Halloween is the time for trick or treating, costume parties, and scary stories shared by the bonfire. But before you go all out on those activities which you often end up doing outdoors or some other place, why not try setting the mood for Halloween right at home? Kids will love it and your guests as well as neighbors and passersby will be impressed with these fun DIY Halloween house decor ideas!
· Monster shadows – The effect of this Halloween house decor would be seen outside your home. Cut out silhouettes of monster figures on dark-colored paper. Make sure to give your monsters big or numerous eyes, and out of proportion body features! Stick them against your windows from the inside and see the effects when it’s dark out and you turn on the lights. Instant monster house borders!
· Cobwebs or hanging hair strands – Cobwebs may be one of the most common Halloween decor. To make things a bit creepier, take about half an inch-thick sections of fake black hair, preferably straight, and hang it as is or a bit ruffled up in places like over the door, some on the chandelier, or hang a whole wig somewhere where it would make a creepy impact.
· Tree branch lighting – Cut out thin, tree-branch like patterns on a sheet of dark paper, and place it around a light source to create instant dark forest-like tree branches in your rooms!
· Creepy eyes – Purchase some LED lights and install them in visible areas like bushes or by the windows of dimly lit rooms. At night, they will look like creatures of the dark ready to prey on passers by!
· Pumpkin carvings – A classic Halloween house decor, pumpkin carvings are a fun way to exercise your creativity. Popular designs include a witch’s head with matching crooked nose, ogres, or just about any monster. Don’t forget the classic jack-O-lantern carving!
· Glow in the dark lawn ghosts – Ideal for when you’re having a party or when you have some space in your lawn, you can use old chicken wire to create ghost-like figures on your lawn. Shape the chicken wire into dresses and distribute a piece or two on your lawn. Break open some glow sticks—careful not to get any in your eyes! Sprinkle the liquid onto the chicken wire and see ethereal ghostly figures on your lawn. You can even hang your creations on tree branches so they’d sway in the wind!
· Hanging bats – You can always accompany your cobwebs with plastic bat toys! Hanging a whole lot of them in the hallway or in the foyer will make them look as if they’re on their way to get you!
· Scary masks – Instead of placing just your coats on your coat hanger, bring out your scary masks and place some of them in random places of your house like doorknobs, or prop them up over the television. You can even place them inside the refrigerator to give the next person to open it a creepy shock for the Halloween spirit!