Last minute Halloween decor
Doorbells will be ringing tomorrow night as little ghosts and goblins make their way around the neighbourhood looking for treats. I know I've got a busy night ahead if I'm going to have my home properly spook-ified for the season. But, I firmly believe that last minute isn't too late!
I love the idea, from Rust-Oleum, of using Glow in the Dark paint on your pumpkins and lining your walkway with their spooky glow! Wouldn't that be pretty and eerie at the same time?
Or try Chalk Board paint so that you can change up your pumpkin's face, or messages, as the night wears on (get their instructions here).
You could also, of course, whip out a can of spray paint and give your pumpkins an instant update - whether it's a glam coat of ghostly white, a gothic hit of black or an ooze-inspired green.
Painted pumpkins would probably be OK to pop in the compost, so long as it's non-toxic paint, but it hasn't been tested so your best bet for disposal is still the trash.
I'm falling back on my collection of mini white pumpkins and the idea that everything looks spookier (and prettier!) by candlelight!
And, just in case your Halloween turns out to be more tricks than treats, here are Lowe's clean up tips for the morning after:
- If you've been TP'd, grab a tree branch trimmer to lift or loosen the toilet paper. Try adding a piece of duct tape to the end of the trimmer to remove any pesky pieces.
- If you've been egged, it's important to clean up the mess quickly to prevent stains. Try spraying it down with a high pressure water hose, then scrub away any lingering bits with a solution of laundry detergent and warm water. (Lowe's says this would also clean up paint balls).
- Those pretty pumpkins smashed to bits? Pumpkin pulp can stain driveways and sidewalks, so try covering the area with cat litter to absorb the residue, then scrub the spot with laundry detergent and hot water.