Love throwing seasonal parties but hate having themed, once-a-year stuff crowding your very limited storage space? Here's how to get in the Halloween spirit with things you probably already have!
Jars. Jars of all shapes and sizes can be filled with candy or curiosities, on Halloween or any day. Clear vases also work and add variety.
Candles. Flickering low light creates spooky shadows and sets the mood for a Halloween haunt. Black candles in particular are extra creepy in context, but can be quite chic for everyday use in a modern space.
Cheesecloth. Tear holes in you cheesecloth, hang from the ceiling, and voila: creepy DIY spiderwebs.
Black construction paper. You can't go wrong with basic black crafting paper. Cut out into a graphic skull garlands, cover a wall in creepy bats, or make masks for family portraits.
Goblets. For a goth vampiric take on the holiday, break out the fine china and crystal, and serve something deep red from those faceted vessels.
Do you have a favorite everyday item that doubles as Halloween décor?
(Image: Bethany Nauert/John's Halloween House)
Re-edited from a post originally published 10.18.12 - JL