While trick-or-treating is strongly discouraged this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, you can still get into the Halloween spirit by decorating your home and binge-watching classic horror and Halloween flicks. Here are some of our favorite Halloween decor ideas to help you get into the spooky and festive mood.

Cute floating DIY ghosts made out of balloons and cheesecloth.
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Whip up Some Cheap DIY Ghosts

Cute Halloween decor doesn’t have to be hard on the wallet! With some white balloons and cheesecloth or other thin white fabric, you can easily put together these cute specters.

Check out the full tutorial on diynetwork.com

A halloween themed hopscotch board with cutout pumpkins in place of the numbers.
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Create A Pumpkin-Themed Hopscotch Board

Prefer to socially distance this year, but still want to indulge trick-or-treaters? Many homeowners are considering leaving a bowl of goody bags or treats out for children to grab instead of directly handing them off at the door. Adding a cute hopscotch course leading up to the treats makes for a fun challenge to reach the reward!

Idea found on diynetwork.com

A white farmhouse style home decorated with large spider decorations for Halloween.
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Let Giant Spiders Take Over

Especially shocking against white or lightly colored homes, an invasion of giant spiders would make your home the talk of the neighborhood! This home is decorated with easily available store-bought spiders, but plenty of tutorials are available to DIY them yourself.

Find out how on thegingerhome.com

A patio decorated with fall flowers and foliage and pumpkins painted in shades of black, white, orange, and gold.
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Keep Things Natural for a Harvest Vibe that Will Last Through Thanksgiving

If creepy decor isn’t your style, it’s easy to embrace the styles and colors of fall with natural decor pieces celebrating the harvest season. Autumn blooms, pumpkins, and cute farmhouse planters make for a festive entryway that will last all through Thanksgiving.

Idea found on hgtv.com

With the light off, an ordindary lampshade. Turning the light on reveals a creepy spiderweb.
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Turn an Ordinary Lampshade into Something Spooky

Turn on the light, and an unassuming lamp reveals a frightening secret! This easily reversible DIY project is made using an everyday lampshade and whiteboard tape, which can be found at most office supply stores. The thin black tape makes perfect spiderweb lines, which can be removed come November.

Check out the full tutorial on hgtv.com

A pink front entry door decorated with crepe paper ribbons and large googly eyes, resembling a large mummy.
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Mummify Your Front Door

This is a quick and easy DIY with a big impact! All you need to turn your front door into an oversized cartoon mummy is adhesive putty, white crepe paper, and some giant googly eyes to bring it all together.

Check out the full tutorial on hgtv.com

Black and white images appear to float inside of crystal balls atop black pedestals in this creative DIY.
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Create Some Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks Inspired by the Haunted Mansion:

Fans of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion are sure to love this inspired DIY. Printed transparent sheets placed inside of glass Christmas bulbs give the illusion of creepy floating images inside of crystal balls. A note: this project is best done by the adults of the home, without kids around, as it involves glass and fire.

Check out the full tutorial on flamingotoes.com

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