From needing to find Halloween decor to having to make sure you have some scary awesome Halloween ideas, it can be difficult. However, having quality decorations – or scary Halloween decorations – can be a real scare of a treat to make. It’s no wonder that DIY has become the cool thing to do for decorations for Halloween. From front door jazz and funky garage door ideas, there are so many different things that can be created on a $100 budget. Some can be created for even less, making DIY Halloween decorations a much more attainable goal for this year than it may have been in years past.
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.
Windows always come into play in scary movies. In horror movies, a villain first appears by peering into the kitchen window when the main character’s back is turned. In ghost stories, some pale ghost girls is always peering out the attic window in a room that no one has ever been in years. It makes sense to incorporate windows into your Halloween display. People walking past your house are sure to get a shiver when you hang our window accessories in your house. Scroll on through our window decorations and you’re sure to find a few looks to bring your house decorations to a whole new level.
October is a weird month. It’s a season of colorful skies and leaves. But it’s also a month with misty, cold mornings and dark, scraggly trees. It’s fun to mix and match the elements with Halloween décor. A glowing graveyard scene looks plenty cheerful in the light of day, making little kids hoot and holler in holiday excitement as they head home from school. But then night comes along and your little scene will remind the adults walking about of the fear and excitement they felt when they were children. While Christmas décor might inspire folks to go home and drink cocoa, your décor will make people want to curl up in front of their favorite horror movie under a cozy blanket. Sweet or spooky, it’s all about getting into the holiday spirit!
This Halloween door decoration is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re imaginative, crafty and enjoy a challenge, then this decoration is just for you. Purchase a pair of mannequin legs and decorate with paint or cover with a pair of old stockings. You can get as detailed as you want with this project – from the shoe selection to the number of cracks in the wall – it’s all up to you. The plywood base is painted a matte black. Use foam core to simulate broken plaster – align to create a circle – and now you have the dark hole.
However Halloween decorating doesn’t have to be so ominous. Indoor/outdoor decorating is something the whole family can do together. No matter how you decorate; whether it’s ghoulish and gruesome or more kid friendly with spooky skeletons and fun jack-o-lanterns, we have what you’re looking for. In addition to carrying more Halloween costumes than anyone, we have one of the largest selections of Halloween decorations, props and accessories you’ll find anywhere online. And if you want to learn more about the origins and history of Halloween props along with more details on the types of modern day props, check out our article on Everything You Wanted to Know About Halloween Props.
Not sure where to start on your Halloween to-do list? Never fear! From props and animatronics to party supplies and home decor, Spirit is your one-stop shop for all things Halloween. You can decorate anywhere from your porch and yard to every room in your house, so it's really up to you just how haunting you want your home to become. If you're looking for your next major scare, or maybe some inspiration, then continue reading below for ways to make your home look spooktacular with our amazing and scary Halloween decorations. Who knows? You may just be a few clicks away from creating the best haunted house of 2019!
Sure, a jack-o'-lantern or two is nice—and certainly classic!—but haven't you already been there and done that? This year, it's time to step it up a notch in terms of both originality and spookiness. Whether you opt for something more traditional (think: a few painted pumpkins, pots of fresh fall flowers, and a fall wreath or two) or aim for something a little more advanced (a DIY array of festive lanterns could be nice, or a pair of eerie-looking "floating hats"), we can practically guarantee there's something on our list for you.
Spooky black-and-orange decorations aren't your thing? Try this pretty alternative: Place white chrysanthemums and ornamental cabbage in cream-colored apple baskets on your front lawn, and surround with white pumpkins and gourds. (Note: For a similar look minus the danger, lanterns and jack-o'-lanterns should always be lit with battery-operated lights, like these LED votives.)
And hey, maybe you want to give your haunted house a more modern touch than the classic vampire mansion. We've got a fun collection of decorations that cling right to your appliances and doorways--how creepy would it be to see a demonic face trying to push through your dishwasher?! Or what about a bloody hand coming out of your toilet bowl? With wall and window decorations ranging from fun and silly to absolutely nightmarish, Spirit is here to help you create a home that's as fun or as scary as you want it to be. Wait, is that a skeleton on the toilet? You better knock before entering!