These craft tricks aren't too spooky—most are tame enough for younger ghouls and goblins who would enjoy them throughout a Halloween event. From floral elements to furniture that you can temporarily modify, there are many how-tos to get you in the spooky spirit. Using crafty essentials like hot glue and shears, you can create essentials like cobwebs and other visual effects for tabletops, bookcases, lighting fixtures, and even staircases, which can be transformed into a trick-of-the-eye rodent landscape with a pair of scissors and craft paper in all the right places. If you want to up the scream factor, try making a a modified mirror, which can become hauntingly eerie with just a few additions. While twinkling candlelight casting mysterious shadows is a mainstay on front porches for trick or treaters, you can bring these elements inside too with handmade lanterns that can be made a few days in advance.
Turn your front yard into a gothic graveyard with realistic headstones, graceful ghosts, and shadowy silhouettes. Tempt guests toward to your doorstep with a bounty of pumpkins and faux autumn botanicals paired with a skull-studded wreath, a dramatic spider's web, and an impish doormat. Grandin Road has all the outdoor Halloween decorations you're looking for to create the high-spirited house of your imagination, including pre-lit and animated designs that will delight trick-or-treaters of any age.
Transform the inside of your home with eerily creepy Halloween accessories to create the perfect scary setting. Mood lighting gets a spooky twist with LED black willow branches or mini votive candles, perfect for a grown-up Halloween party or any other Halloween entertaining. Show of your spooktacular Halloween spirit with a howling wolf rug, metallic skulls and some Dia de los Muertos decor. Toss in a few festive throw pillows for an instant update..
To give your doormat this Halloween update, start by downloading the skull family template. Print out as many faces as you have people in household. Use an X-Acto knife or craft knife to cut out faces, eyes, noses, and mouths. Then, arrange the faces as you want them to appear on your mat, adding cut-out letters if you wish. Attach paper to the doormat with folded-up painter's tape on the back. Then, starting with a little paint at a time, dab paint around the stencil with a foam brush. Continue until the entire mat is covered, and let dry completely before you remove the stencils.
Can you really have Halloween without celebrating the major monster masterpiece of Stephen King? Our inflatable Pennywise decoration will be recognizable to anyone who was scared by “It" as a child. Cause come on, who didn’t sneak down and watch that movie while their older siblings watched it during a sleepover? Tie some red balloons all over the yard and set up your scary inflatable. Now you can be sure you’d have people like us running for the hills as soon as they see your setup!
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.
Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to treat your yard like it's the set of a horror movie! Stay original and keep things beautiful with Southwestern-inspired decorating ideas, which will keep your home looking pretty well into the fall season. Try filling a distressed crate with pumpkins (retro-inspired coolers work too!). You can also add a bouquet of fresh flowers to a plaid vintage Thermos, and paint pumpkins with Southwestern-inspired designs.
And why stop at just there? You could have your graveyard in the backyard or off to the side, and let one of our life-sized inflatable decorations take center stage! From fun and friendly pumpkin inflatables to scary witches, these blow-up decorations will have everyone screaming in delight! You can finish your look with a festive doormat or by covering your porch with gargoyles, to create a spooky scene that any Halloween fan is sure to love. And no matter how you want to decorate your yard, Spirit is here with a wide selection that's perfect for all of your outdoor Halloween decoration needs.
Transform your home into a wonderland of spooky spirits with Grandin Road's enchanting indoor Halloween decorations. Create bewitching fun with whimsical Halloween decor or find the perfect party decorations for a monstrous bash your guests will never forget. Cast a spell over all who enter your home with wicked witches, low-flying bats, sinister skulls, and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Decorating your yard or home for Halloween is becoming increasingly popular and a big part of the holiday itself. Halloween Express has everything from spooky Halloween home decor to commercial grade Halloween Decorations and Props. Halloween decorations can turn your yard into a ghoulish graveyard, a chilling cemetery or an evil yard haunt. No matter what your decorating theme, no haunted home or yard is complete without the special effects of a fog machine and chilling soundtrack. A thin layer of mist slithering along the ground and that sinister sound raising the hair on the back of your neck is the perfect finishing touch. Give your neighbors something to talk about by turning your yard into a landscape of terror.
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.
And why stop at just the tables? From bar accessories and party themes to Halloween party favors and decor, Spirit Halloween truly has everything you need in the world of Halloween party supplies. You could even turn your kitchen into a chop shop and have your guests drinking syringe shots--seriously, how cool is that?! Or you could create the gothic dinner of your nightmares and have everyone make a toast with skull goblets; it's Halloween, after all, so is there ever a better time to say "cheers!" to fun and fears? No matter how you want to party this Halloween, Spirit is here to make sure you're partying in style all season long!
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.
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.
This is quite involved for outdoor Halloween decorations. Black foam creates the background. After the background has been cut, cut foam boards into irregular board shapes. Since they don’t look like wood, a wood grain tool is used once the foam has been painted gray. It has to be done when the paint is wet. Then arrange them on the background as you like. For cartoony zombie arms, use store bought skeleton arms and paint them a bright, neon green. Painting the ends that will connect to the foam background black will help give the impression that they really are coming out of the shadows. Eyeballs are created using ping pong balls cut in half and neon green paint pens. To hang it up, add picture hanging wire on the top and a suction cup hook on the window.
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.
Halloween decorations to die for! No graveyard scene is complete without the hanging Halloween skeletons, realistic human skulls, and skull-encrusted gothic fences that send shivers up the spines of guests who dare to pass by. Here, you'll find anything and everything to do with Halloween skeletons and Halloween skulls: Life size skeleton props, animated skeleton props that play instruments for the dance of the dead, glow in the dark and light up lawn skeletons, and skulls that glow, talk, or simply serve cupcakes at the buffet.
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!