In my attempts to create cool inexpensive decorations last year (and now this year) I had stumbled across this website that had a Horror Movie shower curtain and bath mat. But at $20 each I knew I could make my own!
*Picture from ThinkGeek.com
For a whopping $20 I was able to transform my whole bathroom from normal every day to creepy scary!
This is how I transformed our guest bathroom for $20:
-white plastic shower curtain $1
-Clear plastic shower curtain hooks $1
-red paint (I had)
-old white towel (for bath mat)
-2 Fluorescent Screw In Black Light Bulb $7/ea at Home Depot
-1 package of plastic fake blood splatters $3
-foam core & spray paint (mirror/already had this)
-double stick tape for foam core mirror panels (already had this)
-skeleton face sticker $1
*picture from last year*
*picture from last year with the flash on so you can see what we did to our mirror.
For the mirror we cut out white foam core and lightly painted it with black spray paint. We then applied double stick tape to the plain builder grade mirror which held the foam core together. We also applied the skeleton face sticker onto the mirror. *Sticker peals off relatively easy and you can reuse it for years to come.
*picture from last year*
For the shower curtain, I laid it out on the grass and splattered red paint on it. Then you will want to dip your hands in red paint and dragged them down the curtain (make sure someone is home and ready to open doors for you so that you don’t get red paint everywhere… not that this happened to me ;). The same goes with the bath mat (splatter paint, dip your feet in the paint and step on the mat)! I use plastic hooks on the bloody shower curtain, so that I don’t have to unhook my normal every day curtain. I literally pick up the curtain holding all the hooks and hang it in our guest room closet. Super smooth transition!
As you can tell the lightbulbs were the most expensive part to this project, but added to the creepy impact! We just unscrewed the other two light bulbs so that they wouldn’t turn on but didn’t remove them completely. *If you haven’t purchased any now–you may be out of luck! These tend to sell out the month of October at all hardware stores. You want the expensive ones too because you can package them up and use them for years to come, plus they are much more powerful then the crappy .99 ones!
Our guest bathroom was the biggest hit of our party last year, and everyone wanted to spend there time in the bathroom under the black lights rather than in the rest of the house! Since we upgraded our guest bathroom a few months ago we have some new surprises in store, but we can’t reveal them until after our Halloween party (since some of the people who read this blog will be at our party)!