Having trouble finding creative ideas to decorate your house this Halloween? Whether it be for curb appeal for your trick-or-treaters, or for innovative ideas for your upcoming Halloween party, these 10 Spooktacular Tips will get your home Halloween ready in no time!
Neutral Fall Porch
Whether a carved pumpkin is not your style or you just don’t have time to carve your own this year, white neutral pumpkins will give your porch that classic feel this Halloween. Pair your white pumpkin outside with a festive DIY sign to point people to the way of the party, or to the candy!
Create a Shadowy Scene on your Garage:
Turn your ordinary garage door into a shadowy Halloween scene this year. Begin by cutting Halloween shapes out of adhesive black vinyl sheets and paste on your garage door. This will create that spooky Halloween sky and best of all: It is easily to remove when the holiday is finished. If your garage door rolls up and down, be sure to cut the vinyl at each seam in the door so the panels can move freely as the door opens.
Zombies In The Garden
Add a frightening twist to your garden with a few zombie or mummy hands reaching up from the ground. You will need sheets of thin, black plastic to cut your hands out of. You can either hang them on the wall of your house, fence, or attach them to stakes and add them to the middle of your flowerbeds. If you're unsure how to draw hands, just grab a bright light and trace the shadows of their hands so you know exactly where to cut.
Don’t just use your pumpkins this year for carving for Halloween night! Instead, plant some of your favourite fall mums inside the pumpkin for the perfect fall planter to welcome guests up to your steps.
This can be both an indoor or outdoor decoration idea. Cut out popular Halloween shapes such as witches, ghosts, or bats in black paper and adhere them to your windows. When the indoor lights are lit, the shapes will come to life. This is a great DIY project to get your kids involved in.
Warm up the Room
Carve flickering flames into your pumpkins. It is suggested to do this with however many pumpkins can fit in and around your fireplace depending on size. Once completed, set pumpkins in your living room fireplace in replace of wood. Avoid any real fire by trading real candles in your pumpkin for battery-powered illumination instead. If time is limited and you are not able to decorate all those pumpkins, another good option is to decorate your pumpkins. If you are feeling really creative, don’t just stick to orange pumpkins - incorporate some white!
Front Door Mummy
Make a ghoulish first impression with this quick DIY Halloween door. Begin by taping paper streamers to the front door, overlapping the strips to give a wrapped look. Then, cut sheets of black and white construction paper into circles to make eyes. Place the eyes on the top of the door and tape to secure. This mummification of your front door is another home DIY that your kids can easily help out with!
Playful Hanging Bats
Another great DIY craft that you can get your kids involved in is playful hanging bats. You can create this by using black craft foam, googly eyes and some fishing line. This will easily create a colony of swooping, weatherproof bats. Kids all ages will love this quick and easy Halloween craft, and it is perfect for adding a spooky touch to your front yard.
Pile on the Pumpkins on the Porch!
An additional kid-friendly DIY project is to illuminate your porch full of a large number of glowing jack-o’-lanterns. Allow the kids to draw on their Halloween designs for additional carving inspirations. If you are struggling to come up with a variety of Halloween inspirations for your pumpkins, try recreating your family! You can add signature characteristics to your pumpkins that resemble yourselves. You can achieve this by using fresh produce, felt, a permanent marker and a few bits of clothing.
Lead trick-or-treaters to your door with a trail of bloody footprints. Simply step into washable red paint with bare feet, then carefully walk towards the front door. Make sure to carry your paint supply with you, should you need to redo your feet, and don't forget to have a towel waiting for you at the end of your walk for easy cleanup.
With these 10 Spooktacular tips to get your home Halloween ready you will be able to trick and treat your neighbours with these wicked transformation on your front door, porch, or yard.