Make your home a Memphis Halloween HomeWant to decorate your Memphis home for Halloween without sinking fangs into your bank account and sucking it dry? Look for Halloween décor that doesn’t make you shriek with sticker shock. The best thing about decorating for Halloween is that it is supposed to look sloppy. I mean, have you ever seen a neatly dressed haunted mansion or organized abandoned graveyard? Here are some creative, low cost ideas for decorating your haunted Memphis mansion.
- Decorate your door.
- Hang some haunted portraits.
- Hang a ghost from the trees or make them play.
Blow up a balloon, place a white cloth or fitted sheet on top, and tie at the bottom of the balloon to create a neck. Use black paint to make eyes and a spooky mouth and then hang your ghost to a tree by grabbing the far ends at the bottom of the sheet and attaching them to branches, creating the illusion that the ghost is flying or floating.You can also take five yard sticks, stick them in the ground in a circle, tape balloons to the tops as heads, and drape large, see-through, white trash bags over each balloon head. Create a neck by tying another trash bag around the bottom of the balloon and leave the rest draping. Finally, wrap another trash bag around the base of the ghosts (like a chest) and use the slack to make arms, tying all of the arms together as if the ghosts are playing ring-around-the-rosy.
- Zombie trees.
- Creative shadows.
Instead of using old clothes stuffed and draped on a lawn chair outside like every other house, use those same clothes for something a little more creative and a lot more spooky. Tack clothes to the walls of your house in front of windows and leave a backlight on in order to make it look like shadows in the window. You can even buy a red light bulb for a scarier, dramatic effect. Trick-or-treaters might be too afraid to approach but you’ll be sure to have the scariest house on the block.
Memphis is home to LOTS of haunted houses, so if you move to Memphis you will want to make a spooky impression on your new neighbors. Follow these fun, simple tips on how to create a low-budget haunted home for your family and friends to enjoy!