Buy a few white pillar candles and a single deep red long candle. Over wax paper, light the red candle and drip the excess wax over the white candles to create a “bloody” effect. You can buy the candles from a local dollar store for an easy way to make your home spooky at a low cost. No Halloween household is complete without one!
For an easy way to make your house look like a wicked dungeon, take a repurposed or new jar, fill it with water, add a few drops of green food coloring and a spooky item of your choosing (i.e. a spider, mouse or brain.) For a bubbling effect use equal parts water and oil, a drop or two of food coloring and an Alka-Seltzer for a bubbly effect. Finally, print or write a spooky phrase on your potion to complete the look. Just be sure to warn your guests that you don’t take well to people who eat your “pickled eye balls.”
Using cheese cloth, hang the cloth in a corner or doorway and with a pair of scissors cut and shred the cheese cloth into strips to create an authentic cob web. You can rub the ends between your hands for a frayed effect and even glue on fake spiders. These cobwebs will look so authentic that even your local Orkin man will be second guessing.
Start by finding a cheap frame at your local dollar or craft store. Next, find an eerie black and white photo that will fit your frame of choice. After that, go to your local craft store and purchase Krylon looking glass spray. Next, remove the glass from the frame, clean it and spray the back of the glass with the Krylon spray. Spray a significant amount around the edges with a lighter coat towards the middle. You can always wipe the excess off with a rag if you spray too much. Wait 20 minutes or so for the paint to dry and then place the photo back in the frame and re assemble. Your haunted frame will have guests seeing double all night!
Create a terrifying warning with this easy DIY fake blood. This fake blood can be easily wiped off and will only attract the bravest of trick or treaters. Simply add red food coloring to corn starch and you have yourself the same blood that they use in the movies. I’m sure Hollywood will even let you borrow a quote or two, REDRUM REDRUM.
To ensure that your trick-o-treaters only take one piece of candy from the bowl, try putting a few extra pairs of eyes in the bushes. All you need is a toilet paper roll, scissors, tape and a glow stick for this project. Simply cut out two spooky shaped eyes into the roll with scissors, tape the glow stick inside and place inside your shrubbery for a frightening evil spirits from beyond look. They can run but they can’t hide.
Convert your house guests into believers with this easy DIY decoration. Using cardboard, cut out a silhouette of your choice, paint it black and hang at the end of a long hallway, behind a shower curtain or behind a tree. You can even cut out handprints and attach to windows with a sheer curtain over it to imply a zombie invasion. Add a warning message with the fake blood and your walking dead fantasies will seem like a reality.
For an eerie effect to your standard jack-o-lantern, place a few red crayons atop your pumpkin and apply heat using a blow dryer. The wax will melt over the pumpkin creating a “bloody” effect. It’s a great way to use old broken crayons and a simple project that you and the kids can do together. Your neighbors will all be dying to know how you did it.
Using a little white spray paint, spray an old doll from head to toe to create a ghost like effect. Drape some white painter’s cloth over furniture and place a few dolls sporadically in the room. Your guests will think they’ve wandered into a real life nightmare!
Not everyone has a good head on their shoulders. Luckily, you happen to have a spare! Using a large jar place an old Halloween mask inside, fill with water followed by a few drops of food coloring and you have yourself a floating head. You can store it in the fridge for your guests who are looking for a treat. Unfortunately for them, you only had tricks on the menu.