When we think back to the exhilarating Halloween nights of our childhood, what usually stands out were the extravagantly decorated houses that captured our attention and left us in awe. It’s important to us that your manufactured home exceeds the rest, so this Halloween season we’re giving you some simple DIY ideas on how to become the favorite haunted house on the block.
Eyes in Disguise
Nothing is spookier than the feeling of someone watching you. With this craft, you’ll send chills down your neighbors’ spines. All you need to do is cut two holes in a toilet paper roll, tape a glow stick inside, and place them in a bush or tree of your choosing. Read more about this craft.
Scattering foam bats throughout the exterior walls of your home is an easy way to get trick-or-treaters flocking to your door. Simply find your favorite outline of a bat, cut it out, and trace the shape onto pieces of black foam (which you can find at your local craft store). Once you’ve finished, use double-sided tape to stick them to your house. Pro-tip: clusters look more realistic. We’ve picked some of our favorite outlines for you to try here: bat pattern 1, bat pattern 2.
Too Ghoul for School
Creativity is in your hands when you fashion a ghost from chicken wire. Whether you’re sculpting a classic phantom or something more intricate, your yard will spook the neighbors. All you need are a few rolls of chicken wire ($3.87 per roll at Walmart) and a can of glow-in-the-dark spray paint ($13.81 per can on Amazon). To take it up to the next level, wrap your creation in unbleached cheese cloth ($8.99 per 45 square feet on Amazon).
Safely hold a lighter under a crayon and let the wax drip onto a white pumpkin. It truly is that easy to spookify your front porch. Read more about this craft.
Combine these crafts and you’re sure to have the most ghostly home on the block. Make sure to stay up to date with the latest tips and industry news by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.