Halloween Home Decor Ideas

Looking to make Halloween even more spooktacular this year?

Our creepy home decorations are a great way to give trick or treaters and party guests a scare. Forget about gaudy decorations from the local supermarket because our spooky decorations are all homemade, meaning you can sit down and make them with your own little monsters.

Halloween Wreath

What’s a Halloween wreath, we hear you cry? Well, it’s like a Christmas wreath, but instead of spreading festive cheer, it’s made to spread autumnal fear.

  1. Dig an old Christmas wreath down from the loft (don’t worry about dusting it off as it adds to the effect).
  2. Remove any Christmas decorations from the wreath.
  3. If the wreath is green, spray it black. If it’s a twig wreath, it’s good and ready to use.
  4. Get some black, orange and white crepe paper and cut out spooky silhouettes of spiders, bats, pumpkins and ghosts.
  5. Glue the spooky decorations onto the wreath and cover it in cotton spider webbing for a spooky finish.
  6. Finally, hang your Halloween wreath on your front door to put the frighteners on anyone who knocks.

Crepe Paper Ghosts

These cute hanging ghosts are super-easy to make and look devilishly good hanging inside a porch to greet guests and trick or treaters.

  1. Tear out a page from an old newspaper and roll it into a tiny 5cm ball. Tie the ball with string to keep it nice and compact.
  2. Cut a 15cm x 15cm square out of white crepe paper, fold it in half and then fold it in half again. Snip the corner off the folded corner.
  3. When you unfold the crepe paper, there should be a small square hole in the centre.
  4. Place the newspaper ball in the middle of the crepe paper, then fold the crepe paper over the ball so it hangs like a cloak. When you flip it over, it should resemble a ghost.
  5. Pop a piece of string through the hole and tie it to the string that binds the ball of newspaper.
  6. Draw eyes and a mouth on the crepe paper with a black marker pen to finish off your crepe paper ghost.
  7. Create as many paper ghosts as you want and then hang them in your porch.

Chic Pumpkins

We saw these stunning coloured pumpkins on @mrshinchhome on Instagram. They’re perfect for adding a stylish touch to your home at Halloween.

  1. Purchase a selection of pumpkins, all different shapes and sizes.
  2. Ideally, you’ll want to carve your pumpkins outside as they make a lot of mess.
  3. Draw the eyes, mouth and lid hole onto your pumpkins with a black marker pen.
  4. Using a serrated vegetable knife, carefully carve the outline of the pumpkin lid. Carve at an angle so you can pop the lid on after.
  5. Pull out the seeds from the middle of the pumpkin and scoop out the stringy bits inside using a large metal spoon.
  6. Cut the eyes and mouth out of your pumpkin with the serrated vegetable knife and clean out any string bits to create a nice, clean finish.
  7. Paint the pumpkins in contemporary colours, such as a grey and white, to create a stunning autumnal centrepiece.
  8. Pop a tealight candle inside them and place them outside your front door.

We hope you have fang-tastic fun this Halloween and your home looks positively ghoulish.

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