If you love decorating for Halloween, you probably look forward to finding new Halloween decorations to incorporate with old favorites. After all, the holiday only comes once a year. In other words: you should enjoy it as much as you can. If you’re looking to update your Halloween decor with something a little different this year, then check out how easy (and fun!) it is to make a graveyard. But be warned: your home may become very popular on Halloween. Make sure you have enough candy to hand out!
How to Make a Halloween Graveyard
Now, let’s talk about how you can make a Halloween graveyard. Know this: it’s Halloween décor that won’t go unnoticed. In fact, your home may come in first place for your neighborhood’s holiday contest. Let’s get started!
The first step is to outline your graveyard. You can either use caution tape attached to rods (stake in the ground), plastic fencing, posable skeleton stakes with color-changing eyes, or lighted skull pathway yards stakes. The arms of the skeletons are posable, so you can position all of them the same or give each one a different look. To further set the mood, use a fog machine and stick a ghostly tombstone into the ground with stakes, in the front of your graveyard.
Next, add some animated Halloween props like zombies and zombie arms, some of which you can position to look as if they’re coming from behind tombstones. Of course, you can always add other Halloween animatronics like witches or stacking pumpkins that emit fog (use a fog machine). Scary, eh?
What else? Take advantage of the trees in your yard and hang a screaming and shaking Halloween spider, Disney’s Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington, and a DIY hanging ghost from them. If you don’t have any trees, put the ghost in a bush so it looks like it’s sticking out of it along with some creepy Hedge Eyes to greet your guests as they arrive. And if you don’t have any bushes or shrubs in your yard, you can always sit your friendly or not-so-friendly ghost in a patio chair or lawn chair. Not only that, you could hang it from an awning, same goes for the spider.
Just imagine making a Halloween graveyard with animated props complemented with DIY Halloween décor. Make no bones about it; you could have the best outdoor Halloween decorations on your street. One more thing, it’s important. Visitors may expect you to create a graveyard each year. You may even try to outdo yourself every time. Heck, you may even attempt to create a haunted house. Are you up for the challenge?
Adding Halloween Decor to Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Tricky
Does your neighborhood hold an annual Halloween contest for the best-decorated home? If so, follow the steps above to make a graveyard. You may want to include DIY outdoor decorations like tombstones. Keep in mind that we can’t guarantee that your home will win first place, but we know that you and your family will have fun making a Halloween graveyard.
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