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Spooky DIY Halloween decorations

2023-10-07T14:00:47+00:00
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  • Try these DIY Halloween decorations!
  • Get the Halloween spirit without breaking the bank.
  • Spend an afternoon crafting with the family.

Let’s dive into some DIY Halloween decorations that are easy to make, easy on the wallet and will surely add a haunting atmosphere to your home.

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Creepy candles

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A candlelit setting is the cornerstone of any haunted house experience, but we’re going to take it up a notch.

Imagine a candle dripping blood-red wax, casting ghostly shadows as it flickers in an otherwise dim room.

You can craft this horrifying effect with a mixture of red and white paraffin wax and a skeletal hand prop to hold the candle.

Place it on your mantel or dining table, and you’ve set the stage for a truly haunting evening.

DIY Halloween decorations: Haunted door wreaths

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The front door is the introduction to your Halloween night and a teasing peek at the chills that await within.

Create a hair-raising first impression by creating a door wreath from synthetic spider webs, a wreath form, and a scattering of plastic spiders.

It’s one of the simplest DIY Halloween decorations you can make.

As you wrap the webbing around the form and add your spiders, imagine the shivers this gruesome wreath will send down the spines of your trick-or-treaters.

Floating ghosts for a haunted Halloween

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Floating apparitions can give anyone the heebie-jeebies.

Picture a flimsy fabric ghost, tethered only by a thin string, swaying ever so slightly in the air as if suspended by supernatural forces.

Craft your own floating phantoms using lightweight fabric draped over inflated balloons, then tie the bottom to give it a spectral shape.

Hang them from your ceiling, and you’ll have ghosts that seem to be floating in mid-air, defying gravity.

Gruesome gravestones

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Have you ever dreamed of turning your yard into a desolate cemetery?

With some carefully cut pieces of cardboard and a few cans of grey spray paint, this nightmare can come true.

After painting them to look like weathered stone and inscribing grim messages with a black marker, strategically place these homemade gravestones on your lawn.

Add some faux moss for a final touch, and voila, your yard becomes a petrifying burial ground.

Creepy corn husk dolls

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Corn husk dolls, usually a staple of harvest festivities, can become unsettling Halloween props with a touch of dark imagination.

Take the naturally pale husks and soak them in black or dark red food dye.

Paint on twisted facial expressions with markers.

Finally, position these menacing dolls on your mantel or dining table, and they become a quaint yet eerie addition to your home.

Eerie eyes in the bushes

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If the thought of being watched sends shivers down your spine, consider adding eyes to your garden’s foliage.

Cut eye-shaped holes in toilet paper rolls and insert some glow sticks.

You’ll create the illusion of lurking creatures in the dark.

When strategically hidden in bushes, these glowing eyes promise to unsettle anyone who wanders close.

Wicked window silhouettes

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Your windows can be partners in crime for your Halloween spectacle.

Create intimidating shapes, such as witches on broomsticks or howling cats, from black construction paper.

These shapes come to life when they’re backlit by the warm light streaming from your home’s interior.

At night, these silhouettes promise to give any passerby a quick fright.

Spine-chilling sound effects accent your DIY Halloween decorations

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Sometimes, the most potent scares are the ones you can’t see but only hear.

Picture a speaker camouflaged behind one of your other decorations, emitting a cacophony of chilling sounds: ghostly moans, the rustling of phantom footsteps, the ominous creak of a door.

These hidden soundscapes can be looped for continuous play, adding an audio dimension to your eerie setting.

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