Halloween is right around the corner! Is your home ready for tricks, treats, and a little bit of terror? Have no fear, Lawn Pride is here to help. We’ve been keeping our eyes on some of the scariest houses in the neighborhood. Lure in the bravest of trick-or-treaters with this list of spooky Halloween decor!
Floating GhostsThese spooky spirits look great and they are simple to make. Just grab a few foam mannequin heads from a local wig shop and drape them with cheesecloth. Use mono-filament fishing line to hang them up and you’re all set. Add a fog machine and strobe light for an even scarier extrasensory effect.
Leftover LegsOn the body’s flip side, if you wind up with an entire mannequin when building your floating ghosts, put those legs to good use, too. Dress them up with striped tights, pointy shoes, and a broken broom for a witch who bit the dust. Or, leave the legs bare and cover them in fake blood to mimic what’s left of some poor sap.
Bloody Hand PrintsSpeaking of fake blood, don a pair of disposable gloves and cover your hands in the red stuff. Add prints to the front-facing windows of your home to remind Halloween visitors not to pull any tricks on you. The following day, simply wipe clean with a wet paper towel.
Classic Creepy DollsLet’s face it - no one likes dolls. The older the figurines, the creepier. So, why not stop by your local thrift store, grab as many as you can, and turn them scary! Hide them around your house and yard. Tear their clothes, snip their hair, pluck out an eye or pop off a head … the more sinister-looking the better. To up the scare factor even more, try lighting them with battery-powered tealight candles or flickering LEDs.
Spider Egg SacksFor many people, there’s nothing scarier than a spider. Imagine a whole nest of them dangling right above your head. To make your own egg sack, you’ll need:
- A golf ball
- White batting
- White stocking
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic spiders in various sizes
- Pushpins or hooks