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Five Ideas for a Haunted Halloween

by Love Wrexham Magazine
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How Wrexham writer Allan Longshadow has recycled and repurposed his way to a super-spooky home and garden. Here are his five ideas for a haunted Halloween:

Ghostly Glass

Halloween glass bottles decoration - Five ideas for a haunted halloween
Bottles and key: £7 from Abode Above, Central Arcade, Wrexham

Firstly, with a little imagination, old glass medicine bottles are a great Halloween decoration. The ‘Apothecary’s Shelf’ pictured was made using a piece of scrap wood and some antique bottles with an old key for added extra effect. To finish off, add some fake cobwebs and a little dust (there’ll be some lurking somewhere!).

Haunted Headstones

Halloween headstone garden decoration - Five ideas for a haunted halloween

Secondly, if you want to add a ghostly feel to your garden, try crafting a haunted headstone. This one was made with an old gardener’s kneeling board, some leftover spray paint and some artificial ivy ‘borrowed’ from a decorative arrangement.

Frightful Flowers

Halloween flower display - Five ideas for a haunted halloween
Vase: £2 from Oxfam, Gwersyllt

If you have some artificial roses lying around and some black spray paint, this arrangement is a great addition to the hearth. Add some fake cobwebs and a little dust for added effect. Finish the look with a suitably spooky vase.

Disturbing Dolls

Halloween doll decoration- Five ideas for a haunted halloween
Doll: £2 from Barnado’s, Wrexham

If you want to take creepy to a whole new level, try having some Halloween fun with a replica Victorian doll and leaving her in your garden. How far are you willing to go?

A little nail varnish proved perfect for the finishing touches on this creepy creation!

Top Tip

Local charity shops are a great source of items that can be adapted for Halloween. Not only will you be helping to reduce your use of single use plastics, you’ll also be supporting worthy causes. Don’t forget to Gift Aid your purchase to make it worth even more.

Creepy Candles

Halloween candelabra decoration - Five ideas for a haunted halloween
Bottle & Candle Stick: £3 from Oxfam, Gwersyllt

Candles are a great Halloween decoration, especially with the right candlesticks. Keep an eye on your local charity shop and have some fun dripping wax.

Safety Warning

Finally, whilst candles look great, extreme care should be taken with all naked flames. We would advise using them unlit unless they will be constantly supervised.

LED candles are a much safer choice if you want the effect of candlelight.

Allan Longshadow
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Allan Longshadow is a local writer and keen gardener. He is the founder of wordworx, a creative writing studio and independent publisher proudly based in Wrexham, North Wales.

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