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10 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

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1. Group of ghosts

Use glue dots to stick black construction-paper eyes and mouths onto white tissue-paper bells, and drape them with a cheesecloth like material.

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2. Ghastly Apparitions

Draw a ghost on the back of a sheet of frosted window film. Cut out the silhouette with its eyes and mouth, and apply the film to a mirror.

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3. Mummy Mason Jars

Take mason jars, wrap them in gauze, and glue googly eyes onto the jar.

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4. Bat Lantern

Trace and cut out bats from thick, black construction-paper and attach them to your paper lantern with adhesive glue.

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5. Tissue Paper Pumpkin Party Favors

Cut orange tissue paper into circles, place your favorite assorted candy in the middle, and gather the edges until you’ve made a nice pumpkin. Wrap green tape around the twisted end of the pumpkin top.

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6. Bloody Candles

Pierce ordinary white candles with black carpet tacks and drip red wax from another candle down the sides of the white candle for tortured candles. It only take a few minutes to make.

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7. Faux Formaldehyde

Fill lidded jars with water, green food coloring, rubber creatures, leaves or flowers to give any room a mad scientist vibe.

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8. Ghostly Draperies

These billowing, tattered draperies made from budget-friendly cheesecloth will add a spooky feel to your porch or doorway.

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9. Bloody Handprint Clings

Using Elmer’s glue and red food coloring. Pour about an ounce of craft glue into a small bowl or cup and add a single small drop of blue food coloring to it.Stir the blue food coloring in well and, while doing so, add the red food coloring one drop at a time.

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10. Halloween Window Décor

Using large sheets of black construction-paper, cut out spooky designs such as bats or witches and tape them in your window! Also available for purchase off of amazon.

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Matt O’Connor