Modern home Halloween decoration and baking ideas, plus free Halloween printables

Hi friends! Soon Halloween will be upon us again. I always look at social media for ideas, and found really cool ones on my friend Minh’s Instagram. I love how modern her home looks. Peep at those lovely white walls! Her DIY decor just pops on white, like these cute cutout bats.

 Picture courtesy Minh Ngu

Picture courtesy Minh Ngu

Bats bats everywhere

To make these awesome bats, Minh purchased four black poster boards from Dollar Tree. The boards are double-sided, thick, and sturdy—the perfect material to make cutout bats.

 Dollar Tree poster board

Dollar Tree poster board

To make the bat stencil, Minh first Googled “bat clip art” and found this:

 You want to expand this image before you print it out, so the bat is larger, and you won’t need to make as many for your decor. You could also make different size bats if you wish, from one clip art.

You want to expand this image before you print it out, so the bat is larger, and you won’t need to make as many for your decor. You could also make different size bats if you wish, from one clip art.

Then she printed out the clip art bat on regular paper. Then she cut it to make it into a stencil. Placing the stencil over black poster board, use a pencil to trace an outline of the bat (you could also use a light-colored color pencil). Cut out the bat, and fold in its wings. Use double-sided tape to stick the bat on a wall, over door frames, or anywhere else indoors. You can also fold painter’s tape into a loop, so that it’s DIY double-sided tape.

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Pick your poison

Hosting a Halloween bash? Or just want to spook yourself out? Why not turn everyday drinks into something spooktacular? Red wine could be vampire blood. White wine? Human tears! Pick your poison, people! You can buy sticker black board sheets from Michael’s or IKEA, then have fun transforming your drinks at home! Thanks for sharing your DIY decor with us, Minh!

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Halloween Printables (Click to Generate a PDF)

Using Canva, I’ve created lots of Halloween printables for you to use, to decorate your house, use for masks, or signs and flyers. Just click the image below for the full PDF.

 You can use these as cupcake toppers or stickers! Generated from Canva.com

You can use these as cupcake toppers or stickers! Generated from Canva.com

Halloween Cupcakes Idea

I made fun fall-inspired cupcakes using Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix, and adding in vanilla extract, cardamon, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. For the frosting, I made a simple cream cheese frosting with the addition of the spices and vanilla extract as well. Most recipes for frosting call for about four cups of confectioner’s sugar to one stick of cream cheese and half a stick of butter. I used less than 3 cups of sugar. You sacrifice some structure and stability, but the end result is a frosting that doesn’t give you diabetes at first bite. Now that’s scary.

I decorated my cupcakes with Haribo ghostly gummies and candy corn and pumpkin candies. I love getting chewiness with the gummies. Cupcakes are usually moist and mushy, so that added QQ texture did the trick for this treat!

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Pumpkin Mickey Macarons

Lately I’ve been practicing making macarons and I made some cute pumpkin Mickey ones! I used food coloring pens to draw the details on the Mickey. These were so much fun to make. I also made a pink Hello Kitty and some Winnie the Pooh macarons! These would be a blast to give out the trick-or-treaters. Macarons are gluten-free!

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Modern home exterior decor

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While Phil and Mama did not decorate the inside of their house this year, we decorated our front! We hung $1.50 pumpkin lanterns we bought from Daiso. We covered some of our plants with fake spider web. At night time, our porch Phillips’ hue lights turn all different colors, synchronized to Halloween music. It’s real sweet!

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How is everyone decorating their homes? Are you excited for Halloween? Let us know!