The boundaries between Halloween and Christmas are starting to become more blurred than working out when to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. First came Halloween trees, now this year Poundland has launched a range of spooky Halloween nutcrackers to get your home ready for the spooky season.
Forget fake bats and spider webs, nutcrackers are set to be the number-one decoration in town to help you celebrate Halloween at home in style this year. Traditionally a Christmas decoration, Poundland has brought out a range of spooky figures in the usual nutcracker style - a collab Jack Skellington would be proud of.
The Christmas decoration cross-over comes dressed as Count Dracula, Frankenstein and even a skeleton in a top hat. Crazily creepy, but just right for bringing a novel touch to your home – and, of course, those Instagram photo-snapping moments!
Poundland Halloween Nutcrackers
Now, it's said that the original Christmas nutcrackers, dressed as mini toy soldiers, were a symbol of good luck, frightening away any evil spirits and protecting your home. In our book, that makes these Poundland versions perfect for Halloween!
Line the figures upon a mantelpiece or have them in your window ready to greet trick or treaters – they're sure to get a smile. The best part is, each of the nutcrackers is only £2, so they won't break the bank and you could get the whole set.
Or, why not have them guarding a festive snack table? Poundland has lots of Halloween-themed plates, cups and edible snacks to make it devilishly fun, including (our favourite) milk chocolate eyeballs!
Surround your figures with Poundland's Halloween tinsel, light-up spiders and ghosts and hanging bats to make a truly spooky display. Hang some fake cobwebs, add some easy pumpkin ideas, a few LED tealight candles and dim the lights to set the scene.
We think these nutcrackers would make a great gift for anyone going to a Halloween party or gathering this year, too. Would you buy just one, or all three? And if you had to choose, which would it be?
Have these nutcrackers made your list for Halloween must-haves this year? If so, you'll be pleased to know that they're in store now, but it's always worth ringing ahead to check they have them in stock.
Well done Poundland, we think they're fab-BOO-lous!
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Laurie Davidson is a professional stylist, writer and content creator, who lives and breathes interiors. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading interior magazines, styled homes up and down the country and produced sets for TV shows, adverts and top brands, it’s safe to say Laurie has had a pretty exciting career. Find her on Instagram at @lifeofaninteriorstylist or over at lauriedavidson.co.uk
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