Pumpkin SPider

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 decorating ideas… let’s have some fun!

Can you imagine how creepy this would be, with the right, barely there lighting? This project uses standard chicken wire, and you can find the tutorial for shaping your fencing ghost here. 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?

Halloween fencing ghost


Tired of that old skeleton just hanging on the porch, blowing in the wind? Gotta love these creative takes… This first one you can find instructions here.

Climbing skeletons


This one is way cool! Instructions at Halloween Forum.

Skeleton Pallbearers


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.

Pumpkin SPider


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 from Hello Paper Moon.

Halloween spider sacks


Finally, want your Halloween  ghosts to look a little more…um, realistic? Check out these easy versions!

Cheesecloth ghosts


Whatever you choose to do for your outdoor Halloween 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!

Image Credits: Budget Wise Home, Wacky Archives, Instructables, Halloween Forum, Hello Paper Moon, Martha

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  1. Delama September 19, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Hi, I was just wanting you to know that you have a creepy creative mind and I just love it a lot. “EEK” The one I like the most was the skeletons climbing up on the side of your house. Now that was creepy and creative. And I also like how you made spider with just 3 pumpkins and stick for leg. I would like to Thank you for a great laugh and I also enjoy them, too.
    I hope you have a great day. ? ? ?. ?
    Delama ?

  2. Nicole October 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Loves the climbing skeletons so much. Going to steal this idea for our house.

  3. Alexandra October 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    That pumpkin spider is the cutest! Thanks so much for sharing these!


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