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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Shirkey

Guide to Crafting Homemade Halloween Decorations

October brings out the spooky stories and Halloween spirit! Most people participate in the holiday, and enjoy decorating their homes. However, most decor is bought from stores and other specialty places. Crafting homemade Halloween decorations allows for a more personal touch to your home, and creates a fun activity to get you in the spirit! Many people don't know where to start when making DIY items or decorations, so here is a quick guide to help you with the easy projects!

Carving Pumpkins

One of the most popular activities for the fall season is pumpkin carving. This is an easy decoration to put both inside and outside to add the spirit to your home! Whether you use real pumpkins or fake, you can find stencils online or in stores to create your own unique look. Real pumpkins take more time, but create a fun activity for friends and family. You can also buy fake pumpkins and carve them, continuing to use them for future use every year.

Spooky Candles

Creating your own Halloween candles is both fun and easy! Buy natural candles from any local store, making sure you grab large white ones, and small red ones. Place wax paper underneath your white candles to avoid making a mess. Light the red candles and allow the wax to drip onto and down the sides of the white candles. This gives them a haunting "bloody" look that your guests will love!

Bloody Hand Prints

Want your home to look like a creepy crime scene? Create bloody hand prints to stick on your windows, mirrors, and even shower doors! You only need a few ingredients that you likely have already stored in your home (Elmer's glue, food coloring, plastic wrap). These clings will stick to any smooth surface to give your house the appearance of a spooky scene.

Flying Bats

For a cute, inexpensive look for your home, craft bats to fly along your walls! This can be made out of black construction paper and an easy project to do with your family. Look up bat stencils online, and trace them onto the black paper. Cut them out and then fold the wings in sections so they stick out from the body of the bat. Tape them flying upward to indoor walls, outside on your porch, etc., for a fun flying effect.

Combining fall decorations you have in your collection with small pumpkins and candles can also create beautiful centerpieces fitting for October. Crafting your own decorations and doing your own projects adds a personal, unique touch to your household. It also makes for a fun activity to do with your partner, family, or friends if they enjoy Halloween as much as you do!

Make sure to choose natural products and candles for your projects to help prevent further waste. Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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