One of the more popular festivities of the year is fast approaching, have you started planning how you will dress your home up in time for it? No, we are not talking about Christmas, but the spooktacular affair that comes up before the jolly season – Halloween!
You don’t need to spend a bomb on decorations to transform your home into a scary haunted house; all you need are handy hands and patience. Here we have collated a list of the best Halloween decorations that are not only fitting to the Halloween theme, but also cost-efficient and easy-to-make.
- Halloween tree
You don’t have to wait until Christmas to have your tree make an appearance in your home, take it out a month or two early and dress it up for Halloween! You can make buntings in the dark color theme and spray paint some of your old Christmas ornaments in orange, black and white. For additional decorative items, you can print skulls or pumpkin images on thick cardboard, cut them out, string them up and hang on your transformed tree. Let your imagination go wild and rock around your Halloween tree!
- Spooky piano
A church organ would be most appropriate for the Halloween season, but a regular upright piano will do just fine. Add that touch of Halloween class with a vintage candleholder or two, a dried out floral wreath and, if you are able to purchase a few, some friendly hollowed-out skulls just casually observing as you practice the theme from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on the piano.
- Halloween garland
This is a fairly simple decorative piece to make but you can also easily purchase it off online or on your local party supplies shop. Hang these quirky statement pieces off your staircase, above all the doors in your home, over mirrors and remember to add a couple in your guest bathroom to surprise your houseguests!
- Ghoul chair
Peek-a-boo! Transform your dining chairs into ghoulish friends simply by draping a long white sheet over them and then bringing them alive with cutout eyes and mouth pieces. This simple yet striking addition will definitely delight your party guests.
- Ghostly candleholders
Do you have empty wine bottles that you have kept in the storeroom, in the hope that you will be able to recycle them one day? Well, this is the day because empty wine bottles will make fantastic candle holders to add a touch of spookiness to any room. You can also amp up the ghoulish level by painting eyes and mouth to the bottles.
- Mummified door
Let your neighbors know you are serious about Halloween! All you need for this mummified door design are yellow crafting paper for the eyes (and a large black board if your main door is not black in color) and 2-3 rolls of toilet paper. Maximum spooky effect that costs close to nothing!
- Spider web and laced pumpkins
This decoration idea is perfect for those who crochet as a hobby. Frame a pretty doily in a black frame and glue on a plastic spider or two to create the effect of spiders lounging on the webs that they have spun, or add a touch of sophistication to some plump pumpkins by dressing them up in lacey embellishments.
- Flying bats
This amazing flying bats effect can be easily achieved by cutting out bat-shaped pieces in different sizes and gluing them on some dried out twigs or directly on the wall. You can also string together a handful of bat cutouts together and hang them on the ceiling.
Downloadable bat patterns can be found here: https://somuchbetterwithage.com/bat-printable-halloween/