Halloween Decorating Ideas

Enhance your Halloween haunted house with our ideas for outdoor and indoor decorations, centerpieces and tabletop ideas, crafts and clip-art templates to get into the spooky spirit.

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Plaster Hands

Those wiggling, groping appendages at the end of your arms seem to have a life of their own, and the sight of other people's hands causes you to break out in a sweat. On Halloween, consider taking your fear in hand and making five-fingered candleholders and tabletop decorations. These are made of plaster and get a ghoulish gray cast from a brush with black gouache.

25 of Our Best Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Cast a spell over your entire neighborhood with these outdoor Halloween decorations, which are designed for front porches, backyards, sidewalks, and driveways.

31 of Our Best Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas

Learn how to carve, paint, etch, or otherwise decorate a pumpkin using our templates and tutorials for inspiration.

12 Flowers That Would Make Eerily Beautiful Additions to Your Halloween Décor

Arrange something wicked, dark, and spectacular—perfect for the days leading up to October 31. From carnivorous cobra lilies to "Black Beauty" roses, any one of these floral varieties make a fitting accompaniment to the bubbling cauldrons, skeletal hands, and other traditional elements of home décor steeped in macabre.

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These Halloween Decorating Essentials Will Bewitch Anyone Who Visits Your Home

Ready to get your haunt on? You might be pleased to know that not all Halloween décor is creepy and crawly. If you're opting for a more elegant evening on October 31, these are devilishly dark accents you need to make your guests do a double-take.

Hanging Bats

On Halloween, welcome trick-or-treaters in hair-raising style by turning your front porch into a bat cave. These fluttering winged critters are easy paper decorations.

John Derian's Exclusive New Halloween Collection with Target Will Cast a Spell on You

The artist and designer joined forces with Threshold to create an elevated assortment of spooky ephemera for your home.