From Cobwebs to Lanterns: Your Halloween Staging Guide
How will you be decorating this Halloween season? Decide what kind of theme you want and stick with it! Do you want to make it kid friendly? Creepy? Really creepy? This is your free pass to do just that!
Are you into decorating your home each season but don't like Halloween? We have some options for you too. In this blog, we are going to look at 3 key areas to jump start your home staging for the season!
You can't go wrong with the good-ole reliable Jack-o-lantern. There are endless ideas for carving a pumpkin that go beyond two eyes, a nose and a crooked smile... Carving a pumpkin requires some basic tips from the get-go. Check out this video before you start hacking away at that giant pumpkin you just bought!
Some people pass on the idea of limiting themselves to Halloween, instead they choose to have an Autumnal theme. The upside here is not having to swap out decorations until the December holidays! Check out this great and simple DIY video where you can see how to make a Fall wreath on the cheap!
Returning to the Jack-o-Lantern here, lets see how the pro's do-it! Watch Ray Villafane show you the basics on how to make your Pumpkin as scary as you want it to be with one simple approach.
Jack-o-Lanterns are great but if you have actually sat down and carved one up you will understand that it isn't the most kid-friendly activity! Looking for something that is? Check out this great How-To video, where you can learn how to make a ghost with a recycled plastic jug.
If longevity is the aim here, then these night lights are a good option for your home. You will only need a glass jar, PVA glue, a paint brush, and some leaves. For lighting, consider using a candle or a cheap LCD light.
This lantern has some great potential to run chills down the spine of any houseguest or candy seeker. This lantern consists of products that can be purchased easily online or at local craft stores. Consider killing the houselights and adding some ambient music to increase the spook factor!
This one may take more time but it's worth it! Pro-tip, feel free to have your little ones add different bugs, faces, characters, etc. to the theme.
We wanted to stick to the budget friendly option for you here. (Mirrors are a Dollar Tree staple!) Check out this DIY.
Saving the easiest for last! This one consists of just buying the "web", cutting it up and setting it up on the walls! (These "webs" have tons of versatility so feel free to put them outside as well!) If you want to take it to the next level here, make sure to add some realistic looking spiders. (Combining these with the lanterns shown above will definitely give your spider webs that uneasy feeling that you are looking for!)