The 7 Deadly (but easy) Halloween decorations

The 7 Deadly (but easy) Halloween decorations

As college students, we are always in some sort of time and money constraint, and therefore, getting festive can sometimes create some difficulties. In most cases, during the holidays we want simple decorations that require minimal time and cost! With Halloween just around the corner, here are a few easy things you can make to get into the holiday spirit.

  1. Milk Jug Ghosts

Here is a cooler way to recycle your old plastics. Get creative with a sharpie and breathe some life into some milk jugs. With some string lights as a final touch, this craft will surely come alive!

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  1. Yarn-Web

Approximately, it takes spiders one hour to construct an elaborate web of silk. But who knew a human-made spider web could be so easy? With some grey yarn and tape, you can turn any wall into a spooky and decorative spider web!

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  1. Mummy Door

Mummify your door! Make your door alive (or dead!) with this awesome and simple mummy decor. All you need is some toilet and construction paper!

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4. Ghost Lollipops

Let these charming little ghosts take over your room! They are just as simple to make as they are cute. All you need are some lollipops, tissues, yarn and a sharpie!

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  1. Flying Bats

Make your wall come to life with these DIY bats! They are the perfect way to add a little spookiness to any living area. Just fold a piece of black construction paper in half, trace a template, cut it out and tape it to your wall!

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       6. Carve a pumpkin!

Want to do somethings more traditional? Head down to Boone Hall Plantation’s pumpkin patch! Pick out a lovely pumpkin, and let your creative juices start to flow. And don’t worry about the pumpkin guts. From DIY body scrubs, purees to homemade pumpkin seed necklaces, all of your jack o lantern will be made use of this Halloween.

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  1. The Paper Pumpkin

No money to spend on a pumpkin? No fear! These construction paper pumpkins will satisfy your spooky decorating needs without straining your pockets. All you need is construction paper and a toilet paper roll, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a pumpkin.

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Whether you want to liven up your dorm room, common area or kitchen, these craft are perfect to display your Halloween morale. Happy Halloween Cougars!

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Authored by: Margaret Carpenter

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