9 Quick and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decoration Ideas

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Halloween is less than two weeks away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to decorate. In fact, there are plenty of things you can do to celebrate the holiday in time with the perfect frightening flair!

If you’ve waited till the last minute this year and need some ideas stat, here are 9 quick and easy Halloween decorating ideas to help turn your home into a spooky setting (in a good way)!

Paint Some Pumpkins – Don’t feel like carving a jack-o’-lantern? You don’t have to! Just grab some pumpkins of various sizes and paint them instead. Go with classic looks like black and white polka dots or stripes, or get a bit more creative and paint something scary, funny, or meaningful on them. Set them on your front porch or throughout your home to give your abode a spooky vibe!

Create Your Own Candy Corn Pots – Remember those cheap terra cotta pots you’d find all summer long? Score a few of those pots at your local hardware store, grab some white, orange, and yellow acrylic paint, and create your own candy corn pots! These fun pots are perfect for displaying frightening foliage or filling with your favorite Halloween goodies.

Decorate with Black Flowers – Speaking of scary foliage, find some fake black flowers at a crafts store and arrange them in a few vases around your home! You can add a few fake maroon and dark purple flowers to give your arrangements more depth or ramp up the creepy factor with fake spider webs and spiders, ravens, or other spooky items!

Make Your Own Chalkboard Tombstones – Come up with your own clever chalkboard tombstones for less than $20! All it takes is a tombstone template, plywood, saw, chalkboard paint, and a bit of determination. When you get ready to paint, make sure that you apply three coats of paint to your creation. Once it dries completely, grab some chalk and get creative!

Scare Up a Ghost Lollipop Bouquet – This decoration is easy and, once the holiday is over, edible! Just find some lollipops, drape white cotton over them, tie each of them with twine, and paint black eyes on each ghost. Place these so-cute-it’s-scary creations in a mason jar (bonus if you spray-paint your mason jar black!) and use them as a fun centerpiece!

Invest in Some Tall Black Candles – Make your very own creepy candelabra with the help of a few black candles! After you place the candles in the candelabra, lightly drape some fake spider webs over it for a more eerie feel.

Hang Out With Some Ghosts – Dangle some spooky spirits from the ceiling! Just snag a few small Styrofoam balls, cover them with cheesecloth, paint eyes on them, and hang them from the light fixtures in your home. It’s as easy as that!

Create Creepy Creatures of the Night – Got some old plastic or ceramic animals hanging around the house? Take them to the dark side by spray-painting them black and adding red glitter (or better yet, glow-in-the-dark red paint) to their eyes! This will really give your home a devilish vibe in time for Halloween!

Group Together Some Scary Drac-o’-Lanterns – What’s orange, small, and has big fangs and red eyes? Drac-o’-lanterns! If regular ol’ pumpkins won’t quite cut it for you, find a few pumpkins, print out a mouth template, cut out the “mouth,” and wedge some plastic vampire teeth into the hole. Finish your creation off by sticking in red pin map tacks into the pumpkins for eyes. Group them together on your mantel, a side table, or on the coffee table to give guests a real fright!

You know what’s really scary? Living in a home you don’t love! If you’re on the hunt for your dream home, be sure to contact the experts at The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties! Just call us at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 or check out our current listings at www.dianamasseyhomes.com.

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