Halloween is one the most enjoyable holidays we celebrate each year. As years go by, the Halloween decorations seem to get more and more sophisticated and elaborate. Today, you’re guaranteed to see much more than a jack-o-lantern or a paper pumpkin cut-out on the front porch!
You can now see spooky gaveyards and entire haunted houses with multiple rooms constructed in the driveway! This section is dedicated to the faithful Halloween decorator and how you can make your home the most haunted on the block.
So, you want to learn how to make your own Halloween decorations? From haunted tree games to paper bats to tombstones, find out how to make your own props and house decor here!
Thought you'd run out of things to creep up on Halloween? Wrong-o, my spooky friend! Have you ever considered decorating your car? I have. And I've used most of the methods described below. If I haven't, I've referenced the appropriate image. Come along on a terrifying little ride with me! Car Decor Idea #1: Ghost Rider Every year, come the first day of fall of thereabouts, our family friend Skellie takes up residence in my car. I drive, and Skellie drives shotgun. We even put a seat belt on him (see pic). This little trick is hysterical and is obviously very easy to do. Strap in any close to life-size skeleton, zombie, ghost, witch or ghoul so passersby get an eyeful. Don't go too ... Angelique Duncan, aka Twilight Faerie, is a gifted Halloween artist who creates a variety of inspiring Halloween objects, such as porcelain faeries, costume accessories, ornaments and decoupage. Her inspiration comes from vintage works and styles, and everything is handmade with loving detail. Through networking with other Halloween artists, she launched Halloween Artist Bazaar to showcase handcrafted works from other artists. As far back as I can remember Halloween and winged things have intrigued me. I found a certain unconventional beauty in the imagery of autumn and Halloween. Equally so, I have had a fascination with the mythology of fairy tales and winged creatures. While other kids were running, skipping and climbing trees, I was content playing with colors and textures and ... Editors Note: Every so often, we find and feature some of the best Halloween decorators and artists around. Here we invite you to enter the fantastical craft fair of the Halloween Artist Bazaar ... For some Halloween can’t come around soon enough. The spooky and the macabre are seen as whimsical and beautiful. We surround ourselves with autumn things. In our imaginations bats and devils are our friends and we share a cup of coffee with cats. We dance with owls. Devils and skeletons are our muse. Toadstools smile and there is a fairy in every cupboard. Holidays and celebrations are carried with us every day rattling around in our creative minds clamoring to be released. What some would see as just ... I love Halloween, and I love Halloween projects. And by the way, I'm seriously lazy. So when a friend of mine told me he had a great, terrifying-looking, gory, easy prop to show me, I was all in! But even I (the corner-cutting queen) was rather delightfully surprised at how easy this really was. Together, my friend and I created three creepy decaying skulls in less than 10 minutes. And the best part? They were cheap to make...very cheap. Yet they looked incredible. Want in on my friend's and my little secret? Follow the directions below. How to Make Your Skull You will need: A plastic novelty skull, any type you'd like (check your local dollar store) Saran Wrap or bargain/store brand cling wrap A heat gun OR ... What’s that peeking out of that window? Is it…can it be?? A WITCH! Dress up your windows this Halloween with a life sized paper witch silhouette to peer out at trick-or-treaters and frighten the neighbors. Look for large rolls of paper at teacher supply stores or substitute with black posterboard. You’ll Need: Window sized sheet of black paper Sharp scissors Chalk and pencil Witch template Ruler Clear, double sided tape Look for a picture of a witch silhouette (or click and save the template below.) Print it out. This will be your template. Using the ruler and pencil, draw equal lines to create a grid, about one inch squares or smaller. Count the number of lines horizontally and vertically. There will be ten down and seven across if you ... Grapevine pumpkins pack craft and décor stores this time of year. But how about making your own? It's quick, simple and allows you to customize it to create something a little more unique - like this spooky black version, perfect for your Halloween porch decorations! You’ll need: 1 – eight foot grapevine garland Floral wire Wire cutters Matte black spray paint Newspaper Soak the grapevine overnight in a tub of water to help soften the wood and make it more pliable. Untie the larger strapping but leave the small wires that hold the vines together into a garland. You’ll remove these later but leaving them for now will make forming the pumpkin easier. Grasp one end of the garland, leaving about four inches of the tail sticking up to ... Over and over again I hear from rueful friends, “I just don't have the time to decorate my house for Halloween...and besides, I don't want to spend a lot of money.” My answer? Both the time AND money you spend on decorating your house for the scariest day of the year are up to you – and neither has to be a frightening prospect. Through the years, I've haunted my own house in every possible way, from dollar-store die cut black cats to a full-on front yard cemetery, fog machines, zombies and more. I've gathered my go-to Halloween preparation tactics, the ones I use year on year because they're so easy, yet they're guaranteed to bring a smile (and a spooky ... Decorating your house for Halloween doesn’t have to mean rushing out to buy styrofoam tombstones and plastic skeletons, although those can make fun additions to your home as well! Almost anything can be made into a Halloween decoration with a little time, spray paint and sense of fun. Look around the house for tchotchkes, ornaments and knickknacks you don’t really care about anymore. Or if your house is knickknack free, hit up your local charity store and bring home a bag of candle-holders, porcelain statues and small vases. Give everything a good scrub in hot, soapy water, or run through your dishwasher to remove any dust or sticky labels. Once dry, set your pieces 5-6 inches apart on cardboard and ... Each year I try to find interesting Halloween jewelry but all I find is lots of cheap trinkets. So last April I decided to take up beading. Now I make my own amazing Halloween jewelry. If you can thread a needle and tie a knot, you can bead! One of my favorites is this ‘String of Skulls Bracelet. Its simply a matter of stringing an interesting set of beads for the main line, then stringing smaller sections and sewing through one little bead at set intervals. Its quick, simple and great looking. A slightly more interactive stringing job produces this unusual ‘Pumpkin Shroud Wine ... Over the years several companies have been creating small scale collectible models for Halloween. These models represent a variety of buildings – Victorians, mansions, morgues, movie theaters, etc. – as well as a wide array of characters and decorations. Often these models are limited productions, the runs lasting only a season or two. This limited production time plays havoc with those of us who are rabid collectors, but it also creates a rather eclectic and original townscape for each collector’s home. While the availability of pieces (and the necessary funds to acquire them) can be limited, the greatest challenge for a collector often lies not in the acquisition, ...
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