Outdoor Halloween decor is more
than cob webs everywhere, ghosts in a window and fake rats by the
don't wait until the stroke of midnight to
get deadly serious about Halloween decorating outdoors. Ideas abound.
So, jump on things now and make
your yard an all out freak show.
Make a spirited first
impression by turning a sidelight window into a scary sign.
Use piercing cat eyes
and bold letters to send a cautionary note to all who dare approach.
Use black or white paper along with green stickers and beads for the
Print large letters from
your computer or trace them onto black and white paper. Cut
them out and tape the eyes and your message inside the
Cast a spell on a door with a black
wreath with lots of wiggle eyes attached.
Spread craft glue all
over a 12-inch round foam wreath. Take a black
chenille boa or some other feathery trim and snake it around
the foam wreath -- pressing the feathers into the glue as it dries.
Now for the eyeballs. Cut in half 1-1/2" and 1"
foam balls in pairs.
Hot glue the wiggle eyes to the round
side of the foam balls.
set of eyes by gluing the flat side of a pair to a 3" piece of
wire. And attach the eyeballs to the wreath by sticking the 3"
wire into the wreath.
pumpkins into pathway beacons. When night falls or
the lights are off, they'll come to life as
they glow-in-the-dark. These are standouts in the
Fold in half lengthwise 4x12" stirps of
cheesecloth. Apply fabric stiffener according to manufacturers
instructions. Wind the cheesecloth around the pumpkin leaving
the top (steam) and bottom of the pumpkin exposed. Let
Hot glue large
wiggle eyes to the pumpkins. Fold in
half lengthwise a few 4x5" inch strips of cheesecloth. Apply
fabric stiffener. Use these strips to cover the top and
bottom of each eye in a diagonal so the eyes peek out. Let
Cut your mummy a mouth and paint the inside black.
Paint the cheesecloth with glow in the dark gel paint and line
No ghost to make haunted house
Put your Halloween decor to a Monster Mash,
Ghostbusters, or Looking for Dracula soundtrack. A CD of
eerie Halloween tunes or torchered organ music creates the
illusion of a haunted house. Use thunder probes to mimic the
sound of thunder with lightening flashes.