9/30 | 50 DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations

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

CHEESECLOTH GHOSTS From A Little Craft In Your Day

Quick and easy Halloween ghosts. Hang them from your trees or at your front door to add a simple spooky touch. 

DIY SPIDERWEB DOORMAT WITH CRICUT From Makers Gonna Learn

How fun is this? Grab your Cricut machine and create a simple spiderweb doormat for your home. 

DIY GIANT HALLOWEEN SPIDER From Little Yellow Wheelbarrow

Ready to go all out? This giant spider is sure to bring lots of visitors to your home. 

HALLOWEEN GHOST UNDER GLASS From Creative Cynchronicity

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! 

FLICKERING SPIDER LIGHTS From The Tiptoe Fairy

Light up the pathway to your home with these scary spider lights! 

WOOD CRATE PUMPKINS From Crafty Morning

Turn some simple wooden crates into pumpkins. These are perfect for Halloween but can be carried over right through Thanksgiving too. 

HALLOWEEN LANTERNS From Makers Gonna Learn

Another really fun lantern idea that will light up your front porch with fun! 

DOLLAR STORE SPOOKY BUSH EYES From Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

It doesn’t get much easier than this. Turn your bushes into spooky monsters! 

DIY ZOMBIE PLANTS From Oh Rubbish Blog

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. 

WITCH CAULDRON From Handy Noah

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. 

TRASH BAG SPIDER WEBS From Fast Forward Fun

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! 

DIY CHEESECLOTH HALLOWEEN GHOST From Makers Gonna Learn

This is one of our favorite Halloween crafts ever! Make a super cute Halloween ghost from cheesecloth – it’s easy and inexpensive too. 

DIY HALLOWEEN LIGHTS From Scratch And Stitch

Light up the night with your own glowing Jack O-Lantern lights strung across your home or in your trees. 

HALLOWEEN STACKED PUMPKIN TOPIARY From Craving Some Creativity

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. 

FLOATING WITCH HAT LUMINARIES From Polkadot Chair

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. 

DIY TOMBSTONE From Makers Gonna Learn

Set up a whole graveyard in your front yard with this simple idea! 

HALLOWEEN CEMETERY FENCE From Instructables

Take the graveyard to the next level with this creepy cemetery fence! 

DIY HALLOWEEN CEMETERY PILLARS From From House To Home

And kick it up even a bigger notch with these pillars! Wow. We can just picture the whole amazing Halloween display. 

HANGING BATS From Martha Stewart

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. 

FAKE FIRE PROP FOR HALLOWEEN From Make Life Lovely

Ohhhh add this to your cauldron to make it look all the more realistic and scary! 

FLOATING HEAD HANGING GHOSTS From Simply Designing

It doesn’t get much easier than this. Despite being easy, these ghosts would have a huge impact. 

TOMATO CAGE GHOSTS From Princess Pinky Girl

Or if you want standing ghosts, use tomato cages to create them. 

CREEPY SPIDER EGG SAC From The Tiptoe Fairy

This spider egg sac is sure to creep out anyone who sees it. It’s another really easy one too! 

CREEPY CRAWLY SPIDER PUMPKIN From The Kim Six Fix

Let the kids help with this one! Glue spiders all over a pumpkin and voila! You have an amazing Halloween decoration. 

OUTDOOR WITCH From Home Is Where They Love You

It’s not just the witch – look at the shadow it casts! You might even scare yourself with this one. 

DIY WICKED WITCH LEGS From Grillo Designs

Can’t find any red shoes for this craft idea? Try spray painting them! 

HALLOWEEN GARAGE DOOR From Instructables

Create a Halloween scene right on your garage door with this fun idea. 

HANGING CAGE HALLOWEEN PROP From The Navage Patch

Recognize these cages? They’re made from laundry baskets! Such a clever and creative Halloween project. 

GIANT HALLOWEEN SPIDER WEBS From South Lumina Style

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! 

DIY LIGHTED HALLOWEEN SIGN From Confessions Of A Serial DIYER

A simple way to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and let them know you’re ready with the candy! 

HALLOWEEN CANDY DOOR HANGER From Cherished Bliss

This is not only adorable but practical too. Just fill it up with candy and away you go! 

DIY HALLOWEEN LANTERN SIGNPOST From Mom Endeavors

If you’re going to put together that Halloween graveyard, we think this signpost would be the perfect finishing touch. 

DIY ORIGAMI HALLOWEEN LIGHTS From Handmade Charlotte

These Halloween lights are made with waxed paper so they’re weather resistant! 

TIN CAN GHOST WINDSOCK From Chicken Scratch NY

Let the kids paint some spooky faces on these tin can windsocks! You can turn some into monsters and pumpkins too if you want. 

GHOST LEAF BAG From Everyday Art

This is such a great way to clean up the leaves on your lawn AND make some great Halloween decor too. 

DIY SPOOKY PALLET GRAVEYARD From Twelve On Main

Here’s a different take on the graveyard fence that we just love! 

PB KNOCK-OFF HALLOWEEN WOODEN SIGNS From Simply Designing

Place these along the path to your front door and lead the way to the candy! 

HALLOWEEN ZOMBIES WITH BUCKETS From Dapper Cadaver

These zombies look like they’re crawling right out of the ground! Creepy! 

GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL PUMPKIN From Annie B Wills

Add some vinyl designs to these pumpkins and you’ve got a fun glow in the dark Halloween craft. 

BLACK CAT OUTDOOR HALLOWEEN DECORATION From HGTV

What’s Halloween without at least one creepy black cat, right? 

PACKING TAPE GHOST From Crazy Green Thumbs

Packing tape??? WOW! This is incredible. 

SPIRIT JUGS From Eighteen25

Turn your empty milk jugs into a lineup of spooky ghosts! 

3 WITCHES AND A CAULDRON From Scratch And Stitch

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. 

DIY SPARKLY WITCH BROOM From The Rehomesteaders

Add a sparkly touch that will show up better in the dark to a witch’s broom for a simple Halloween decoration. 

CONCRETE LIGHTED STEP SPOOK From Made By Barb

You’ll have visitors tiptoeing past this step spook so as not to disturb it!

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN ARCHWAY From Tried And True Blog

Wow. That’s a lot of pumpkins! It’s a fun decoration for Halloween or a party though. 

EYEBALLS IN A TREE From Princess And The Frog Blog

Similar to the eyeballs in a bush idea but on a bigger scale. 

WOODBLOCK HALLOWEEN FAMILY From Ribbons And Glue

Grab some scrap pieces of wood and create a family of creeps and ghouls. This would be great on a windowsill! 

PAINTED SKELETON FLAMINGO From Craft Bits

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.