19 Oct 2020

Halloween is a memorable holiday for many people, especially kids. Trick-or-treating is right up there with Christmas morning. Whether you’re a big fan of the holiday or not, it can be a lot of fun to decorate your home, both on the inside and the outside. Get into the Halloween spirit with these great decorating ideas. 

Indoor Decorations

If you are wanting to create a little spookiness for your kids, or you plan on having guests over for a Halloween party, decorating the inside of your home is a great way to celebrate the holiday. 

Cobwebs

If you add cobwebs to your artwork, decor items, and windows around the inside of your home, it instantly adds a creepy-crawly feeling. It also requires little effort or budget. If you’re decorating on a budget, this is a great option. 

Snake Wreath

For either the inside or outside of your home, purchase many plastic but flexible snakes and weave them through a wreath. You can use hot glue, if needed, depending on how many snakes you’d like to use. This spooky wreath will give anyone afraid of snakes the heebie-jeebies. 

Place Settings

If you have anyone over before Halloween, treat your guests with spooky place settings. Opt for dark plates, skeleton hands, Halloween-inspired cutlery, use puff paint to create webs or bats on the outside of their cups, and serve festive foods. There are so many excellent foods to prepare that are both fun and creepy! 

Plant Hanger with Spiders

If you have a lot of greenery around your home, one of the most accessible decor ideas is attaching plastic spiders to your plants. Hanging plants are perfect for hanging faux spiders off, but you can also put them among your other plants. If you have artificial plants, you can use an easily removable adhesive to stick them on leaves and on the pots. 

Black Plants

If you want to go all out, you can get a few artificial plants or use ones you have already if you like. Generously spray paint them all black. It will add another level of eeriness to your home’s decor. 

Outdoor Decorations

The perfect setting for trick-or-treaters, decorating the outside of your home is fun for everyone. 

Spooky Lighting

Depending on where you live, it might be dark when the trick-or-treaters come out. Using glowing lanterns with spider or bat designs or jack-o-lantern lights can help light the pathway up to your home so they can get their candy. 

Use a Projector

Purchase a reasonably inexpensive projector light that provides an orange glow to your entire home, giving it a spooky ambiance. 

Pumpkin String Lights

The Halloween version of Christmas lights! Pumpkin string lights are cuter than they are scary, but they’re a great addition to the outside of your home. 

Giant Light-up Spider Web

Transform your whole yard into a massive spider’s web. There are rope lights available to purchase that are up to 23 feet, and they glow bright and vibrant on your lawn. 

And of course, Pumpkins!

Pumpkins are the hallmark of good Halloween decor. Whether you choose to invest in reusable plastic pumpkins or the family carves their own, there’s a lot you can do with pumpkins. One great idea is a pumpkin topiary, where you can stack them on top of each other, and using string lights, you create a very cool topiary. If you don’t want to use real pumpkins, you can make pumpkin lanterns out of paper mache.

This is an excellent craft for the whole family, and you can hang them from strings to make them appear like they’re floating. Put a small battery-operated light or tea light candle inside, so they gently glow in the dark. Get creative with your pumpkins by using zombie hand designs popping out of the ground, placing the pumpkins in your garden, or on your front lawn. You can create your own graveyard by putting them among fake tombstones. Instead of carving pumpkins, you can also paint them. They’ll look great during the daytime. Using a drill, you can also create a phrase out of pumpkins with lights inside, rather than designs. Spell out something extra spooky.

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