As a holiday, Halloween is obviously meant to be scary. It's built around celebrating the dead, and over the years has evolved into a day (and night) haunted by ghosts, vampires, werewolves and pretty much any other creepy creature or goblin our minds can conjure up.
But you know what's really scary? The fact that we're expected to craft up enough decorations and costuming for ourselves and our family to cover everything we own in the Halloween spirit. Ain't nobody got the time (or money) for that.
Even more frightening is the fact that Halloween is almost here, and we still don't really have any festive decor up and haven't put a whole lot of thought into costumes, either. But don't freak out just yet, because we actually have some DIY projects that will take your Halloween celebrations to the next level, and they are super-easy — and won't cost an arm and a leg to pull off.
Originally published October 2016. Updated October 2017.