Bippity, boppity, BOO! Halloween is creeping around the corner. Greet the cadres of ghosts, witches and goblins trick-or-treating at your door with an eerily simple decorating project or two.

Spooky Lights

Light up the night with these Halloween lanterns made out of plastic cups and LED tea lights

Or try these tin can luminaries.

Craft mummy lanterns. Wrap jars in crepe paper. Glue google eyes and put a tea light in the jar to light it up.

Not-So-Spine-Chilling Pumpkins

Decorate pumpkins with sticky felt. Tie a sparkly green or gold wire ribbon bow around the stem of the pumpkin to complete the look.

Create witchy pumpkins. Stack two or three miniature pumpkins. Glue them in place. Top them off with paper witches hats and sticks for arms.

Ghoulish Books

Paint a pumpkin black. Then, decoupage book pages cut to look like a crow, a bat or witch to the pumpkin.

Re-cover books with black construction paper. Write spooky titles on the spines in white chalk or paint. Glue dark red gems on the top and bottom edges.

Collect a few weathered classics like The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving ,or Dracula by Bram Stoker. Stack the books on a bookshelf or small table. Decorate with Spanish moss and a few vintage skeleton keys.

Creepy Wreaths

Hunt up some twigs to make this simple Halloween wreath.

Hot glue an assortment of white faux spiders, glow-in-the-dark skulls, or miniature orange plastic pumpkins to a feathery black wreath.

Hang a grapevine wreath slithering with snakes. Paint the wreath black. Twist an assortment of black vinyl snakes around the grapevine. Use black floral wire to hold the snakes in place.

Bewitching Floral Fun

Swap an ordinary witch's hat for one that's extraordinary. Using a foam cone, stick in dried or silk black or dark purple roses. Cut out a cardboard circle for the brim of the hat and paint it black. Hot glue the brim to the cone. Glue orange dried or silk flowers around the edge of the bottom of the cone.

Put up a Halloween tree. Group twigs and branches laying around the yard in a large glass jar or vase. Perch decorative crows in the branches and hang spanish moss or artificial cobwebbing. Include spiders and bugs for extra creepiness.

Eerie Art

Frame illustrations of ravens, wolves, and owls in black frames. Group the frames together on a table or mantle. Surround them with white candles studded with ruby gems.

Boo! Try easy Halloween signs for the front door.

Make a creepy-crawly photo frame. Paint an assortment of plastic insects black. Glue them around a black frame.

Create a mysterious mantle. Hang a Witch's clothesline or decorate with white or silver candles on black candlesticks and an assortment of old objects. Use a simple framed mirror as a backdrop for the candles.Tuck in Spanish moss or artificial cobwebs to add an ominous flare.