Vintage Halloween Decorations: Its origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. However, while it’s become tradition to decorate our homes with spooky decor every year on October 31, we can’t always support the fright-night monsters – the Freddys, Jasons, and Michael Myers that now lurk everywhere. Bring back the dangling skeletons, loners, cackling witches, and black cats of yesteryear. Do you agree? Bring back the ghosts of Halloweens past with these vintage-style decorations that stand the test of time. Whether you’re looking for festive figurines, old-school art prints, or party plates, they’re sure to get you ready for all your Halloween activities this year and next.
It is that time of the year again when fall brings along with it many amazing hues and also ushers in the first frenzy of a wonderful festive season that stretches into winter. And as always, it is Halloween that kicks it all off with a hint of spook, some tacky motifs, and parties that are filled with everything ranging from scary to plain weird. While the kids in the house start dreaming about candy, for adults, the first few weeks of October are all about getting the home ready for Halloween. We start this year’s stream of inspiration in the most cheerful possible manner with gorgeous painted pumpkins, and don’t worry, we’ll make sure to link all the paints and spooky styles used in these pumpkins are easy to achieve!
Painted Halloween Pumpkins
We obviously get going with an assortment of pumpkin painting ideas that are ideally suited for Halloween. Including themes that reach from cobwebs and witches to bats and flying brushes, there is a lot to browse here. Clearly, dark and orange are the two most well known tones here (indeed, scarcely an amazement), yet you can likewise work with white gold and that dark blue acquired from pictures of tormenting palaces and burial grounds…
In the event that you do decide to go with dark paint consider getting innovative and choosing chalkboard paint! Both the traditional fluid version that you can get here works extraordinary, or for added ease, you can get spray blackboard paint. Both make a dim and ghostly look and will permit your children to draw their creepy plans directly on it with no wreck.
Quirky and Cute Pumpkin Painting Ideas
Decorating that explores the light side of things and moves away from the usual fall and Halloween designs is what we like. In that case, the pictures below will surely delight you as well as inspire you to try out some of these cool DIY pumpkin painting ideas. Our absolute favorite is the DIY Pun-Kins idea that is sure to put a big smile on your guests’ faces. The design inspired by Disney’s Frozen is a great choice for anyone with a little princess around. With pumpkin painting, only your imagination limits you. You can paint anything from Minion pumpkins to sharpie owls.
Easy-to-Craft Painted Pumpkins
Don’t have time to do all those elaborate pumpkin painting crafts? Our team fully understands the pressures of daily life, and the rush it involves. Simple pumpkin painting ideas involve just paint, some confetti, glittering craft paper and a few other decorations (for those who choose to go that route). Gold paint-dipped pumpkins are definitely a hot trend, and polka dot pumpkins take very little time and effort to create. Try it before you think about buying Halloween decorations this year, and you will be hooked.
Trendy and Stylish
Perhaps you find the time a bother, but you’re also irritated by how these beautiful pumpkins will look out of place as soon as fall ends. What if you filled your head with colorful pumpkin painting ideas instead? If you love geo motifs, glittering metallics, hot colors borrowed from Paris fashion week, or just love natural motifs, these painted pumpkins will work for you!
Showcase Your Artistic Skills!
For a few of us, painting pumpkins can likewise be a difficult errand that requires a lot of time, however to a favored not many, it is an outright breeze and the ideal chance to feature imaginative abilities. The pumpkin is very much like some other material and has its own exceptional requests. Yet, ace it, and you can make magnum opuses that will endure well past Halloween and fall. The astute and impeccable pumpkin painting thoughts beneath portray everything from elegant universes to brilliant blossoms and the sickle moon set against the dim night sky.
Candelabras dripping with melted candles look great but require constant attention. These old-fashioned lanterns come with flickering LED candles instead. Use them to cast a spooky glow over your Halloween dinner party table or to line a walkway for cute trick-or-treaters.
If you’re looking for a low-key, kid-friendly activity, consider these DIY vintage-inspired Halloween ornaments. This kit comes with stamped felts, cotton floss, sequins, and beads.
Get in the seasonal spirit and adorn your mantel with a collection of vintage-style figurines, like this one of a little witch in a pumpkin carriage pulled by a big skeleton cat.
Rotate the handle on this music box and you’ll hear a spooky tune that’s sure to cast a spell over your next Halloween party. Plus, the wooden box doubles as decor thanks to its hand-carved scenes.
A tin sign like this one—featuring a witch flying on a broomstick— will amp up the old-timey feel in your home.
This set of four throw pillow covers (you’ll have to buy the inserts separately) are budget-priced to add a creepy, vintage flair to your living room decor.
These “tissue dancers” are reproductions of the originals sold by the Beistle Company, which has made holiday decor since the 1920s. The package includes a witch, skeleton, and cat with dangly legs.
Paper cutouts like these adorned the walls of schools everywhere from the 1950s onward! Decorate your own windows and walls with these Beistle reproductions to conjure up classic Halloween style.
This adorable witch cauldron with an old-timey feel is perfect for displaying Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters (or yourself!).
This sweet print is just the thing to frame for a touch of whimsical—not spooky—Halloween decor.
These vintage treat bags have just enough room for a few miniature goodies.
Those 1980s masks with rubber bands that never lasted more than a minute inspired this paper garland that’s perfect for your Halloween party.
Remember these? This skeleton’s legs and arms are jointed so you can pose him however you’d like. Hang him inside your closet door for laughs if you have no skeletons of your own!
This classic honeycomb cat and moon centerpiece will dress your kitchen or foyer table in style for your Halloween party or trick-or-treaters.