Vintage Halloween decorations are all the rage and will amaze anyone who looks at them.
A quick search can show you how Halloween decorations have changed through the decades. However, we've made things much easier by listing some of the greatest vintage Halloween decorations. As an interior designer featured in MyMaid and TheSpruce, I know how to make your house more festive.
Ready? Let's begin.
8 Best Vintage Halloween Decorations
If you're really trying to impress, then you need some of the best vintage Halloween decorations out there. Make the best of your Halloween decorations with the items listed here. Your holiday decor will be the talk of the town, guaranteed!
1. Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin
This adorably detailed pumpkin makes the perfect centerpiece for a vintage-inspired table. It's a wonderful and simple Halloween decoration.
2. Classic Ouija Spirit Board
This Ouija Board serving tray is the ultimate vintage piece, with the Ouija Board has been around for well over a century!
3. Black Beeswax Candles
These black candles are spooky enough to bring back that 1800s Halloween era. Best paired with spooky, festive candleholders to set a spooky Halloween scene.
4. Bronze candleholder
A Gothic candle holder with an antique style would make anyone believe that it was made a century ago. Candleholders like these are perfect for the Halloween season.
5. Witchy Cauldron Makeup Holder
Use this cauldron makeup brush holder as a bowl to fill with candy or leave it empty as a simple addition to your vintage Halloween decor.
6. Halloween Creepy Country Street Lamps Lit
Old street lights with tree vines, webs and bats -- this decor just screams vintage Halloween. Enjoy a trick or treat in your Halloween costumes under these.
7. Chat Noir Clock
You can't have a vintage Halloween decoration idea without Roman numerals around a black cat. This decoration is beloved by witches and felines alike.
8. Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin
An actual lantern to steal the show from those amateur Jack O Lantern carved pumpkins. Spooky mood lighting is a necessity during the night.
7 Cheap Vintage Halloween Decorations
Who says you have to spend big on vintage Halloween decorations? Get some great ideas at a great price with these cheap Halloween decorations.
9. Skeleton Crow In Cage
Crows have been known to give people the creeps since before time. Pair one up with this spooky cage and you has got a scene straight out of 1950s Hollywood horror.
10. Halloween Black Haunted House Paper
This paper centerpiece will take you back to the old Salem witch times. The ghosts of witches still haunt the house it's made in the image of.
11. Horrible Evil Pumpkin Light Battery Powered Lamp
Evil pumpkins are still just as popular as they were in the 19th century. Pumpkin monsters are even more popular.
12. Pumpkin Bucket
You've got to have a dish for candy. Best of all, this one lights up! Trick or treat in style with this festive candy container.
13. Witch Cauldron
These witch cauldron candy holders can be given out to kids or used as small scattered decorations. Hung from the wall or the ceiling, it's full to bursting with candy.
14. Black Cat Lawn Decorations Signs
These black cat silhouettes will scare a ton of bypassers at night because of how spooky and real they appear.
15. Halloween Black Tree
This decoration is spooky, yet dazzling with its flashy purple lights. It almost feels like real bats fly around it.
6 Vintage Halloween Party Decorations
Set yourself apart from the rest with these vintage Halloween party decorations. Everyone will wish that they'd come up with such a brilliant Halloween party theme.
16. Light-up Demon Bat
A bat this scary deserves to be placed front and center amongst all your Halloween party decorations.
17. Pumpkin Halloween Centerpiece Decoration
Honeycomb paper decor is fun, cute and dates back decades ago. With a little creativity, this can even light up.
18. Bloody Pick Axe Adult
Are pickaxes even used for anything other than vintage Halloween decor these days? I sure don't see miners actually use these.
19. Life-Size Sound Activated Musical Dancing Haunted Witches Broom
A dancing witch broom that works on your command will be the highlight of your vintage Halloween party.
20. Skull Bottle Opener
The most appropriate bottle opener for a Halloween bash. Make sure to pair it with a spooky drink.
21. Skull Beer Funnel
And what better way to drink beer at a Halloween party than with this skull funnel?
6 Vintage Halloween Door Decorations
Do you want the outside of your room or apartment to be decorated for all to see? Door decorations are a simple, yet fun way to show off your vintage Halloween decorations. These decorations can be used on any door, window, or anywhere else you think would be a good fit to place them.
