I love Martha’s Halloween ideas because they are so out of the ordinary. She has some incredibly , beautifully creepy Halloween decoration ideas. A lot of the items I inherited from my parents’ cache of Halloween decorations are more cutesy-creepy than elegant creepy, but each Halloween I try to add a few more elegant-creepy elements to my Halloween decoration. Here are some macabre decorating ideas I pulled from her site, many of which you can do with ordinary items in your house:
Moth-eaten curtains provide an excellent and creepy Grey Gardens feel to your Halloween! I don’t have these but if you had a lot of space and places to hang items then this could be a great and subtle touch to your haunted house.
Martha also does a lot of gorgeous candle displays, which are an easy and classy way to set the mood. Very Miss Havisham‘s house.
Specimin-Jar Candle. These are so fun and unusual! I really want to make some creepy specimen displays for my party this year. I plan on hitting up one of the local for some inexpensive glass vessels.
Creepy Candles. They look like they are bleeding! Awesome!
I also love that Martha uses flowers on Halloween, which isn’t something that one would ordinarily think to use. Herare appropriately creepy and could provide a nice surprise to guests.
Forbidding Flowers are easy enough to make: silk flowers, some cob webs, a creepy urn, fantastic!
Deranged Halloween Centerpiece, this is really fun and awesome.
I hope that I’ve inspired you to use some not so scary items as scary, creepy decorations this Halloween! Three weeks!