Trying to create a haunted house this Halloween? I have always marveled at neighbors that get the feeling of Halloween… I just saw my neighbor take his dead flower bed and stick tombstones in it to make it look like a graveyard! Nice Halloween curb appeal, ha! There are many ways to decorate for Halloween, but here are tips for decorating your haunted house on a budget. Wikihow gives you tips!
How to Decorate your Haunted House for Halloween on a Budget
- Gather up your supplies: Old pieces of cardboard, colored paper, markers, and glue are some of the things you can use.
- Take cardboard and cut out bat shapes (use a stencil if you need to): After you cut them out, use markers or paint to add color. Black bats look great hanging with a bit of fishing wire or string.
- Make fake tombstones out of cardboard: Just cut out the shape, paint it gray, and write RIP or other sayings on them. They can then be placed in a window, or in a place where they won’t get wet.
- Use yarn or crepe paper to create giant spider webs for windows
- Use colored paper to cut out pumpkins, black cats, or other Halloween pictures: These can be placed in windows, or on walls.
- Recycle old costumes and clothes: Old masks can be used to make life-size monsters with just some old clothes and newspapers.
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Want to make Halloween Specimen Jars?
Try making these Halloween specimen jars for your Halloween party:
Haunted House Decorating Tips:
- Keep scraps of fabric and old clothes throughout the year. These will come in handy to make scarecrows or other life size beings.
- Alternatively, instead of the yarn spider webs, you can purchase bags of “fake webbing” for very little cost, these often include small plastic spiders and the occasional glow-in-the-dark ones as well.
- For a bonus, change out your front porch light with a black light. It gives an extra creepy glow.
- If you happen to be a gardener, save any dead flowers and plants. Putting out some dead flowers and plants can make your house look haunted (just get rid of all the dead plants after Halloween!)
- Stick bin-bags to front windows and stick CSI tape to the front of the house to make it seem deserted.
Haunted House ideas:
Watch the haunted house video here for more ideas!