24 Ways to Decorate Your Home and Yard For Halloween
Although many people get excited to decorate for Christmas, others love getting out all things orange and black and decking the house for Halloween. Halloween is a multi-billion dollar holiday season that includes costumes, candy, food, drinks and decorations. These tips will help you make your house extra fun and spooky this year.
Get Creative with Your Family
Sit down with your family and plan a spooky scene for your yard or home. This is a fun way to spend time together and celebrate, and all ages can participate. You can conjure up a haunted forest or cemetery to scare trick-or-treaters
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Deck Out Your Landscaping
Use bushes to your advantage. Add eyes or zombie hands. Rake your leaves and fill trash bags that you can decorate.
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Carve Pumpkins with Power Tools
Yep, this is a thing. Get out your power tools and take pumpkin carving to the next level! (P.S. You can also carve a pumpkin with a power washer!)
Skip the Carving and Paint Pumpkins for Your Patch
Not everyone likes carving pumpkins. If you’re in that category, paint your pumpkins with funny faces, or, if you want more of a polished look, give this zigzag pumpkin tutorial a try.
Make Those Pumpkins Last
Pumpkins are an “all Fall” decoration. If you want to make your uncarved, unpainted pumpkins and gourds last longer, some suggest a bleach bath.
Make Fun Costumes
As a break from Halloween decor planning, you and your family can decide on your own Halloween costumes. Consider going completely DIY with inspiration from this collection of costumes all made from duct tape.
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Get Crafty with your Windows
The windows are the eyes to your house…no seriously, you can make them look like eyes!
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Turn Your Garage Into a Haunted House
If you have kids, are having a party, or want to give trick-or-treaters a little extra scare, create a haunted house in your garage. Is your garage too messy? Check out these tips to get yours ready for Fall!
Don’t Forget the Squash!
Decorate with Dollar Store Finds
Take your kids to your local dollar store and stock up on fun things like window clings, candle holders, etc. to decorate your house. This is also a fun way to decorate your office or work space! While you’re at the dollar store, steer clear of these items.
Get Spooky with Spider Webs
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A favorite cute and easy decoration idea for parties or trick-or-treaters is to have ghosts floating about. You can get helium balloons and cover them with white cloth or snatch up one like this!
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Stock up on orange, white, and black balloons and some Sharpie markers. Decorate the balloons with scary faces for a fun and fast decoration idea!
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Be Festive with Flowers
Okay, so this is scary, but flowers always give your home a welcoming vibe. You can even use a pumpkin or plastic skull for a vase.
Create a Coffin
Nothing spooks party goers or trick-or-treaters like a coffin. You can build one of your own design out of wood or heavy cardboard or you can even buy a kit! Just be sure to make it big enough to hide in so you can pop out and scare people.
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Let your Pets Play a Part
Consider dressing up your pet and making them compliment your Halloween decor. Make sure to consider their safety when choosing a costume. Remember, if they don’t like it, don’t make them wear it!
Paper mache goblins, monsters and mummies make classic Halloween pinatas. No time for DIY? You can buy one if you prefer!
Aliens are Scary too!
Why should typical Halloween monsters have all the fun? Have a UFO theme this Halloween! You can even create an alien landing pad in your yard!
Make Use of What you Have
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You’ve got pumpkins and you’ve got more leaves than you know what to do with. This tutorial shows you how to turn them into a beautiful decoration.
Give it Some Glitter
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Break out the Brooms
You might have an old broom in the garage or you can buy one that really looks like it belongs to a witch! Strategically placed, brooms can give the impression that a coven has descended on your home.
This time of year, you can find skeletons at every store selling decor. Stage them around your house, chatting on the phone, sitting at the table, or even hanging out on the front porch. Interested in eerie stories? Check out the strangest house in every state.