Halloween is a very special time of year, no matter if you are a child or a child at heart. This is a holiday that offers many wonderful opportunities to decorate your home creatively, as the theme is different from any other holiday. If you are thinking of decorating your porch and yard for the best night of the year, you can do it without spending a lot of money. Here are some ideas that are inexpensive to show your Halloween spirit to the world:
Crime Scene to Fright Scene
You can get rolls of yellow Caution tape (the type you see in crime scenes or disasters to keep people away from certain places) that are not expensive at most hardware stores, and if you put them around the perimeter of your yard, accompanied by a sign that says something like “Fright Scene: Enter at Your Own Risk,” it can provide a terrific environment while also offering visitors a cautious smile.
You can improve that sound even by replacing your usual light on the porch with a black bulb. Adding some Halloween-based items like skulls and ghost figures is even more effective.
Pumpkin and Fun in Paint
If you want your pumpkins to last a long time (and even be used again when you cut out your Halloween decorations and start decorating for Thanksgiving), don’t carve them. Paint them with acrylic paint. You can create an infinite variety of faces or scenery, and your pumpkins will last much longer. It also has nothing to do with carving them. Place your pumpkins in groups of three to five different sizes and shapes. This makes for a more effective display.
Fun at Graveyard
A little paint can go a long way in creating beautiful tombstones as well. You can paint simple gray boards and then use black paint to add silly or scary epitaphs to delight visitors. Things like: “See? I Tell You I’m Sick” can bring smiles, but you can also create more frightening epitaphs to reveal the worst side of your nature.
Craft Fun for Kids
Kids love this craft. You can create amazing landscapes on your windows by cutting out silhouettes of various Halloween icons, such as black cats, witches, and skulls, out of paper construction. When it gets dark, your window will see a beautiful macabre look when the light is blocked by scary objects.
Simple scarecrow type figures, worn with Halloween rubber masks, can also be effective in adding some cause to your front porch and lawn. Just wear a shirt and pair of pants with straw or leaves, add a mask, and you will immediately have a scary figure for a little time, imagination, and a little money.