10 Stylishly Spooky Ways to Get Your Home into the Halloween Spirit

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Whether you’re an über-fan of October 31st or just someone who enjoys getting into the holiday spirit, we’ve got 10 ways to haunt up your home for Halloween. Who knew skulls, shrunken heads and spiders could be so stylishly spooky?
 
Create a Hanging Branch Centerpiece

Add some drama to your dining room with bats hanging from a branch. Your guests will freak out over this. In a good way, of course.

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Display a Creepy Floral Arrangement

Why not showcase a dismembered hand holding a bouquet of flowers covered with spiders? Has it’s own unique charm, no?

Creepy Floral Arrangement
 

Break Open Brews with a Magnetic Bottle Opener

The hidden magnets may be the mysterious magic behind this bottle opener, but it’s the skull that’ll draw guests in, now or any time of the year.

DIY Magnetic Bottle Opener
 

Make Shrunken Heads from Apples

The fact that these shrunken heads are made from dried apples amps up the awe factor. Kids especially will get a kick out of this project.

Dried Apple Shrunken Heads
 

Transform a Tray with a Few Simple Tricks

Take our word for it: This head-on-a-platter will make guests think twice about stealing too many treats.

Head on a Platter
 

Decorate Light Switch Plates

Mix things up with a variety of Halloween-themed switch plates. These may not be scary, but they sure are charming.

Halloween-Themed Switch Plates
 

Add Appliqué to Hand Towels

Dress up a basic tea towel with Halloween-inspired appliqué. Because the kitchen likes to dress up too you know.

Tea towels with Halloween-themed applique
 

Welcome Guests with a Googly-Eyed Wreath

Let your neighbors and trick-or-treaters know that you’ve got your eye on them with this whimsical wreath. And something to please (or gross out?) the little ones: The bloodshot eyes are created with glow-in-the-dark paint.

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Spin a Web on Your Doormat

Even Spidey would be proud to place this on his front doorstep. And just like the eyeball wreath, this mat is designed with glow-in-the-dark effects.

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Turn a Plain Lampshade into Something Spooky

Afraid of the dark? Light up the room, but keep a little bit of the fear factor, with a lampshade made with a ghost or goblin’s face. It’s a simple way to make a creative project just slightly creepy.

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