Between morons poisoning candy to parents reading into the holiday a little too deeply, a bit of the fun has been taken out of the Halloween experience. If you’re like me, you still take Halloween at its commercial value relishing in the giddiness and delight that spooky things, sweet treats, and the changing season brings.
Impress those adorable trick-or-treaters, and pay homage to the changing season with these classy and easy Halloween decorating ideas.
Most of these are no-muss, no-fuss with little work and few materials needed. Perfect ideas for a Halloween party or to simply add a bit of festivity to your home for the Halloween occasion.
Who knew you could make such a shadowy and elegant floral arrangement out of paper? It’s super easy and really fun to do. Head over to jonesdesigncompany.com to see a wonderfully in depth tutorial for a construction paper version, or head to www.countryliving.com for a fun crepe paper version.
Here’s another great idea from countryliving.com. Need some quick decorations for an adult Halloween gathering? Throw some drop clothes or white sheets over your furniture then drape cheese cloth over lamps and/or mirrors to give a “cobwebby” effect. Finish off the look with some strategically placed willow branches and black candles.
Easy, eerie, classy, Halloween!
The quickest and easiest way to greet guests for Halloween is with an interesting door decoration. Check out this great video tutorial on how to craft a mini pumpkin wreath. (There are also a couple of other bonus Halloween crafts featured that are super easy to do.)
When decorating for Halloween, don’t neglect your windows. Those can be your biggest opportunity to make a spooky impression. Instead of opting for those tacky plastic window covers with those funky cartoon Halloween characters, make some eerie eyes. Simply use a sharp blade to cut the eyes out of two large sheets of black construction paper. Back each with orange wrapping paper or orange cellophane, then attach them to your windows.
If not eyes, you can very easily cut out spooky silhouettes out of black construction paper to give your entire house a haunted feel.