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It is snowing outside, temperatures are dropping, the neighborhood is in a joyous mood— and you are Googling tops tips for selling your home during the holidays.
It is the time of year when calendars are crammed with holiday parties, gift-giving constrains budgets and the roads are either littered with fall foliage or freshly fallen snow. Alas, it is not the best season for selling your home. Nevertheless, the heartening news is that the few gallant house-hunters who do look out are serious about purchasing a house, and an attractive piece of real estate will make them want to embrace the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year holiday in your home.
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It is finally here – Halloween is almost upon us, my dear spooky friends!
Whether you catch the DIY Halloween bug from designing homemade costumes for your children, putting together funky home decor pumpkins, or getting crafty for the first time, the following Halloween decorating ideas make it simple to inexpensively trick out your house for the holidays without looking tacky.
You can make cute glass bottles in four easy steps: first, use empty bottles after removing labels and caps (I use Perrier ones). After that, spray-paint them white, and draw ghost faces on them with black marker. Lastly, to add more gloss to this inexpensive Halloween home decor, throw in colorful straws for artful centerpieces.
What you will need: Spray-paint ($4), colorful straws ($3)
Cups will look creepy when sitting on your eerie cobweb coasters. To make this DIY Halloween decoration, attach five bobby pins onto a small flat metal washer, and then, enfold twine around and string through each bobby pin. Also, spray-paint everything white for a ghoulish look, and disperse small toy spiders around the table. It is a fantastic idea to have fun crafting with the family without breaking the bank.
What you will need: bobby pins ($4), Spray-paint ($4), small Halloween spiders ($2 for 10)
Vampire Napkin Rings
A make-believe chomper will make your dining table look scary yet cute. Therefore, splash red Kool-Aid on white cloth napkins, arrange a white twist tie through a set of fake vampire teeth, and secure a twist tie around the center of the napkin.
What you will need: plastic vampire teeth ($1), Kool-Aid ($0.50)
Creepy Wall Hangings
The Graphics Fairy makes decorating for Halloween simple with three free printable items and easy technique to transfer images directly onto fabric through your regular printer. (Make sure your black cartridge is high on ink). You can use wooden embroidery hoops to hang the printed fabric. However, if fabric-hanging home decorating idea does not resonate with you, put pictures into the frames and hang them up around your home.
What you will need: Wooden embroidery hoops ($2)
It is got to be the most straightforward DIY Halloween home decor concept: all you need to do is to cut cute faces out of a black paper and glue them onto a strand of white lights with paper lanterns.
What you will need: lanterns ($11), black paper ($3)
Festoon a Pumpkin
You can add a touch of sweet in the mirage of all things spooky by adding freshly cut blooms to a blazing pink squash. It is permissible to snip stems about two inches from buds, drill tiny holes in the painted rind, and stick in the buds. You can keep the centerpiece fresh for the guests by periodically spraying water on it.
What you will need: pink spray paint ($8)
Dish Out the Punch
Convert a hollowed-out pumpkin into an organic punch bowl by filling it with cider. It is a fantastic idea to greet your guests with a punch, oozing with the spirit of the holidays. Moreover, it is one less dish to wash after it is all said and done.
What you will need: ladle ($10), pumpkin scoop ($10)
Dress the Windows
Another smashing Halloween home decor idea is smartly putting candles in the corners to create dark shadows. Moreover, putting ghostly white tapers in a candelabra from a yard sale can alleviate the creepiness of flying bats and cobwebs.
What you will need: candelabra ($40), candles ($10 for a pack of 10)
For budgeted jack-o-lantern, DIY Halloween decorations that will last past the holidays cover empty jars with orange tissue paper or construction paper. After that add features with black construction paper and place in a tea candle—with flames, or battery-operated—and see your pumpkin glow.
What you will need: Construction paper ($4), tealight candles ($1)
Bloody Table Runner
No Halloween home decor is complete without a bloodily festive dining table. Your materials are red acrylic paint, gauze, and a paintbrush. Swab your paintbrush into the paint and intermittently brush along the gauze runner. Also, for a genuinely Dexter-inspired look, pinch some red paint onto Mason jars for candle votives and on plastic cups. Lastly, add a couple of handprints for really gruesome look.
What you will need: red acrylic paint ($9), paintbrush ($1)