5 Décor Tips & Tricks for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Halloween decorations can be scary, but this doesn't mean they can't also be dazzling and delightful. In addition, it's a very simple process to transition your Halloween decor into Thanksgiving décor, letting you kill two turkeys with one pumpkin.

Halloween decorations are scary. I mean, it’s death at your door, black cats, spiders, blood and more. So, personally, when October comes around, I stick to the Fall theme for decor; this ensures that my decorations will stay relevant until Thanksgiving. After all, pumpkins are called for by both Holidays.

However, to keep up with the spooky spirit of Halloween and upon encountering some eerie but inspiring ideas, I may have changed my mind about Halloween décor. Halloween decorations can be scary, but this doesn’t mean they can’t also be dazzling and delightful. In addition, it’s a very simple process to transition your Halloween decor into Thanksgiving décor, letting you kill two turkeys with one pumpkin.

5 Tips and Tricks For Halloween Décor and Thanksgiving Displays

1. Piles of pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and skulls.

Once Halloween ends, all you have to do is remove the frightening faces, and an elegant reminder of Thanksgiving remains.

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2. Bats, rats and crows.

Bats and crows, with their dark ominous wings, add the spooks to fall décor, and again, once Halloween ends, it’s an easy removal of these frightening rodents.

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3. BOO! and beware.

Add the word, “boo” to any pile of Thanksgiving stuff, and suddenly your Thanksgiving decor becomes “Halloweeny.” Also, if you write “boo” onto your pumpkins, you can easily reuse them for Thanksgiving by simply turning them around.

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4. Candy corn.

Um, I don’t know exactly what makes candy corn last so freaking long, but it’s a perfect sprinkle of Halloween decor for a good while. It’s also edible and easy to remove for a quick transition into Thanksgiving.Fall Style

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5. The color, black, and witch hats.

A few black bows, black candles or witch hats go a long way on a pile of pumpkins. They’re very easy to remove and reuse for next year too.

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Final Tip: Avoid carving too many of your pumpkins for Halloween, otherwise they won’t make it to Thanksgiving. You can insert one carved pumpkin into a display of pumpkins. Then you only need to throw out one pumpkin rather than an entire display.

Many thanks to Houzz.com for the access to these beautiful images from talented home design professionals.

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