Looking for fun Halloween decorating ideas? Search no further. We have listed the best and the scariest ideas for you, with which you can impress all children and parents in your street and neighborhood!
Halloween was previously mainly celebrated in countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. But the scariest holiday of the year is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe. Also in the Netherlands we are starting to like it more and more fun to celebrate. On October 31, it’s that time again. Everyone, kids and adults alike, dress up in the evening in the most fun, scary and creative ways. They call or knock at nearby houses and shout trick or treat when the door opens, hoping they will get a treat.
Are you participating this year? Fun! We have listed the most creative and fun Halloween decoration ideas for you to decorate your home inside and out.
1. Creepy front yard
Create a spooky front yard with a layer of moss on the ground, spider webs and bugs and a scary tree trunk on the door. Use painter’s tape to stick brown kraft paper to the door and make slots for the handle and beater. Cut eyes and a mouth out of black construction paper, and stick it with tape or glue them to the kraft paper. For the wood grain: take white craft paint and draw curved lines around the facial features first and then vertically on the door. Place preserved green moss along the edges of the front door.
2. Scary orange garbage bags
Don’t feel like buying big pumpkins? Buy large orange garbage bags and fill them with leaves, for example. Tie it well at the top and cut out scary faces on black paper. Create scary faces by sticking the eyes, noses and mouths to the garbage bags. Where can you buy orange garbage bags? Right here !
3. Chair ghost
Drape a white sheet over a dining room chair. Cut out eyes and mouth from self-adhesive black felt and glue them in place to create a ghost. Sit down… if you dare!
4. Pumpkin front door
This idea is not only fun, creative and scary – it is also very easy to realize. Follow the steps below to make your own pumpkin front door.
- Cut orange wrapping paper to the size of your front door and tape it to your front door.
- Lay gold glitter paper face down and use a ruler to draw an eye (a triangle with sides of 12 inches), a nose (a triangle with sides of 10 inches) and a crooked smile.
- 4. Cut out the face and glue it as shown in the photo.
- That’s it!
5. Board up the front door
Shut your front door! No, not really of course, otherwise you will not get in and out yourself. Create shelves with large areas of cardboard in different sizes. Write scary texts on the pieces of cardboard with black paint or thick black markers, and then casually affix it to your front door. To make things even scarier, you could also decorate the door with spider webs. These are available here .
6. Orange samples
Anything orange can potentially be used as a Halloween decoration. Below you will find a super fun and simple idea. Draw monster faces on oranges with a thick black marker and stack them on a large plate. You can place this in the front garden on the floor, table or stool. But you can also place it on the windowsill near the window, for example. To make sure it is clearly visible from the outside, you could place a scary candle next to it.
7. Skeleton on rocking chair
Do you still have an old rocking chair? Then move it to your front yard. You can decorate the rocking chair in different ways. For example with spider webs or place a large pumpkin on it. Do you want to make it really scary? Then put a skeleton on it. Where do you buy a skeleton? Right here !
8. Make spider web
As innocent and small as they are, spiders and cobwebs are super scary for many. That is why they should of course not be missing from this list. You can easily make spider webs yourself with sticks, rope or wool. Click here to see how you can easily make a large spider web on the wall or on a large frame.
9. Garland with bats
What applies to spiders also applies a bit to bats. This is also a bit because we can’t see them here that often. That’s why we like this idea so much – a garland with bats. Nice to hang them for example by the window or on the front door. Click here to download these fun bat patterns. Print it out, cut it out and attach it to a piece of string or wool.
10. Fake spiders
You can easily make spider webs yourself with rope or wool. The spiders themselves are a bit trickier. The good news is you can just buy them. And fortunately they are not expensive. Nice for the spider web you made or for example on a plant hanger as in the photo below. Click here for cheap fake spiders.
11. Black plants and flowers
Colorful flowers and plants are of course not that scary. That changes when they turn completely black, including the plant pot. You can easily do this with black aerosol paint. Do you want to make sure they don’t go bad? Then buy artificial plants and flowers.
12. Branches in pumpkins
Pumpkins are an absolute must-have during Halloween. The scary faces are standard, but you can make it a little more scary by poking large bare branches. To complete the Halloween picture, put in a fake crow as well. Buy a scary fake crow? Here available.
13. Floating ghosts
Let the neighborhood know that your house is most haunted on the street. Make these spooky ghosts to hang in your front yard. At first it may seem like a tough job, but it is actually not that bad. Would you like to get started? Click here for the full manual.
14. Halloween wreath
Light up a dark Halloween night with a spooky glowing garland. This DIY project can scare ghosts away, but the project’s price tag and time commitment are pretty friendly. All you need is a store-bought wreath, black spray paint, and LED string lights. Just spray the wreath with an aerosol and then attach the lights. It’s that simple. For a spookier Halloween wreath, decorate it with fake spiders, bats, or other scary creatures. Click here for the full manual.
15. Campfire with skeletons
Looks like someone got lost in the woods. Fortunately, these camping skeletons still know how to have fun. Simulate a campfire with red and yellow crepe paper streamers attached to a box fan. Surround the fan with logs, rocks and a tent for a real camping look.
16. Skeleton as a hostess
Some hostesses love handing out candy on Halloween so much that they can’t give up – even after they die. This sophisticated skeleton decoration on a stand makes a bold first impression at the front door. The adjustable arms provide the support for a sweet-laden tray glued to her hands.
17. Scary paper lanterns
This Halloween outdoor decorating idea is so easy – and the kids will love helping out with this project. Decorate some paper bags with stickers, paint, masking tape and vinyl and line them up in front of the window or on a small table in the front yard to welcome the trick-or-treaters. Place tea lights on battery in it. Click here for the full manual.
18. Poisonous spill with spiders
It’s not toxic: this “puddle” – meant to look like a toxic spill – is actually hardened white glue. Outline a desired shape on a melamine plate; fill with glue and let it dry. Use a font of your choice, put a “poison” label and stick it on empty bottle. Remove the dried adhesive from the melamine, place it and the bottle where desired. Attach fake spiders with more glue. Add this scary Halloween decoration to your front yard.
19. Scary arms, hands and feet
This idea is great because you can apply it anywhere. In the photo below, they’ve glued cut-out black arms, hands and feet to the inside of a garage door. But you can also apply this idea at the window or at the front door with a window.
20. Hoses under doormat
Snakes remain scary animals that you don’t just see on the street here in the Netherlands. You can change that by placing fake snakes under your doormat during Halloween. If this sounds like a good idea, click here to buy a set of 12 fake snakes.
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