Halloween Decorating Ideas – Vintage Halloween Decoration Ideas Inspired by the 1940’s

Halloween Decorating Ideas – Vintage Halloween Decoration Ideas Inspired by the 1940’s

Here are a few ideas for Halloween decor you can use indoors or outside the house. Decorations like these were popular in the 1940’s and many are still common-place today. scary halloween costumes

A traditional and easily prepared outdoor decoration is made of autumn leaves (real or fake) with corn sections from your local player and lit Jack o’lanterns around the base. The corn stalks can be attached to a patio support beam, a light pole or a shepherds hook that held the summer’s flowers. 

Another traditional Halloween decoration is the Jack o’ lanterns. Set them in groups, series them up to boundary, porch railing, along a walkway or along a driveway. Candles, dishes of alcohol and salt were popular on Hallowe’en. Put blue Christmas lights to provide a ghostly illumination.

No cost hand silhouettes/cuttings of dark and/or orange construction newspaper hung on the glass windows and walls make for a neat effect. A few what to draw include witches, pumpkins, cats, bats, elves, fairies, spiders, owls, cauldrons, broomsticks or peaked hats. Search the internet for figures you can print and trace. You can also create unique lamp shades for your Halloween party. Use firm orange and black newspaper cut out like Jack-o’-lanterns, witches, cats and other popular Halloween symbols.

Well-known decorations were created from various vegatables and fruits. Apples, turnips and carrots can be cut into grotesque looks and displayed as is or used to keep candlesticks. You can also create Halloween goblins from the fruit and vegetables. Work with Jack o’lanterns for the heads. Your body is a smaller pumpkin and carrots are being used for legs and forearms which are fastened to your body with wire.

What would Halloween be without ghosts? Use a Jack port o’lantern for the mind which is placed on an upright post. Drape a white sheet or table cover from the post. You can then pin/stake the ends of the piece out a few toes or maybe allow the bed sheet to blow in the wind.

Whatever your flavor in Halloween decorating is, you may find that many of these vintage halloween designing ideas may be suitable for your own haunted home this Halloween.


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