking thing I have ever seen. Then I realized, $33? Fuck that. I can make that bad ass piece of Halloween paraphernalia way cheaper.

So last night, I got the supplies together…(and spent a grand total of $8) and set out to create. My plan was: If this goes poorly, I will call the post: Pinterest Gone Wrong. If this goes well, I will call this post Some Seriously Fucked up Shit.

As you will soon see, I’m an evil genius.

The Materials the Make the Hanging Cocoon

The materials I started with: 2 long poles (I used a broomstick and a mop), a ball, a fitted bed sheet, a hanger, fake spider web, and plastic bugs.

I needed some tape, too. Luckily my boyfriend had duct tape in his car…

Duct Tape for Halloween Decoration

Yes. In his car. Creepy?

Hanging Cocoon Man for Halloween

Tape the hanger to the ball. The hanger is your “shoulders.”

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Tape the poles to the hanger

Halloween Cocoon Man

Tape the poles together in the center

Making a Cocoon Man for Halloween

Cool, right?

It was at this point that I realized I needed a few additional supplies… 3 more hangers.

Cocoon Man Hips

The hips

Cocoon Man for Halloween

Reinforce the head

Hanging Cocoon Man

Add the Shoulders (2 additional hangers)

Halloween Mummy Decoration

Wrap the body like a mummy

Brian made a suggestion that we add a pillow to the body. Since we have a plethora of pillows…this seemed like a brilliant plan. So, I ran and got one.

The Hanging Mummy

Tape the pillow to the poles

Making a Hanging Mummy

Re-wrap the cocoon

Spider Web Wrapped Cocoon

Wrap the cocoon in spider webbing

Hanging the Corpse

Realized we needed something to hang…so my boyfriend had these in his car too…hmmmm….

Hanging Mummy

Hung the mummy

Adding to the Hanging Cocoon

We’re going to cover that entire area in spiderwebbing…Like so. And people will be scared. Like so.

Hanging Cocoon Man

Finishing Touches-the death bugs…not unlike Death Bug

Brian is terrified of this. He thinks I am completely sick and twisted. He is right.

I made a homemade hanging mummy cocoon wrapped in spider webs and hung it from the banister in the stairwell for our Halloween Party

What creepy-ass shit do you do for Halloween?

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  1. That is fantastic. Yes it’s sick and twisted but you’re talking to someone who once hung a body out her bedroom window….noose and all for Halloween 😉

  2. That is amazing! Who knew you were a crafting wizard?

  3. Holy s-balls. This is incredible!

  4. Oh my God. How are you not going to pee your pants when you come down for a glass of water in the middle of the night and see that!!

  5. That is amazing! You need your own Pinterest channel.

  6. Super creepy! I’m impressed with your skills. I would definitely be terrified if this in the middle of the night or maybe any time of day.

  7. There’s a fucking dead person hanging in your house. Jesus, that’s frightening looking.

  8. Thank fuck for some schizzle DIY!

  9. Awesome. Maybe we should make one and hang from the back of our RV window. 🙂

  10. That is awesome!!! What size sheet did you use?

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