Halloween scene: design tips to terrify
Create a Halloween horror-fest with these decor and design tips, brought to your home from the twisted minds at burningred.
We like designs that make your jaw drop and your head turn in a 360 degree circle, and Halloween's no different.
We've collated some of our favourite Halloween DIY design tips so you can spook up your space in a way that's stylish and shudder-inducing...
#1 Make your pumpkin a pineapple
"If you like piña coladas, and getting scared in the rain."
#2 Welcome guests with a Halloween wreath
A normal wreath covered in cobwebs, toy crows, and painted leaves. Who knew it could be so effective?
#3 Light beetroot lanterns
(flickr.com - Niklas Morberg)
Finally, those root vegetables will come in handy! Add a tea light candle for the creepy factor.
#4 Floating Harry Potter candles
Going for a 'boy wizard vs the demons' theme? Hanging candles will do the trick.
#5 Try a different kind of mask
Your standard Halloween masks are so done. Try a Venetian mask and give your friends nightmares for months.
#6 Use SFX makeup tutorials to go even further
Strike fear into the hearts of your enemies with realistic Halloween SFX makeup.
#7 Leave a Ouija board lying around
Dabble in the Occult and watch your friends' eyes turn white!
#8 Fake hands, real terror
Fake hands on the wall (or even stuffed and painted rubber gloves) can add an air of evil to your party.
#9 Hang tree ghosts outside
These are the only balloons that'll get better (and spookier) with age.
#10 Drape Halloween fairy lights on the walls
You can get Halloween fairy lights from everywhere from Amazon to Asda.
#11 Raid your local antiques store
"I can't come out tonight, I'm busy turning my bathroom into a crime scene."
#13 Bake ghost cake pops
Why be creepy when you could be cute? Make your foodie fright night extra weird.
#14 Make some extra ketchup-y finger hotdogs
But then, why be cute when you could be creepy? You'll never see hot dogs the same again.
#15 Enter The Great British Scream-Off
We've created Halloween music mix 'n' mash ups for your inner ghouls to dance to - play them at a party (or seance) for some atmospheric awesomeness.
For even more Halloween horror, check out some of the scariest Pinterest boards:
Halloween DIYs & food fun from Damask & Dentelle
Gothic & gold Halloween style from Coco+Kelley
A 50's diner Halloween nightmare from Amanda Morgan
Want to pin these design tips? Visit the official 'Design Tips to Terrify' Pinterest board from yours truly.
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