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  • Writer's pictureRaymond Sardella

Halloween Decoration Tips and Tricks

Have you considered how you're going to decorate your own home this Halloween? You've probably spent weeks planning your family's costumes–but have you thought about how you'll decorate your own home? To get your living space ready for Halloween, you don't have to make a mad dash for the stores. In the days and weeks leading up to Halloween, roll up your sleeves and get crafty by creating a unique décor that gives your guests a delightful sense of foreboding.

You won't find these craft tricks too spooky. They are usually tame enough for young ghouls and goblins to enjoy throughout a Halloween event. There are a variety of how-tos to help you get in the spooky spirit, from floral elements to temporary furniture modifications. For tabletops, bookcases, and lighting fixtures, you can use crafty essentials like hot glue and shears to create cobwebs.

In this blog, we will go over some of our top decoration tips and tricks to get your home looking spooktacular just in time for Halloween!

DIY Halloween Decor Tips in 2022

Transferware Pumpkins

One of our favorite ways to decorate for Halloween is by using transferware pumpkins. You can find these at most craft stores, and they are usually made out of white ceramic. To turn them into spooky jack-o-lanterns, all you need is some black transfer paper and a little bit of imagination. Simply cut out your desired design on the black transfer paper and adhere it to the pumpkin. Once you've done that, you can either place a candle inside of the pumpkin or use it as part of a larger Halloween display.

Mummy Mason Jars

Another great way to decorate for Halloween is by using mummy mason jars. This is a really simple DIY project that you can do with things that you probably already have around your house. All you need is some white electrical tape and a few mason jars. Wrap the electrical tape around the jar in a spiral pattern, leaving small gaps in between so that the light can shine through. Once you've wrapped the entire jar, add a battery-operated candle inside and voila! You've got yourself a spooky mummy mason jar.

Painted Pumpkins

If you're looking for a more traditional way to decorate your pumpkins, then painting them is always a great option. You can either freehand your designs or use stencils to create whatever look you're going for. Once you've painted your pumpkin, you can either leave it as is or add some extra embellishments like googly eyes or sequins.

Grain Sack Pumpkins

For a more rustic look, try using grain sack pumpkins. These are really easy to make and only require a few materials. You'll need some burlap (or another type of fabric), stuffing, and twine. Cut the fabric into strips and then tie them around the pumpkin in a spiral pattern. Once you've covered the entire pumpkin, add some stuffing to give it a plump look. Finally, tie a length of twine around the top of the pumpkin and you're done!

Halloween is just around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about how you're going to decorate your home. We hope that these tips and tricks will help you create a spooktacular display that your guests will love. Happy Halloween!

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