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30 Awesome DIY Halloween Decor Ideas You Can Try This Year

30 Awesome DIY Halloween Decor Ideas You Can Try This Year

Halloween decor need not be scarily expensive. You can have the Halloween decor you want for less. These 30 DIY ideas are sure to make your Halloween a hauntingly good time. Most of these decorating ideas can be done in less than an hour and with things that can be easily found around the house.

1. Tin Can Luminaries

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    You can light the path for those trick or treaters with these tin can luminaries.

    2. Candy Corn Centerpieces

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      Candy corn centerpieces look beautiful whenever you are ready to start celebrating fall.

      3. Hanging Ghosts

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        These hanging ghosts can also be hung from the trees for a ghastly good time.

        4. Crafty Pumpkins

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          Dress up your Halloween decor with these crafty pumpkins.

          5. Cat Pumpkins

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            are so cute, you won’t be able to resist adding them to your Halloween decor.

            6. Flying Bats

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              Add the eerie with a flock of flying bats.

              7. Halloween Wreath

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                Welcome trick or treaters with a wreath on the door or hang one inside.

                8. Pumpkin Family

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                  Have a happy pumpkin family as a centerpiece.

                  9. Backyard Cemetery

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                    Turn your lawn into a creepy backyard graveyard. One idea for an inscription is: “Here lies Wes More. Shot down by a .44. No Les. No More.”

                    10. Ghostly Peeps

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                      These ghostly peeps make for a tasty treat and a peculiar table centerpiece.

                      11.  Jack-O’-Lantern Lanterns

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                        These Jack-O’-Lantern Lanterns will spook up any window sill.

                        12. Shrunken Apple Heads

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                          can be eerily placed around the house, set on a window sill, or table.

                          13. Origami Bats

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                            Save the planet with these Origami Bats made from recycled paper.

                            14. Mod Drilled Pumpkin

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                              Light your pathway with Mod Pumpkins.

                              15. Bat-And-Cat Garage Door Design

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                                This is a great and spooky design for the often neglected garage door.

                                16. Spider Silhouettes

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                                  Get your spook on with these scary Spider Silhouettes.

                                  17. Spooky Jar Lanterns

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                                    Add Spooky Jar Lanterns to enhance you Halloween decor.

                                    18. Spooky Eyes

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                                      are sure to put a scare in any and all trick-or-treaters.

                                      19. Eyes In A Tree

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                                        Add a touch of whimsy to Halloween shenanigans with these eyes in a tree.

                                        20. Bloody Handprints

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                                          Because what could be creepier than bloody handprint clings?

                                          21. Wall Spider Web

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                                            Put the fright into your guests with this DIY wall spider web.

                                            22. Ghostly Garland

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                                              Light the pathway or  porch with a ghostly garland.

                                              23. Hanging Bats

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                                                Put these hanging bats throughout your yard for a scary good time.

                                                24. Jar Lanterns

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                                                  These jar lanterns give off a spooky glow and are perfect for a sidewalk or porch.

                                                  25. A Murder Of Crows

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                                                    Spread Poe’s spookiness with a flock of crows, officially called a murder. Of course, you can always blame Poe for the inspiration.

                                                    26. Frankenstein Front Door

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                                                      Trick-or-treaters are sure to love this monstrous, but friendly Frankenstein.

                                                      27. Boo Doormat

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                                                        Add this ‘boo-rific’ door mat.

                                                        28. Upside-Down Halloween Witch Urn

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                                                          Add an eerie feel to any porch this year with this witch who lost her way. Trick or treaters will love the element of surprise.

                                                          29.  Mice Silhouettes

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                                                            Add these paper mice to your Halloween decor and be overrun by the rodents.

                                                            30. Overflowing Witches’ Cauldron

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                                                              An overflowing cauldron of eyeballs, spiders, and more. You can tell trick or treaters the witches left their mess for you to clean up.

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                                                              Last Updated on June 26, 2019

                                                              I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

                                                              I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

                                                              Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

                                                              Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: at this time years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

                                                              That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

                                                              Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

                                                              If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

                                                              1. Get Plenty of Sleep

                                                              Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

                                                              Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you having trouble getting to sleep, go and

                                                              2. Eat Healthily

                                                              I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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                                                              I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

                                                              In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

                                                              3. Write It All Down

                                                              Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

                                                              Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

                                                              4. Get Some Fresh Air

                                                              It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

                                                              Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

                                                              5. Get Some Exercise

                                                              This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

                                                              You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

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                                                              Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

                                                              6. Treat Yourself

                                                              Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

                                                              Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

                                                              Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

                                                              Here’re more ideas to inspire you: 30 Ways To Treat Yourself No Matter What

                                                              7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

                                                              Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

                                                              If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

                                                              Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

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                                                              Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

                                                              8. Dance

                                                              Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

                                                              Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

                                                              9. Get Organized

                                                              A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

                                                              Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

                                                              It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

                                                              10. Pay It Forward

                                                              Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

                                                              Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

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                                                              Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

                                                              People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

                                                              Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

                                                              A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

                                                              If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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