Halloween Décor: From Drab to Fab

Halloween Décor: From Drab to Fab

Want to make some fabulous Halloween decorations for your home without
breaking your budget? Simple seasonal items available at most grocery
stores can be the perfect supplies to use in creating amazing and unusual
items for your October home décor that everyone will love!

Studio 5 Party, Holiday and Ideas Contributor Alisa Bangerter shares some
creative ways to turn inexpensive Halloween items into unique and chic
Halloween home decor!

Plastic Pumpkins

Inexpensive plastic pumpkin type containers can be easily altered to create
fun décor. Simply spray paint, decoupage on creative papers or glitter the
outsides. I like to spray them with spray adhesive, sprinkle with fine glitter
and then attach to the top of a candlestick or incorporate into a chandelier.
Small battery operated tea-lights inside can make a pretty effect depending
on the color of pumpkin you use.

Spider Webbing

Stretchy spider webbing and creepy cheesecloth type fabric can work great to
create a lampshade. Simply cover an old lampshade and attach hanging
spiders or other spooky items. Another fun way is to remove the fabric from
an old lampshade so only the wire form remains. Use fabric stiffener on the
cloth or webbing and drape over the wires and let dry to shape. Also
webbing and creepy cheesecloth looks good framed when layered over old
paper styles.

Costume Accessories

Look at costume accessories in a whole new way. Lacy or satin gloves,
unique tights and hose and creative socks are some of my favorite items to
use in new ways. Simply stretch the items over glass vases and cut off flush
to the top. Embellish with roses or ruffles made from pieces of the items,
ribbons, spiders, bling, etc.
Purchase a variety of simple Halloween masks (like the ones you would wear
to a costume ball). Alter them if needed with paint, glitter, etc. Wrap a
wreath with black ribbon and add a black feather boa, black branches, etc.
for fill. Attach the masks to the wreath. Attach ribbon, spiders, bones,
ornaments, black silk flowers, etc. to make it look creepy but elegant.

Faux Caramel Apples

These apples make a great display and look good enough to eat. Simply
place a stick in the top of a fake apple and drizzle hot glue around the top
allowing it to run in large drips down the sides like caramel would. Paint the
glue with a caramel color acrylic paint. Spray with a thick gloss spray.

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