Haunt your house: 5 unique Halloween decorations to buy or DIY
Dressing up is what makes Halloween so exciting—and that goes for dressing up your house, too.
Don’t forget to get your abode a costume this year, or at least a few spirited accessories. Here are five of our favorite unique Halloween decorations for fall 2014:
1. A spindly LED tree for your centerpiece. Why should Santa be the only one to get a tree? This 18-inch black tree is creepy, but not kitschy. The orange lights on the branches give it a special glow. Make a big statement for only $15 at Target.com. Spooky idea: Add some black birds to your tree.
2. Decorate branches with simple DIY black bats. Just cut strands of black ribbon, tie them to branches and use white puff paint for eyes. You could also use black electrical tape. This idea is cheap, easy and super cute—a great project to do with your kids.
3. For your work office or home office or library: Print these free spooky book covers and wrap your books in them. A “Spells and Enchantments” book on your desk is a subtle but clever way to show your spirit, without having to make a mess, embark in a mega project or spend any money.
4. Make some spider art. Those little plastic spiders can make a big impact if you decorate smartly with them. With some old frames or serving trays, chevron-print paper or fabric and a baggie of those little black creepy-crawlies, and you can make an elegant, trendy yet spooky display.
5. Decorate a chalkboard pumpkin. Chalkboards continue to be popular, so bring some chalk to your Halloween. You could make your own chalkboard pumpkin with chalkboard paint—or you could buy a super cheap one from Target (starting at $4) and have one to reuse next year. Or as long as chalkboards continue to be trendy.