It’s Halloween time, it’s time to turn the house into something spooky. These are tips you can follow to decorate a haunted house in a tight budget.
1. Shop 364 days in advance. The best way of doing it efficiently is to shop the sales right after the celebration is over, it is when there is half-price cut on items such as spider webs, rubber rats, cardboard skeletons, plastic witch’s cauldrons and other spooky props.
2. Cardboard cartons and boxes. With some duct tape and a little spray paint you should be able to turn cardboard cartons and boxes into tombstones for your front yard or a coffin for a vampire’s lair.
3. Minimize light to make it scary and more unpredictable. For safety’s sake, use bulbs with the lowest wattage, and sparingly placed. A colored bulb (green, red or blue) will be dim but eerie.
4. You can also make dummies with old clothes with pillows or more clothes. Nylon stockings can be used to crate blank faces with plastic jack-o-lanterns or rubber masks for the heads. Arrange the dummies as if they were emerging from graves or coffins.
5. Involve friends and family members. They can be dressed as ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves or zombies to scare the wits out of your guests. For example, inexpensive plastic chainsaws can be used for the “psycho killer” effect.
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