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Last-Minute Halloween Decor Ideas That Will Make Your House Look Oh-So-Terrifying!

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Scary, Yet Aesthetic Halloween Decor
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Scary, Yet Aesthetic Halloween Decor

The scariest day of the year is here! While some of you may be donning spooky costumes and going to the most happening Halloween parties in town, others might be chilling at home, perhaps, watching a horror movie that is in sync with the spirit of the festival.

They say Halloween is the devil’s holiday, but we have heard another famous saying, ‘the devil lies in the details’. So, this Halloween, turn your home-sweet-home into the ultimate house of horrors with these last-minute, spooky decor ideas.

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Glowing Pumpkins For ‘Em Spooky Feels
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Glowing Pumpkins For ‘Em Spooky Feels

Halloween is incomplete without giant, bright, orange-coloured, sumptuous fruits lying around in our humble abode. Yes, we are talking about pumpkins!

Carving pumpkins and using them at the entrance is so passe. Instead, you can put fairy lights inside them and make them glow. What’s more? You can also transform it into a candy dispenser by filling it with candy. Rest assured, the trick-or-treaters will have a fun time finding the goodies.

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Scary, Hanging Witch Hats
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Scary, Hanging Witch Hats

Running out of ideas to decorate your balcony? Fret not! One of the simplest ways to make your balcony look terrifying is hanging witch hats from the ceiling. Witch hats are inexpensive and are easily available on shopping websites. All you have to do is take battery-powered tea lights or an LED light stick and stick it inside the hat.

Take the hat, suspend it from the ceiling using a fishing line and voila! There you have it - floating, glowing witch hats! Your balcony will now easily be the scariest place in your house.

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Scary Signs And Skeletons To Ward Off Evil
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Scary Signs And Skeletons To Ward Off Evil

Once you have started decorating your house for Halloween, you might get carried away, focussing too much on the interiors and too little on the exteriors. Make sure all your neighbours and trick-or-treaters know that your home is indeed the ultimate house of horrors. For that, you can make a small skeleton-like figure for your entrance and add a scary sign that gives off creepy vibes.

For the skeleton, all you need is white, plastic shopping bags and glue. Roll the plastic shopping bags into a cylinder to make the bones and stick them together to make the skeleton. For the sign, take a rectangular piece of wood and with a paint brush, scribble some words of warning so your neighbours know you’re all game, this Halloween.

Rest assured, with the sign and the skeleton at the entrance, your house will grab a lot of eyeballs.

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Small, Neat Paper Bats As Wall Art
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Small, Neat Paper Bats As Wall Art

Too many decorations in the middle of the room and hardly anything on the walls might reduce the aesthetic appeal of your house. To make the walls look spooky, you can prepare some paper bats and stick them using tape.

All you need is some black paper, scissors and a pencil. Take a piece of black paper and trace the outline of the bat using a pencil. Cut the paper along the drawn lines and there you have it - paper bats that will make the walls of your room look Halloween-ready.

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Floating Ghost Family Using White Cloth
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Floating Ghost Family Using White Cloth

Add a twist to your Halloween decor by creating a family of ghosts using white cloth. For this, you will require some white cloth and a makeshift stand to support it. You can use cups, balloons for a small ghost and a stool or a chair for a larger ghost.

Additionally, you can also make the eyes of the ghost using black paper and paste it on the cloth. There you have it, Halloween decor ideas that are ‘easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy’!

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