As the nights grow cooler and longer, it can only mean one thing — spooky season is here! For some hardcore Halloween fans, they may have trotted out their decorations back in August. But don’t worry! There’s plenty of time to get your house all tricked out for fall. So, whether your vibe is cutesy, creepy, or somewhere in between, we’ve scared up some great ideas for decorating your home.
Photo Prints — We’re always looking for cool ways to use our photo prints and Halloween is no exception. One freaky fun idea we saw was DIY haunted portraits. First, print out several black and white portraits of your family. Next, cut out the eyes with an X-Acto knife. The holes should be about a 1/4-inch diameter. Then, grab an old frame, remove the glass, and insert the photo. Now you can insert red LED lights where the eyes would be. How scary is it that everyone has glowing red eyes? Try finding a battery-powered string of lights so you can place your photo display anywhere in the house.
If you want something a little less creepy, check out this cute Halloween costume banner idea. First, print out a series of black and white portraits and attach them to string or twine. Next, cut out colorful masks, wigs, hats, and other costume ideas. Now dress up your photos with a fun disguise. Pro tip: use your 100 free prints credit from the Snapfish App to print out all your photos!
Posters — Large prints + posters are perfect for decorating doors and bedroom walls. Print out a poster of a haunted mansion, wicked woods, or a cursed cornfield with a scarecrow. You can also print out silhouettes to hang in your window! Perfect for black cats, skeletons, and creepy crawlies.
Floor Mats — Our indoor floor mats are perfect for decorating an entryway or play space for the kiddies. Some fun ideas for designs are ghosts, black cats, or jack-o’-lanterns. You can even use fang-tastic phrases like “Witches welcome”, “Trick-or-treat, wipe your feet”, or “Come on in for a spell”.
Placemats — If you’re looking to dress up your dining room table, we’ve got just the thing — placemats! For playful patterns, check out our new fabric placemats. We have three Halloween-themed designs already created: Halloween Party, Trick Or Treat, and Scary Bat. If you prefer to design your own placemat, you can personalize both our fabric and laminated placemats. Need ideas for a design? Try a spine tingling spiderweb pattern or recreate your own Ouija board. Bonus points if you use plastic spider rings as napkin rings.
Coasters — There’s nothing scarier than stains on surfaces! Protect your table from drips and spills with our custom photo coasters. Sold in a set of 4, you can design something spooktacular for your family or guests to use. Skulls, monsters, and pumpkins are always in style for the season. Feel free to add a funny phrase to your coasters like “Boos goes here”.
Drinkware – October is a time for apple cider, hot cocoa, and spiced lattes. Make sure you’re using an appropriate mug for the month with our cool collection of designer mugs! We have six Halloween-themed designs to choose from: Witch’s Brew, Spooky Pumpkin, Spooky Night, BOO, Trick or Treat, and Eat, Drink and Be Scary.
Thinking of using drinkware as décor? Try this neat tip we mentioned in our grad party blog — with a Halloween twist of course! Personalize photo mugs or water bottles with an eerie graveyard scene. Next, fill them with sand. Now’s the fun DIY part! Print out ghostly figures and secure them to long sticks. When you stick them in the sand, it’ll look like the ghosts are flying out of the graveyard, making for a frightful centerpiece.
Cutting Boards — Don’t forget to decorate the kitchen! Create a cutting board that features festive food like pumpkins, caramel apples or candy corn. Perhaps you want something a bit more frightening? Use a design with a monster or other kooky character. You can even add custom text with a scary sentiment that says, “Slash Here”.
Photo Trivets — Since you’ll be cooking up lots of goodies in the kitchen, make sure your countertops are protected from hot pots and pans. Why not design your own photo trivet with witches, pumpkins, or black cats. Make sure to add fun phrases like “Place cauldron here” or “No tricks, just treats”.
Tea Towels — Make sure dishes and hands stay dry with our personalized tea towels! Create your own Halloween-style towels with dancing skeletons, wicked witches, or ghouls. Add in your own custom text that reads, “Spirits served here”, or “Something is brewing”.
Photo Magnets — Your refrigerator needs something fun, too! Create photo magnets of the kids in their costumes from last year. Make sure you make multiples so the grandparents can have them for their kitchen as well. Just slide a couple in their Halloween cards this year.
After you’ve decided which products you want to personalize, don’t forget to add some frightening flair! Once you’re in the project builder you’ll be able to add Halloween embellishments to your creation. Just click on the “Embellishments” tab and choose Holidays > Halloween. Here you’ll find pumpkins, spiders, witches, fun phrases, and so much more.
Finally, remember to create a photo book of all the Halloween fun you had.
Happy haunting everyone! Make sure you share your creepy + cool creations with us on social media. Just tag us on Instagram or Facebook with your photos or use the hashtag #snapfish. You can also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too!