46 Successful DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorating Ideas Nobody Told You About

Do you agree that the main fun of the biggest spooky holiday is not only the day of the actual Halloween, but all the process of preparing the decorations for home and yard? Besides the interior decor of holiday, you do not ignor your house exterior, since it will help you to create a perfect ambience on Halloween and amaze all those who passby your house. October is the perfect time for fabulous halloween outdoor decor when the nights are long and dark, but you can also prepare them in advance.

If you haven’t decide yet how to decorate your home’s outdoor then here’s ideas can be very useful and interesting for you. These DIY outdoor Halloween decorations we’ve gathered will turn your garden, yard or front porch into an exquisitely enchanting and spooky landscape this Halloween, just have a look below! You can decorate your outdoor space with ghosts, zombies, scarecrows, bats, black crows, skeletons, witches, lanterns, wreath, spiders and more…

Hanging Pumpkin Ghosts:

Rather than the usual scarecrow, oversized pumpkin ghosts took center stage for Halloween. Basic materials from gardening or hardware stores were used.

While real pumpkins could be used, they tend to decay, leading to extra cleaning; thus, opting for plastic versions is a more convenient choice.  Image via: @getgrowingmn

Squashed Witch:

Create a DIY squashed witch display for Halloween. Mind her delicate boots while enjoying the eerie outdoor enchantment.  Image via:  thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk

Skull Sunflower:

These skull sunflowers will take the scary element around your house to a whole new level. The materials for this awesomely gruesome decoration include some large fake sunflowers, plastic skulls and some dried spanish moss. Cut away the back of the skulls and then “age” them with shoe polish,
stain or paint. Finally, hot glue the skulls and moss to the flowers to create this creepy decoration.

Image Credit: Beejay Oslon

3 Witches and a Cauldron

Created from a plastic cauldron, some fabric, empty bottles, and a few other elements, this eerie witches creation will send a chill up your visitor’s spines. The witch’s face is made of a green painted bottle. Some tattered cheesecloth are added to make the cauldron appear boiling over. so clever.  Tutorial: scratchandstitch.com

Spider Monstrosities

Guard your yard with these spider monstrosities. The spider webs add a bit more spooky to this scene. Made from some cheap materials, these creepy spiders are easy to make, though they do take a bit of time. Legs are made out of PVC and spray foam and body is made from balloons covered in paper mache.   Image via: partywowzy.com

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#1. Artificial spider and tombstones turn the yard into a graveyard.

Source: avso.org

#2. Using a dress form as base, you can create this spooky ghost lady with the use of some packing tape. Yes, you have not got it wrong. The translucent sculpture is completely made of clear packing tape. When it’s lit up by a light, though, the effect is stunning.

#3. The wonderful tip to build this pumpkin arch is to use hallow foam pumpkins from the craft store.
They are much lighter than real pumpkins, so you can easily attach them to a frame to safely create the arch.

How to create it: crazicarlos.blogspot.com

#4. These creepy spider egg sacs is easy to create with the use of foam eggs, white batting, white stocking and some plastic spiders in various sizes. Suspend them at different heights to add a spooky touch to your doorway.

#5. Light up any spooky corner of your yard with these glowing glass luminaries.

How to make it: craftsbyamanda.com

#6. Haunting hooded ghouls created from pieces of wood, a metal pole and some chicken wire.

#7. Decorate your front door with a scary grapevine wreath, pumpkin pillars and a pair of jack-o’-luminaries.

#8. Take some burlap, chicken wire, skeleton hands and a convincing styrofoam stone to create this grim warning to ward off timid visitors. The key to the success of this creepy figure is artful shading and painting on the tombstone.

Source: fulcrumsites.com

#9. Shuddersome Spider Webs

#10. Save a bloody hand print or blood-scrawled messages on the window of your front door.

#11. This bloody footprints runner will create the illusion of a murderous scene inside the front door. Purchasing a cheap floor runner and using some red paint, you can easily make it.

Source: partycheap.com

#12. Scare your guests with a coffin made out of pallets.

Source: pandashouse.com

#13. Give your visitors the scare with one of these arched black cats in the walkway.

How to make it: hgtv.com & bhg.com

#14. These hanging ghosts can be created from simple materials (such as a styrofoam ball, a blank marker and some cheesecloth) and easy steps.

How to make it: simplydesigning.porch.com

#15. Place a lighted pumpkin head on top of a tall post covered in black gauze material to make this creepy pumpkin scarecrow.

#16. Take use of reclaimed wooden boards to board up your exterior windows.

Source: WooHome.com

#17. Grab a round cardboard then hot glue the paper-cones down to the it to make a Halloween wreath with a dark and scary look. The skull cutout in the center adds extra spookiness.

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#18. The Walking Dead inspired Halloween pallet project.

Source: boogedyboogedyboo.tumblr.com

#19. Creepy looking arm will startle those people who pass your house.

#20. Make a steaming and bubbling witches cauldron this Halloween.

How to create it: princesspinkygirl.com

#21. Fairy tree house sure to be a whimsical and magical decoration for this year’s Halloween.

#22. Some black material under the drop cloths create the effect of the faceless ghosts “floating” in low light.

How to make it: grimhollowhaunt.blogspot.com

#23. Tomato Cage Ghosts can make a great form for some amazing Halloween yard decorations.

How to create it: princesspinkygirl.com

#24. Giant Spider in Spiderweb for Your Hallowen Yard.

How to make it: momendeavors.com

#25. This wheelbarrow carring lots of bones can help bring a bone-chilling cemetery right outside your house.

Source: countryfair-joanne.blogspot.sk

#26. DIY yard sign as well as sporting two freaky jack-o-lanterns takes your outdoor Halloween decoration to the next level.

How to build it: birdsandsoap.com

#27. Balloon Spider Web

Get Great Tutorial at: youtube.com

#28. Front door Halloween using unbleached cheese cloth.

Source: halloweenforum.com

#29. Fill the trash bags with leaves and then decorate them with black or yellow eyes to make some fun looking ghosts scattered throughout the yard.

Source: our-everyday-art.com

#30. Glow in the Dark Vinyl Pumpkins.

How to make it: anniebwills.com

#31. Grab a dollar store fake hand and a DIY sign to make this creepy yard decoration.

Source: simplemadepretty.com

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#32. Chicken wire and cheesecloth can be made this huge and scary ghost added to your yard.

How to create it: diyshowoff.com

#33. Take some paper towel tubes and led tealights to create these creepy floating candles.

Source: livemaster.ru

#34. These spooky corn husk witch brooms are perfect to enlighten your front porch in the festive spirit.

How to create it: kleinworthco.com

#35. Black plastic cut in strips and pulled to create these awesome strands to hang all over the porch.

#36. A life-size spider victim on a tree will scare off the night-time visitors.

How to make it: instructables.com

#37. Spine-chilling Pumpkin Scarecrow

Source: flickr.com

#38. Horrify everyone who passes by your house with a truly easy-to-make chicken wire ghost.

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#39. Hang skull ghosts from your front porch to spooky up your Halloween visitors.

How to create it: housefulofhandmade.com

#40. Witches cauldron, hanging luminaries, some Jack O’Lanterns and a few menacing witches, this brewing setup is an absolutely amazing Halloween yard decor.

Source: grimhollowhaunt.blogspot.hu

#41. Taking some old cardboard boxes, black paint and a bit little of your creativity you can turn your entryway into a creepy cemetery entrance.

Source: pinterest.com

#46. Transform some cheap plastic drop cloths into these creepy ghosts.

How to make it: pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com