With Halloween right around the corner it might be time to start thinking about decorations. If a Halloween party is planned, keep in mind that decorations are just as important as costumes. If the plan is simply to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, it still may be a good idea to dress up the entry way or front yard. Sacramento Movers offer a few suggestions for using inexpensive materials to come up with do-it-yourself décor. These suggestions are helpful to those on a budget as well as those going for something just a little different from cookie-cutter Halloween trimmings.

Paper Cut-Out Jack-O-Lanterns. Print out pumpkin stencils on orange paper and cut the paper in the shape of a pumpkin. Alternatively use a thick black marker to draw the face of the Jack-O-Lantern onto the orange paper. This could be a fun craft project for kids too! These cut-outs can be stuck to the walls or hung from the ceiling. Through the stem at the top of the pumpkin punch a hole and tie a string through it, then fasten the other end of the string to the ceiling using a thumbtack or a piece of tape.

Ghoulish Gourds. All you need for this simple yet crafty decoration is white and black paint and a few gourds. Completely paint each gourd white and let it dry thoroughly. Cut-out stencils or use a pencil to draw the outline of the ghostly faces onto the gourds. Be sure the heavy side of the gourd is on top with the slender side where the mouth goes. Fill in the eyes, nose and mouth with black paint. These can sit on the ground alongside carved pumpkins or can be placed on tables or stairs.

Tomb Stones. Use small rectangles of wood or Styrofoam to create the “stone.” If working with Styrofoam, use a craft cutter to “engrave” or carve out lettering on the tomb. If working with wood, get wood lettering from a craft store and glue the letters to the stone (wooden) slab. Next, use gray paint to coat the tomb stone, front and back. Be sure to paint all the edges around the lettering. Stand these up in the yard for an eerie graveyard ambiance.

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