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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 October 15, 2018

                                                              Why Am I So Tired? 10 Reasons You’re Extremely Tired And How to Fix It

                                                              Why Am I So Tired? 10 Reasons You’re Extremely Tired And How to Fix It

                                                              “Why am I so tired?” is a question that people ask themselves pretty frequently. Everyone gets tired at one point or another, particularly after something like an illness, a long night up with a sick child, or a busy week at work. When tiredness is persistent, however — when you feel tired as soon as you wake up in morning or when sleep doesn’t seem to help, no matter how much rest you get— it may often indicate a deeper, underlying problem.

                                                              While there are a lot of possible reasons for tiredness, here’re some of the most common causes of fatigue:

                                                              1. Dehydration

                                                              If you want to boost your energy levels, first check whether you are dehydrated. The human brain is 85% water, and needs to maintain this level in order to perform its essential functions.

                                                              If you fail to drink enough water, the brain extracts fluids from your blood to compensate for the deficit. As a result, the oxygen levels in your blood drop, reducing the amount of energising oxygen available to your organs and tissues. Fatigue and sleepiness set in rapidly, leaving you more vulnerable to the 2 pm post-lunch crash that many of us experience.

                                                              You cannot cure this crash with caffeine – the only long-term, effective solution is to drink hydrating fluids throughout the day.

                                                              2. Lack Of Exercise

                                                              A workout will surely leave you feeling even more tired, right? Wrong! As counterintuitive as it may sound, physical activities have an energizing effect. Moving your body releases endorphins, increases your heart rate, and boosts your concentration.

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                                                              Try to fit in at least 30 minutes of medium-intensity exercise every day. It’s easiest if you can make this part of our everyday routine, either as soon as you wake up or right after work.

                                                              3. A Poor Diet

                                                              The food you eat has a direct impact on sleep quality and the amount of rest you get every night. For maximum energy, stick to protein, slow-release carbohydrates, and a moderate amount of healthy (unsaturated) fats. The majority of your food should be plant-based, high in fiber, and low in sugar. These choices will prevent blood sugar fluctuations, which can leave you feeling exhausted.

                                                              An easy way to make sure you stick to a good diet is through meal preparation. It’s easy to just get take-out when you’re tired after work, but if you have a meal ready for you in the fridge, you’ll be less tempted by pizza or cheese.

                                                              Find out more about healthy meal prep here: 10 Meal Planning Apps You Need To Have To Get Healthier Easily

                                                              4. Skipping Breakfast

                                                              Physician Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan advises that eating breakfast is key to maintaining a good level of energy throughout the day. When you eat breakfast, you are sending calming signals to the areas of the brain responsible for avoiding danger, along with those that instruct the body to conserve as much energy as possible.

                                                              Ingesting food signals to your brain that there is enough food available to ensure our survival. This encourages it to stay relaxed, which in turn, promotes restful sleep.

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                                                              Some great ideas for a healthy, filling, and make-ahead breakfasts include overnight oats, smoothies, and freezer-friendly breakfast burritos.

                                                              Or if meal-prepping isn’t your think, stock up on easy but healthy breakfast foods like multigrain cereal, yogurt, and fruit: 20 Healthy Breakfast Choices That Will Save You Time

                                                              5. Poor Quality Of Sleep

                                                              We all know that it’s important to wind down a couple of hours before bed. But did you know that it’s what you do throughout the day that promotes good-quality sleep? It’s not just about the number of hours you sleep, but how restful and deep that sleep is.

                                                              TO feel rested, try to regulate your everyday routine to make your sleep deeper and better. Get up at a regular time in the morning to ensure that you get regular sunlight.

                                                              Eat nutritious foods in moderate amounts, and make sure you stay hydrated. Go to bed at the same time. And before bedtime, avoid screens that can give off harmful blue light and also keep you stimulated when you need to prepare for a restful night.

                                                              Read more about how to develop a routine that will get you better sleep: Poor Sleep Quality Comes from All the Things You Do Since Morning

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                                                              6. Sleep Apnea (A Person’s Airways Get Blocked off While They Are Asleep)

                                                              Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where a person’s airways get blocked off while they are asleep, causing their oxygen levels to drop while they are asleep. This often causes people to stop breathing at night and then to jerk themselves awake (this can happen over 30 times an hour).

                                                              Because of this, people with sleep apnea can feel short of breath and have low energy levels. Mouthpieces and other devices to aid in breathing as well as the use of a special breathing machine to keep oxygen levels in a safe zone.

                                                              If you feel tired all the time and think you might have sleep apnea, consulting with a doctor is important. Do a sleep study, as this can often reveal if there is an underlying problem causing your tiredness — and once a diagnosis is made, treatment to help you get your energy back begins.

                                                              7. Depression

                                                              Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States (and in many other countries of the world as well). It is marked by persistent feelings of sadness or unhappiness but has physical symptoms, too. Apart from fatigue, people may also experience changes in sleeping and eating habits and difficulty concentrating.

                                                              Treatment can often center on anti-depressants, counselling and lifestyle changes like stress management to help manage this condition. You can take a look at these 15 Ways To Overcome Depression And Sadness.

                                                              Many people also benefit from activities like yoga and meditation, which help regulate both the body and mind.

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                                                              8. Hypothyroidism

                                                              If a person has hypothyroidism, their thyroid gland does not produce adequate levels of these important hormones— and the result can be a persistent and unrelenting fatigue, even if someone is getting enough sleep. Other common symptoms of this disorder include mood swings, weight gain and feeling cold all the time.

                                                              Fortunately, simple blood work can reveal if there is a problem and it can be treated with artificial thyroid hormone pills like Synthroid. Check here for signs of having a thyroid problem. If you suspect that you might have hypothyroidism, talk to your doctor.

                                                              9. Anemia

                                                              People with anemia are not able to make enough red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the their bodies. This is often due to a lack of nutrients like iron or B-12 and can be caused by problems such as heavy periods, bleeding in the digestive tract or pregnancy (due to the increased demands of the growing baby).

                                                              However, in most cases, this can be resolved with treatments like changes in diet, iron supplements or B-12 shots.

                                                              While here are some drinks you can try to relieve symptoms of Anemia, it’s best to do a blood test and consult your doctor in case of any hidden medical conditions.

                                                              10. Cancer

                                                              While you shouldn’t be freaking out about cancer just because you are tired, it is a fact that fatigue is one of the symptoms of cancer. Other common symptoms can include unexplained weight loss and the presence of palpable lumps or growths. This disease is marked by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells that can do damage to surround tissues and possibly spread to other parts of the body.

                                                              Diagnosis is usually by biopsy and treatment often focusses on radiation, chemotherapy or surgery— and generally when a diagnosis is made early, the outcomes for the patient are better.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Lily Banse via unsplash.com

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