It’s amazing that it’s come so fast, but Halloween is right around the corner as well as the fantastic tricks and treats that come along with it. Whether you have a long standing decoration competition with your neighbor or are a first timer – this list of creative home decoration hacks will be sure to make your house the “boo”tiful envy of the block this Halloween!
- Make your own creepy luminaries. There are a few easy and inexpensive ways to light up your porch or walkway this Halloween season. You can follow the steps outlined in this blog to create your own tin can luminaries. If you don’t have large coffee cans, small food cans can work well as mini lights. Another fun and cheap DIY lighting decoration is witch hat luminaries. Using cheap witches hats bought at a party store, glow sticks or batter tea lights, and some fishing line, you can create this whimsical touch on your porch. Read this blog post for the complete how-to.
- Create floating ghosts in the yard. This one is really easy, totally creepy, and very inexpensive. Form ghostly figures using chicken wire. They don’t have to look like the traditional sheet ghosts from childhood either. Any abnormal shape will look eerie in your yard after a layer of white spray paint topped with a layer of glow-in-the-dark paint to add an extra pop at night. For more detailed directions, visit https://www.diyncrafts.com/3263/decor/40-easy-to-make-diy-halloween-decor-ideas
- Keep your pumpkins from rotting. Nothing ruins a well-intentioned Halloween display more than a smelly and rotten pumpkin. Luckily, a very quick bleach treatment can keep your carved pumpkin from rotting for up to 10 days longer than non-treated pumpkins. First, rinse out your carved pumpkin with water to remove excess gunk. Then, mix three gallons of water with three tablespoons of bleach in a tub or bucket big enough for your pumpkin. Dunk it in the water (be sure to hold it down) for at least two minutes. For more detailed directions visit https://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/prevent-carved-uncarved-pumpkins-from-rotting-0158208/
- Whip up some giant spiders and webs. This quick and easy decoration idea is a good one to do with the kids, because it is easy and fun. All you need to create the spiders is some large foam balls (which can be purchased at the dollar store), black paint and glitter, black fuzzy pipe cleaners, a hot glue gun and some imagination. The webs are just as easy, using some white yarn, a little tape, and some patience to create. For directions on making the spiders read this post, and for more details on creating the webs this is a great post.
- Mummify your front door. This one is also really easy and fun. Using some white crepe paper and large googley eyes, you can actually mummify your front door. It will bring the rest of your decorations together or will stand on it’s own for the minimalist. Be sure to check the weather though – a heavy rainstorm could easily ruin this idea! For step-by-step instructions click here.
- Celebrate with a candy corn piñata. This project is a little more hands on, but the results are worth the extra labor. Halloween is all about dressing up, letting loose and of course – candy! Why not create an interesting decoration that could later serve the Halloween candy at your get together? Using a printable template, some cardboard and orange, yellow and white tissue paper you can create your very own Halloween piñata for your festivity. For more detailed instructions on creating this piece, visit http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/how-to-make-a-candy-corn-pinata-for-halloween
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