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Terror-rific Tips to Decorate Your Home This Halloween

Oh my gourd Halloween’s almost upon us! It’s the time of year where even the most fearful of us celebrate all things that go bump in the night. Here at AOTCH, we really get in the Halloween spirit from costumes to home decor. Read on to see some of our favorite DIY tricks to treat your home.

Photo by Pop Fizz

Mummify Your Front Door

Everyone loves a mummy at Halloween so why not have one as your front door? All you need is crepe paper, googly eyes (easily purchased at a craft store) and adhesive putty. To create your door click here.

Photo by Brittni Mehlhoff

Giant Eyes on You

Turn beach balls in assorted sizes into giant bloodshot eyeballs and scatter them all over your front yard to add a creeptastic touch to your outdoor Halloween decor. For instructions from the DIY Network, click here.

Creepy Staircase

Create a spooky staircase with cutouts of mice, spiders, crows or pairs of creepy eyes. Print out templates on black paper and stick on to the staircase using double-sided tape.

Photo by Mike Garten, Courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Eerie Candlesticks

Use old wine bottles to make a spooky, custom table decoration. Just spray paint the bottles in your desired colors and once they’re dry, place a candlestick in each bottle. We think black candles look particularly Halloween-y. Light the candles and let the wax drip down the sides of the bottle. The messier, the better!

Photo by The House That Lars Built

Spidery Supper

Add a touch of the Halloween spirit to the dining area with this DIY cobweb tablecloth courtesy of The House That Lars Built. Added bonus: it can also be used as a photo backdrop.

Photo by Women’s Day

Spooky Seating

Sit amongst the ghouls with these super easy-to-make chairs by Women’s Day. Simply drape a white sheet over a rounded dining chair. Then cut out eyes and mouth from adhesive-backed black felt and stick in place.