Halloween often marks the beginning of the autumn season, and many people use this as an opportunity to begin decorating their home to hunker down in maximum cosiness! But it is only too easy to spend a fortune on Halloween bits and pieces which aren’t particularly inspired or unique.
And, frankly, who wants to invest in expensive Halloween decorations for the outside of the home which are quite likely to be pinched or damaged?
Then there’s the chance for the whole family to work together on a crafting project to really celebrate the spookiest day of the year.
The following decorating tips provide family-friendly Halloween decorations that aren’t too scary but are great for this season.
If you have kids that love fairy gardens, they will really enjoy this decoration! It can even be a craft the family creates together. Instead of putting the fairy garden in a large bowl or pot, you will instead use a pumpkin.
Since real pumpkins go bad, it is best to find a large plastic pumpkin that you would be able to use. What you want to do is have the garden inside the pumpkin, but be able to see it.
For this, you would cut out a section of the front of the pumpkin, and set up your fairy garden there. You can get a fairy figurine and decorate her in little witch clothing, then add some small pumpkins to create what looks like a little fairy pumpkin patch.
A fun way to decorate your yard or the front of your house for Halloween is by making yard signs. These should be the names of different Halloween or spooky places with arrow-shaped signs as if they are showing where these spooky places are.
Have things like ‘Halloween Town’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Transylvania’ and anywhere else you and your kids want to make signs for. Stick them on stakes in your yard or attach them to a large tree in front of your house.
For porch decorations, you can make witch brooms if you are unable to find good ones at local Halloween supply stores. This is really easy to do.
You just need an old broom, since the handle and the bottom of the broom are already done. To make it look like a witch broom, get a bunch of straw and use it to cover the bottom of the broom so that it looks like the bottom of a witch broom. This is easy to do and keeps your original broom intact.
There are a few different options for making ghosts you can put in your front yard. The first option is to get some wire and create forms with it. This is more of a creative challenge, so maybe the kids can help as well.
You just want a simple wire form of a body. You can then put a large white dress on the form, such as one you find at a thrift store, or any type of white fabric. It makes it look like ghosts are just floating.
An easier way is to simply get plastic pumpkins and attach them to stakes in the yard. Cover the entire thing with an old white sheet, and your ghost is done.