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Readers' Best Ideas for Halloween Decorations

Take a look at what other BHG.com users have done to decorate their homes for Halloween. We know you'll get inspired!

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    • Halloween Displays

      Gavin's Halloween Party from yayawascher@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: The red, black, and white color scheme is pulled off well in this Halloween scene. We especially enjoy the way yayawascher@yahoo.com used a black witch's hat as a lamp shade.

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      Festive Halloween 2007 from tlbhatcher


      Why we picked this: Use simple shapes to create ghosts, cats, bats, and tombstones. We thought tlbhatcher did a great job in this Halloween display.

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      Gavin's Halloween Party from yayawascher@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: The look of this black-and-white candle scene sets a mood perfect for Halloween. We really like the way a boa was used to add some texture to the scene.

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      Festive Halloween 2007 from tlbhatcher


      Why we picked this: We like the idea of decorating a tree for Halloween. The combination of ghosts, pumpkins, bats, cats, and skulls in a variety of colors really works well in this tree decked out for October 31.

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      Festive Halloween 2007 from tlbhatcher


      Why we picked this: We think the Halloween wall decoration with skeletons is a great way to decorate for Halloween. We also like the vase that holds a black arrangement.

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      Spooky Living Room from davinaswain


      Why we picked this: The eerie mood of this living room is very effective. We think davinaswain did a good job of incorporating spider webs and spooky fabric.

    • Halloween Tables

      Entryway Decorations from caalfs@charter.net


      Why we picked this: We think this Halloween scene is an excellent example of how to combine purchased items with personal crafts.


      What caalfs@charter.net had to say: "My daughter and I got ideas from catalogs and websites to create this display. We painted tree branches black, made the ghosts, tablecloth, and picture display, and used decorations we had from previous years. We did buy some skeletons and crows to put on the branches."


      Comments: "I never considered putting lights on the tree but I think you're on to something good. I'll put lights on mine this year and see how it all turns out. Very nice, by the way!" -angelica@wincom.net

    • Halloween Tables

      Spooky Halloween Table from anonymous


      Why we picked this: The way the spider webs are incorporated into this table setting is unlike anything we've seen. We also really like the plates -- they are in the shape of a tombstone!

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      Gavin's Halloween Party from yayawascher@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: We think yayawascher@yahoo.com did a great job using the color of red as a decorating tool. The red candles really set the mood!


      What yayawascher@yahoo.com had to say: "Pumpkin filled with roses and candy with candelabras. We leave our decorations up all month long for our grandson, Gavin, to enjoy."

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      Halloween Tables

      Gavin's Halloween Party from yayawascher@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: The color scheme really works at this Halloween party. We really like the way black pumpkins hang from the ceiling.


      What yayawascher@yahoo.com had to say: "Favor cups of candy hanging in the Halloween Tree with hearts. Skull logos on all bottles. Hanging pumpkins from the ceiling, boa in the chandelier."

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      Halloween Tables

      Halloween Mummy from angelica@wincom.net


      Why we picked this: We really like the idea of creating a mummy as a way to display party favors.


      What angelica@wincom.net had to say: "My daughter was smart enough to add a pair of shoes onto the mummy this year. It took her approximately 15 minutes to make this Halloween creation on her own. The guests at the party always love it! Happy Hauntings!"

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      Halloween Tables

      Christie's Halloween Decor from cstacker6


      Why we picked this: Moody, spooky, eerie ... this table decor is perfect for Halloween.


      What cstacker6 had to say: "The tablecloth is cheesecloth with ragged edges. I temporarily aged the candle holder with shoe polish. I finished it all off with spider web (sorry you can't see it well). These decorations were collected over years and re-arranged every year. They stay up for a whole month, not just a party."


      Comments: "Ah! Love the gauze-y tablecloth. With the dim lighting, this setting is perfect!"
      -lilacsandviolets1

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      Halloween Tables

      I Dress My Kitchen up for Halloween from rosamt26


      Why we picked this: Simply ripping up old curtains for a table cloth instantly sets the mood for Halloween.


      What rosamt26 had to say: "I slashed up some old curtains for the table cloth. I used different sized candles and dried roses for centerpiece. I just wanted to say thanks to BHG and customers because I got some really great ideas on decorating my home for Halloween. I actually tried to replicate someone's photo, so thanks again."

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      Halloween Decorations

      The Wicked Witch from vaskus2470766


      Why we picked this: We love how this witch doesn't look too scary. We especially enjoy the sparkling spider web pattern on her cape.

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      Halloween Decorations

      A Pirate's Life from anonymous


      Why we picked this: We like how these treasure chests are stacked to create this pirate scene. Using a variety of different skeletons is very clever, too.

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      Halloween Decorations

      Judy's Halloween Collections from judemayes@aol.com


      Why we picked this: Simple and scary. We think this ghost looks great in this window ready to spook trick-or-treaters.

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      Halloween Decorations

      Witch Way? from anonymous


      Why we picked this: We really like the play on words in this simple Halloween display.