22. Halloween Welcome Sign Hanging Tag
The 'Halloween way' to welcome someone in. Bonus points for being a witch with a cauldron... full of candy!
23. Crashing Witch
This cashing witch is a hilarious way to let people know you're ready for Halloween.
24. Bloody Window Posters
Talk about a scene from an old slasher film… this might be a little too bloody for some.
25. Halloween Skeleton Wreath
The bones on this Skeleton Wreath look 'good as old'. Christmas and Halloween come together to form the best decorations!
26. Rubber Black Spider Web Outdoor Halloween Door Mat
There is no doormat more perfect for Halloween than this one. Be glad it's not as sticky as a real spider web!
27. Halloween Decoration Door
This door decor is friendly enough to make your home look like a cozy 1920s Halloween.
5 Outdoor Vintage Halloween Decorations
Not all decorations can be used outdoors. You need to look at decorations that can withstand any weather; rain, snow, or even hot temperatures. This list of outdoor Halloween decorations are made to be used outside and definitely fit in well with the outdoors.
28. Skeleton Skull Spooky String Lights
Halloween parties are best held in the dark with spooky mood lighting. Having these lights will create the perfect spooky Halloween scene.
29. Halloween Hanging Decorations
Ghosts and ghouls and witches oh my! Little monsters that hang from the wall or ceiling make the place seem truly haunted.
30. Magnetic Mailbox Cover
If you don't have a vintage mailbox, you need to get one just for this 'owloween' mailbox wrap.
31. Hanging Ghost Decorations
Ghostly friends watch you from the rafters, ready to say "Boo!" Add a little lighting to these and they'll seem much more incorporeal.
32. Eyeball Doorbell
Only the Addams Family would have something as strange as this. Even better if it makes a spooky sound.
6 Vintage Halloween Yard Decorations
Halloween yard decorations are always the spookiest because you have so many places to put them. Trees, gardens and gates are just some of several things that can be used to place your vintage Halloween decorations on. Think of all the endless creativity!
33. Halloween Ghost Yard Stake
A simple scary ghost that will literally light up your yard decorations. Make sure no one runs off with these!
34. Cute Flying Ghost for Front Yard
If you want vintage Halloween, this cute little ghost is everything you need. Perfect for getting people spooked even before they come in.
35. Giant Scary Spider
A life-sized scary spider is bound to get both kids and adults to scream. Just make sure that it doesn't jump on anyone.
36. Halloween Spider Webs Lights
Even the lighting in your house could use a little spooktacular improvements. Put a cute little spider on them to make it seem real.
37. Halloween String Lights
Dazzling floating pumpkins dangling from the ceiling. It's like the stars became pumpkins!
38. Metal Pumpkin
This versatile pumpkin can be displayed all throughout the fall.
3 Vintage Inflatable Halloween Decorations
Decorate big with inflatable Halloween decorations! Inflatable decorations are easy to set up and can last a long time. You may even be able to use them 20 years from now and boast about how old, or vintage, they are.
39. Ghost Halloween
This terrifying inflatable ghost stands at almost 9 feet and makes a huge lighted display.
40. 7 Pumpkins, Cat, Witch Hats
Pumpkins, black cats and witch hats, these Halloween decorations have been used for decades.
41. Tombstones Pathway
At 7 feet long, this display of tombstones turns your home into a graveyard. What sort of ghoulish creatures lurk there?
4 Vintage DIY Halloween Decorations
Create your own decor with these DIY Halloween decorations that are both fun and easy to make. And since you'll be the one making them, you'll be able to create whichever vintage inspired look you want.
42. Ready to paint Ceramic witch
Get ready to paint your very own witch with shades of black, white and gray to give it that vintage feel.
43. Door Hanger Kit
Wreaths are your typical vintage decor so create one of your own with this Door Hanger Kit.
44. Halloween Balloon Garland DIY Kit
Balloons are for all festivities and you get to create your own garland with these spooky Halloween balloons.
45. Halloween Foam Decoration Kit
Paint your own decor with this 30 piece foam kit of all your favorite Halloween decorations.
