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  • Greet guests right at the door

    <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-8c272274-43b8-ec44-3e00-3e61419b0af5"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Blogger and DIY crafter </span><a href="http://jenniferperkins.com/" style="text-decoration:none;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Jennifer Perkins</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is no stranger to styling her home with a collection of unique tchotchkes and vintage finds; her first </span><a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-jennifers-cool-and-68255" style="text-decoration:none;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">house tour</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> showed off her love of mid-century modern kitsch and DIY style. Now she's back, this time showing off a home full of fun Halloween decor ideas.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-8c272274-43b8-ec44-3e00-3e61419b0af5"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The best part of how Jennifer decorates for Halloween is that she jumps in full blast &mdash; all the public areas of her home sport a festive seasonal vibe, but it doesn't feel like you're walking into a cheap Halloween decor store. She's found ways to incorporate the holiday into her everyday decor and make it match her own unique (and awesome!) personality.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Consider the presentation of your home when guests arrive to your spooky abode; treat them to a Halloween-themed entryway consisting of fun curtains made of Halloween fabric. Jennifer had her talented mom make these, but you could easily just use pre-made curtains in the right colors/patterns or just make your own! Add yard decorations like Jennifer did to complete the look. Jennifer also added skeleton flamingos along the walkway, but you can use DIY Halloween lanterns or anything that you want.</span></p>
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  • Spooky seating

    Use Halloween fabric to make cute spooky themed throw pillows to instantly scare up your seating. Jennifer found this Halloween fabric for pillows on My Paper Crane.
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  • Mix in live plants

    <p> Don't just use pumpkins as jack-o-lanterns! Fill one (or a few) with your favorite succulents for a fall-themed centerpiece that adds a lovely touch to your tabletops and makes Halloween decor feel integrated in your home.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/5-ways-to-ready-your-home-for-trickortreaters-211557?utm_source=ABC&amp;utm_medium=Click&amp;utm_content=5stepstricktreat&amp;utm_campaign=abctoat" target="_blank"><strong>5 Steps to Get Ready for Trick or Treaters</strong></a></p>
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  • DIY a spooky swarm

    <p> Cut out bat shapes from black paper and tape up a scary swarm leading the way in a hallway. This works best with a light-colored wall, but add light-colored paper bats to a dark wall for a similarly spooky contrast!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/4-things-to-do-this-weekend-to-get-ahead-for-the-holidays-211665?utm_source=ABC&amp;utm_medium=Click&amp;utm_content=4thingsaheadholidays&amp;utm_campaign=abctoat" target="_blank"><strong>4 Things to do This Weekend to Get Ahead for the Holidays</strong></a></p>
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  • Create a jack-o-lantern tree

    Dig through your closets or comb through vintage stores or Craigslist for those old-fashioned plastic pumpkin buckets trick-or-treaters have traditionally used. Hang them in your favorite tree for a decorated yard!
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  • Don't forget about subtle and surprising spots & Hunt for vintage Halloween-themed games and toys

    Purchase Halloween-themed vinyl decals for adding subtle but spooky details to your home's cabinetry. Great for renters!</br></br> All home decor doesn't have to be newly made items; be on the lookout for Halloween-themed vintage items like games or toys that you can sprinkle throughout your existing shelves and vignettes to add a touch of Halloween throughout the home.
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  • DIY spooky and silly family portraits

    <p> Make it a family affair with fun family portraits of each member being silly with Halloween make-up or props to be framed and displayed.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/halloween-decorations-you-already-have-at-home-178761?utm_source=ABC&amp;utm_medium=Click&amp;utm_content=halloweendecoryouhave&amp;utm_campaign=abctoat" target="_blank"><strong>Halloween Decorations You Already Have at Home</strong></a></p>
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  • Use Halloween trees in nooks and corners

    Pull out your mini Christmas trees early and give them a Halloween makeover!
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  • DIY creepy "mice" to scamper around your walls

    Grab the scissors again, this time for making black paper cutouts for those who look a little lower! Draw or download mouse and mouse-hole shaped templates and cut out of black (or any color!) paper to tape down below along your baseboards or floor. It'll create a spooky scampering mouse effect that might just fool a guest on first glance!
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