The Easiest Scariest Halloween Decorations!

by Jillian Leslie on

I've always wanted to trick out the front of my house for Halloween, but honestly I never had the guts. Plus I never had the time. Or so I thought...

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But then a week ago, Party City asked me if I'd like to style something for Halloween, and I knew this was my chance.

Party City has a great selection of scary decorations. I was really impressed.

First thing I decided to create was a graveyard. I bought three styrofoam tombstones, a pile of bones, and some black gauze.

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The gravestones were light and came with plastic stakes, so they were easy to put in the ground. I sprinkled the bones around the graves and draped the black gauze over a few of the tombstones.

This took me about ten minutes to put together and the effect was terrific!

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Next, I attached this creepy plastic skeleton wreath to my front door and tacked up some "beware/keep out" tape.  This probably took 15 minutes because I was kind of particular about where I placed the tape.

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I hung this bat from the porch overhang, right near my front door. I wanted it to look like it was about to attack!

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On my welcome mat, I placed this skull.

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And right by the front door, I used wire to tie a giant skull to our rose bush. Then I added some cobwebs to give it even more drama.

The wiring of the skull was the most complicated thing I did, but it was so worth it. The big skull effect was tremendous.

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Here's a close up of the skull.

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I used some real pumpkins to decorate our stairs, but added this guy for effect.

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And for the main event, I hung three scary reapers above my porch, plus this weird creepy pumpkin.

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I wanted the reapers to look like they were flying, so I nailed the bottoms of the cloaks to the wall behind them. The effect worked. They looked like they were in motion, moving forward, ready to charge.

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This guy was my favorite.

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But my all-time favorite detail, which happened to be a small afterthought, was the bloody gauze I added to my graveyard. I liked that it raised the question of... How did it get there? (Cue: evil cackle!)

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Here are my three takeaways from tricking out my house for Halloween.

  • Putting together my creepy front yard was even more fun than I thought it would be!
  • It was a lot easier than I expected, because there was virtually no assembly required -- everything came premade. I just had to figure out where to put things.
  • It took much less than time I thought it would -- I set up the whole thing in less than two hours.
  • BONUS: Gauze is a must! It created a great effect where ever I used it.
This post was sponsored by Party City, but all the creepy and scary ideas were mine. If you're looking for great Halloween decorations, head to Party City.

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