Scary Halloween decorations don’t also have to be tacky. Heres how to add some elegant haunt to your home, indoors and out
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Fright or Flight
Bring Hitchcock’s The Birds to life with a DIY crow and cobweb arrangement that will make passersby look twice. Simply string Halloween cobwebs on outdoor furniture or a banister and strategically attach crows.
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Beware of the Bats
Create a ghostly entryway with a minimalist wreath made of dry branches and embellished with plastic spiders and swinging bats. Beware: Guests may not make it to the door!
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Black is the new orange with this Goth twist on the Halloween classic. Carve your pumpkin as usual (don’t forget to toast the seeds for a snack!), and then cover with a coat of black paint. Add candles, and watch as your creation comes to life on Halloween night.
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Heads Will Roll
Just the right combination of creepy and chic, this life-sized skull will be sure spook (and spiff) up any surface in your home this Halloween. Custom-made in a variety of colors, this is the perfect ccenta for your bar cart or coffee table. And you might even find that you leave it there year-round!
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Somebody’s Watching You
You’ll want to watch your back. For indoor or outdoor use, this hair-raising string of lights will leave you feeling like there are constantly eyes on you.
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Nothing says mysterious like an antique item with a past life, and this set of five beautiful brass candlesticks is no exception. Dim the lights, add black or red candles, and you’ve got a delightfully sinister setting.
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For a Halloween flower arrangement, skip the blooms and take advantage of leafless branches and wilting buds to create an eerie and minimalist look. Bonus points if a you have an old, rusted (and possibly cobwebbed) planter lying around, spiders not included.
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Bring an extra chill to your cocktails with a skull-shaped silicone ice mold. Enjoy every spine-tingling sip!
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So you think a black cat crossing your path is unlucky, eh? Test your fortune with this unbelievably eerie skeleton cat lawn ornament.
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Bats in the Belfry
On the hunt for a Halloween decoration that is understated and cool with a touch of spook? Look no further than this hanging bat mobile, made of nothing more than card stock, thread, and wire.