Some go to huge lengths to put the frighteners on people, adding inflatable tombstones and giant cobwebs to their garden. But you can still send a chill down their spines with smaller, subtler touches, involving your windows and doors, that will neither cost a fortune or take you an age to implement.
Hang an autumnal door wreath
Christmas is a few weeks off yet and you don’t need to wait till then to display a door wreath on your front door, as the autumnal wreath is a ‘thing’.
If you want to try making your own wreath, buy some wire and pick up some of the fallen leaves outside, or head to Etsy for some spook-tacular ready-made autumnal wreaths.
Creep out trick-or-treaters with an eerie entrance
Looking to bat away treat-or-trickers on Halloween night? They might think twice about knocking on your door if it’s devilishly decorated.
Pumpkins are a must, and you could have a pair of them guarding the foot of your entrance. Most tend to buy their pumpkins from the supermarket, but if there’s a pumpkin patch nearby, go there and pick some out.
The kids will revel in carving the pumpkins, which you can help them do with a serrated knife. Find a FREE stencil online with a chilling design that they love, and once the carving is done, drop in some battery-powered tea lights to light it up.
For a final touch, replace your current doormat with one that’s Halloween-inspired, saying ‘Hey, Pumpkin!’ or a far scarier, ‘Turn Back Now’.
Illuminate your windows
You’ll be missing a trick by not also using your windows to create a haunting Halloweeny look, which you could do by putting string lights around them, the logical coloured lights being red and orange.
As for the window sills, get some mason jars and pop fairy lights in them as a further display piece. The warm glow all of these lights give off will make you feel cosy inside as you curl up in front of the TV watching Hocus Pocus or Beetlejuice.
While decorating your windows and front door, it may make you realise that you could do with a window and door upgrade. You can make a big autumn saving on these products in our current promotion. Visit our Special Offers page for more details and to get a FREE quote.
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