This year, turn your front lawn into a spooky spectacle for everyone to see! Make this Halloween memorable and fun with any of these creepy outdoor decorations.
Carved Pumpkins and Spider Nets
A classic piece of fun and fright, carved pumpkins will direct everyone’s attention to your front door. Take your time and effort carving pumpkins with loved ones as an entertaining Halloween activity, add a candle, and put them outside for all to enjoy! Get creative and make them as scary or cute as you want. Piece out some faux spiderwebs to add an extra creepy crawly flair.
After you pick up a nicely shaped pumpkin at the nearest store or pumpkin patch, you can either carefully free-hand some jack-o-lantern faces or find some cool stencils for ideas. As for the spiderwebs, you can gently pull apart some cotton balls or cotton batting to create a stringy effect or purchase some pre-made fake spiderwebs.
Spider Web Tablecloth
If you plan to be out this Halloween or just want to keep social distancing in mind, you might want to put a table out on your porch for easy candy access. After all, you’d rather your neighborhood trick-or-treaters enjoy their treat than pull a trick on you! In this case, you can add a spider web tablecloth to your outdoor table with tiny fake spiders crawling all over it. Halloween onlookers will appreciate the extra care and attention to your outdoor decorations, even in their simplicity.
Turn your boring candles into a bloody spectacle on your front porch or windowsill. These bloody candles will also fit nicely on an outdoor table laden with scary symbols and candy to surprise and please your Halloween visitors.
There are a few ways to make these bloody beauties. You could just use old bottles as candle holders, place some thin red pillar candles inside, and watch how they drip over the sides to make a bloody visual. Be sure you don’t use “no-drip” candles – the drip is what makes it work!
Outdoor Paper Lanterns
If you have a front porch or steps leading trick-or-treaters to your door, you can light the way with outdoor paper lanterns. These can be placed on your lawn, steps, or front porch, and they can be hung from trees or ceilings. Paper lanterns could be purchased, or you can have another fun Halloween project for yourself and your family! Best of all, you can use flameless candles for an extra element of safety.
To make these petrifying paper lanterns, all you need is a white plastic board, a craft knife, black acrylic paint or Sharpies for the faces, and wire to secure them to the ground or hang them. Use the knife to cut edges at the top, and then you can fold the plastic into a lantern shape. Use a Sharpie or paint on some exciting or scary faces or quotes, put a candle inside, and poke a hole through the bottom or at the tops to keep it in place.
DIY Creepy Jack in the Box
No matter how ready you are for the “POP!”, Jack in the box will always scare you! Add this to your table decorations or on your banister for a carnival child-like touch of creepy. Even if it isn’t functionally sound, it will still leave your guests thinking the scary clown is out to get them. Easily paint a discarded box or container with your favorite clownish design and find a doll to place inside!
Ghosts are a pillar for Halloween decorations. The essence of ghastly ghouls and panicked phantoms will attract trick-or-treaters and onlookers both docile and daring. You can be as plain or extravagant as you want when you put spooky ghosts in your outdoor Halloween ensemble.
You can classically use sheets, tulle, or gauze to create the ghost. Use wire to hang ghosts from your trees or stake them in the ground. You can get creative and use chicken wire to mold your creation into a moving masterpiece. Battery-operated lights can take these ghosts over the top, and fans can make their appearance even more haunting. Create as many as you want to show your neighbors how haunting your home can really be!
Giant Halloween Spiders
Consider decorating your outdoor scape with creepy eight-legged terrors. Spiders already add a spooky factor to outdoor decorations, but giant Halloween spiders take fright to a whole new level. Let these creepy crawlies scurry along your yard, hang them from your trees, or even more unnerving, have them swarming up the sides of your house.
An easy way to make your own giant Halloween spiders is to use pool noodles and wire for the legs. Feed the wire through the pool noodles and then form them into iconic spider leg shapes. You can paint the pool noodles black and even glue some fabric to them to make them fuzzy, or you can just use the wire to make skin-crawling skinny long legs. For the body, you can use balled-up fabric or plastic bags, and tape them to the legs, and then you can add fangs to really scare your guests.
Upside-Down Witch Legs
Witches are another staple in Halloween décor. Upside-down witch legs add a bit of comedy to an otherwise fearsome outdoor display. You can put these hilarious witch legs in an upside-down position in an outdoor planter to make a witch appear to have gotten stuck.
In case you don’t have an unused mannequin at home, you can use pool noodles, stockings, and black boots to create your very own upside-down witch. Stick them in a black planter or container so the witch looks like she had an accident trying to cook up her next devious spell.
Halloween Graveyard Décor
If you have a bit of extra space, try adding Halloween graveyard décor to your menacing montage. This feature can be as macabre or amusing as your creativity will allow. These are simple to make with just a little cardboard, paint, and scissors.
Add some faux spiders and spiderwebs to make it extra creepy or stick some skeleton hands out from the ground to make it look like the dead have risen! Lighten the mood with a comedic panache by adding funny names to your headstones, like “Frank N. Stein” or “May B. Walkin”.
Allow the dead to walk among your outdoor Halloween decorations with lawn skeletons! Place these boney beings in your front yard, escaping from graves, holding signs or candy, or just hanging out.
Lots of people use their imaginations to let their skeletons tell a story. They could be scaling your house in search of humans or placed in makeshift graves or caskets. Let them sit in chairs, show them reading a scary book to skeleton children, or petting their skeleton dogs!
Turn your house into a terrifying monster this Halloween with DIY monster house décor. You can give your house terrifying eyes made from round lanterns placed in your upstairs windows. Build some terrifying teeth out of cardboard and paint and place a red carpet out for your guests down your front stairs or sidewalk! If you have a one-story home, you can apply the same idea to your garage, and it will look like your house is ready to gobble your trick-or-treaters when you open it up!
Trap Door to the Underworld
Careful where you step – you might fall into the everlasting fire! This addition to your outdoor Halloween décor is a perfect complement to your creepy landscape. With just a pallet and some sinister hands, you can make it look like demons are reaching out to get your trick-or-treaters. Add some red lights underneath to give it a hellacious flair.
Display Colors or Lights
Your house will be a shining beacon of fear and fun when you add a touch of color and light. Who said lights were only for Christmas, anyway? Guests won’t miss your home in the dark as long as you have these colorful lights beaming from your borders and windows. Add a fog machine with lights to display more haunting visuals.
Don’t just leave the decorating to the house. Turn your sidewalk into a pathway to purgatory! You can use your ingenuity to make your walkway creepy. Use skeleton hands to try and reach out to your incoming guests or stake signs with ominous sayings on them along the way. This is a perfect place to add your lanterns and jack-o-lanterns or set the stage for your personalized Halloween theme.
Halloween Crime Scene
An outdoor Halloween crime scene will send your holiday décor over the edge. Throw some crime scene tape around a makeshift crime scene to make your guests second guess their visit for a split second. The more elaborate and creative you make it; the longer people will stay and look. Be careful how gory you make your crime scene; you don’t want people to think the worst! Or do you?
No matter how you spin your Halloween themes and activities, you can find the perfect mix of scary and hilarious. Your front door will be the talk of the town for years to come.
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