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Spook-tacular decorating ideas


October is such a fun time of year to decorate your home for Halloween. Each year retailers come out with new and creative merchandise to trim your home for the holiday or you can craft your own decorations using many free resources online to get your creative juices flowing. Here are some fun and unique ways to decorate your home during the month of October:

Decorate with Food! Who doesn’t love food? Well now you can decorate with it too. Check out this adorable centerpiece constructed with candy corn and Halloween Peeps in a clear vase. Add some seasonal fall flowers such as dahlias or chrysanthemums to finish it off and voila! You have a beautiful and unique table centerpiece.

Pumpkin Carving with a Twist: Carve your pumpkin the traditional way but instead of carving the traditional scary face, you can use your household drill to create all sorts of attractive and stylish designs using different size drill bits and patterns. You can also drill holes to spell out words such as BOO and TRICK OR TREAT on one pumpkin or multiple pumpkins.

Clear Glass Jars and Vases: These can be filled with numerous fall themed finds such as miniature pumpkins, pinecones, candles and even coffee beans. I keep a hurricane lamp on my coffee table filled with pinecones but add and switch out different items throughout the year including miniature pumpkins and gourds in the fall and miniature ornamental Christmas bells during December. Here’s an example of fall glass vase using resources from Mother Nature:

Jamie McNeilis is an Accredited Staging Professional and owner of Centerpiece Home Staging in Cornelius. Email Jamie at Jamie.McNeilis@CenterpieceHomeStaging.com for home decorating and improvement topics you would like covered in Home Decor