October 16th, 2013
Halloween is approaching and the Grand View Builders team is definitely feeling the Halloween spirit! This holiday can be fun for all ages and we’re excited to try these DIY crafts.
We’ve found a lot of great ideas for Halloween decorations and costumes that are easy to create yourself to add some color and a festive-feel to your home.
Picking and carving pumpkins is one of the most seasonal and enjoyable Halloween activities for families. Pumpkins can be used to decorate the interior and exterior of homes. We love using printable pumpkin carving templates, such as ones found here. There are plenty so everyone can pick a unique design for his/her pumpkin.
For a spooky bathroom, trace a ghost onto frosted-glass window film and stick it to your bathroom mirrors. You can also stick this ghostly-décor to windows and other mirrors throughout your home.
An easy way to spruce up the outside of your house is by adding a Halloween wreath to your front door. Tie orange and black 16-inch ribbon around a foam wreath base, hang and enjoy!
Our personal favorite is the Construction Crane Costume. Click here for construction tips for how to make this for your aspiring real estate and construction professional. (We might need to make one of these for Grand View Builder’s President Marc Jungers this year!)
Another creative DIY Halloween costume are these Google Map pointers. With some poster board, a t-shirt and some printed street names, you’ll be dressed to impress in this fun and budget friendly outfit.
Don’t forget it’s easy to transform everyday household items like boxes, soda bottles and paper bags into fun homemade costumes. For some more inspiration click here.
Houston Halloween Happenings
If you’re looking to do something besides the usual trick-or-treat show this year, check out some of these community event happenings near a few of our Grand View communities. We will be at the Lakes of Bella Terra Trunk or Treat event on October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. and would love to invite all of our residents to come visit our decorated trunk.
We hope you have a wonderful time getting into the Halloween spirit! We’d love for you to share your favorite home decorating and Halloween costume ideas with us on our Facebook page.