21 Best Halloween Decoration Ideas

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Halloween is the one time for excessive decorating in the year. With the entire neighborhood coming at your door, there is no limit for decorating your yard. You can welcome the spooky occasion by revamping all the parts of your home. No matter how you decide to decorate, you’ll definitely need a jack-o’-lantern or two to welcome trick-or-treaters. Here are 21 of the best Halloween decoration ideas.

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Top 21 Halloween Decoration Ideas

Make a Snake Wreath

Scare the neighbors with a weird wreath laden with plastic snakes. You can collect a range of plastic snakes and a wreath structure. Begin with the biggest snakes and tie them in between twigs in the wreath. Repeat this until all the plastic snakes are used. Hot glue can be used to fasten them to the wreath itself.

Halloween decoration ideas: Snake Wreath

Choose a Palette

Restricting your home’s color palette to only some colors produces an appearance that is perfect for Halloween. For instance, pairing black-and-white with hues of orange is a great option. Metallics are a must-have for any Halloween-centric vignette, so combining gold, copper, or silver for some extra shine is a good idea too.

Choose a Palette

Design Some Magic Books

Make new books look like old leather-bound volumes by wrapping them in a leather jacket that you have distressed and aged. Group them as a vignette besides wine bottles, which can be styled as potion bottles, to add a hint of scary sophistication.

DESIGN SOME MAGIC BOOKS

Craft a Cobweb Wreath

Extend a fake web onto a foot-long embroidered hoop and then close it. Trim any unnecessary webbing off from the posterior and insert a few tiny spiders at the front to give it a more realistic appearance.

Halloween decoration ideas: Craft a Cobweb Wreath

Dress the Windows

Give your home a scary remodeling instantly with curtains wrought with designs relevant to Halloween, such as ghosts, animals, and other motifs, to change the look of your windows and doors.

Halloween decoration ideas: Dress the Windows

Present a Shadowy Scene

With sticky sheets of black vinyl and just a little bit of imagination, you can change any ordinary part of your home, such as say, the garage door, into a scary scene befitting Halloween.

Halloween decoration ideas: Present a Shadowy Scene

Hocus Pocus Sign

Get started with a witchy business by putting up a Halloween sign. Such signs can be homemade or store-bought and can display anything from scary pumpkins to ghouls and whatnot. Aluminum signs are better as they last from year to year.

Hocus Pocus Sign

Create a Vibrant Front

Make your home entrance one remember for trick-or-treaters, with pots on the front porch filled with colorful elements such as sweet potato vine and purple fountain grass, encircled by typical Halloween decorations like lanterns and pumpkins.

Create a Vibrant Front

Planting Scary Doormats

Would anyone dare to enter your home if the first thing they see is a doormat that shocks them? Doormats having a scary message at the entryway, coupled with accessories such as cobwebs, will determine the tone for the rest of your ghost-infected home.

Halloween decoration ideas: Planting Scary Doormats

Grim Reaper Halloween Tombstone

A scary DIY graveyard can spook trick-or-treaters before they get their candy. Making one out of papier-mâché with a spooky scepter can give a haunting feel to your décor.

GRIM REAPER HALLOWEEN TOMBSTONE

Set a Scary Tone Safely

Dry ice combined with scary elements can make some amazing Halloween decor but, this subzero substance must be used safely. Liquid nitrogen is fantastic in giving smoky effects to your décor.

SET A SCARY TONE SAFELY

 

Ditch the Wreath for a Basket Instead

Make swapping out your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations a snap by upgrading multiple wreaths for a single straw tote or basket you can fill to fit the season. Bonus: Add vinyl house numbers for a custom touch.

DITCH THE WREATH FOR A BASKET INSTEAD

Tiny Ghost Town

Matte black spray paint turns craft store birdhouses into an eerie mini landscape. To bump up the creep factor, add oversized spiders, rubber snakes or faux birds to your scene.

TINY GHOST TOWN

Whip Up a Little Poison

Don’t toss that old bottle. Instead, turn it into sleek Halloween decor. To get the look: Thoroughly clean the glass; once dry, coat each bottle with one coat of spray primer and 2-3 coats of matte black spray paint. Add a handwritten label and display your potent potables as a group.

WHIP UP A LITTLE POISON

Craft a Litter of Black Cats

Turn a sheet of plywood into these simple cat silhouettes that keep a baleful eye on Halloween visitors with glowing eyes created by backing moon-shaped cut-outs with small, battery-powered lights. This is one of the best Halloween decoration ideas.

CRAFT A LITTER OF BLACK CATS

Light Up Your Front Porch

Prep your front porch or entryway for the arrival of trick-or-treaters or Halloween guests with the sweet aroma of candy-corn-filled hurricanes. To create them, place pillar candles inside clear glass hurricanes of different sizes then fill each hurricane, roughly halfway, with candy corn. For safety, be sure to blow out the candle before it burns below the candy.

LIGHT UP YOUR FRONT PORCH

Fake Some Formaldehyde

Fill lidded jars with water, green food coloring, rubber creatures (like mice, snakes, bats or insects), leaves or dried flowers to give any room the look of a mad scientist’s lab. This is one of the best Halloween decoration ideas.

Fake Some Formaldehyde

Turn Scrapbook Paper into “Specimens”

Just stamp creepy animal shapes — like vampire bats, snakes or spiders — out of colorful card stock to create a collection of “specimens” to fill a shadowbox-style frame.

TURN SCRAPBOOK PAPER INTO SPECIMENS

Phantom Chair Slipcover

Use gauzy fabric and cheesecloth to give a traditional dining chair a tattered, ghostly silhouette for Halloween. With raw edges and a simple shape, this slipcover is a snap to make using basic sewing skills. This is one of the best Halloween decoration ideas.

PHANTOM CHAIR SLIPCOVER

 

Turn a Pumpkin into a Candy Dish

Cut a faux pumpkin in half to create a cute lidded container for serving Halloween candy. The waterproof foam interior also makes these a great cooler when filled with ice and beverages.

Turn a Pumpkin into a Candy Dish

Turn Your Family into Pumpkins

You can add signature characteristics to pumpkins and gourds that resemble your nearest and dearest. Fresh produce, felt, a permanent marker and a few bits of clothing are all you need.

TURN YOUR FAMILY INTO PUMPKINS

Happy Halloween!

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