A haunted house starts on the outside; these DIY haunted house decorations are perfect for outside your home. Outside is often overlooked when decorating a haunted house, but these decorations will give your guests a sneak peek at what they are in for when they enter your haunted house. This article will provide you with detailed instructions for creating DIY haunted house decorations for outside your home.
A fun and easy outside decoration can be made using foam, black paint, white paint, a paintbrush, a few plant stakes, a knife, dirt, and fake hands. Start this craft by covering the work area with newspaper. Then place the foam on top of the newspaper. Use the knife to cut the foam into a tombstone shape. Mix the white and black paint together to make a gray color. Paint the tombstone gray. Then use the white or black paint to paint a name and epitaph on the gravestone.
Decide on the area of your yard you would like to add the gravestone decoration. Place the plant stakes in the ground about half way. Then push the gravestone down onto the plant stakes so that it rests on the floor evenly. Add the fake hands to the ground in the same manner as the gravestone. Make sue the hands look like they are digging their way out by adding dirt around them. This creepy decoration is easy and perfect for the outside of your haunted house.
Eyes in Bushes
Another DIY decoration for outside your haunted house is very easy to create. For this DIY haunted house decoration you will need fake eyes, glow in the dark paint, a paintbrush, hot glue sticks, a hot glue gun, and wire.
Start by cutting the wire into sections. Fold the wire in half and glue the fold to the eye. Then paint the white part of the eyes with the glow in the dark paint. Allow the paint to dry. Wrap the wire around tree branches or sections of your bush to look like eyes creeping on people passing by. This DIY decoration takes no time at all to create, and it will add a unique detail to your haunted house.
Another fun decoration that is perfect for your DIY haunted house is ruby slippers. All you will need is an old pair of women’s shoes, glue, red glitter, striped socks, two cardboard tubes, and cotton or stuffing. Start by covering the work area with newspaper. Then cover the shoes with glue. Sprinkle glitter on top of the glue and allow the glitter to dry.
Fill the socks with cotton and the tube to look like a foot and calf. Put the socks inside the shoes and place the calf up against the house. This DIY decoration will look like your haunted house fell on a wicked witch.
These DIY decorations are perfect for the outside of your haunted house. If you really want to frighten your guests, start by adding decorations to the outside of your haunted house. These decorations will give your guests the first impression you are going for.