No one really agrees where the superstition around Friday the 13th came from, but almost everyone acknowledges that it’s the spookiest night of the year—especially when it occurs just two short weeks before Halloween!
To get you in correct, eerie frame of mind, we’re picking out some of the creepiest Halloween decorations we can find. Be warned, though! These decorations are not for the faint of heart. What follows are not your regular old cutesy pumpkins and cornstalks. These are the kinds of adornments that will strike fear into the hearts of even your most lion-hearted neighbors! So abandon all hope, all ye who read this!
Get That Haunted House Atmosphere with This DIY Fog Machine
Half science experiment, half Halloween decor, this easy-to-build cold fusion fog chiller creates realistic, low-lying fog that looks like something you would definitely see hanging over a haunted crypt or cursed burial ground. This is probably the coolest thing you’ll do with a bucket in a long time!
Create a Spooky Technoverse with Glow-in-the-Dark Laundry Detergent
Here’s your DIY fact of the day: laundry detergent glows in the dark. It contains brightening agents that are supposed to make your “whites whiter” when exposed to UV light. In concentrated quantities, though, it’s the perfect fodder for completely washable ghoulish graffiti. All you need is a black light and you’ll be scaring people all night!
Strike a Pose In Front of This Eerie Skull Mirror
We’ve pretty much been phobic of mirrors ever since hearing about the Bloody Mary legend as little kids. This genius glowing skull mirror tutorial creates a ghastly ambiance just perfect for conjuring up some spirits—or just scaring the bejeezus out of that one friend who always freaks out about haunted houses. Perfect for a few unexpected thrills!
Make These Spine-Tingling Chicken Wire Lawn Ghosts
Steel yourself, because after you see one of these chilling wire ghosts floating in your lawn, you may not sleep for a few nights! This project takes a little perseverance, since you’ll have to keep bending and forming the wire until you have the right shape. But it will definitely be worth it when you seal your reputation as the scariest house on the block!
Hang Some of These Super Simple Spooky Eyes
Nothing could be easier than slapping together some of these DIY glowing eyes. Literally all it takes is a paper towel roll, some LED light sticks and some fishing wire. These make a great decoration for a particular dark spot on the porch. Just don’t be surprised if the trick-or-treaters start avoiding your address!
Trick Out Your Windows With These Cardboard Monsters
Here’s another resourceful DIY made out of things you can find in your home right now. Leftover cardboard, some tissue paper and your imagination are all you need to fashion this creepy homemade window adornment. As a bonus, it looks even eerier at night than it does during the day!
With decorations like these, you’re sure to be forever cemented in neighborhood lore. Best of luck to anyone who tries to top that next year!