Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Outdoor Adventures and we know that our members feel the same! Every year, campers go all out during Halloween weekends with their impressive decorations and decor. If you want to be a part of the fun this year, try these fun, affordable, and easy DIY Halloween decorations, specially designed with your RV in mind!
1. Picnic Table Decor
Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. If you’re looking for something quick that will give your campsite a Halloween feel, consider adding some decor to your picnic table. We suggest beginning with a Halloween-themed table cover and going from there. Adding pumpkins, lights, or even candy for trick-or-treaters is a great idea.
2. Scary Signs
There are tons of famous Halloween sayings sure to make you quiver! Grab some cardboard, wood, or even paper along with paint or cans of spray paint, and let’s get to crafting! This is a great idea that even the kids can enjoy. Lay down newspaper on your picnic table and paint it whatever creepy color you desire and write your favorite Halloween sayings. Some fan favorites are “Beware!” “Keep Out” and of course “Boo!” But get creative and don’t forget: The handwriting matters! This isn’t the time to show off your great cursive. This is your time to get creepy! An extra wet paint brush will give your writing a dripping, bloody look that is sure to be in line with the Halloween spirit!
3. Carved Pumpkin
What’s Halloween without a carved pumpkin? This is another activity that the kids will also enjoy and one that is perfect for your time camping with us. Grab your pumpkins, head outside, and let’s get to carving! Remember that paint used to make scary signs? Feel free to use some leftovers to make your pumpkins look even scarier!
4. Campsite Graveyard
Transforming your campsite into a haunted graveyard may seem ambitious, but it doesn’t have to be! Grab some old boxes, markers or paint, and whatever you’d like to use as your post (some campers use wood or sticks, but neither is needed. You can make grave markers by using just a box alone). Your grave markers can be as simple or complex as you’d like. Write something scary, or simply write “Here Lies Freddy Kruger” (Or whomever you choose) and begin arranging your graveyard.
5. Haunted Bus
Here’s an idea that we absolutely love from GoRving. Transform your bus into a haunter character! Before you think “how can I accomplish this” just keep reading! Have any old sheets your no longer use? What about scissors, glue, and markers? Well, you’re all set. First, decide how you want your character to look. We love the idea of eyes on the front mirror and the RV grill being transformed into an actual mouth.
If you’re not artsy, you could snag some items from Dollar Tree, hobby lobby, or any arts and crafts store to help get your face together, but if you are artsy, now’s the time to whip out those scissors! Having different color sheets will help achieve this look. White (or something close to white) will work for the eyes and teeth and black markers will work for the eye detail. Don’t be afraid to get creative here. Lay your sheet on your picnic table and decide how far apart your eyes need to be. Once decided, let’s begin drawing. Nothing has to be perfect. It’s okay to have one small eye and one really large eye! It’s also okay to have different colored eyes. This is Halloween after all! Once your eyes are complete, it’s time to move on to the mouth. Here, we suggest using a black sheet as your base and a white sheet, or white paper for your teeth. Cut your sheet or paper how you desire your teeth to look and grab your glue and begin attaching it to your black sheet. Again, you don’t have to be perfect here. The goal is to be scary and to have fun while doing it.
Once finished, your eyes can hang on the inside of your camper and your mouth can be placed on top of the grill outside. An RV monster is definitely a Halloween showstopper!
Which DIY decoration will you try this year? Let us know! And remember, there is no right or wrong way to decorate your campsite. Grab the family, grab your material, and have a fun, safe, and memorable Halloween!
Until next time! Happy Camping!