Do you need a convincingly decrepit room on a budget? Do you want to pull off a haunting Halloween look on the cheap and easy? Are you fed up with polyester spiderwebs that get stuck in everything and are impossible to clean up?
You’ll love today’s halloween hack: cheesecloth.
All you need is a pack of cheesecloth — I get mine at the grocery for about $1.99 — but if you’d like to go extra creepfest, pop your cloth in a pot of tea for a few minutes to get a dirty, time-worn look. Then cut strips in one side of the cloth and rip, pull and tear until it looks appropriately like ethereal leavings, and hang as desired. It’s particularly good for doorways and windows, but it’s pretty versatile stuff — take it outside and suddenly you’ve got a haunted tree. You can even use it to make full-on ghostly figures if you want!
And when you’re done — remember that we all want to see what you’ve made in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool.