Happy Monday!! Can you believe that Halloween is in just 2 weeks from Thursday?! Time is flying. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays- I mean we are the Coffins!! We put all of our yard and house decorations up last week and I just love coming home to a spooky looking porch and fun decorations all over the house!
Halloween can be one of the most child-like and fun holidays of the year. From the adorable and excited children in their costumes to costume parties for adults, Halloween is really a time to let out the kid in all of us and have a good time. Whether just entertaining the Trick-or-Treaters or having a party, creating a spooky looking yard and exterior for your home can really add to the atmosphere of the event. Here are a few great ideas to make your home and yard look “spooktacular”!
Pumpkins And Jack-O’-Lanterns
Autumn is a great time of year to find lots of decorations that come from nature. Naturally when we think of Halloween we think of Jack-o’-Lanterns, and having plenty of these on your front step and in your yard will give it a great eerie effect. Also, rather than just cutting out the traditional faces try tracing out other images such as witches and cats. Painting pumpkins is also a great idea, and be sure to include many of different sizes. Remember to use battery operated tea lights or flashlights rather than candles in order to prevent accidents. Trader Joe's has lots of pumpkins of all sizes and HGTV has cutouts for your pumpkins as well as a ton of other decorating ideas and tips.
Scary Signs And Window Decorations
Creating scary signs or gravestones is a really inexpensive and creative way to make your front yard look scary. Use old pieces of wood to create signs that welcome your guests to your house of horrors or to design old-looking grave markers. Also don’t forget to decorate your front windows to match the look. Hang dark colored drapes, suspend fake cobwebs, and add a few fake spiders to complete the look. We found bloody hands for our windows at our local Spirit Halloween store and they look really creepy! Lights can also add a nice spooky effect, but avoid candles for safety reasons.
Don’t Forget Your Trees!
A great place to add scary Halloween décor to your front yard is in your trees. Hang fake bats or a ghost, string some lights, or set a witch on one of the branches. We put up giant spider webs in the trees and bushes and along our driveway wall with a giant spider that we found at Target. We always get lots of comments on those!
These are just a few of the fun, scary, and inexpensive ways in which you can make your property the spookiest on the block. But most importantly, don’t forget to get yourself into the spirit of the day and find a great costume that matches your newly created house of horrors! Muahahahaha!!