Halloween can be difficult to decorate for. While many people put up decorations around the Winter holidays, most don't get as excited about dressing up their home for October 31st. We understand not wanting to spend $50 on an inflatable ghost for your yard, but that doesn't mean you can't create some spooky decorations with items you already have around the house. Here are 11 ways that you can use garbage bags to make your house the scariest on the block this season.
Trash bags and scissors are all you need to make these huge black spiderwebs. Let's just hope they don't attract a spider that size.
2. Spooky Streamers
Once again, trash bags and scissors are the only requirements for this wonderful decoration that'll make your guests feel like they're walking through an old haunted mansion.
3. Ghost Circle
Stick some posts in your yard, cover them with white trash bags and draw on whatever ghoulish faces you'd like for this clever way to greet trick-or-treaters. You can even tell younger guests that the ghosts are playing Ring Around the Rosie.
Hang garbage bags over any entrance or doorway and cut them into strips. You can tie them back like in the picture, or have your guests walk through without any idea what's on the other side.
5. Wicked Wreath
Bend a coat hanger into a circle and decorate with orange and black trash bags. You can easily store this one and use it again next year.
6. Door Garland
This is the more advanced version of the curtains we showed you earlier. It may take a lot of trash bags, but the end result is definitely worth it. (Dog not required.)
7. Dancing Figures
Use clear tape to separate portions of your white trash bags after they've been filled with newspaper. Instead of actual fire, outdoor Christmas lights work great.
8. Flying Tree Ghosts
You can decorate the trees in your yard with these small specters. All you need are white trash bags, coat hangers and styrofoam balls.
9. Wall Garland
A simple way to use black trash bags on walls around your house. Inexpensive decorations from the dollar store make great accents as well.
10. Large Spider
This one is for the more advanced trash bag artists out there. After all, you need something to occupy those giant spider webs, don't you?
11. Giant Bats
These creepy critters make a great decoration indoors and outdoors, and they only require some wire, trash bags and electrical tape.