Halloween used to be almost exclusively an American affair, but in the last decade or so we’ve seen it thoroughly embraced Down Under – after all who doesn’t love a good fright and the chance to dress up?

And of course, if you’re going to dress up, then you need a suitably scary party to go to, hopefully in a frightfully decked-out house!

Halloween decorations call for a bit of creativity and ingenuity, but scary doesn’t need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Here are 10 DIY ideas you can throw together in an afternoon that are cheap, creepy and classy.

1. Creepy flower arrangement

Foam balls, a bit of handy work with a paintbrush and large flowers painted black will make sure your haunted house has delightfully devilish details.

2. Giant eyeballs 

Then, just apply that idea to a bigger scale with balls for a unexpected fright in your backyard.

3. Pumpkins with a Twist 

For anyone that hasn’t carved a pumpkin before, I can personally attest it’s harder than it looks! Instead, use an electric drill to carve some patterns. It’s faster, easier, safer and needs a lot less elbow grease.

4. Pineapple Jack O’ Lanterns

Who said Jack couldn’t have hair? If you can’t get your hands on any pumpkins, make a sticky mess and carve a pineapple instead.

5. Scary Skelton

Give that tired old skeleton a makeover with a mop for a head, and string dipped in ‘Monster Mud which is joint compound and house paint. It might take a little more than a few hours to put together, but the results would be worth it.

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