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Decorate Your Home for Halloween!

jack o'lantern sitting on a table next to a candle

October 31st is All Hallows’ Eve, a time when little children don their costumes and head out into the night to collect candy while trick-or-treating. Halloween is known for pumpkins, dressing up, and scary decorations, so in this week’s Heritage Court Blog, we’ve decided to share with you some ways you can decorate your Ewing, NJ apartment.

Door Decorations

A fun way to show your excitement and love for Halloween is by decorating your door. Since you don’t have a lawn to decorate, the door of your apartment usually the first thing other people will see. There are many ways to decorate your door, with popular options being mummifying your door with some white streamers, making it spider-infested with fake webs and plastic spiders, or making it look abandoned with cobwebs and “Do Not Enter” signs.

Interior Decorations

Decorating your home can be difficult, especially if you don’t intend on having friends over for Halloween festivities. It can, however, add to the atmosphere and get your more excited for the day itself. You don’t need to break the bank to have a wonderfully decorated home. Try making homemade decorations! Try these ideas:

Bloody Handprint Window Clings

Items you’ll need:

  • Elmer’s glue

  • Red food coloring

  • Blue food coloring

  • Saran wrap

  • Wax paper

  • Tape

  • Cutting board, clipboard, or foam core board

After following the instructions from Felt Magnet, you’ll have some brilliant window clings that you can stick on your windows, mirrors, or maybe even your refrigerator. These bloody handprints will bring a creepy vibe to your home that is perfect for Halloween.

Head in a Jar

PetaPixel has an in-depth process on how you can make a creepy head in a jar. You’ll need a laminated picture of your head (or someone else’s), a large jar, water, and some green and brown food dye. Fill the jar with water, and “dirty” the water up with the dye. Then stick your laminated head in and you’re done! Place in an unsuspecting place, like a shelf or the inside of your refrigerator, to spook your guests.

Carved Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving is one of the most common ways to decorate your home. You can carve some traditional jack-o-lanterns or attempt something a little scarier! If you’re not really good at coming up with something, stencils, photos, and other resources online can help you find the perfect idea.