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Halloween Lighting Decorating Ideas

Halloween Lighting Decorating Ideas

We wish there was a day where ordinary people dress like un-ordinary fictional characters and end up with free candy– oh wait, there is! It’s called Halloween and it is upon us. While others are off acquiring a surplus of pumpkin spice flavored delicacies, this autumn season we find ourselves overjoyed to be plotting lighting decorations. Whether you find yourself tricking or treating, 1000Bulbs.com is here to help make lighting your home for Halloween less frightening.

Halloween Home Lighting Decorations

              Image courtesy of Randy Robertson

              Image courtesy of Randy Robertson

Looking to add some suspense to your décor? What better way than to show off a few lighting tricks? Lighting, or the lack of lighting, plays a large part in today’s suspense and thriller movies. Take what you’ve seen on the big screen and implement it on your home, without the super-scary villain of course. Create a dramatic feel by adding a remote controlled color changing RGB flood light at the base of a tree or side of your home and point it upwards. This lighting technique is called wall grazing and is used to accentuate textured surfaces, creating shadows. Along with a variety of colors, you have the option of cycling through effects like flash, fade, and strobe, or even turning the light off when an unsuspecting trick-or-treater arrives.

DIY Halloween Decorations

Doing Halloween on a budget? No problem! We’ve compiled a few cost-effective DIYs that won’t scare your wallet, but are sure to delight any costumed visitors. With a few household items you can add some cool white, purple, or orange LED light stringers to a wire cage to create a Halloween Ghost yard decoration and “haunt” the front yard.

If you have a few mason jars lying around, create your very own ghostly indoor lanterns with a mason jar, tissue paper (black and orange), glue, scissors, and a candle. Simply cut enough tissue paper into 1 to 2-inch strips lengthwise to cover the jar. Once you have enough, paint a thin layer of glue to the exterior of your jar with a brush and apply the orange tissue paper on top of it. Make sure only the outer portion of the jar is fully covered and allow it to dry completely. Cut out your ghost silhouette, jack-o-lantern face, or menacing monster in black tissue paper and apply with glue. After everything is dry, add a small candle inside the jar and watch it glow.

Need ideas for outdoor lighting? Don’t lose your head over potential fire hazards and blown-out candles, check out our previous post on Halloween pumpkin lighting ideas. The Headless Horseman will be sure to compliment your energy efficient good-looking pumpkin! If carving pumpkins makes you cower, we suggest neon pumpkins as a quick and simple way to decorate pumpkins without the mess of cutting them open. All you need is some glow in the dark neon paint and a black light. Simply paint a traditional jack-o-lantern or geometrical design on your pumpkin and allow time for it to dry. Then test out your radiant work of art under the black light.

Before we go we’d like to ask, “Why did the monster eat a light bulb? Because he’s on a diet and needed a light snack.” All candy corny jokes aside, no matter how you celebrate, have fun and more importantly be safe! Do you have any other spook-tacular Halloween decorating ideas? Leave us a comment in the section below or send us your pictures through our social media pages via, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Happy Halloween!

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