Halloween is almost upon us yet again – that means it’s time to get your candy at the ready and jump into your spookiest costume.
The parties are undoubtedly one of the most exciting parts of Halloween. It’s great fun to throw a party yourself or visit a friend’s house. If you’re planning on throwing your own party, you’ll want to be sure to decorate your house and make it a spooky setting for the Halloween festivities.
Decorating your house for Halloween is a fun activity. You should try to think of as many exciting and unexpected decorations as possible to amaze your visitors.
Halloween Frame Decoration Ideas
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the ways you can decorate and adjust the bespoke frames in your home to give your guests a fright and get into the party spirit.
Add spooky decorations to your bespoke frame
One of the simplest and most effective ways to create a spooky feeling is to attach or hang Halloween decorations from your frame. You will be able to find a wide range of Halloween-themed decorations around this time of year, or you could even make your own!
This is a great opportunity for some arts and crafts magic with the children. It’s a fun activity that everyone can get involved with – it’s also in the spirit of the holiday!
If you have a beautiful bespoke frame that you want to take care of, you should be sure to avoid attaching any adhesives directly to the frame – simply try to find materials that can be draped or attached using alternative methods.
Hang crooked frames
One of the easiest ways to make your house look spooky is to make your frames slightly crooked. This is a great way to create the impression that something isn’t quite right and it creates that haunted house look.
If you decide to do this, you should be very careful and make sure that your frame is safe. You should make sure that the weight of the frame is properly supported – if you think there’s a risk that your frame could be damaged, it’s not worth it.
Whether or not you’re able to do this will also depend on the hanging method that you’ve used of course!
Place carved pumpkin in a shadow box frame
Carving pumpkins is great fun – but how about displaying your spooky creation in an unconventional way that draws attention to your amazing work?
If you have a pumpkin that’s small enough and a shadow box frame that’s wide enough, you could think about placing that carved pumpkin inside the frame. This would be sure to catch your guests by surprise and create a sense of excitement.
The pumpkin doesn’t have to be carved, of course. You could use a plastic pumpkin or another Hallowwen decoration that’s a good fit for your shadow box frame.
Add cobwebs to create a haunted house feel
One of the most classic ways to add a sense of horror to your home is to hang cobwebs around the rooms. This is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate your home, and there are a few tricks that you can use to take this effect to the next level.
You might want to try hanging spiders and other scary surprises in the webs for example, and you could think about putting them in unexpected locations. Those cobwebs will look perfect in the corners of your bespoke picture frame, for example.
If you want to get the full effect, you could consider hiding small plastic spiders around your bespoke frame – it’ll be sure to get a reaction from your guests!
Play with your frame subject
A great way to inject some spookiness into your party is to play with the subject within your bespoke frames. You might have a picture of your family or a favourite painting – is there some way that you could replace them with a spookier subject?
Over time, people get used to the subjects within your frames. Switching them out is a great way to catch people off guard and it’s a relatively simple way to impress your guests and show them something scary!
Some Halloween enthusiasts even purchase 3D photos that change according to the angle that they’re seen from. These look great within frames and it can be very scary to see a seemingly normal portrait transform into a skeleton!
Make your frame a scary portal
Another great way to use your bespoke frame to full effect is to make it a portal to another dimension. You could switch out the subject for a photo of a strange portal, for example, and even push the concept further by having objects seemingly “reaching out”.
A pair of skeleton hands emerging from your frame would be very scary! There are lots of different techniques that you could use to fit with your theme – some tentacles would create a sense of Lovecraftian horror for example!
Happy Halloween from Frame Set and Match!
We hope that this look at Halloween ideas for your frames has been useful. As with anything else at this time of the year, your imagination is the limit!
You could use your frames to create a sense of festive joy just after Halloween has passed too. If you want some inspiration here, be sure to check out our post on the top tips to decorate a picture frame for Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, be sure to read our piece on why to gift a bespoke frame this Christmas.
It’s always such a pleasure to see how our customers do amazing things with their bespoke frames and throw amazing Halloween parties. We can’t wait to see what this year brings – if you have any amazing creations be sure to let us know!