Halloween Decoration Ideas  

Chef Jen
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Halloween Decoration Ideas for the home or office. With Halloween approaching, you've decided you want to go all-out for the holiday and scare everyone in your neighborhood with some awesome decor? Excellent! This list includes outdoor Halloween decorations and indoor ones, so you can go for the total creepy effect everywhere. Obviously most of us don't have the time for tons of DIY Halloween decorations, but some of these are pretty quick and really easy. And yes, you can always purchase ready-made Halloween decorations from stores to save tons of time.

Making your own Halloween decorations can be a great way to get everyone in the family involved in a fun, holiday project. Just be sure that little ones are closely watched - some projects involve using scissors, glue guns and the like. Halloween pumpkin carving is a perfect activity for everyone that results in some killer Halloween decorations, too!

Halloween Spider Webs
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Spider webs are a great way to decorate for Halloween quickly. You can purchase ready-made, spooky Halloween spider webs or you can make your own. Obviously the store-bought spider webs are faster and much, much easier! Hang the cobwebs inside and out: toss them over staircase banisters, over fireplace mantels and hang them from light figures indoors, or hang them from trees and off of porch railings outside. Add some plastic spiders and/or bats to the cobwebs for added effect!
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Carved Halloween Pumpkins
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A well-carved pumpkin makes for a fantastic Halloween decoration. You'll want to carve a Jack-o-Lantern for the front porch area, where trick-or-treaters are sure to see it - but you can also carve additional pumpkins and place them throughout your home. You don't have to be an expert carver to make a great, carved pumpkin: Use Halloween pumpkin carving templates to guide you and you can't go wrong!
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Halloween Tombstones
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Nothing says super creepy like having your own graveyard, right? Adding some tombstones to the front yard, near the walkway or curb (where guests or passers-by will be able to get a good look), is a great way to decorate for Halloween. You can make your own foam tombstones (personalizing them!) or you can purchase ready-made tombstones to save time. Some tombstones might even be glow-in-the-dark and many have lights to make sure everyone sees them.
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Pumpkin Candy Dish
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Sure, you can purchase pumpkin candy dishes to use for Halloween decorating, but why not make one of your own? If you're already planning on doing a little pumpkin carving this Halloween, just grab an extra pumpkin. Make sure it's very deep and wide, then hollow it out (you know, take out the innards). Clean the pumpkin well, place a bowl inside and fill it with candy corns and other Halloween treats. You can also fill the bowl with a great Halloween-themed dip and use it as a focal point for your Halloween party table spread.
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