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#DisneyMagicMoments: Creating Grim Grinning Garland and Other Haunted Mansion-Inspired DIY Favorites for Halloween

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Our month of Halloween surprises continues with a Stretching Room full of Haunted Mansion-inspired DIY favorites and a new hair-raising how-to on creating special Grim Grinning Garland at home!

For “Foolish Mortals” wanting to materialize a Mansion masterpiece of Grim Grinning Garland with “Tomb-Sweet-Tomb” headstones, our step-by-step instructions will be a ghoulish delight. If you dare to follow along, you’ll see otherworldly inspiration from a wickedly wild wallpaper pattern!

For each headstone, you can get creative and add cracks and other wear and tear for a haunting finish!

Madame Leota DIY

“When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls,” it’s a bewitching time to add a touch of the Haunted Mansion at home with our how-to on creating a Madame Leota crystal ball. 

Download the instructions and template before you start, and be sure to read our terms of use. 

Another dreadfully delightful Disney DIY is our tutorial on becoming a Haunted Mansion Ghost Bride. Our step-by-step directions require just a few pieces of makeup to add ghostly magic for Halloween. 

The hitchhiking ghosts are always looking for a way out of the Mansion. You can transform into a happy haunt looking to go with our video makeup tutorial.

And “there’s no turning back now,” as we wrap our dreadfully delightful DIYs with video tips on creating a spooky Haunted Mansion butler costume.  

We hope you enjoyed this creepily creative look at Haunted Mansion-inspired DIY magic. Be sure to share your DIYs using hashtags #DisneyMagicMoments and #DisneyHalloMoments.  Check back for more Disney Halloween surprises by visiting our new “Everything Halloween” page.