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Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to treat your yard like it's the set of a horror movie! Stay original and keep things beautiful with Southwestern-inspired decorating ideas, which will keep your home looking pretty well into the fall season. Try filling a distressed crate with pumpkins (retro-inspired coolers work too!). You can also add a bouquet of fresh flowers to a plaid vintage Thermos, and paint pumpkins with Southwestern-inspired designs.
To eerily embrace the Halloween season, one must also embrace its history. The Celtic folklore believed the souls of the dead come back to life and walk among the living on Halloween night.  To make these “souls” feel right at home, many get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their homes and yards with tombstones, skeletons, ghosts and grim reapers. 
This mix of geometric patterns, trendy colors and fun elements are SPOT ON.  So whether you are looking for Halloween decorations for your family or a larger event with friends ~ your tablescape is going to POP this year! Re-use items you have around the house, purchase items that are inexpensive to compliment what you have, order your centerpiece, and you’ve got yourself an amazing tablescape.  All gorgeous and semi-homemade!{score}

Add an element of spooky fun to your Add an element of spooky fun to your Halloween table settings with these festive table linens. Set of 4 Hand Rendered cutwork made with easy care 100% wrinkle and stain resistant easy care poliviscose machine washable. Halloween happy jack-o-lanterns are rendered in embroidery and cutwork on ivory fabric. A spooky ...  More + Product Details Close
The head and arms are made from a heavy weight plastic, not out of foam. They are full human size with the face being 8" from chin to top of forehead. There is a concealed stake included to keep the head from blowing away and both "arms" are stakes. It will be a great add to any creepy Halloween graveyard. Just add a little mulch around it to give the appearance of crawling out of the ground. The color is darker than the picture and I like it!

Using black paper or fabric, bats can be traced and cut out to decorate your front door. They can be put on the front door via tape or any other method that you like. A bat template can be found for free on a lot of different websites. Spiders can be created with Styrofoam balls. These are spray painted black. Black pipe cleaners are used as legs, and voila! These Halloween door decorations have a life of their own, and boy do they look the part. For something a little more cartoony, a different color can be used – which also creates an intense look depending on the colors used.
These craft tricks aren't too spooky—most are tame enough for younger ghouls and goblins who would enjoy them throughout a Halloween event. From floral elements to furniture that you can temporarily modify, there are many how-tos to get you in the spooky spirit. Using crafty essentials like hot glue and shears, you can create essentials like cobwebs and other visual effects for tabletops, bookcases, lighting fixtures, and even staircases, which can be transformed into a trick-of-the-eye rodent landscape with a pair of scissors and craft paper in all the right places. If you want to up the scream factor, try making a a modified mirror, which can become hauntingly eerie with just a few additions. While twinkling candlelight casting mysterious shadows is a mainstay on front porches for trick or treaters, you can bring these elements inside too with handmade lanterns that can be made a few days in advance. 
Turn your front yard into a gothic graveyard with realistic headstones, graceful ghosts, and shadowy silhouettes. Tempt guests toward to your doorstep with a bounty of pumpkins and faux autumn botanicals paired with a skull-studded wreath, a dramatic spider's web, and an impish doormat. Grandin Road has all the outdoor Halloween decorations you're looking for to create the high-spirited house of your imagination, including pre-lit and animated designs that will delight trick-or-treaters of any age.
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