Halloween is almost here! Are you ready for trick-or-treating? Many people love Halloween and look forward to the season and decorating with spooky decor. Inspire your tenants with Halloween-themed decorations and encourage renters to do their own accessorising.
Halloween is also a perfect opportunity to remind your tenants that you’re thinking of them. Distribute Halloween cookies or even just fun, spooky cards. Create a festive, fun environment and your tenants will thank you!
Of course, it is important to remember that safety is a top priority, and make sure your tenants know what Halloween decorations are allowed in your rental property.
Here are some ideas for affordable, fun Halloween decor.
DIY outdoor Halloween decorations ideas
Pumpkins are unlimited this time of the year and are great for both indoor and outdoor decorating. They’re versatile and come in all sizes and varieties. Whether they are carved or displayed intact, pumpkins are a must for Halloween decorating.
Dried flowers, black corn, wood, and leaves can make unique Halloween outdoor decorations, and are available for free with a little foraging. Hay is also a great material for outdoor decorating, and can come in handy in many ways to create a fun, spooky, fall atmosphere.
Scarecrows are easily made from materials you likely have around your house. You can use old fabric or rags for clothing, a bundle of cornstalk or hay for the body, and a pumpkin for a head. For fun, give it an old hat! You can also use old flower pots and paint faces or decorations. With just some simple “tricks,” your yard is ready to welcome the fall season.
Frightening indoor decoration ideas
Spooky skeletons and other papier-mâché decor can be made from old cardboard boxes or old wrapping paper. Papier-mâché is also a fun activity for children as well. What would they like to create? A big bad wolf, a scary ghost, a witch? If you add some lightning, you’ll also create atmospheric shadows. Keep it safe and use electric candles.
Spiderwebs are definitely a well-known Halloween trope. Obviously, the “easiest” way to create spiderwebs is to stop cleaning your house for a while, but this would probably not be anyone’s first choice! You can easily make your own spiderwebs with gauze, the more the better. Place it all around your house, add some fake hairy spiders, and voila, your home is ready for Halloween!
Bats are great Halloween guests so turn your home into a bat cave! Put them on your ceiling, stairs, or hang them from your shelves. You can make them from paper or fabric or just buy some rubber bats from the store. If you want to make your bat display look more realistic, place them in a triangle shape to mimic a real bat swarm.
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You can create most of these decorations quickly and easily, and decorating is a great way to get a break from your daily routine and have fun. Do not forget to turn on the scariest movie, bake some pumpkin cake, and have a great time!