Dreadful Decor

Throwing a wicked party or just want to be surrounded in dread while passing out candy? Try these tips for tricking out your haunted home. Just a few touches, a glue gun and some wicked inspiration can transform any old tomb.

Home Haunting Ideas

Get your decorating started with a a few simple projects and ideas.

Yard Haunting for Beginners

Scare the neighbors the right way with this essential guide.

Getting Started with Digital Decor

The easiest way to take your haunt to the next level is with projections.

Prop Building Step-by-Step

Go beyond the store and create terrifying monsters from scratch.

How to Haunt Your House

How to Haunt Your House, Books 1-4 
by Shawn & Lynne Mitchell


These remarkable books give you step-by-step instruction to craft your own Halloween decor. The authors shared some haunting advice with our readers: “A home haunt should always be about what you love best about Halloween, whether it’s the scares, the costumes, the candy, or all of the above. You don’t have to do a huge event to have to All Hollows' Eve fun. Start small. A spooky front door and entryway or a few handmade tombstones is the perfect place to indulge your creative energy.”

Dreadful Inspiration & Resources

Eerie Elegance

Why buy it when you can make it – this is the guiding philosophy with Eerie Elegance whose books, blog, and video tutorials will get you crafting your own Halloween decor.


Learn all about paper mache, and materials, and more from this Canadian artist. Her site features extensive tutorials, how-to projects and even party planning tips!


Take your decorating to the next level and build your own props! Stolloween can show you the tools and techniques, while providing step by step instructions. 


View some of the best props including his infamous scarecrows! He doesn't offer tutorials but does offer plenty of inspiration.

Davis Graveyard

For over 10 years, this Portland family has transformed their house into something special. Take a look at the awesome photos and be wickedly inspired!


This subscription-based podcast for haunters of all levels features news, reviews, prop spotlights, music and more. It's an entertaining listen!