3 Vintage Halloween Bathroom Decorations
Yes, even your bathroom deserves to be decorated with vintage Halloween bathroom decorations. Decorate your bathroom mirror all the way to the shower curtain -- you'll be shocked at the many decorations there are just for a bathroom!
46. Cats Wall Retro Tin Sign
Decorate your bathroom with these old looking spooky Halloween signs. Kitties will especially love these.
47. Frankenstein Bathroom door sign
It's not vintage Halloween without Frankenstein, and this decoration is especially made for your bathroom.
48. Pumpkin Halloween Night Light
Great for keeping things spookily well-lit even in the darkness of Halloween night.
3 Vintage Halloween Room Decorations
Bedrooms, dorm rooms, hotel rooms; they can all be amazingly decorated just as any other area can. Although, depending on the size of the room, you may need to consider some more moderate room decorations.
49. Spooky Hanging Candelabra
Candelabras are so outdated that they make the perfect addition to your vintage Halloween decorations.
50. Four Spell Books
Brews, potions, curses, and spells written on old-style books for that old witch vibe.
51. Creepy Hands
These are terrifyingly perfect to stick out from underneath your bed. If you're great at hiding, you can use these for fun pranks.
4 Vintage Halloween Ceiling Decoration
Don't leave your ceiling out! Ceilings give you the best place to put all those exciting decorations on. Lighted stickers or frightening skeletons make some great ceiling decorations that will bring amusement to any decor.
52. Bloody Garland Props Banner
This bloody banner can definitely be an inspiration for a Michael Meyers/Halloween scene.
53. Skull Shape Pendant Light
Incorporate some old voodoo into your decor with these little hanging Skulls.
54. Halloween Creepy Cloth
Go Gothic with this creepy cloth that can be hung along walls and ceilings.
55. Bat Hanging Decor
These Gothic style bat silhouettes will make your ceiling look like a bat cave with bats flying around the room.
5 Vintage Halloween Kitchen Decorations
Turn your kitchen into an old witch's lair with these vintage Halloween kitchen decorations. What better way to get that vintage Halloween vibe?
56. Halloween Vinyl Flannel Backed Tablecloth
Specially crafted tablecloths for certain occasions were very popular in the early 20th century which makes this Tablecloth perfectly vintage.
57. Skull Spoons
Making the cutlery more spooky can really enhance the charm your house has during the spooky season.
58. Halloween Patchwork Table Runner
Get an old wooden table to place this on and you've got yourself a kitchen from the 19th century.
59. Vintage Style Halloween Ceramic Mugs
Drinking from these mugs will be the highlight of all your vintage decor.
60. Pumpkin Decorative Kitchen Mats
This chair's design just screams vintage and the details only make it better.
How to Pick the Best Vintage Halloween Decorations
With all the Halloween decorations out there, it can be hard to determine which ones will give you that vintage theme. A lot of the same decorations we use today have been used for decades. So, how can you choose the best vintage Halloween decorations that set yours apart from the usual?
1. Do Your Research
Searching about the origins of Halloween can help you get a better idea of how it was celebrated so long ago. This can help you come up with some pretty unique Halloween decorations that most people probably haven't seen.
Likewise, looking at old photos of Halloween parties or decorations set in the 20th century can let you see what kind of decor was popular in those time eras.
2. Talk With Elders
Talking to your grandparents or other old folks about how they decorated during Halloween can give you an accurate description of what vintage Halloween decorations should look like. And if you're lucky, they may even have some old Halloween decorations that they are willing to pass down to you.
More Awesome Decoration tips
Need some help finding more amazing decorations for other occasions? You'll be just as pleased with these special lists of decorations down below.
- The season of Fall comes with a lot of different celebrations and holidays. Why not just celebrate this splendid season all by itself with some Fall decorations?
- Think about the Christmas season. Don't be stuck with all those cliché Christmas decorations that everyone else uses.
- Thanksgiving is right around the corner from Halloween. Get into the spirit early with these Thanksgiving decorations.
Having a theme to go along with your Halloween decorations is a great way to stand out and amaze people. With these vintage Halloween decorations, you'll be sure to impress anyone who sees them.
While you're at it, use these decorations to host a vintage Halloween party -- vintage costumes, and all! Have a Happy Halloween!