Give your porch and yard a spooky makeover on a budget with these cheap and easy DIY outdoor halloween decorations.
From cute to scary halloween decorations, there are plenty of DIY ideas to make homemade halloween decorations for your outdoor space. Whether you are looking for cute ghost decor ideas or creepy skeleton decorations, you will find all kinds of outdoor halloween decor ideas here.
Skeleton, Zombie & Graveyard Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Hanging Zombie Cages from Navage Patch
Skeleton in Wheelbarrow from Pinterest
wheelbarrow + dirt + skeleton head + bag of bones + fake bird
Body Bag (source unknown)
cheap white trash bags (Dollar Tree) + rope or twine (Dollar Tree)
Create an outline of a body with trash and wrap it up in the trash bag and rope.
(Ex: use a milk jug for the head)
Bone Mobile from A Wee Meenit
Foam Halloween Tombstones from HGTV
Cardboard Tombstones from eHow
Person Under Garage Door (source unknown)
shirt + pants + shoes + straw, plastic bag or newspaper filling + blood
You can get the clothes at the thrift store for cheap if you don’t have any extra clothes around the house
DIY Dollar Store Cardboard Coffin from Youtube
Crime Scene (source unknown)
crime scene tape (Dollar Tree) + thin wooden yard stakes + bag of bones (Dollar Tree) + skull (Dollar Tree)
Tip: You can “age” the bones with gray and black acrylic paint by applying streaks and lightly wiping it off.
Halloween Zombies with Buckets from Dapper Cavader
Zombie Pallet Gate from Atta Girl Says
Pallet Trapped Door (source unknown)
Spiders, Cats & Bats Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Dangling Spider Webs (original source unknown)
Here is a tutorial for a similar project
Spider Egg Sac from The TipToe Fairy
Eerie Cobwebs (source unknown)
cheesecloth + plastic spiders+double-sided tape
Hanging Bats from Martha Stewart
Bat-Filled Front Door from Country Living
Raven Porch from Create Craft Love
Stenciled Bat Doormat from DIY Network
Black Cat Pumpkins from Sunset
Monsters & Spooky Eyes Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Halloween Monster Silhouette from Geeky Tyrant
House Monster from Nifty Thrifty Thriving
Glowing Halloween Light Pods from DIY Network
Spooky Eyes (source unknown)
Paper towel or toilet paper rolls + glow sticks (Dollar Tree)
Cut paper towel roll in half. Cut out eye designs and put glow sticks inside.
Place in bushes for a scary effect!
Spooky Bush Eyes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Yard Monster from A Girl and A Glue Gun
Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Easy Packing Tape Ghost from Crazy Green Thumbs
Ghost Leaf Bags from Every Day Art
Yard Ghosts from Listotic
Tomato Cage Ghost from Our Daily Doings
DIY Chicken Wire Cheesecloth Ghost from DIY Show Off
Pottery Barn Inspired Hanging Ghosts from Simply Designing
Levitating Ghost from HGTV
Ghost Jugs from Eighteen 25
Friendly Ghosts (source unknown)
white foam ball (Dollar Tree) + Black Felt or Foam (Dollar Tree) + Wood Dowel (Walmart – $1.50) + Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Ghost Front Porch from Pocketful of Sawdust (via Facebook)
DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock from Chicken Scratch NY
Keep Out Door from Woman’s Day
Pumpkins & Witches DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Creepy Crawly Pumpkin from The Kim Six Fix
Pumpkin Pallet (source unknown)
pallet + orange paint + scrap plywood + black spray paint + saw + nails
You could also use something other than plywood for the pumpkin facial features if you don’t have a saw.
Also, you can get the pallet free on Craigslist
Decorated Tree Branches from Country Living
You could also hang $1 pumpkin pails on tree branches as well
Concrete Pumpkin Planter from Endlessly Inspired
Floating Witch Hats from Polka Dot Chair
DIY Witch Legs from Grillo Designs
Wicked Witch from Mom Smack
Trash Bag Witches from Rowan Everleigh (via Pinterest)
black trash bags + foam shapes + long garden stake + witch hat + black ribbon
You can do the same thing with white trash bags to make ghosts
Other DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Mummy Door from Honey and Fitz
Halloween Mailbox Monster from All You
Spooky Welcome Mat from Creative Live
Man Eating Plant from Eden Makers
100 Best Halloween Porch Ideas
The trick or treat and ghost front porch is my front porch. :). Was surprised to see it on here.
Halloween decorations but they’re nice ones and good ones especially the garage door one
Courtney Waggoner says
Thank you so much for the ideas… love the trash bag witches
Thanx for the halls ween decoration they are so good
Janet Sabo says
Love your ideas without breaking the bank
Finally! This is exactly what I was looking for. My outside decorations needed a few new additions that were scarce when it came to time and cost. This page didn’t disappoint. Loved it!
Perfect I really needed this!!!
Cindy Y says
Great ideas! Love all the fresh ideas. Thank you!