Halloween is one of my kids’ and my favorite holidays. Every year, we look forward to decorating the house, putting together our costumes, and of course trick or treating. There are so many fantastic ideas out there for Halloween decor, especially on Pinterest. (I could spend hours just pinning some of the amazing holiday ideas out there!) I try to do something new every year, just because it’s so much fun putting our creativity to work and seeing what kind of creepy and ghoulish ideas we can come up with. This year, we’ve already got the decorations up and I’ve decided to share my favorites with you all. So, here are 5 fun and easy Halloween decor ideas…
“A Bone to Pick” Graveyard: A pretend graveyard is a classic and super fun idea for your front yard or backyard. All we did was get some fresh soil from the hardware store and created mounds to look like freshly dug graves. We then added some fake bones and skulls and some tombstones to finish it off.
Creepy Candles: This is an easy DIY way to creepy-fy a candelabra or chandelier. Simply leave some long, skinny candles out in the sun long enough so you can curve them, then cool them off and let them harden again. You can easily find a candelabra from a garage sale or secondhand store that you can spray paint black to make it more suited for Halloween and you can even adorn it with jewelry to add an extra touch of haunted house glamour.
“Dying to Play” the Piano: If you have a piano, you already have an amazing prop to play with. We got a lifesize skeleton and positioned him as though he were playing the piano, then gave him some extra atmosphere with spiderwebs (complete with large, scary spider). If you want to be even more creative, set the playbook to a song fitting for Halloween, like one of these 10 classical songs for Halloween.
Shredded Curtains: To really give your house the feeling of being haunted, get some dark fabric and cut them up into scary drapes. Bonus points if they are in a room with a fan and you can get them eerily blowing in the wind!
Creepy Crawlers: If you have a staircase, secure spiderwebs to the wall along the stairs with huge spiders looking as though they are descending. You could also hang some from the ceiling so when people look up, the spiders are floating above them.
Happy Halloween, everyone!