Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season.
Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home:
All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces with the black marker and place them around your home.
To make this fun lampshade, simply cut out bat shapes on black construction paper. You can either hang them suspended from a 20-gauge brass wire that fits just inside the top of the shade (resting on its spokes), or simply tape them to the inside of the lampshade. (A translucent white shade works best.)
Decorate a painted branch with fun, seasonal ornaments that guests can take home. To make the ornaments, simply cut out several black and orange oval shapes with pointed ends (about 7 per ornament) and fasten the pointed ends together to form a globe. Glue on some eyes and pointed ears for cats and draw faces onto the pumpkins. Tie string for hanging.
To make a spooky and attractive outdoor arrangement, you don’t have to go further than your own backyard. Plants that have already seen their best days are the best picks, since they have the perfect imperfections, textures and faded colors to give it a Halloween feel. If you don’t have a backyard, you can also visit your local craft store and pick up some fake flowers to fill your arrangement.
This festive autumn wreath can be hung or used as a table centerpiece. All you need is a grapevine wreath decorated with colorful fall leaves – which can be found at your local craft store. Fill mini pumpkins (real or fake) with tea lights and enjoy the warm glow of fall on your table or outdoor patio.
To make this fun pumpkin lollipop holder, it’s best to use a synthetic foam pumpkin. (You can use a real pumpkin, but it will take more time to carve the right size holes for the pops.) Using a synthetic pumpkin, simply measure holes along the ribs of the pumpkin and punch holes with an awl, or you can use a power drill to make the holes. There are no tricks here – only treats! Just fill the holes with lollipops and watch them disappear.
These are just a few Halloween decorating ideas that we have come across – please share your decorating tips and tricks in the comments section below.
Source: Martha Stewart