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October 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Command Brand Offers Halloween Decorating Tips

Damage-Free Products Help Families Transform Their Houses Into Homes

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Oct 7, 2011) - The tricks and treats of Halloween are right around the corner. In honor of the ghoulish holiday, Command Brand from 3M is teaming up with Rebuilding Together -- the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership. Through a donation of $20,000 as well as damage-free organizing and decorating products, Command Brand is helping homeowners add some 'spirit' to their revitalized homes. Command Brand is also encouraging Americans to show their support for Rebuilding Together by viewing a video with tips on transforming the home this Halloween from lifestyle expert Kelley Moore.

Some of her Halloween decorating tips include:

  • Mummify chairs across your home. Using tea bags and warm water, stain several rolls of white gauze to make it look like they've been buried underground for years. Simply wrap the chairs with the gauze and secure it in place using poster strips.
  • Create inexpensive Halloween table centerpieces by stacking scary old books, such as The Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Frankenstein and Dracula, on tables and benches in the home. Add a few candles on top of the stack to help add height and dimension.
  • Give house guests goosebumps by creating giant cobwebs on walls and over furniture to make the house look like it was abandoned years ago. Stretch out thin layers of cotton and secure it place using mini hooks. Then add spiders, bats and other creepy crawlers as finishing touches.
  • Create eerie lighting throughout the home. Simply cut Halloween shapes, such as cats and bats, out of black construction paper. Then adhere them to the inside of an inexpensive lampshade using poster strips. When the lamp is turned on, spooky shadows will illuminate the room.
  • Create a costume for your refrigerator by showcasing Halloween photos, greeting cards and party invitations using picture clips.

Command products use a unique stretch-release technology that holds on strongly and removes cleanly without damaging surfaces -- leaving no holes, marks, sticky residue or stains on surfaces. When Halloween is over, it's easy to remove your decorations without leaving your walls spooked!

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About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether.

Twittercue:
Partners @CommandBrand and @RebldgTogthr are helping families make their revitalized houses feel like home this Halloween: http://bit.ly/qfra0h

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