Stabbing a pumpkin and carving out its eyes requires patience and technique. Follow my visual step-by-step tutorial.
Every house has nooks and crannies to decorate. Take a good look, find a few supplies, and use them well.
Moving to outdoor decorating can be intimidating – so much space! Start small, using lighting and focal points.
Spooky projections are all the rage but you'll need some equipment, know-how, and videos.
Building giant props is straightforward once you know the techniques and repurposing of products.
Van Oaks Props Tutorials
Graphic designer and prop master, Derek, offers tutorials on his YouTube channel that makes complex projects easy. He teaches you basic techniques that can be applied to a number of projects and the sources for materials. If you become one his Patreon subscribers, you can even get access to one-on-one help for your projects. As a novice prop builder, I can't imagine a better deal. VanOaksProps.com
The Mitchells Haunt Your House
Shawn & Lynne Mitchell have crafted four remarkable books filled with inspiration and step-by-step instruction to craft your own Halloween decor. The authors shared some haunting advice with our readers: “A home haunt should always be about what you love best about Halloween, whether it’s the scares, the costumes, the candy, or all of the above. You don’t have to do a huge event to have to All Hollows' Eve fun. Start small. A spooky front door and entryway or a few handmade tombstones is the perfect place to indulge your creative energy.” HowToHauntYourHouse.com
Eerie Elegance Entertains
Britta Peterson, Webmistress of the Dark, certainly knows her way around a party, but also creates full experiences for guests to her gorgeous Victorian estate. With the help of her resident engineer and food taster, Ghoulish Glen, she creates incredible Halloween displays. I'm also happy to be a part of her Scream Team where I take the role of human clamp (and occasional voice actor) very seriously. Get inspired at EerieElegance.com