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Haunt Your Home This Season with These Easy DIY Crafts

By Charlyne Mattox of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 38: While you'll need an easy DIY Halloween costume to great trick-or-treaters on Halloween—your house can also use a little bling! These easy Halloween crafts, for adults and kids, will help you deck out your front door, porch, living room, and front steps just in time for the spookiest night of the year. In preparation for your Halloween party, we'll show you how to get in the spirit (Halloween pun fully intended) and how to make wickedly wonderful homemade decor ideas like decorative pillows, skull-shaped planters, Harry Potter-inspired crafts, and a spectral mirror that looks straight out of Snow White.There's no need to go overboard with the fear factor though. Feel free to choose a "scare level" that feels right for you! If you've got kids, you'll be glad to know that we've got tons of tamer ideas for the younger trick-or-treating crowd. Pretty painted pumpkins, for instance, will keep everyone happy, while a black cat garland, simply made with paper, is a stunning Halloween mantel idea. There are also elegant pumpkin ideas, try bittersweet wrapped, that will look great as a Fall table centerpiece.For the not-so-faint-of-heart though, it's time to get spooky! Turn framed family photos into ghostly displays by swapping everyone’s eyes for creepy lights, or turn your door into a pair of "morgue doors." And don’t forget about your porch: Extend the eerie ambience with outdoor Halloween decorations, easy DIY Halloween wreaths, paper lanterns, a swarm of felt bats, and spiderweb doormats. There’s truly a project here for every room in the house—we've even got bug-infused bars of soap for the bathroom! Here's to creating a haunted home worthy of your local Halloween festival.

While you'll need an easy DIY Halloween costume to great trick-or-treaters on Halloween—your house can also use a little bling! These easy Halloween crafts, for adults and kids, will help you deck out your front door, porch, living room, and front steps just in time for the spookiest night of the year. In preparation for your Halloween party, we'll show you how to get in the spirit (Halloween pun fully intended) and how to make wickedly wonderful homemade decor ideas like decorative pillows, skull-shaped planters, Harry Potter-inspired crafts, and a spectral mirror that looks straight out of Snow White.

There's no need to go overboard with the fear factor though. Feel free to choose a "scare level" that feels right for you! If you've got kids, you'll be glad to know that we've got tons of tamer ideas for the younger trick-or-treating crowd. Pretty painted pumpkins, for instance, will keep everyone happy, while a black cat garland, simply made with paper, is a stunning Halloween mantel idea. There are also elegant pumpkin ideas, try bittersweet wrapped, that will look great as a Fall table centerpiece.

For the not-so-faint-of-heart though, it's time to get spooky! Turn framed family photos into ghostly displays by swapping everyone’s eyes for creepy lights, or turn your door into a pair of "morgue doors." And don’t forget about your porch: Extend the eerie ambience with outdoor Halloween decorations, easy DIY Halloween wreaths, paper lanterns, a swarm of felt bats, and spiderweb doormats. There’s truly a project here for every room in the house—we've even got bug-infused bars of soap for the bathroom! Here's to creating a haunted home worthy of your local Halloween festival.

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