Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or simply greeting neighbors as they trick-or-treat, it's easy to create a fun and festive setting that won't send the kids home crying.
By mixing premade decorations with those you make yourself (don't worry, we'll show you how), you'll have a decorated home to be proud of and still have money left over to buy candy and costumes.
Place a giant candy corn by the steps to give your visitors a sweet greeting.
The options are endless when you make your own. To customize the sign, add your family’s last name, your street address, or any other wording you’d like. Other easy shapes to cut out include ghosts or pumpkins.
Illuminate your steps, walkway, or outdoor space with pots that are transformed into jack-o'-lanterns.
All you need to make these smiling lights are terra-cotta pots, paint, sand, and tea lights. Wondering what's covering the flame and keeping little hands from being burned? It's a standard glass globe, which you can find at a local home improvement store.
At this time of year, crafts and variety stores are filled to the brim with premade Halloween decor. So take advantage of it!
Create your own Halloween style by mixing and matching these pieces to customize your decorations. Here, bags of spider webs, shiny garland, and oversized spiders all work together and cover the iron railing from top to bottom.
When you're decorating for Halloween, don't forget about the foyer. Simple bat shapes attached to the wall cast haunting shadows and give the space just the right amount of holiday charm. Orange-and-white striped pillows and black frames around family photos add to the seasonal scene.
Tip: When you're hanging decorations, be sure to use adhesive that's safe for painted walls.
Who said decorations are just for the walls? By placing simple (and inexpensive) decorations underfoot, you can direct guests to a party or dinner celebration and keep them from wandering through your home.
Download patterns to use for your home.