Most Halloween decorations are expensive to buy and also pretty trashy. This might be really fun, but it doesn’t always have to be this way. If you want to make young and old visitors shudder with a little more style, our DIY window picture is the right choice. It is much easier than you might think: Hissing cats, pumpkin grimaces, and bats are made into paper cuts from black cardboard using downloadable templates.
If you love Halloween, then do it right: We make spooky decorations and even use some (artificial) blood.Alexandra Beck-Berge, DIY Expert
Trick or Treat?
The pumpkin is certainly the most popular symbol for Halloween and has its origin somewhere between an Irish legend and the fact that pumpkins are ripe in autumn and can be perfectly carved into bright grimaces. Modern Halloween as we celebrate it is all about spookiness. Scarecrows and witches, monsters and skeletons, zombies and vampires, black cats, and bats – costumes have to be as scary as possible. If front gardens and houses were originally decorated in a horror style to convince the ghosts that you were one of them, today it is done to signal small monsters that they are allowed to ring the doorbell.
When children and young people wearing costumes go from door to door on Halloween and ask for sweets with little poems or songs, you often hear the battle cry “Trick or Treat!”. If the homeowner is empty-handed and cannot offer the children any treats, he must expect a prank (“trick”). Fortunately, they are usually harmless: doorknobs are smeared with shaving foam and ketchup, or letterboxes are wrapped in toilet paper.