Last minute Halloween ideas for your home

It’s that time of the year again when all things spooky come out to play and parades of little ones break out their costumes for an evening of treats!

And while we’ve known Halloween has been coming for quite some time now (since it always falls on the same date every year!) some of us might have put off getting into the spooky spirit a little too long this time around.

So, if you’re like us and realize your home could use a few extra scares, or if you just need to get into the whole decorating thing before Halloween rolls around, we’ve got you covered with these last minute Halloween ideas.

So, cue the fog machine, watch for low flying witches, and get ready for a spooky time that’s perfect for the family …

Halloween decorating

Turn your porch into a trick-or-treater’s paradise

Looking to welcome the neighbourhood kids with a scary good time but low on, well, time?

Don’t worry, you can transform your home into a hauntingly happy place with just a few things you might have lying around the house and maybe a trip to the grocery store.

As no trick-or-treater hangout is complete without the right ambiance, it’s time to put your bluetooth speakers to use and play some spooky Halloween sounds from an open window.

Okay. Spooky music, check.

Now it’s time to get to the actual decorations part…

But before you decide to repurpose any Christmas decorations you might have in your attic, take a look at this super easy Halloween window dressing that will turn your home into an impromptu haunted house in no time.

Credit: Manvi Drona. DIY Network

Once you’ve found the perfect soundtrack to the night and given your windows a costume change, head over to the grocery store to stock up on a few bags of sweets, as well as any pumpkins that might be on hand for last minute decorations, to get ready for the parade of trick-or-treaters just waiting to enjoy your last minute decor designs.

Bringing the scares inside

Now that the outside of the house is ready for the night, it’s time to bring a few of those scares indoors with this easy home decor project that’s perfect for getting your little ones in on the Halloween fun.

Photo credit: Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion

This easy to make, DIY flying bat centrepiece doesn’t require an art degree, but is sure to add a much needed bit of spooky flair to your space nonetheless.

The best part of this one is you probably have everything you need already lying around your home so you can skip the trip to the craft store.

All it takes is a few sticks, a couple pieces of paper, a bit of hot glue, an afternoon to spend indulging your creative side, and anyone who wants to join in on the fun.

So there you have it…

With just a few things you might have handy, you can get ready for Halloween this weekend and still have time to enjoy curling up with your family for a scary movie.

Have any last minute Halloween ideas of your own that you’d like to share? Leave a comment below or stop by our FB page and share your tip with everyone!

 

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