13 DIY Halloween Decorating Projects for Your New Southern California Home

October 23rd, 2017

You’ve just purchased a new house in Southern California, and you want to be sure it looks best for the upcoming holiday. Thirteen might be an unlucky number, but today, it’s your lucky way to find fun DIY ideas to maximize your space, make the most of the upcoming season and enjoy some spooks and thrills on your new property.

You’ve just purchased a new house in Southern California, and you want to be sure it looks best for the upcoming holiday. Thirteen might be an unlucky number, but today, it’s your lucky way to find fun DIY ideas to maximize your space, make the most of the upcoming season and enjoy some spooks and thrills on your new property.

1. Deck your walkway with ghostly lanterns. Simply wash out old white or clear milk cartons, fill them with white Christmas lights, and use a Sharpie to decorate them with spooky faces. You can make your faces friendly, creepy, or anything in between!

2. Prefer a spookier look? Try letting glowing eyes peek out of your landscaping. Cut eye patterns out of toilet paper tubes. Once it gets dark, slip in glow sticks and tuck them off to the sides in the bushes or on your lawn, where there are no other lights.

3. Craft your own tombstones. Whether you want to set up an entire graveyard outside or simply offer some extra thrills indoors, these cardboard tombstones will be sure to set just the right eerie mood. For a bonus chill, consider adding the names of your guests to the tombstones.

4. Set some candles to soaring. With some paper towels rolls, hot glue and a few other basic craft supplies, you can create the effect of the Great Hall at Hogwarts castle–all in your own home.

5. Craft your own chains. Whether you’re decorating indoors or out, a few chains to hold back the spooks will be sure to thrill. Try these DIY chains out of pipe insulation to get a creepy effect on a low budget.

6. Make great use out of those plastic spider rings. Just cut off the “ring” part, then attach either magnets or double-sided tape to have spiders crawling over any surface you’d like.

7. Craft a spell book. What could be better for setting up a magical atmosphere than creating your own spell book? Start with an old book, then follow this easy tutorial to turn it into a creepy spell book for Halloween thrills.

8. Give your door a face. From mummies to monsters, a huge pair of eyes and a little crepe paper can go a long way toward transforming your door for the spookiest holiday of the year.

9. Craft a coffin. A spooky coffin will help transform your indoor decor–especially if you tuck a sound machine inside. You’ll have your guests wondering what’s inside!

10. Make some paper magic. A few bats, mice or other creepy critters running across your walls will be sure to set the right stage for Halloween. You can even decorate your fridge for a little spooky fun!

11. Get the kids involved. These fun egg carton bats and leaf ghosts will be sure to capture the eye as well as letting the kids have a little Halloween fun.

12. Create a candy corn garland. When spooky isn’t really your style, this fun candy corn garland will be sure to brighten up your home for the holiday without offering any chills.

13. Design some owls. Like the candy corn, these little owls aren’t spooky. They’re just plain cute! Each time you walk by them on your front porch, they’ll be sure to bring a smile to your face.

Halloween is a fun holiday filled with thrills, chills, and the best colors of the fall season. These decorating ideas will help you transform your home into a Halloween paradise, increasing your enjoyment of this amazing season.

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