Fun & Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas For Your Windows
After you’ve decided on what type of Halloween decor is going in your yard, you’ll want to dress up all of the windows in the front of the house to complete your ghoulish look! Here are some creative and creepy ideas for creating Halloween window decorations:
Purchase tall white LED candles and black candle holders (you can use real candles, but it might be safer and easier to use LED flicker candles – they will give you the same effect as a real lit candle). Light a real red candle and drip the wax onto the top of each white candle so it looks like blood dripping down. You can put one candle in each window sill, or 3 per window to really light it up. To make this Halloween window decoration easy to control, you can purchase LED candles that have built-in timers or plug your LED candle into an outlet and use a wireless remote control that you can purchase at your local electronics store to turn them off and on.
Cut a ghost out of a large piece of white poster paper. You will be taping the ghost to the inside of the window so that it looks like he is peeking out from the side, so you may want to make him angled as if he were leaning over. Make sure to give him two black eyes and a black circle for a mouth.
This Halloween window decoration would be a great craft for you to make with your kids to get them into the Halloween spirit. Purchase a big bag of pipe cleaners – either white, sparkly silver or a mixture of the two. Begin by bending one pipe cleaner into a circle. Attach five pipe cleaners to that circle so that they extend outwards. Attach each of the ends of the 5 pipe cleaners, one to the next, using another ring of pipe cleaners. You may have to connect more than 5 to make the circle big enough. Add five more pipe cleaners to that circle, extending outwards. Continue this process until the web is big enough to cover your window. Attach it to the window either from the inside or the outside, using Scotch tape or glue dots.
Head on over to the fabric store, or perhaps even up to your mother’s attic and find a piece of lace that is as wide as your window and about one foot in height. Using hot glue, attach plastic spiders, little bats, plastic rats or fake cockroaches all over the lace. Hang it as a valance above the window and you have a quick and easy Halloween window decoration.
Cut a piece of orange poster paper to the exact size of your window. Create a big jack-o-lantern face on the paper using black construction paper and a glue stick. Hang it in the window so that the face points outwards and everyone outside can see your giant jack-o-lantern Halloween window decoration!
Cut a piece of black poster paper to the exact size of your window. Trace different Halloween shapes onto the paper, including bats, stars, moons, and pumpkins. With sharp scissors, carefully cut out the shapes. Hang up the poster paper in the window with Scotch tape so that the lights from inside the house will illuminate the shapes at night.
Window Paint Or Markers
If you are a great artist, you could always purchase some window paint or window markers and draw yourself a mural to create your own personal Halloween window decoration. Consider painting a haunted house or a night scene with a large moon and a black cat. Or, you may want to just paint spiders crawling up the window heading toward your spider valance (as mentioned above). Get creative and see what you come up with to frighten the monsters away.
Halloween Window Posters
If you don’t feel like doing anything creative to your windows, but you still want to make them stand out, apply some Halloween Window Posters to the front of your house. These window decorations are easy to apply and come in a variety of styles– like a set of huge cat eyes, a werewolf, a big creepy face, a Witch brewing up a potion and a cat playfully hanging upside down on a chandelier!