October 31st is fast approaching, so whether you are going to a fancy-dress Halloween party, taking the kids trick-or-treating or curling up on the sofa to watch a horror movie, we have put together a fang-tastic list of DIY decorations that don't break the bank and you can make yourself.
1) Wreath's aren't just for Christmas: Make yourself a spooky spider web wreath out of white bandage or a witch wreath out of black ribbon or, if you want to entice trick-or-treaters, why not make a sweetie wreath for your front door? To do this wrap a 14-inch foam wreath form in white ribbon and attach an assortment of sweets with hot-glue, layering and overlapping as you go. Buy a foam wreath here.
2) Showcase your artistic flair: Create origami pumpkins with orange paper or origami ghosts with white paper. For a finishing touch attach them to a strip of fairy lights so your little creations glow, you can learn how to do this here. If origami sounds a little too tricky, release your inner Van Gogh by painting Halloween-esque pieces of art to place on your walls, you could even hold a competition for the scariest painting!
3) Effortlessly eerie living room: This décor idea is frightfully easy, just light some candles, string cheesecloth across mirrors to replicate spider webs and drape some old white sheets over furniture to leave your house resembling a scary film set - if you are hosting Halloween festivities this also protects your sofa from mess!
4) Ghouls night out: If you are throwing a party, spook up your snacks and beverages by chilling your favourite Halloween drinks with these creepy crawlers. All you need is an ice cube tray and plastic spiders, for the finishing touch line the rim of your glass with honey and coat in black sugar. Create a cute and creative edible centrepiece out of lollipops by wrapping them in a bit of white cotton and sticking googly eyes!
5) Phantom presence: Draw a figure on the back of a sheet of frosted window film and cut out the silhouette, as well as its eyes and mouth, with an X-Acto knife. Apply the film to a mirror, smoothing as you go, this will create the illusion that you are looking at a ghost and it is sure to give your guests a fright! You can shop for frosted window film here.
We hope we have given you some fab-boo-lous ideas on how to decorate your home this Halloween. If you are trick-or-treating make sure you pop into one of our show homes and grab yourself some delicious sweets.
Witching you a happy Halloween!