Halloween hacks for your haunted house

Caitlin Rawlings gives her insight into how to deck your halls, Halloween style

Caitlin Rawlings
29th October 2018
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It is finally spooky season and the first time you can justifiably decorate your student house before covering every wall and banister in tinsel for Christmas.

You’ve spent the majority of your student loan on books, supplies and a messy fresher’s week so spending your last few pennies on expensive decorations doesn’t seem logical. After spending hours hunting down every shop in the city centre that sells anything from warning tape to cotton cobwebs, I have found the best spots to get those cheap buys and DIY’s.


Located in Eldon Square this quirky shop sells everything from pumpkin shaped fairy lights, to ghost shaped balloons and every purchase was less that £3. Tiger is the perfect place to buy everything you need for an eerie pres or a Halloween house party on a restricted budget.


Luckily, not too far away is the place we student’s all know and love. Poundland. Everything your childhood self has dreamed of is at your fingertips and now you pay the bills you can finally justify that skeleton head full of shot glasses for your dining room table. Having bought an array of paper tissue for hanging pom-poms and card for cutting out gravestones and a family of bats, Poundland is the perfect place to acquire everything you will ever need this October.

Grainger Market

Just moments away is the infamous Grainger Market - the perfect place to buy material which you can rip and hang from the ceiling, or even wrap around banisters. This is a really effective way of revolutionizing your entire house to look like it is straight off the set of Hocus Pocus (without the million-dollar budget).

Even if you are strapped for cash around this time of year, it is possible to feel festive this Halloween season and create a boo-tiful haunted house...

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