How to Decorate Your House for a Creepy Halloween

Written by megan smith
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How to Decorate Your House for a Creepy Halloween
Decorate your home so that it will give people a Halloween fright. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Halloween is a holiday that is known for its scary, creepy elements. When you are throwing a Halloween party in your home, or you simply like to get into the spirit with some scary decorations that your friends, family and trick-or-treaters can enjoy, there are plenty of ways to raise the creepy-factor in your house. With a trip to the craft store or party store you can be well on your way to a hair-raising Halloween home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • White paint
  • Cotton batting
  • Tape
  • Rubber spiders or bats on strings
  • Fake skeleton
  • Fake ghost
  • Plastic spiders
  • Candles
  • Strobe light
  • Stereo
  • CD of creepy noises

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    Make tombstones for your porch or front yard to set the tone for your scary home. Cut a tombstone shape out of cardboard and paint them black. When the paint dries, paint "RIP" or other spooky messages onto the fronts of the tombstones. Lean the tombstones against your house or on your porch and drape them with cotton batting so that they look like they are covered in cobwebs.

  2. 2

    Create the look of spiderwebs and dust in all of your doorways using cotton batting. Pull apart the cotton batting so that it looks like a spiderweb and attach it to the tops of your doorways using tape. Don't completely cover the doorway, but hang the spiderwebs low enough so that people have to duck when they walk through them. Place plastic spiders onto the cotton spiderwebs.

  3. 3

    Attach rubber spiders or bats on strings to your ceiling with tape. Let them dangle down so that they will be at about eye level with your guests.

  4. 4

    Hang a ghost made from a sheet onto a wall in one of your rooms.

  5. 5

    Place a fake skeleton in a chair in your entryway or living room.

  6. 6

    Turn off the lights and place candles throughout the home. Use a strobe light to make the lighting look even creepier. A strobe light flashes bright lights, which makes a person's eyes unable to adjust to the dark. That way, they can never really be sure what they are seeing.

  7. 7

    Play a CD of creepy sounds. You could go with creepy music, creaks, screams or a combination of all of those.

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