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Projects To Get You Excited For Halloween

We're fast approaching the spookiest time of year, where the undead come out to play and children turn into ghouls and goblins. It's also the time of year you get to spread your creative wings to create a super spooky spot for family and friends to celebrate Halloween! Here are a few ideas to inspire you to make this Halloween the frightful day everyone's expecting.

Ominous Outdoor Decor

If you're just looking to embellish a small piece of your outdoor space that doesn't take too much effort or time, look at DIY Halloween door decorations. The most obvious idea is to produce a homemade wreath. Find black, orange and patterned fabric that complements the day, and wrap it around craft foam wreath. For the finishing touch, embellish it with gauze webs and creepy plastic spiders. For something with more impact, hang lanterns, fake black birds and foam pumpkins from a tree with bare branches, or create an entire burial plot complete with "dirt" and a tombstone. To make it extra scary, add a skeleton hand that looks like it's emerging from the ground.

Creepy Corridors

Remember your Halloween theme doesn't have to be scary to work. You can create a lovely scene on your mantel by dressing it up with orange and black candles on top of old books, artificial leaves and branches in vases, and petite pumpkins covered in black lace. Create levels so everything can be easily seen, and use a mirror or clock as the focal point of your display. If you don't have a mantel or want a simpler task, create a centerpiece out of a bouquet of faux white roses. Sprinkle them with rubber spiders, centipedes and snakes to give it a chilling effect.

DIY Snack Sacks

Kids will have a blast throwing their candy into a homemade container as they make their way through the neighborhood. If you want to keep it simple, a basic brown paper bag turns into a creepy candy container by stamping then with skulls and crossbones or pumpkins and ghosts. For something more elaborate your kids can reuse year after year, try creating felt trick-or-treat bags. Felt is easy to work with and it doesn't even require any sewing! Check out DIY Inspired's tutorial for no-sew treat bags.

Ghostly Games

Trade out your little ones' discovery toys for eerie and educational entertainment to get them excited for a night of fright! Build their sensory skills by having them search for candy corn that's hidden in similarly colored rice, or challenge their motor skills by constructing a "spider web" of duct tape on your floor and encouraging them to pick up the scattered fake spiders without falling off the tape.

We go all out for Halloween here at LTD Commodities. From adding fear flair to outdoor decor to putting together a spooky celebration, LTD has everything you need to make it a haunting Halloween.