If you haven’t decorated the front of your house yet for Halloween, my bet is that you aren’t going to. But, really, how about just a pumpkin or a wreath or something to show the world your spirit? I love Halloween but I do understand that there are those for whom this particular holiday holds no appeal. But, people expect to see some little hint of acknowledgement of this crazy and fun holiday.
I can’t let this week’s blog post go by without a nod to all of the creative and industrious (and most definitely spirited) people who transform their yards, homes, and porches for Halloween. Here are a few of my favorites:
A simple wheelbarrow filled with dirt and some partially uncovered bones can be strategically placed for maximum effect.
A series of skeletons placed together and positioned to appear as if they are invading the house is eye-catching.
Headstones lining the path from the street to the house are sure to be seen and help trick-or-treaters use the path to your house rather than the short cut through the flower bed.
Multiple pumpkins of gradating sizes are enhanced with legs and eyes to create this cute garden bug. Nothing to fear here.
Using chicken wire and white glow-in-the-dark spray paint, you can create eerie see through ghosts.
Tasteful is always good. Pumpkins, autumn wreaths, bats, spiders, and owls are all acceptable porch and door décor that show you celebrate the holiday but are not necessarily into the fright aspect of it.
One of my favorites is this DIY ghost circle from Listotic.com. Dancing ghosts are holding “hands” and dancing in the breeze. Accompanied by Halloween music, this should entertain people of all ages. It will probably keep any stray animals out of the yard, too!