Prepare for Halloween with what you have at home

Leaves are falling and it’s getting chillier. You know what that means. The fall is upon us, and therefore the holiday season is not too far away. So, to make things a little bit easier (and less expensive), we have a few Halloween decoration ideas using materials that are most likely already in your home.

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Spirit Jugs

With these lovely little lanterns, you need gallon jugs, a permanent marker, scissors or a knife, and a string of lights. These would be lovely sitting on the porch or lighting up the backyard. They would even be fantastic in the front yard, giving a glow to the front of your home. Simply draw faces on your jugs, cut holes in the back, place the string of lights inside, and plug them in, and you’re all set.

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Ghost Chair Covers

You need felt, fabric glue or needle and thread, pins, and repositionable glue, for these spooky covers. Any Halloween theme would work with this Halloween decoration. You can do witch chair covers, pumpkin covers, and/or Spiderman covers. The possibilities are endless.

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Flowerpot Pumpkins

If you’re not really into doing all the clean up that comes along with carving pumpkins this year, here’s an easy and fun option. Using terra-cotta pots, yellow craft paper, Mod Podge Outdoor, and sticks, you can make your very own jack-o’-lanterns. These would look fabulous surrounded by a string of lights.

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General Bone E. Part

This one takes a bit more work, but it’s a fun project. Made out of plastic pipes and jugs, General Bone E. Part is the perfect Halloween decorationfor your front porch, or maybe even a  front-facing window.

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Nutty Boats

This one is more of a fall decoration, but it’s a wonderful example of easy DIY seasonal décor. To create these delightful little table accessories, you will need walnut shells, leaves, twigs, and clay: easy and unique.

Happy DIYing, and of course, Happy Halloween!

Author bio: A guest post by Adorable Home – an interior design blog devoted to sharing inspirational home ideas from around the world. Special ideas that will help you make your house a home!