If you love Halloween, you might be ready for a few new ways to decorate your home’s exterior for the holiday. Outdoor decorations help you set a spooky mood for your Halloween trick-or-treaters. If you want a few more ideas for this year’s decorations, read ahead.
Making your own graveyard in your front yard can help invite a few curious trick-or-treaters on Halloween. You can use store-bought tombstones or create your own custom tombstones. To make your own, use gray paint on thick pieces of cardboard for the bases. After the paint has dried, write a few names and dates on the fake tombstones with black paint. You don’t have to take this step too seriously. Feel free to inject some humor on your tombstones.
After finishing your tombstones, you can attach them to wood stakes for easy placement in your grass. If you want to enhance the look, consider adding a few embellishments nearby, such as plastic bones. You can also place a few lights near the tombstones so that your guests can read the your funny inscriptions.
Invite Some Scary Guests to Your Trees
If you have trees in your front yard, use them to hang a few fun decorations. Plastic bats make a fine addition to your tree and are easy to hang with string. You can also create your own bats with black cardboard. Additionally, you can add in a few more Halloween characters to your trees, including ghosts and witches. If you don’t have trees in your yard, you can also hang these decorations on your porch or your fence.
Pick a Porch Theme
On Halloween, your porch will see plenty of activity from trick-or-treaters. You can stick with the traditional collection of pumpkins or try something new. For example, you can turn your porch into a creepy crypt complete with plastic skeletons and cobwebs. A single candle will add to the scary atmosphere of this look. Alternatively, turn your porch into a small home for a Halloween witch by setting up a cauldron and a few broomsticks.
New Twists on Pumpkins
If you plan to include a few pumpkins in your decorations, you can try a few tips to create interesting pumpkin designs. For example, instead of carving your pumpkins, use paint. You can create some truly spectacular looks by using a full range of colors on your pumpkin. Try adding a few fun items to your pumpkins. A pair of plastic eyes from a local craft store can bring your pumpkin friends to life.
You can dress up your front door with a Halloween wreath. If you want a truly frightening look, add a bunch of rubber snakes to a basic wreath from your craft store. This creepy wreath will make your guests look twice before knocking on your door. You can also use a wreath to house plastic spiders and other creepy pests.
If you want decorations that invoke the Halloween spirit without scaring young children, consider filling your yard with Halloween inflatables. For a simple look, try a collection of inflatable pumpkins. If you want something more intricate, you can select a pirate ship or giant spider. These decorations are easy to store during the rest of the year.