Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? Sure, there’s still lots of time left to get ready, but when it comes to DIY costumes and decorations, we all like to get a head start, right? These DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations will inspire you with plenty of really fun ideas to turn your home into Spook Central.
Whether you just want to add a few Halloween decor items to your front porch or plan to turn your house into the over-the-top one that everyone in the neighborhood stops by to see, there are some really fun ideas here for every purpose.
50 DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Quick and easy Halloween ghosts. Hang them from your trees or at your front door to add a simple spooky touch.
How fun is this? Grab your Cricut machine and create a simple spiderweb doormat for your home.
Ready to go all out? This giant spider is sure to bring lots of visitors to your home.
Make these for inside your house (they’re perfect on a mantel!) or place them on your front porch. These simple ghosts can be created in almost no time and they’re adorable!
Light up the pathway to your home with these scary spider lights!
Turn some simple wooden crates into pumpkins. These are perfect for Halloween but can be carried over right through Thanksgiving too.
Another really fun lantern idea that will light up your front porch with fun!
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Turn your bushes into spooky monsters!
What a clever idea! A couple of pots of “zombie parts” and a simple sign and you’ve got a great Halloween decoration all your little trick-or-treaters will love.
Set up a glowing witch and cauldron in front of your home – we picture this along with one of those CDs of Halloween sounds to scare up some fun at your house.
Easy peasy and made from trash bags – put these in your windows, hang them from your home or in trees. Lots of impact for very little money!
This is one of our favorite Halloween crafts ever! Make a super cute Halloween ghost from cheesecloth – it’s easy and inexpensive too.
Light up the night with your own glowing Jack O-Lantern lights strung across your home or in your trees.
Love this! We really like Jack O’Lanterns but sometimes we need a decoration with a little more height to it. This is perfect for that.
Here’s another great lighting idea for Halloween. It’s important to have some kind of lighting beyond your basic porch lights to add that spooky glow to your decor.
Set up a whole graveyard in your front yard with this simple idea!
Take the graveyard to the next level with this creepy cemetery fence!
And kick it up even a bigger notch with these pillars! Wow. We can just picture the whole amazing Halloween display.
Did you know that a group of bats is called a colony or a cauldron? So, create your own cauldron of bats for Halloween with this idea. We think we’d hang a couple of them lower where they might brush up against people coming to the door for that extra creepy effect.
Ohhhh add this to your cauldron to make it look all the more realistic and scary!
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Despite being easy, these ghosts would have a huge impact.
Or if you want standing ghosts, use tomato cages to create them.
This spider egg sac is sure to creep out anyone who sees it. It’s another really easy one too!
Let the kids help with this one! Glue spiders all over a pumpkin and voila! You have an amazing Halloween decoration.
It’s not just the witch – look at the shadow it casts! You might even scare yourself with this one.
Can’t find any red shoes for this craft idea? Try spray painting them!
Create a Halloween scene right on your garage door with this fun idea.
Recognize these cages? They’re made from laundry baskets! Such a clever and creative Halloween project.
Whoa. This looks like it would take a while to put together but it’s so worth it! We can picture that giant spider crawling out of it!
A simple way to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and let them know you’re ready with the candy!
This is not only adorable but practical too. Just fill it up with candy and away you go!
If you’re going to put together that Halloween graveyard, we think this signpost would be the perfect finishing touch.
These Halloween lights are made with waxed paper so they’re weather resistant!
Let the kids paint some spooky faces on these tin can windsocks! You can turn some into monsters and pumpkins too if you want.
This is such a great way to clean up the leaves on your lawn AND make some great Halloween decor too.
Here’s a different take on the graveyard fence that we just love!
Place these along the path to your front door and lead the way to the candy!
These zombies look like they’re crawling right out of the ground! Creepy!
Add some vinyl designs to these pumpkins and you’ve got a fun glow in the dark Halloween craft.
What’s Halloween without at least one creepy black cat, right?
Packing tape??? WOW! This is incredible.
Turn your empty milk jugs into a lineup of spooky ghosts!
If that other witch is a little beyond what you want to invest your time in, these are sure to be quicker and easier. Still super cute with a touch of spooky too.
Add a sparkly touch that will show up better in the dark to a witch’s broom for a simple Halloween decoration.
You’ll have visitors tiptoeing past this step spook so as not to disturb it!
Wow. That’s a lot of pumpkins! It’s a fun decoration for Halloween or a party though.
Similar to the eyeballs in a bush idea but on a bigger scale.
Grab some scrap pieces of wood and create a family of creeps and ghouls. This would be great on a windowsill!
Turn a simple yard flamingo into one that’s ready for Halloween!
Aren’t these amazing outdoor Halloween decorations? There are so many to choose from. We can’t wait to see how you decorate your homes.