Creating festive Halloween decorations doesn’t have to be super spooky or take a whole lot of time. Find fun, family-friendly ways to get your home ready for trick-or-treaters in record time below!
Carving pumpkins takes a lot of time and preparation. This year, skip a few steps and apply a coat of chalkboard paint to the outside of your pumpkins instead. Chalkboard paint comes in classic black as well as plenty other fun colors, giving you room to be unique. After you’ve coated the pumpkin, wait until the paint dries then write a fun Halloween message or draw a pumpkin face on the surface with chalk. Make a mistake? Just erase it and try again.
Bring in the Great Outdoors
Fallen leaves, acorns, pinecones, and straw can all add a fun, festive air to your home. Check for bugs, then spread your finds across accent tables, put them in a decorative bowl, or make a wreath from them.
While you’ve got an armful of leaves, paint a few of the larger, stronger leaves white. Once the paint dries, use a black marker to draw a spooky face for a quick, easy ghost!
Mummify Your Door
Don’t wait for someone else to start the “trick” part of trick or treat. Start the season off a step ahead by TP-ing your front door! A few strips of toilet paper going from side to side on your door plus a couple of construction-paper pupils are all it takes to create a fun, mummy affect on your front door.