Happy House Haunting:
Decorate your home for Halloween.
You’ll be ready to greet guests, ghouls and ghosts alike with these crafty displays.
Bats in your belfry. My good friend, Kate, created this awesome colony of bats around her front door last year. She used black poster board and heavy-duty double stick tape for a very Hitchcock effect.
Great balls of Halloween. For an interesting take on the usual variety, make this fun wreath out of different-sized polystyrene balls wrapped with yarn. Use your favorite combination of black, orange, off-white, purple and green. Just attach the covered balls to a wire wreath frame using a hot glue gun and hang the finished wreath with ribbon.
ArachnoFUNia. Any self-respecting Halloween enthusiast would be proud to hang this creepy balloon spider web from a chandelier, doorway or porch. To ensure the yarn sticks to the balloon, try using craft glue in place of the water/glue mixture called for in the instructions.
More bite than bark. Too cute to be scary, these quirky little pumpkins have plastic vampire teeth and red pushpins to thank for their prominent position on the mantel.
Cranial pursuit. A few years ago, I saw this incredibly cool skull-based centerpiece at my local craft store. While I couldn’t pry my wallet open to buy the darned thing, I vowed to make my own. Three years later, I finally created one using an urn fitted with a block of floral foam and a polystyrene skull with a black raven perched on top as the focal point. I then filled in with purple silk mums and these green and black dead branch-looking pieces, and used a little Spanish moss around the base. The finishing touch: a few strategically placed spider rings (with the loop removed) hot glued to the skull and urn.
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I LOVE halloween! This year a was Extremely excited because we were first time home owners for this season!! However with Sandy in NJ they postponed Halloween for us, and I do not feel we had as many trick-or-treaters as we should have, but I'm looking forward to using these ideas next year!! super cute
I love Halloween! I remember when I was a child helping my mother make and design the children lollipops. Mother would get a box of klenexx and a black sharpie with some black or orange yarn and we would wrap the lollipops in the klenexx and tie the yarn around the underside of the lollipop to make them look like a ghost. Then to finish it off we drew a little ghost face, two eyes and a mouth on the klenexx and passed them out for the trick or treaters.
Mommies skeletons spiders spider webbs:) rip signs awsome....
We put spider webs all along our bushes and around the door, with fake spiders, Recently we had an outbreak of grasshoppers, so now they also decorate our spiderwebs. We also have a rock that as people approach it yells scary comments to them.
Halloween is definitely one of my favorite days of the year and I love decorating my house. I'll put up cobwebs and other decorations, spooky candles and some pumpkins out on my porch, and they also make great centerpieces. I love baking some Halloween treats for friends too.
Use the same supplies for the bats but get orange foam board. Cut out pumpkins with crazy animated faces and pile them on top of each other on either side of your front door. Sort of a pumpkin totem pole!!!
Don't decorate for Halloween but love seeing others decorations.
I love the bats! Am going to have grandkids come and help me make for my door!!
I love the arachnofunia one! I think I might try that/thanks!
I love the spooky Halloween ideas! It is so fun to see all the neat decorations that we create and do together for this withy time.
We love decorating for halloween. Som of our favorites are old bottles with spooky lables on them, creepy torn fabrics, webs and bones!
We might try the Vampire Pumpkins. Different.
Will see if the older crowd of kids like them.
I like the Great Ball of Halloween! I plan to make one.
I love how people are so creative,thanks for shaing I will make these