Nothing quite puts you in the mood for a holiday or a party, quite like decorations. Having spooky bats, wicked witches and ghastly ghosts flying around the house may delight or frighten you. Perhaps bubbling cauldrons and eerie giant spider webs adorning the walls will do the trick. Or maybe black cats stalking around corners and horrifying web coated dead trees would be for you. Or perhaps just simple Jack-O-Lanterns is more your speed.

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This Halloween I made all of the above and below are images, templates and notes to help you make your own.

Floating Ghastly Ghosts

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You will need:

White Balloon, 2 sheets of white tissue paper, black all surface permanent marker and tape

Inflate and tie balloon

Using the black marker, draw ghost eyes and mouth on the balloon

Lay the sheets of tissue paper on top of one another in a crossed manner

Make a small hole in the center of the two tissue paper sheets

Insert the balloon knot through the holes you just made

Use tape to secure the tissue paper in place

Tape clear thread to the top of the balloon to hang from the ceiling

 

Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

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You will need:

Flameless tea light candle, orange balloon, black all surface permanent marker

Carefully stretch open the balloon and insert the tea light candle, switched on

Inflate and tie balloon

Using the black marker, draw Jack-O-Lantern eyes and mouth on the balloon

 

Lesson Learnt

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Do not draw on the eyes and mouth then deflate the balloon, strange things happen

 

Cut outs

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The templates below all have the shapes and instructions for these cutouts

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Black Cat

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The instructions and template for the Black cat can be found here http://www.parents.com/holiday/halloween/party/kids-halloween-party-ideas/

 

Giant black spider webs

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The instructions for the spider weds can be found here http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/trash-bag-spider-webs/index.html

 

Spooky dead tree

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You will need:

Large heavy vase, a collection of small branches, black spray paint, glue, black glitter, polyester batting

Spray the branches with one to two coats of paint, let dry

Glue and glitter the branches, this is one project where glue strings (from hot glue or craft glue) are a good thing, the look like glittered spider webs

Arrange the branches in the vase, using some of the batting to line the vase and to assist in propping up the branches, if needed

Gently stretch and separate strips of batting over some of the braches and twigs to look like spider webs

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Combined these decorations can help to make your house horrifyingly spooky. If you try these ideas be sure to take photos and share them with me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by using #EHChalloween. I would love to see your creations.

 

EHC_love Beck

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