Four wicked ways to transform your home from ordinary to out of this world
Your costume is hangin’ in your closet, the bags of candy are ready to go, but your house? Well, that’s another story. Don’t fret, girl, ‘cause we’ve got four wicked ways to make your home look haunted this Halloween.
Create faux spider webs using spider webbing or cotton batting from a craft or party store. (Go all out with cobweb shooters and cartridges.) Place a few plastic spiders in the web and tack more to the railing and door using sticky tack. Construct larger than life arachnids from balloons. Use normal-sized balloons for the head and body and skinny (look for “260”) balloons for the legs. Connect the pieces using fishing line, and then attach to railings and suspend from the ceiling. Creepy!
Buy rectangles of Styrofoam from a craft store and cut them down into grave-like shapes. Spray paint grey. Write RIP and cryptic epitaphs on all of your stones before shoving them into the ground. Mound up fallen leaves to give it the appearance that the grave has been recently dug and illuminate with an electric lantern or a carved pumpkin. Be careful when putting leaves close to open flame. You don’t wanna set the yard on fire, right?
What’s in the window?
If your home has two or more stories, turn off the lights upstairs and crack the windows. Behind each window, place a strobe light to create an eerie effect. Snag a CD with creepy music from a party store or download tracks from the Internet. Thing ghostly moans and the occasional scream. Play on repeat to totally freak out your trick-or-treaters.
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