8 Halloween decorations you can make in 10 minutes

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Decorate your house for Halloween in no time with these simple ideas.

1. Mason jar mummies

Mummify empty jam jars by wrapping them in layers of masking tape to create a bandage effect. Stick on googly eyes and add an electric tea light to display.

2. Spooky silhouettes

Create spooky shadows by sticking these downloadable cut-outs of bats, spiders and cats to the inside of your lamps. Come night time, turn the lights off and leave the lamps on for spooky silhouettes.

Bug cut-outs on a lampshade | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

3. Tissue paper ghosts

For boo-rilliant bunting, cover a cotton wool ball with a cosmetic tissue and secure it with a long length of ribbon, repeating until you have a long row. Draw on spooky faces before hanging from shelves or tables.

Ghosts made of tissue | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

4. Halloween bats

Create a spooktacular swarm of bats on a bare wall using our downloadable printable bats. Download and print the bat printable and cut before sticking two together. Attach them to the wall with sticky tack on the back of the head. For a 3D flying effect, bend the wings upwards.

Wall of black bat cut-outs | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

5. Spooky faces

Give objects around the house a ghoulish twist by decorating them with frightful faces. Download this set of printable spooky faces to get started.

Spooky ghost face on cupboard | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

6. Pumpkin painting

Forget carving pumpkins, use a permanent marker to draw on playful jack-o’-lantern faces. If you have a little extra time, try these no-carve pumpkins: use black spray paint, leave to dry, then use silver marker pen to make faces. For something more chic that will last the season, decorate a pumpkin with strips of decorative washi tape.

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Halloween slogans painted on black pumpkins | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

7. Halloween goody hand bag

Fill plastic gloves with sweets and a few fake spiders and secure with ribbon. Hang them from the banister and give them away as gifts to guests or trick or treaters that come knocking on your door.

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Sweets in plastic gloves | Halloween decorations in 10 minutes | Tesco Living

Tangerine pumpkins

Haven’t bought a pumpkin? Oranges work just as well if you use a permanent marker and it takes minutes to do without the need for carving.

Bowl of tangerines with Halloween pumpkin faces | Quick Halloween decoration ideas | Tesco Living

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