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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 September 18, 2020

                                                              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                              Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                                              Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                                              1. Exercise Daily

                                                              It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                                              If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                                              Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                                              2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                                              Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                                              One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                                              This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                                              3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                                              Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                                              Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                                              Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                                              4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                                              Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                                              The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                                              • Eat unprocessed foods
                                                              • Eat more veggies
                                                              • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                                              • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                                              Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                                                5. Watch Out for Travel

                                                                Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                                                This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                                                If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                                                6. Start Slow

                                                                Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                                                If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                                                7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                                                Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                                                My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                                                If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                                                I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                                                Final Thoughts

                                                                Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                                                Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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