Halloween is just around the corner, and I’ve found that most of us DIY’ers are a creative bunch… Not decorating our porches and gardens for Halloween just seems wrong somehow… Few other times are we allowed to publicly let our imaginations go a little wild, and maybe even a little creepy… and yes, I’ll say it… a little sick. I sincerely believe Halloween is one of those times we can bring the fears of life that we live with every day down to size…to use the opportunity to make light of all the scary things out there in the world. Personally, I’m not into gross… creepy yes, but I’ll leave the gore to someone else. So here we go… our picks for DIY outdoor Halloween yard decorations… let’s have some fun!
DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations
How to Make Ghosts for Your Yard
Can you imagine how creepy this Halloween ghost would be, with the right, barely there lighting? This project uses standard chicken wire, and you can follow the tutorial for shaping your fencing ghost, DIY. I have seen some blogs recommending spray painting with glow in the dark paint. I think that would be cool until the paint losses its glow, so maybe placing where it gets hit by car lights, or a porch light casts just enough glow? From ‘Wacky Archives‘.
Climbing Skeletons on House
Tired of that old skeleton just hanging on the porch, blowing in the wind? Gotta love these creative Halloween yard decorations… This one you can find instructions for at ‘Instructables‘.
This one is way cool! Instructions at Halloween Forum.
Pumpkin Yard Decor
Ok, this is just cute… and a little creepy, especially if done with a really large pumpkin! Check out how to make a pumpkin spider from ‘Budget Wise Home‘.
DIY Halloween Spider Sack
These spider sacks are easy, cheap and creepy… what if you used semi sheer stockings to give them a more ethereal quality? Here’s the instructions for these DIY outdoor Halloween decorations from ‘Hello Paper Moon‘.
Finally, want your Halloween ghosts to look a little more…um, realistic? Check out these easy versions from ‘Martha‘!
Cheesecloth Halloween Curtains
Make easy DIY creepy Halloween curtains for your front porch. These are a great way to make your whole Halloween decorating scheme more focused. Let’s people see that your front porch is decorated, but hides just enough to make it all a little bit of a surprise. (Or shock, depending on how scary you decorate for Halloween!) Tutorial from ‘HGTV‘.
Whatever you choose to do for your outdoor Halloween yard decorations, make sure they are creative and fun! Which are your fav’s, and if you know of others great tutorials, please share in our comments! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorating Ideas and Fall Front Porch & Outdoor Decorating. And for indoor decorating, check out Scary Jack-O-Lantern Faces and Candyland Christmas Decorations you can make over at TBD!