Halloween is around the corner, a time where witches, ghosts, monsters, and more roam the streets searching for their treats. If you love Halloween, then you may want to go the extra step and decorate your garage door for the holiday and increase the fun. If you need some ideas on what to do, you have come to the right place!
It is easy to add some Halloween decorations in and around the house, but what about your garage door? It is literally a blank slate for a creative mind to go to town! You don’t even need to empty your wallet to do it! Your budget can be big or small but it is easy to add a little lighting, decorations, and music that sets a perfect tone. Here are a few ideas you should consider for your garage door decorations.
Cover it Up!
Is your garage door a boring shade of a single color? Want to add to your holiday fun and spice it up? There are plenty of ways to cover up that boring old garage door and create a spooky scene the guests and trick or treaters will love. You can do this with store bought items or it can make for a great do it yourself project!
If you are looking for a more simple approach there are plenty of garage door covers available for purchasing that will set your perfect mood. From graveyards, to ghosts, they have the cover for you. Would you rather go the creative route instead? Then hang up a large sheet over your garage door and get to painting! This can be a fun activity for you and the kids if you want! Your garage door will be the talk of the town no matter what you choose here and you will be ready to haunt the holidays!
Make it Spooky
Do you like using your imagination? This is the perfect time to unleash it’s full potential for a perfectly ghoulish scene. You could create a ghost from some sheet and fishing line that is stationary, or moves when pulled, add some strobe lighting for extra spooky effects on this and see what a real fright it can be. Not a fan of the overused ghosts? Then make your front yard a crime scene. Create a gruesome sight with some crime scene tape, black lighting, and maybe even sketch out a dead body on the driveway. You can add fake blood or even a body if desired. This can even create a show for your guests if you choose to dress as a cop, victim, or even the killer themselves to make your garage door and yard tell a spooky tale!
There are a ton of ways to make this your own so don’t be afraid to be creative. You can even take this a step further and open your garage door to create a more detailed scene for your visitors, make use of props, volunteers, lighting and more to give your guests and trick or treaters a truly haunting experience. Whether it is a ghostly tour, crime scene, mad scientist’s lair, or a cemetery, be sure to have fun in using your creative juices.
Lights, Everyone it’s Curtain Time!
Create a spotlight for your newly decorated garage by lighting the place up. You can do this with ordinary lights, or take it a step further and use black lighting, orange lights, or holiday shaped lights such as ghosts or pumpkins. If you combine a black light over the frame of your garage door you will be able to complement your neon or glowing lights or decals you have placed on your garage door. You can even use your garage door’s windows as eyes and light the inside for a creepy stare.
If lighting isn’t your thing, maybe you would be more interested in creating a theater for your trick or treaters. You can take an ordinary sheet and place it in front of your garage door and use a projector to create the perfect theater. Now all you need is to get a playlist of horror films or any Halloween themed movies or shows to play. Be sure to monitor your equipment, and a great way to do so is to greet your guests with sweets!