Love/Hate has finally returned to our screens and the only thing scarier than Nidge and the lads is that Halloween is just around the corner. Where does the time go?!
If you’re like me and tend to leave most of your festive preparations to the last minute, decorating the house to fit the kids’ expectations can be daunting instead of haunting. Luckily we have a cheat sheet to get you into the spirit of the spooky season.
1. Work the Windows
The windows and ornaments in your house are a great opportunity to create some Halloween atmosphere. Make some DIY creepy cobwebs with some cotton wool and hairspray: just stretch and pull the cotton wool gently until you can see through it, and then use the hairspray to set it in place.
Spooky spiders can be created at home with toilet rolls for the body and pipe cleaners for the legs. For extra creep factor, rip up some old bed sheets with scissors and hang them around the window for an eerie tattered curtain display. To top it all off go for this Full Size Hanging Witch Decoration!
2. Lightly Does It
But if you’ve kids under 10, or any kind of wind, you can forget the candles for both safety and convenience. And sure porch lights are too bright and ruin the spooky mood.
Our solution: some DIY ghost lanterns. The milk jug ghosts are a handy and less messy cousin of the Jack’o Lantern. All you need are a few old milk cartoons, a maker, and some fairy lights.
3. Fright Flight
Our DIY tips haven’t finished. Have the kids help you make little ghosts out of loo roll or tissues. You’ll also need a black maker and some string. Roll a section of tissue into a ball and drape another flat section over it, then tie a piece of string just under the ball to secure the ‘head’. Draw on a creepy face and use the string to hang them around the house. In my place we sometimes hide sweets at the end of the string, under the tissues.
For more DIY Halloween prep, this tutorial has it all covered!