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DIY Halloween Decorations

creating fall crafts with leaves, scissors, and paper ghost

October is here, which means it’s time to get ready for everyone’s favorite spooky holiday. Get ready for Halloween in a few weeks in your home by making a simple but fun themed decoration. So clear out a spot in your Domain apartment and pick a decoration to fill it!

Vinyl Wall Silhouettes

These were originally designed for garage doors, but you can make them work on your wall just as easily. All you need are some sheets of adhesive vinyl, a pair of scissors, and a little bit of time! Cut out a majestic buck looking out over a pumpkin patch while a colony of bats soars into the sky behind him — or whatever you like!

Bewitching Halloween Pumpkin

If you’re not a fan of carving pumpkins, decorate yours another way! This idea is adorable because it matches the theme of the season and is simple to create. Buy a green pumpkin at a craft store or even a local pumpkin patch. See what you can make from your own materials for the hat and the face or head to the store for a few simple pieces to bring your witch to life.

Haunted Terrariums

This is a fun idea that adds a festive twist to a decoration you may already have on a shelf or counter or an aesthetic you already have going in a room. Find a jar you like to make it and fill it with greenery and sticks from a store or outside. Make a ghost with tissue paper and make your own scene with the other materials listed in the post for a look you’ll love.

Ghostly Outdoor Draperies

It’s not just the inside of your apartment that deserves a scary facelift! Use cheesecloth outside your door to introduce your guests (and yourself) to an apartment that is perfect for the season and any themed occasion.

Floating Halloween Ghost

You’ve made your haunted terrarium and filled it with a mini ghost; now put a life-size one in an unobtrusive spot of your apartment for extra effect!

Do you have any favorite homemade Halloween decorations of your own? How about a favorite store here in Madison, WI where you purchase decorations? An upcoming event we shouldn’t miss? Let us know in the comments!