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Some people live for the Halloween and simply can’t wait to start decorating their home days and weeks in advance. Others, no matter how passionate about this, may lack the time to start in time or even have a substantial budget to dedicate to this holiday alone. This means that they might be on a tight schedule and an even tighter budget. Nonetheless, it’s completely possible to pull this off no matter what odds are stacked against you. With that in mind, here are several last-minute Halloween home décor ideas that you would do well to look into.

1.    A piñata is a great idea

The first thing you need to understand is the fact that the bulk of work, when it comes to decorating your home for Halloween, consists of covering your furniture or moving it somewhere further. This is due to the fact that your home may already be too crowded for squeezing in something new. Nonetheless, this may also be due to your restricted view of the room. Namely, you can always utilize the space in your home by making a piñata and use this hanging element in order to give your room a new dimension. As for the properties of this piñata, going spooky is the only logical course of action.

halloween piñataHalloween Pinatas, – Kid’s Halloween Party Ideas and Supplies by Janet on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

2.    Weaving a web

The next thing you might want to consider is doing something about your walls, due to the fact that any accessory hanging here is bound to instantly attract attention from visitors. Keep in mind, nonetheless, that these webs don’t have to be used just indoors, they’re as likely to be used as a part of your front yard decoration. All you need for this are several rolls of plastic wrap and some basic knowledge of how to form a web. The reason why this is such an ideal last-minute upgrade is due to the fact that its cost is next-to-nothing and it can all be wrapped up in under an hour.

3. Hanging cheesecloth ghosts

Making cheesecloth ghosts is a very easy DIY project. Even your kids can get involved in this craft and can make more personalized. You can hang them on your front yard trees or even indoors from your chandeliers or ceiling fans.  You can learn how to make these easy cheesecloth ghosts from Crafts Unleashed. They can give a very spooky effect to the house and the best part is that they don’t take much time to make.

4.    Blacken your plants

One of the more creative ideas that you can pull off this Halloween is painting your plants black. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you should go out and spray-paint your pot plants black, seeing as how this would be an incredibly wasteful tactic. Instead, you should go out and purchase several fake plants, which can be found for under $10 each and get yourself a black spray paint for as little as $4. This entire project doesn’t take more than several minutes, yet, if placed in the right strategic locations, they stand to revolutionize your living space by quite a bit.

halloween black plantsHalloween Decor, by Tori Behr on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

5.    Googly eyes

At last, when it comes to decoration with googly eyes, you can allow yourself to go wild. There’s really no limitation to what you can do with them. Some people put googly eyes on family photographs, doors or even house-plants with a wide enough trunk to take it. Still, these are just some less crazy ideas that people have come up with. There’s no reason why a jack-o’-lantern needs to be the only plant-based decoration in your home. By sticking some googly eyes to the table fruit, you can easily turn them into a perfect Halloween element.

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You can even arrange the Halloween snacks on a table and make googly eyes with cut fruit.

Halloween-snacks-googly-eyesHalloween snacks, Valdosta office by Michael Rivera [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons


As you can see, each of the above-listed ideas can be done in a matter of hours, sometimes even minutes. This means that you can easily get to pull this off, even if you’ve left all your Halloween for the last minute. Keep in mind that you might have to order some of these items online, nonetheless, which is why it might be smart to order them in time. This shouldn’t be that hard, due to the fact that this kind of planning shouldn’t take you more than several minutes.


Last-Minute Halloween Home Decor Ideas was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Kukun

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