Guide To Halloween Decor

Hey guys! I’m back once again, with another Halloween-themed post! Today I thought since Halloween is fast approaching, I’d give you guys my ultimate guide to Halloween decor. Whether you only have a small area to decorate, or if you’d like to go all-out all over your house, I’ve got you covered!Guide To Halloween Decor  Just a touch of spidery spook | These webs really are quite cheap, and it can be all you need to bring a Halloween touch to a room!Guide To Halloween Decor Balloons | If you’re not really into spooky decor, then you can  opt for a much more cutesy decoration, like these balloons. They are in-keeping with the Halloween theme because they’re orange and black, but much more suitable for if you don’t like scary over the top decorations.Guide To Halloween Decor Guide To Halloween Decor Concentrated creep | This type of decoration is perfect if you don’t have a really large area to decorate, but you still want to get into the spirit of Halloween. Just add some fake spider webs to some existing decoration in the area, like I have here with the lanterns. Then add some Halloween-themed tea light candle holders, and a sign, maybe that says ‘Happy Halloween’ or something spooky.Guide To Halloween Decor Guide To Halloween Decor Guide To Halloween Decor Halloween Bunting | If you’ve got the room for it, I’d definitely recommend having Halloween-themed bunting up. This is because it brings the whole room together, and it can be one of the only pieces of decoration you have up, but it’s plenty to bring a Halloween vibe.

Eerie Balloon | I little trick I’ve picked up is, if you use double-sided tape and put it on the back of a balloon, you can stick it up anywhere, and it looks really creepy, as if it’s floating in mid air, on its own.Guide To Halloween Decor Pumpkins | If nothing else, you should at least have carved a pumpkin!Guide To Halloween Decor Fairy Lights | If you’re into super cute and reasonably girly things like I am, fairy lights are suitable for almost every holiday and event; trust me. These cute pumpkin ones were very cheap, and are so light, then can be put up anywhere, and they’ll last for the whole season!Guide To Halloween Decor


That’s it for my guide to Halloween decor, I hope I inspired you guys and you can take some ideas from this post, let me know in the comments if you’ve got any more tips for Halloween (or Christmas, let’s be real, it’s coming up!) decoration ideas that I haven’t mentioned!

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Halloween Gingerbread Men

That’s right, today marks the official start of Halloween here on Organic By Nerve! I’ve got a lot of fun halloween themed posts for you guys for the rest of this month, so without further adieu, let’s get started with these super cute (and easy) halloween themed gingerbread men!6


Ingredients:

350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

125g butter

175g light soft brown sugar

1 free range egg

4 tbsp golden syrup


Method:

First, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4, and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Then start by sifting together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon. Then pour into your mixer. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

Next, lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the mixer and mix until the mixture combines together.

Roll the dough out to whatever thickness you’d like (remember that they will spread and rise in the oven though!) on a lightly floured surface. Using your gingerbread men cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between each of them.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Finally, move them onto a wire rack to finish cool properly before icing. When cooled decorate with the writing icing and make them as ghoulish or creepy as your heart desires! I’ve left some ideas for you below.


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You can ice your gingerbread men to look like skeletons, mummies, zombies, sewn-up frakensteins, vampires, chainsaw victims, ordinary creepers or even the gingerbread man from Shrek!


That’s it for my halloween themed gingerbread men! Let me know if you’re going to recreate these, I’d love to see them!