Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DIY Halloween Decorations

You dress up in a fun or scary costume when it is Halloween. But what about your house? Do you 'dress' it up too? Gather your family around and make some simple Halloween decorations to put around the house. Here are a few ideas.

HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

1. FAKE BLOOD. You might think that ketchup is the only thing around to make fake blood but you are wrong. You can also make some using a cup of corn syrup, a tablespoon of water, 2 tablespoons of red food coloring and tablespoon of yellow food coloring. Once you mix this all together, you will realize that it looks more realistic than ketchup.

2. WILD ANIMAL IN THE BUSHES
If you want to make people think that there wild animals in the bushes, you will need a string of Christmas lights and some 35mm film canisters. With the canisters facing you, drill two holes on each one so you can create the eyes. Now put the string of Christmas lights so that the light will come out of each hole. To make it stay in place, put a piece of tape over it.

Should you be using white lights, cut a small piece of red cellophane wrap and put this over the lights to create the impression that there are wolves behind the bushes.

3. TOMBSTONES
In order to create tombstones, you will need some Styrofoam, a can or two of grey sprain paint and a marker. Cut the Styrofoam to the desired size and height, spray it over using the spray paint and then write down the name of the person on the gravestone. When you are finished, plant these on your porch.

4. BATS
To create some home made bats, you will again need some foam. Another option will be to use construction paper. When you have the materials, cut them out in the shape of bat. Paint these black and then stick this to you ceiling or plaster this on your window.

5. DEAD BRANCHES
If you have a chandelier inside your home, go to the forest and see if you can pick up a few dead branches. When you bring them home, try to put these around your chandelier.

6. INSECTS AND BODY PARTS
You can also create some Halloween d├ęcor using some old glass jars. Put in some plastic insects and body parts and then mix this up with food coloring and water. To make it look more authentic, put in ragged gauze or a waxed string then put this on the dining table.

7. FLOATING HAND
Spiking the punch bowl is probably something you did back in college but for Halloween, people will surely laugh when they see a hand inside. For this, you will need a plastic glove and some ice. Put the ice inside the glove then close it so the ice will not go out and the glove will be able to float in the bowl.

8. PAINTED PUMPKINS
Halloween is not the same without a pumpkin. You can’t make this so you have to buy one from the store. If you have young kids and don't want them to get accidentally injured from carving pumpkins, you can opt to do pumpkin painting instead. Even very young children can do this. You can paint the pumpkins to look like funny or scary faces. Put a bunch of them in your garden and I'm sure your neighbors will love it too. If you don't know how to do it, here's a book that will show you how:
.....  Easy Pumpkin Painting



There are other Halloween decorating ideas you can do inside and outside your home. All you need to do is browse for a few ideas online and then follow the instructions.

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