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      Halloween Decorations

      Skeleton Skull Bowl Fillers from dustyhans1


      Why we picked this: We love the details on these skulls. They look complicated to make but are actually quite simple. Learn how to make them below.


      What dustyhans1 had to say: "Adorable little four inch skulls made from stuffed muslin. Their faces are hand-stitched into place using embroidery floss, then rolled in spices to look as if they just stepped up from the under-ground."

      Comments: "I love these clever little skulls! They look good enough to eat. Has anyone tried?"
      -cstacker6@yahoo.com

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      Halloween Decorations

      Halloween Creature from anonymous


      Why we picked this: The greenery around the creature and his kettle really sets the mood for Halloween. We also think the tall candle sticks with red candles make this scene ready for a Halloween party.

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      Halloween Decorations

      Holiday Fun from suewfla


      Why we picked this: We like how the green monster gives off an eerie glow, which is reflected in the spider webs.


      What suewfla had to say: "Watch out for those spider webs!"

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      Halloween Decorations

      A Haunted House from anonymous


      Why we picked this: This really does look like a haunted house. We like how the spider webs and eerie lights make this room look truly creepy.

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      Halloween Decorations

      My Halloween Decorations from balle_rina@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: What a happy ghost! We enjoy the orange ribbon tied around this ghost's neck and the candy corn pattern around the top of the bucket.

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      Halloween Garland

      Gavin's Halloween Party from yayawascher@yahoo.com


      Why we picked this: This Happy Halloween garland is quick and easy. What a great example of how to simply welcome guests to a "Happy Halloween" party.

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      Halloween Garland

      Trick or Treat Garland from anonymous


      Why we picked this: We really like the black and red used in this garland made for Halloween, a great way to welcome trick-or-treaters.

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      Halloween Crafts

      Boo-tacular Crafts from stamptacular.crafts


      Why we picked this: Not only are these boxes clever decorations, they are a great way to stay organized as you prepare for a Halloween party. The set of BOO boxes is a perfect gift idea, too!


      What stamptacular.crafts had to say: "Hand-Stamped Boo Boxes, created with cardstock, designer paper, and embossed chipboard."

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      Halloween Crafts

      Holiday Fun from suewfla


      Why we picked this: These cute witches look fantastic! We think suewfla did a great job.


      What suewfla had to say: "This was a great project from BHG Crafts. My assisted living group made these witches to decorate the tables at their Halloween party. They just loved making them."

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Trick or Treat! from amy1208


      Why we picked this: We think the use of candy corn as a table decoration is a great idea. And we really like how the candy corn allows the candles to stand upright in a glass vase.

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Festive Halloween 2007 from tlbhatcher


      Why we picked this: We can't get enough of these small, white pumpkins and tiny skulls in a clear vase. Adding elements of black in the centerpiece really makes the white objects pop.

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Faces of Fall Y'all from sharonestes@charter.net


      Why we picked this: We really like how the colors in this centerpiece pull together the whole look of this dining room. The brown pumpkin decoration in the center matches the table well.

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Home of the Dead Pirates Society from hamiltonambassador@hotmail.com


      Why we picked this: The skull-patterned tablecloth sets the stage for this Halloween table. We think the treasure chest is a clever centerpiece.

      What hamiltonambassador@hotmail.com had to say: "We are the Dead Pirates Society Family all year round, but we really turn it up at Halloween."

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Judy's Halloween Collections from judemayes@aol.com


      Why we picked this: We enjoy the black cats paired with two orange pumpkins -- a cute, clever centerpiece that's quick and easy to make.

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Judy's Halloween Collections from judemayes@aol.com


      Why we picked this: Use a witch's kettle to make a quick centerpiece. We think judemayes@aol.com did an excellent job of incorporating a bat theme into the centerpiece.

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      Halloween Centerpieces

      Festive Halloween 2007 from tlbhatcher


      Why we picked this: Painted pumpkins. It's that easy. We really like how tlbhatcher put decorated pumpkins on a black plate to make a quick Halloween centerpiece.

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      Halloween Wreaths

      Halloween Wreath from boogerbuttsmom06


      Why we picked this: So simple. So cute! We think boogerbuttsmom06 did a great job putting her own spin on a craft from BHG.


      What boogerbuttsmom06 had to say: "I got the idea from BHG. I just changed the ribbon color! I really like it, and it was really easy to do! All you need is a wreath, black spray paint, white beads, and orange, white, and black pipe cleaners!"

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      Halloween Wreaths

      Holiday Fun from suewfla


      Why we picked this: This is a great example of a wreath that can be used to decorate for Halloween and the fall months leading up to it.

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      Halloween Mantels

      A Painted Witch from anonymous


      Why we picked this: The painting of a witch on her broom provides a great background for this Halloween mantel. We especially enjoy how the painting is hung from the frame of a large mirror. Very clever!

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      Halloween Mantels

      My Halloween Obsession from grammybear


      Why we picked this: Halloween is HOT when you use vibrant orange fabric as part of the decorations.

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      Halloween Mantels

      My Halloween Obsession from grammybear


      Why we picked this: We think the mice with their brooms are adorable! What a great idea to put them on a grandfather clock.

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