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!
These 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.
On 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 Prints
Speaking 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 Dolls
Let’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 Sacks
For 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
Cover the golf ball in white batting and drop it into the stocking. Stick the plastic spiders in between the batting and stocking and on the outside of the stocking. Attach to your porch ceiling with pushpins or a hook, and remind trick-or-treaters to keep their candy bags closed to avoid any creepy crawlies falling inside.
Adding some strange brew to your outdoor decor is freakishly simple. Just grab a large flower pot or a plastic cauldron from the Halloween supply shop and fill with hot water. Break slabs of dry ice (available at your local grocery store) into chunks and using oven mitts or tongs, being careful not to touch with your bare hands, drop them in. You’ll get an instant bubbling fog effect. To create real bubbles, add a few drops of dish detergent before adding the ice. Dry ice is cheap and can provide hours of entertainment.
We hope this list helps you be spookier than your neighbors! Still needing a costume this year? Check out our list of DIY costumes for your kids. Your friends at Lawn Pride wish everyone a happy, safe, and spooky Halloween!