What is it about Halloween that transforms ordinary people into seekers of anything dark and unknown?  Cemeteries by night, horror films by day and one of the most popular and oldest Halloween traditions to date - the haunted house!    A haunted house is defined as a building that is the center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena.  To create these chilling and disturbing effects when designing your own haunted house, you’ll need some amazing animated special effect props that are sure to terrify.  Here at Halloween Express, you’ll find the decorations and props needed that will give your haunted house the illusion that actors, animatronics, sound, lighting and other special effects bring to today’s haunted houses that make them such nightmarish venues.  A good haunted house should terrify, shock and disorient its patrons and then have them laughing at their own fears upon exiting. 

There are few things more frightening – or fun – than the sight of a creepy-looking, haunted house. You can make sure your place is scary and entertaining with all the Halloween decorations from The Home Depot. Our selection of creepy outdoor Halloween decorations, crawly Halloween animatronics and exciting indoor Halloween decorations will help you make this year’s fright night one to remember.
Are you ready to transform your home? Want to make it as festive as an Egyptian tomb? As fresh as an abandoned mansion? While we can’t provide your abode with that musty catacomb smell, our easy Halloween decorations make it a snap for people to assume your place has a serious case of the haunts! Browse through our images and you’ll see plenty of classy and creepy ideas for your house. Look around your place and you’ll soon find areas of potential. Your fireplace mantel is a blank canvas. Your front entryway is chock full of potential. Take these scenes as far as you want; Halloween is all about creepy creativity!
One such idea for outdoor Halloween decorations is to decorate a large banner. The banner can be the full length of the door, or only a partial piece of the length. Since door decorations can be particularly inviting or scary, if there are little kids in the neighborhood, try to decorate a banner with something cartoon-ish. The banner should also reflect the personalities of those living inside. Fringes can also be added to the banners – whether it’s pom-poms or straw. For a fun twist, candy stickers and funky texts can be added if a drawing is not your speed.
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!
Drum up excitement for the season when you dress up your house and yard! You didn’t think Halloween costumes were just for people, did you? Your house deserves a seasonal look as well. The ideas are endless. Dress up your home with anything from spiderwebs to graveyards scenes or skeletal sceneries. We’ve had a lot of time to think about making our neighborhoods more eerie during the holiday season. Scroll on through and get some ideas of your own! Don’t be afraid to get weird and silly. After all, this time comes but once a year!
The iconic striped socks in this decoration evoke memories of watching The Wizard of Oz with a bowlful of popcorn. Keep the memory of Dorothy and her band of misfit heroes alive with this colorful Halloween door hanger. To create a realistic look, you can stuff each sock with old newspaper, other socks or old T-shirts. Choose two different colors of tulle to create contrast and visual interest. Black and yellow works well, as does black and orange, or white and orange – dark colors provide greater contrast against the striped socks. Use a hot glue gun to hold each piece together.
One such idea for outdoor Halloween decorations is to decorate a large banner. The banner can be the full length of the door, or only a partial piece of the length. Since door decorations can be particularly inviting or scary, if there are little kids in the neighborhood, try to decorate a banner with something cartoon-ish. The banner should also reflect the personalities of those living inside. Fringes can also be added to the banners – whether it’s pom-poms or straw. For a fun twist, candy stickers and funky texts can be added if a drawing is not your speed.
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.
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..
Tempt your Halloween party guests with an array of candies masquerading as botanical or nautical artifacts. To begin, fill large glass jars with sweets, and then mark each jar with a label that sounds convincing—here, the meringues are "jellyfish skeletons"—while being completely made up. If you don't have a cabinet, you can create your own by arranging the jars in wooden cubbies or crates; we painted these a deep slate gray.

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.
Looking to spruce up the place with festive Halloween decorations for your big Halloween party? Well, then you’ve come to the right place! We carry a large assortment of spooky Halloween decorations, including props, ornaments, and lighting to help craft the perfect experience for your spooky get together. From the grotesque to the delightfully cute, there’s a decoration that’s perfect for any Halloween experience.
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.
A large wooden plank is usually an obstacle. However, not this Halloween. A DIY Halloween door decoration this is not. This is a porch decoration. Spray paint and stencils is one way to create this spooky welcome sign. Or the letters can be purchased from a woodworking shop or other area and simply nailed on in the right order. These Halloween house decorations are quite a pop from the traditional ones found in stores, and can be painted in colors to reflect the personality of the family. Who wouldn’t want that?
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