Carved pumpkins on the front porch, the crisp night air & strange sounds in the night – Halloween is one time a year you can you can step outside the box and be really weird and wonderful at the same time. Most people have a hard time coming up with ideas for Halloween decorations. In this article, I will show you how to do Halloween decorations the easy way.
The first step- greet your guests with an eerie entryway
You can start with the traditional carved pumpkin but with a little flare. After you carve the pumpkin, take it to the next level by stenciling designs around the pumpkin then use the pumpkin as a planter with fall branches and leaves from the top. Pumpkins are fun and easy and should be the first item on your list. Get the family involved and let everyone put a piece of his or her creative mind into the masterpiece. Hang black rubber bats on the porch and put cobwebs over everything. In one corner, you can setup a mad scientist lab with a big jar filled with green goo, eyeballs, bats, vampire teeth and whatever else you can dream up.
An easy and cheap thing to do is to find an old planter box, paint it black and use a stencil to paint Trick or Treat on the side. Fill the planter box with hay and pile on some pumpkins with a larger pumpkin on the bottom and then use smaller sizes on the next layers; sort of like topiary of pumpkins. For the topiary of pumpkins, I would paint the faces on them instead of carving them. You will want them to be sturdy and maybe even use a metal rod down the center to keep them together.
Another great idea you don't see very often; milk jugs painted with a ghost face filled with white Christmas lights. Milk jugs make perfect ghost & goblins and are extremely cheap and easy to make.
Interior Halloween Decor
One simple and very cheap idea; costume the people in the paintings and photos in your home. This is easily done with paper masks made out of construction paper, scissors, and low tack artist tape. You can use leaves and weeds for hair. It will add that extra flare for your Halloween party.
Wreaths are a great way to add fun to your home. You can make your own or buy them for fairly cheap. Some people aren't crafty and you can purchase ready made wreaths for cheap at craft and/or dollar stores. You u can buy plain wreaths and stick cheap Halloween decorations such as giant bugs, spiders, bats etc. By the way, wreaths are great indoors as well as outdoors.
If you plan on having a Halloween party you can make creepy ice cubes by freezing gummy worms into your ice trays. You can even freeze raisins into the ice cubes for a scary bug effect. Going that extra mile for the party will make it much more fun and enjoyable for your guests.
Halloween is a fun Holiday everyone enjoys. The many ways to decorate your home are enormous and endless. The only limitation is your imagination for Halloween decorations the easy way.