Halloween should be a fashion-lover's favorite holiday: it's a time to get creative, dress totally crazy—and it's perfectly accepted by outward society. And while we'll be going over some of our favorite Pinterest-provided costume ideas next week, we wanted to turn our attention to getting the rest of your living space into the Halloween spirit. Pinterest is overflowing with ideas that are either easy, super-cheap or…awesomely, both. This week we remind you of all the amazing things you can do with pumpkin (including eat!) and to get out of the house once in a while and enjoy the season's best offerings (ahem, beautiful leaves). Get in the spirit now, for next week Halloween fever will be in full swing here in this column—and you don't want to get left out!
Give Candy a Hand
This spooky candy hand is like the perfect combination of trick and treat.
You can DIY these awesomely creepy dishes and glasses!
What would almost-Halloween October be without some very spirited nail art? This one looks super easy.
Don't Neglect the Lighting
This looks like a decor hint we'd steal year-round.
How Do You Want Your Pumpkins? Painted...
There are so many pumpkin-decorating options on Pinterest, we had to feature some of our favorites. This is an easy, no-carve solution.
This is a great way to make decorating pumpkins super functional.
Toss a felt mask onto your carved creation and it's instantly slightly sinister!
Maybe on the Wall?
This kid-friendly craft looks to us more like just a cool wall installation...
Or Gutted and Roasted?
Remember to save the seeds of the pumpkins you carve! The ultimate treat.
A proper fall includes lots of leaf-peeping. This image of a Vermont park has our wanderlust in overdrive.