Your Best Photos: Halloween Decorations, 2009

Take a good look at our favorite photos of indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations submitted by users.

Halloween Tabletops

White Pumpkins, Part 1 from lamaywilliams

Why we picked this: The striking layers of white and orange on this table caught our eyes, and the votive and berry details won us over. (Not to mention the pumpkins' faces -- too cute!)

Halloween Tabletops

White Pumpkins, Part 2 from lamaywilliams

Why we picked this: Our favorite white pumpkins are back with a slightly simpler arrangement. This time, a tall glass vase containing a single tea light was covered in the same confetti that is sprinkled about the table.

Halloween Tabletops

Man-Eating Plant from ethanblackarts

Why we picked this: We can't believe how convincingly this handcrafted monster turned an everyday potted plant into flesh-eating flora.

Halloween Tabletops

Murder of Crows from scottygirl90

Why we picked this: We love the drama! The orange backlighting is a great way to show off that intricate silhouette of a haunted house and crows.

Halloween Tabletops

Halloween Table Runner from pier4phx

Why we picked this: Our hats go off to the maker of this festive Halloween table runner. Its simple shapes look great in this bold color scheme.

Outdoor Decor

Haunted Mansion from marytmccarthy984915

Why we picked this: Because it looks like a movie set! The window clings on this Victorian home were hand-drawn by a friend, and then transferred to inexpensive plastic painters' drop cloths and backlit. Bravo!

Outdoor Decor

Tree Face from ethanblackarts

Why we picked this: Crafted from expanding foam and spray paint, this creepily-realistic face was attached to the tree with fishing line.

Outdoor Decor

Corn shocks from starkellyjesse

Why we picked this: Corn shocks never fail to bring a little fall charm wherever they reside. The orange ribbons bind them beautifully.

Outdoor Decor

Cozy Fall Porch from brittneykeyes88

Why we picked this: It's the ultimate trick-or-treat porch: inviting and child friendly, but with enough crows and cobwebs to add a little creepiness for the adults.

Outdoor Decor

"Welcome!" from one800nayda

Why we picked this: We think these lights give the skeleton and coffin just the right amount of eerie glow. And the blue lights in its eyes are a scream!

Outdoor Decor

Fall Garden from Echoes

Why we picked this: The splashes of colorful leaves really stand out and pull everything together. We always love natural decor for Halloween because it can stay up all autumn long!

Outdoor Decor

Sweet Little Ghosts from maryinva48

Why we picked this: This fun and whimsical ghost quintet makes us want to join in the fun. We think kids will too, making it a perfect yard display for Halloween Night.

Outdoor Decor

Oops, Wrong Turn from one800nadya

Why we picked this: We dare you to keep a straight face when looking at this humorous twist on an otherwise-scary witch.

Outdoor Decor

Grave Yard from tlbaker121346182

Why we picked this: This front-yard scene -- from the mossy gate to the crawling skeleton -- just gives us the creeps (¿ in a good way, of course)!

Indoor Decor

Bat Silhouettes from philpottmarylou

Why we picked this: These batty silhouettes are fabulous and still quick enough to tack up last-minute. We love the simplicity!

Indoor Decor

Halloween Tree from dpollyanna

Why we picked this: The vintage-style pumpkins, skeletons, and mummies make perfectly ghoulish ornaments for this spindly Halloween tree. And what could top such a tree better than a creepy black-cat grin?

Halloween Craft

Halloween Card from mhemrich

Why we picked this: This ghostly footprint gives Halloween crafts a clever, childlike twist. And it's such a versatile embellishment -- we can imagine it on almost any paintable surface.

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