How’s this for a Halloween-sized headache? You love the holiday, want to turn your current crib into a crypt, but are frightened of lavishing loads on lanterns with the expense of an imminent move looming. Fear not, the team at PLS Solicitors has been busy playing with sticky-backed plastic and compiled seven deadly sins that will deliver horror to your home without hardship…
ADD A SQUASH TO YOUR SHOP
Surprisingly good in a pie and pivotal to any spooky setting, pumpkins are cheap and crying out to be carved into devilish designs. It’s time to wickedly wield those kitchen knives and unleash your creative talents on trick and treaters.
Got a garden? Kill two birds with one stone by lifting those fallen leaves off your lawn and transforming them into flying mammals. A swift spray with black paint and some artistic additions with a white marker can quickly turn compost into a cauldron of vampire bats.
BOG STANDARD PROPS
Raid your recycling bin for empty toilet rolls and get threading. A few clever cuts with scissors can give your former loo dwellers a new lease of life as chains of spooky lanterns that can be hung around windows and door frames.
FRIDGE FULL OF FRIGHTS
Forget about your five-a-day and involve fruit and veg in your festivities. Knobbly carrots, bruised spuds and wilting broccoli scare most kids at the best of times, but the addition of some googly eyes will ratchet up the repulsion levels.
Cotton wool is not just for removing cosmetics and cleaning babies’ bums. Grab a pack or two from your local supermarket and get stretching – the resulting woolly webs will add some welcome graveyard chic to your Halloween home.
Strip those beds and get creative. Draping white sheets over sofas, sideboards and ceiling fittings can add some much-needed drama to your spooky setting. After all, if it’s good enough for Scooby-Doo…
Whether bats, black cats or bogeymen, commit your dark designs to templates that can be easily duplicated and strung together to produce ghoulish garlands. Silhouettes and some string won’t spook your savings.