Halloween Door Decorations

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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3-Step Halloween Decorations

One, two, three, done! Get ready for Halloween in no time with our easy three-step decorating ideas. Including flying bats, playful pumpkins, and scaredy black cats, these Halloween crafts will be ready in no time. Try one of our easy Halloween decorations to get your home ready for the spooky season.

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Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Create quick no-carve Halloween pumpkins with a creative eye and some decorative tape. We share our technique!

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Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes--for both kids and adults--to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra-easy!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Wreath

This easy-to-make Halloween wreath can be used year after year. A few cheap supplies and some creativity result in a pretty fall wreath that's ready to display on your front door all season long. See how to make it!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Decorations

Looking for sleek fall decorating ideas that last all the way through Halloween? You've come to the right spot. Our collection of eclectic autumn displays and spookily stylish Halloween decor is sure to bring a little magic to your home all season long.

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Halloween How-To

Carve the perfect jack-o'-lantern with our tips and find inspiration with our creative Halloween decorating ideas.

How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

When choosing a pumpkin, look for solid, even colors like bright oranges, creamy whites, or dappled grays. Avoid pumpkins with surface rot and check for hidden soft spots. Don't forget to test the pumpkin's stem to make sure it's solidly attached.

Editor's Tip: If you're carving an intricate design, pick a pumpkin with a flat surface. Reserve particularly round pumpkins for simple designs, such as jack-o'-lantern faces.

Pumpkin Carving Tools You'll Need

Pumpkin carving is much easier (and more precise) with the right tools.

Poker: Use this small tool to outline patterns when carving a pumpkin. Tape a printed pattern onto a pumpkin and create small dots along the outline the pattern. Household straight pins work in a pinch, but a pumpkin poker tool is suggested.

Raker: Remove skin and smooth pumpkin flesh with a raker tool. This tool is also great for cleaning up carving areas or etching designs into the pumpkin flesh.

Shape Punchers: Make the perfect round eyes or fun facial features with metal tubes. While an apple corer will make gorgeous circles, a pumpkin carving kit can provide additional shapes.

Saws: Head to the Halloween store for a few skinny, serrated pumpkin carving knives which are perfect for tight designs. For adults, a small etching power tool will save time, energy, and stress for carving intricate designs.

Pumpkin Scooper: Many Halloween shops will have variations of the perfect pumpkin scoop tool, but this Monster Scoop uses serrated edges to scrap and clean pumpkins' insides, while a pointed tip can flatten a spot for a candle.

Buy the Making Faces pumpkin carving kit.

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Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Get free patterns from our Halloween how-to slideshows. For those who enjoy a traditional jack-o'-lantern funny or scary face, add eyebrows for extra expression. If you've got a furry friend at home, browse our collection of cat and dog pumpkin patterns. From classic to quirky, our collection of free downloadable pumpkin carving ideas is sure to suit your Halloween needs.

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Halloween Decorations How-To

Try these fun tips and tricks for how to decorate for Halloween. Use pumpkins to inspire your Halloween ideas, decorations, and designs.

  • Carve a full jack-o'-lantern head into your jack-o'-lantern for a fun play on Halloween's favorite activity.
  • For an eerie display, carve a haunting phrase like "BOO!" into a series of pumpkins.
  • Create a festive centerpiece by using a hollowed-out pumpkin as a flower vase.
  • Skip the carving and opt for paint or ribbon for a picture-perfect, nontraditional pumpkin display.
  • For long-lasting indoor pumpkin decorations, consider getting a synthetic carvable pumpkin, commonly called a Funkin.

Halloween Props How-to Tip: Give recycled wine bottles a haunting glow with new illuminated bottle toppers that will put fright in the night.

Buy a Funkin.

Buy Halloween bottle toppers.

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