Halloween Decor Ideas For Mailbox
When you think of Halloween, costumes and candy are usually the first things that come to mind. But just like it’s the one time of the year where you can dress up in your favorite homemade outfits, we think you should also get creative with DIY Halloween decorations for your home. Sure, you can lean on store-bought decor, but do you really want something everyone on your block is going to have?
Get ready to spook up your home – both indoors and out – with our favorite ideas for handmade Halloween decorations you can craft. Even if Halloween guests never enter your home – like trick-or-treaters – they’ll definitely see the front porch so give it a festive feel with a colorful rug, lanterns, mums and piles of pumpkins. For a spookytactic finishing touch, they will also see your mailbox .Try making it as creative as possible to attract people to repeat the visit. So here are some ideas on how to decorate your mailbox in Halloween:
DIY some spooky spiders
Easily craft these larger-than-life spiders with the kiddos for a fun Halloween craft that’ll spook up your mailbox– either indoors or out. Inexpensive craft store materials and a little imagination is all you need to build these creepy Halloween props.
You can buy a couple of skeletons and decorate your outdoors with style and in a cool way. You can place one on a chair or bench on your porch or beside your mailbox and attach a cauldron with candies for trick-or-treaters to its hands, or place tow skeletons making a grave in the yard. Another idea is to put several parts of a skeleton into a wagon or into ground to remind of scary movies. Attach skeletons outside your home to the wall to make them climbing.
Give arachnophobias a fright
Inexpensive (and removable) supplies give an everyday shade a creepy-crawly makeover that will look like spider web on your mailbox, adding a spooky look to it.
Stencil one on
Pumpkin-carving patterns and paint markers are put to good use to turn a bit of white fabric into a festive Halloween tablecloth, and then you can use it to cover your mailbox.
You don’t need an intricate pattern or advanced pumpkin-carving skills to turn a fresh pumpkin and white gourds into this adorable decoration when placed on or beside your mailbox.
Glam glittered pumpkins.
School glue and black glitter are all you need to give natural or faux pumpkins a chic makeover. Choose an easy pattern for crafting with kids or go with a timeless design, like a monogram or graphic pattern, for a sophisticated look. When you are done place it beside your mailbox.
Craft a litter of black cats.
Turn a sheet of plywood into these simple cat silhouettes that keep a baleful eye on Halloween visitors with glowing eyes created by backing moon-shaped cut-outs with small, battery powered lights, then place them around your box.
Witch’s broomstick place cards.
Made from a twig, raffia and a scrap of paper, these diminutive brooms add an enchanting touch of whimsy to any Halloween get-together, plus they’re a fun party favor that guests can take with them. So we have spooky cards and spooky mailbox.
Turn Scrapbook Paper into “Specimens”.
Another great craft to do with kids, this project couldn’t be simpler. Just stamp creepy animal shapes – like vampire bats, snakes or spiders – out of colorful card stock to create a collection of “specimens” to fill a shadowbox-style frame.
Phantom mailbox slipcover.
Use gauzy fabric and cheesecloth to give a traditional mailbox a tattered, ghostly silhouette for Halloween. With raw edges and a simple shape, this slipcover is a snap to make using basic sewing skills.
If you really want to spook people out, try putting a life-sized creature on your mailbox! Take it to the next level by adding a chain to make it look like you’re keeping them from escaping!
Big bows or wreaths.
Bows or wreaths are perfect for those who love DIY arts and crafts. From spooky to classy – you can make any type of bow or wreath you’d like!
When adding body parts to your Halloween mailbox decor, you can choose to be subtle or obvious with it. Put an arm or leg on your mailbox, or surround your mailbox with body parts and cover them in leaves to make it even more eerie. Tip… Leave the house number visible for the postman… lol. Don’t forget to choose one of the Halloween Decor Ideas For Mailbox.