Halloween is just around the corner, which means Halloween decorations! It’s time to get into the decorating spirit. Just because you are away at school or live in your own apartment doesn’t mean you can’t get into the Halloween spirit. If anything, it gives you the opportunity to make your place look as spooky or as festive as you see fit. If you need any decorating ideas, we’re here to help! Here are 18 Halloween decorations to make your dorm or apartment spooky AF!
1. Creepy Cutouts
If you want to make your living room a creepy chamber, cut out some creepy shapes in the form of jack-o-lanterns, bats, and owls. If you want something creepier cut out a hand holding a blood-dripping knife. Then attach the cutouts to the base of a candle holder with a wire. Light the candles and see the silhouettes come to life. This will add an extra spooky factor to your scary movie marathon sleepover! These are some of our favorite Halloween decorations!
2. Bloody Handprint Window Cling
Creep your roommates out with a bloody handprint on the bathroom mirror! All you’ll need is some wax paper, food coloring, and lots and lots of elmer’s glue! Be ready to have a red hand for a few days though. The stain could be a toughy to remove.
3. Spooky Spider Eggs
This one will give you the chills! Take a white stocking, fill it with some cotton or white stuffing. Then attach some creepy plastic spiders and hang from the ceiling. Remember they are plastic. If you see something moving, run!
4. Slimy Snake Wreath
Medusa would be proud! So will Martha Stewart! All you need to make this frightening decoration is a wreath, some toy snakes (found at any dollar store), and some black spray paint. Spray paint your wreath and let it dry. Then spray paint your snakes and let them dry. Once everything is dry, wrap the snakes around the wreath and secure them with some superglue! Spooky easy, right?
5. The Raven Tree
This is a simple, yet eerie decoration for the Halloween season. If you have any vases in your apartment, you can turn them into a creepy raven tree. Michael’s sells fake ravens around this time and they often have discounts. Take some branches and spray paint them black for a little ambiance. Then attach the uncannily realistic birds on the branches with some super glue. Don’t worry, it’s not really staring at you. Until he moves his head! Mwahahaha!
6. Rats In Your Bookshelves
For this scary decorations, cut some cardboard in the shape of this creepy rodent and spray paint them black or gray. If you are feeling extra artistic, draw some faces on the shapes and give them red eyes. Place them all over your bookshelves or around your house to make some of your guests jump! Cobwebs add an extra creepy touch!
7. Apothecary Jars
This is an easy way to add a mysterious and unsettling feeling to your dorm or apartment kitchen. Buy some empty mason jars and follow the directions on the website to make your own labels or DIY your own frightening version. Add plastic eyeballs with water or stuff some with gummy worms to add an extra creepy factor. Label them “Worms”, Eyeballs”, and “Poison” and you’re all done!
8. Cobwebbed Doorway
Hang some cheesecloth from your dorm room doorway and pull it down to make it look like cobwebs. Add some plastic spiderwebs for good measure and get ready for the screams as people walk in!
9. Vigilant Flowers
Are you being watched? If you have some flowers in your apartment, add some plastic eyeballs to creep out your roommates. This is a super simple way to get into the Halloween spirit!
10. Roaches in the Hand Soap
Being away from home and living in a dorm, sometimes keeps you from going all out in your Halloween decorating. This is why simple, creepy, decorations like these make us giddy with excitement. Plastic roaches in the hand soap will guarantee a scream from someone in your suite!
11. Frightening Door Message
No matter how limited our decorating space is, we all have a front door. Getting into the Halloween spirit is easy by creating a frightening message for your front door. As college students most of us own laundry detergent, Use it to write your message and the great news is that it glows in the dark! Wash it right off when you are done!
12. Severed Head in Jar
Picture this! You get up at midnight and you have a hankering for something to eat. You walk downstairs and open the fridge and what is waiting on the other side…A severed head! This is a great prank idea as well. Simply print out a flat image and stuff it in a curved jar to make the effect look real. If this isn’t frightening, I don’t know what is?
13. Blood-Stained Towels
Take some food coloring and your hand to make some realistic hand prints on some towels. This will make your housemates squirm, but it’s all in the name of Halloween.
14. Eerie Lights
This is an easy way to add some mood lighting to your Halloween movie night. Take a mason jar, some tea lights, some cheese cloth, black and orange spray paint and put these guys together. It will add an eerie feeling to your evening that you and your friends can enjoy!
15. Silhouette in the Hallway
If you live in an apartment, this is the perfect way to scare your roommates. Make a cardboard cutout of a person and spray paint it black. Put it at the end of the hallway and wait until they come out of their room. They will surely jump out of their skin!
16. Bats In Your Lampshade
Cut some bat shapes out and gluedot them to the inside of your lampshade. When you turn on your lamp, you’ll be in for their scary silhouette! This makes for one of the greatest Halloween decorations!
17.Pumpkins Of Course!
What better way to get your apartment or dorm ready for the Halloween spirit than with some creepy, carved, pumpkins as Halloween decorations. You can carve a scary-faced Jack-o-lantern or decorate one after your favorite, frightening , show. Can anyone say Stranger Things?
18.Decorate Your “Welcome” Mat
Fangs? Bats? You name it! Give your “Welcome” mat the Halloween treatment and greet them with a ghoulish mat. A simple decoration that will make your home feel in the Halloween spirit, its bound to get your guests feeling like Halloween is greeting them with open arms. This is one of the best Halloween decorations!