Since everything in your garden is probably drying up anyway, take advantage and cut down some dead branches or dried flowers. Spray paint them black and set them out in vases around your house. If you want a more lively Halloween decoration using flowers, create a fall wreath for your front door using colorful leaves that have begun to change color. Go on a nature walk with the kids, and have them collect leaves that have fallen on the ground. When you get home, cut out a piece of cardboard in a donut shape. You can paint the cardboard black, orange, red, or any other fall color. Use a paintbrush to spread a thick layer of glue all over the cardboard, and stick on the leaves you collected. Add a piece of string to hang the wreath from your door.
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