You've probably spent weeks planning your family's Halloween costumes for an upcoming celebration or a trick-or-treat session around the neighborhood, but have you thought of how you're going to dress up your own home? Believe it or not, you don't need to make a mad dash for the stores in order to get your space ready for the spookiest holiday of the year—in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween, roll up your sleeves and get crafty and create unique décor that gives your guests a delightful sense of foreboding as they nosh on delicious treats all night long. 
Jaunty jack-o'-lanterns, foreboding bats—these are Halloween-appropriate versions of the classic paper-doll chain. To make it, print our template onto card stock, fold the paper to its width, trace, and cut it out. Then, use scissors for the outline, and a craft knife or hole punch for facial features and smaller details. Intersperse with fringed garlands to add color.
Using wood and spray paint, make teeth for your house. The teeth are free handed to create a menacing look. There are edges on the sides to hold the teeth up so that there is no need to use nails. Permanent markers are used to mark out the teeth on the wood before cutting them out. Spray paint in white, red, and black is used to create bloody gums and tips of the teeth and decaying teeth. The eyes are created with card board and permanent marker (in two shades of whatever color). Red is added and voila! Hang them up and your house is ready to eat anyone alive. Halloween front door decors have never been so creepy, or so versatile – this makes a great addition to any haunted house.
Peeping Toms watch out! There’s an oversized evil eye staring right back atcha’! This green demon window cling will make it seem like your house is brimming with possession. People will be convinced that you have to deal with all the classic poltergeist problems on a regular basis. They probably think your dining room chairs pile up when no one is watching, and that your tv turns on by itself at three o’clock in the morning. Luckily for you, no one actually has to deal with these fears in order for folks to think your place is terrifying!
Cast a sinister glow over any setting with a cluster of white tapers dripping with "blood" (actually red candle wax). Fill a cup or a small pail with sand, and plant white candles inside so they stand upright. Light a red candle and tip it over the white candles so the wax drips down the tops and sides, being careful not to burn yourself. Let wax cool completely before removing candles from sand.
And if you still have your fog machine from last year, then you better make sure it's full and ready to go! Pick up some fog machine fluid from Spirit to make sure you have plenty to make it through the season--and you'll feel confident knowing that foggy fright will be ready to set the scene all the way to Halloween! From offering a wide selection of new and improved fog machines to helping make sure your current one lasts for years to come, Spirit Halloween is here to make sure that your Halloween is as foggy as ever.
Download this bat stencil, then trace the shape onto a piece of black craft paper and cut out the bat with scissors. Then, place the stencil back atop each critter you create and use a bone folder to make creases along the dotted lines on the stencil. Fold the creases opposite ways on each wing to make the wings 3D. Attach each bat to a long piece of string with tiny black clothespins.
There’s no way we’d want to get caught wandering through this scene when the sun goes down. Now that we think about it, we wouldn’t want to get caught here at high noon either. The tumbling gray tombstone and angry zombies crawling out of the aged ground in this scene is sure to cause shrieks and squeals as people pass by. To create this look, arrange our submerged zombie props and grave stones throughout the yard with hay layered around the base of each piece. You’ll find it easy to make your home into a horror show for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

Welcome guests inside your home – if they dare – by creating this unique front door decoration for Halloween. Little trick-or-treaters will be amused and a little bit scared by your imagination and creativity, while most parents will find it downright funny. Stuff the striped socks with newspaper to create a little depth and added bulk. Use a worn-our pair of pointy-toe heels to finish. Any mat will do as long as it inscribed with a warm greeting (it’s not as funny without the warm greeting). This fun front door decoration never gets old as most people have seen The Wizard of Oz at least once.
Maybe you want to turn your kitchen into a bloody butcher's shop with fake body parts and rusty knives, or your living room could be easily transformed into a dark and dreary dungeon complete with shackles and chains. You could cover your porch in skeletons and zombies, and even hang up a few signs to warn everyone about the scares that lie ahead. You could even take your props to the next level with sounds and lights when you shop our awesome selection of battery-operated, animated Halloween props! No matter how you decide to haunt your home, no haunting could ever be complete without adding the magic touch of Halloween props found at Spirit Halloween!
Create the best haunt on the block with Halloween decorations from Oriental Trading! We've got everything you need to haunt your home, inside and out, plus Halloween party decorations and supplies. Looking for haunted house ideas? You'll find all the scary Halloween decorations needed to create the neighborhood's best Halloween haunted house right here and at prices that won't make you run away in fright.
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