9 last minute spooktacular Halloween decorating ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of year.

Or is that Christmas? Either way, Halloween is definitely up there. And one of the best bits is tricking out your home with spooky bit and bobs to creep out your neighbours, flatmates and even, at times, yourself.

But, if like us, you’ve spent the past month overdosing on pumpkin-spiced lattes and binge watching Mindhunters on Netflix to even think about decorations. Fear not. We’ve rounded up some of the best last-minute devilish decorating ideas to turn your houseshare into a housescare.

Pumpkin Party Cooler

Image credit: Pinterest

Forget the tricks – treat your guests to an ice cool beverage from this festive pumpkin cooler.

Take a large, wide pumpkin, cut off the top third with a serrated knife and scrape out the pulp and seeds. Place a small bowl inside to prevent the pumpkin from getting waterlogged and simply fill the bowl with ice and your desired bottles of poison.

Bin Bag Spider Webs

Image credit: Pinterest

These quick and easy bin bag spider webs are certain to catch the attention of your victims. To spin your own web, simply take a large bin bag and fold it into a triangle shape. Take some scissors and cut out thin strips, then unfold to behold your very own spider’s web.

Ping Pong Ball Ghost Lights

Light up any room in spooktacular fashion with these ping pong ghost lights. See how to make them here.

Day Of The Dead Banner

We’re ghouled over by these ‘Day Of The Dead’ banners part of Poundland’s Halloween range


Clementine Pumpkins

Big on the sweet and definitely not the scary, these clementine pumpkins are super easy to make and a healthy treat for you and your flatmates to sink your fangs into. Simply use a marker pen to draw on the face of your choice.

Image credit: pinterest

Bloody Towel

Image credit: The design daredevil

Catch your flatmates red-handed with this creepy bloody towel idea. Simply take a cheap white towel and smother it with handprints using fake blood.

DIY Pun-kins

Everyone loves good pumpkin decor but, let’s face it, no one enjoys scraping out those gooey seeds. This idea by Studio DIY is a great no-carve way for you and your flatmates to bling up your ‘kins.

Toilet Paper Roll Bats

This cute but batty idea can be made in just a few minutes. All you need is an empty cardboard tube, paint, googly eyes, black paper and glue.

Image credit: Pinterest

Tin Can Ghosts

Risen from the recycling bin, these tin can ghosts are one for the extra crafty witches out there. Find out how to make this spooky creation over at Chicken Scratch.

Image credit: Pinterest


Need an evil lair to indulge in your haunting habits? We have over 13,000 rooms over 36,000 flatmates on EasyRoommate, so you’re bound to find a place to plot your devious deeds in.

Find a room

Find a flatmate 

Leave A Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.