There's nothing more horrifying to some than moving to a new area. Thankfully, if you happen to move before Halloween and have a few moving boxes left lying around, you can easily recycle those into some fun and spooky decorations for your home -- easily making you the hit (or the nightmare) of your new neighborhood.
Cut out creepy silhouettes
Trace horrifying silhouettes of whatever strikes your fancy onto your used (and broken down) cardboard moving boxes and cut them out with a box cutter. Paint the silhouettes black and once dry, prop them up in your windows between the glass and your curtains. For a creepy glow behind your silhouette, tape pieces of green, red, orange or yellow tissue paper. The light from the interior of your home will give your creatures a ghastly gleam. You can also invest in some multi-colored light bulbs to back light them even more.
Construct a graveyard
It doesn't take much crafting ability to create a moving box tombstone, which can be as simple or elaborate as you want. To get started, trace out a tombstone shape onto your box and then cut it out with scissors or a box cutter. Using some spray paint, color the cardboard a grey color, or you can invest in some stone speckled spray paint for a more realistic look. Once the tombstone is completely dry, you can add the name of the deceased (puns like "Abby Normal" are always appreciated) with a sharpie. To add it onto your lawn, attach a wooden stake or a stick to the unpainted back with duct tape and insert it into the ground. Don't want to damage your brand new lawn? Anchor the cardboard between some heavy rocks to prevent it from being blown away or knocked over.
Add terrifying signage
If the horrifying visages in the windows and the graveyard weren't enough, add some scary signs to further frighten trick-or-treaters when they go to ring your doorbell. As you did with the other two projects, trace your sign shape onto your cardboard and cut it out. This is where you can get creative with painting and writing messages, creating warning signs for your soon to be guests. Some popular warnings about someone's impending doom include: "Danger," "Caution," "Beware" and "Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here." Once your sign is created and dry, tape a stake or stick to the back and place them throughout your yard.
Board up the windows
Finally, to give your house that abandoned feel it may have once had, trace and cut board shapes out of your moving boxes. Paint these strips of cardboard with a fake wooden pattern to give them a realistic feel -- complete with painted on nails, which admittedly, will require some skill. When the paint is dry, tape the faux boards haphazardly onto the outside of your windows (with the tape side hidden from view), giving your home that boarded up look. It may not be enough to prepare you for the zombie apocalypse, but you'll be more than Halloween ready.