How to use Christmas Lights in your Halloween Display
8th October 2018
When it comes to decorating, Halloween offers us a chance to get creative and be as spooky or silly as you want. There are so many fun Halloween decorations to impress your neighbors, and adding Christmas lights can take your outdoor display to a whole other level. Whether you’re going for a terrifying look or more of a playful theme, Christmas lights can help to create a spellbinding Halloween display.
Play tricks on people by creating shadows.
Shadows can easily be created by placing your lights low to the ground and aimed skyward towards a wall or in front of a Halloween decoration. For example, if you have a tombstone, consider adding lights in front of it to cast an eerie shadow. Alternatively, you can string lights on light stakes around your tombstones to create a lit up fence for a graveyard.
“Adding lights can help keep your Halloween guests safe. Light up your footpath to help guide these trick-or-treaters or partygoers to your front door. Think about adding some luminaries or stringing together lights with light stakes to mark the path.”
If you’re decorating for Halloween, we can almost guarantee that you’ll have a Jack-O-Lantern or two. Don’t let these works of art get lost in your display, highlight your pumpkins with some string lights.
Another pumpkin tip: Use battery operated LED candles instead of real candles to light up your pumpkin. Not only is this a safer option, but your light won’t blow out from a strong wind.
With these tips, you should be ready to go! Combine your lights with music, pumpkins and outdoor decorations to create the perfect outdoor Halloween display.