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25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home


Decorate your home from head to toe with pumpkins, ghouls and spiders. Refashion a lampshade into a witches hat and turn your front door into a mummy. You are guaranteed to have a home of spooky sorts with these 25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home…
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  • Cobwebs on the Furniture 1 of 25
    Cobwebs on the Furniture
    Make your furniture look aged by draping cheesecloth cobwebs over it.
    Spotted at His Cafe.
  • Embellish Your Art 2 of 25
    Embellish Your Art
    Add paper props to the art in your house like spooky glasses on portraits.
    Spotted at Apartment Therapy.
  • Turn Milk Jugs Into Ghosts 3 of 25
    Turn Milk Jugs Into Ghosts
    Light the path to your house with milk jug ghost luminaries.
    Check it out at Little Miss Redhead.
  • Drape Cheesecloth from the Ceiling 4 of 25
    Drape Cheesecloth from the Ceiling
    Make it look like your house has not been lived in for years by draping cheesecloth from the ceiling.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Faces in the Window 5 of 25
    Faces in the Window
    Creep out your neighbors by using paper to make faces or images in the window.
    Check it out at Reddit.
  • Dim the lights 6 of 25
    Dim the lights
    One of the best ways to keep a room feeling spooky is by using very dim lights around the house.
    Find out more at Wordpress.
  • Hang a Spider in a Lantern 7 of 25
    Hang a Spider in a Lantern
    Dangle a toy spider inside a lantern to make it appear as though a spider is creeping about. It would not be advised to use a lantern with a candle inside.
    Find out more at The Charm of Home.
  • Fill a Fireplace with Pumpkins 8 of 25
    Fill a Fireplace with Pumpkins
    This is a fun way to decorate a fireplace that is no longer in use.
    Find out more at Hip Hip Gin Gin.
  • Make Scary Busts 9 of 25
    Make Scary Busts
    Stain busts and add googly eyes to make them look scary and old, then place them around the house.
    Find out more atDesign DNA.
  • Make a Mummy Door 10 of 25
    Make a Mummy Door
    Turn your front door into a mummy with streamers.
    Find out more at Honey and Fitz.
  • Pumpkins & Mice, Oh My 11 of 25
    Pumpkins & Mice, Oh My
    Add real pumpkins and mice decals up the staircase.
    Spotted at By Stephanie Lynn.
  • The Potty Monster 12 of 25
    The Potty Monster
    Use black paper or a black decal to create the illusion of a monster peeking from the potty.
    Spotted at Abduzeedo.
  • Chinese Lantern Pumpkins 13 of 25
    Chinese Lantern Pumpkins
    Turn orange paper lanterns into pumpkins by adding paper eyes and a mouth.
    Find out more at Posh Posh.
  • Witch Parking 14 of 25
    Witch Parking
    Make a special space for witch parking and decorate with brooms and shoes.
    Spotted at BHG.
  • Black Roses 15 of 25
    Black Roses
    Fill vases with black roses instead of colorful ones.
    Find out more at Hub Pages.
  • Scary Signs 16 of 25
    Scary Signs
    Print out or paint scary signs to set around the house.
    Spotted at Design Sponge.
  • Coffin Out of Pallets 17 of 25
    Coffin Out of Pallets
    Build a coffin out of wood pallets.
    Get the tutorial at Halloween Forum.
  • Cover Wall with Spiders 18 of 25
    Cover Wall with Spiders
    Cover a wall with spiders you made out of paper or pipe cleaners.
    Spotted at Shop Tomkat.
  • Black Twig Wreath 19 of 25
    Black Twig Wreath
    Spray paint a twig wreath black to make it extra festive.
    Get the tutorial at My Sister's Suitcase.
  • Witch’s Hat Lampshade 20 of 25
    Witch's Hat Lampshade
    Refashion a lampshade to look like a witch's hat.
    Find out more at Shelterness.
  • Bring in the Crows 21 of 25
    Bring in the Crows
    Cluster fake crows around the house to give the feeling that your guests are being watched.
    Find out more at Anythingology.
  • Change up the Curtains 22 of 25
    Change up the Curtains
    One of the easiest ways to change up the decor is by adding Halloween curtains.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.
  • Bat Mobile 23 of 25
    Bat Mobile
    Make a DIY bat-mobile to hang in the entryway.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Spooky Terrariums 24 of 25
    Spooky Terrariums
    Turn empty jelly jars into spooky terrariums.
    Find out more at Country Living.
  • Spiderweb Yarn Bowl 25 of 25
    Spiderweb Yarn Bowl
    Fill spooky spiderweb yarn bowls with Halloween treats.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.

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