Halloween is my favourite holiday! You get to dress up and eat lots of chocolate… yes, please! Today I’m showcasing different outdoor Halloween décor ideas. Not sure how we’ll decorate this year, but I have plenty of inspiration and ideas either way :)
I’ve rounded up over 20 different ideas from fellow bloggers and I’ll be splitting them into a few sections. First, we’ll look at front doors/entries, planter-specific décor, porch/patio ideas and finally larger/yard projects. Let’s dive in!
This post was originally published November 25, 2017. It has been refreshed and republished January 11, 2023.
Halloween Décor Ideas: Door + Entryway
What says “Trick or Treat” better than a decorated front door and entryway?
Wreaths aren’t Christmas/winter specific! Check out this spooky witch wreath. See the full tutorial at Practically Functional.
Speaking of witch-themed wreaths, check out this crashing witch idea from Toni at Design Dazzle.
Looking for more entryway ideas? The front door from FrugElegance is complete with a Halloween doormat, spider décor, pumpkins and more! If you have a glass (or mostly glass door) you can create a vinyl silhouette just like Jessi from Practically Functional did.
Halloween Decor Ideas: Planters
Whether you have seasonal mums/flowers or a Halloween theme, adding a planter is a perfect addition to your outdoor decor.
If your planters are already filled with flowers, why not add some DIY bats or mini signs like Christine from the DIY Dreamer? It’s an easy way to make autumn decor a little extra festive for Halloween night.
Or you can make some wicked witch legs like Medina from Grillo Designs and plop them inside (or in a nearby bush!).
Don’t have a planter? No problem! Karen from Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza has you covered with a great tutorial on making pumpkin planters.
A few years ago I had an empty planter that matched the front door. I simply plopped a pumpkin inside and it was probably the easiest + quickest idea ever haha!
Halloween Décor Ideas for the Porch
These ideas are great if you have a whole front porch to decorate!
If you already decorate your front porch for fall – just add a few transition pieces to make it more Halloween-themed. See House of Hawthornes for ideas and inspiration.
Melanie at Lost and Found Décor surrounded her fall-themed entryway with spiderwebs.
Small Halloween Decor Ideas
Check out these fun Halloween decorations that can be placed almost anywhere!
Have an old hutch or other wood hanging around? Make a custom sign like Carrie at 38th Street.
Make DIY concrete pumpkins like these from Bliss Ranch.
Have some old tree stumps around? Paint them pumpkin-orange like Lura from Domestic Ability. (Check out those super cute bats on the garage door too!).
Make your own mini lamp post following the tutorial from Houseful of Handmade!
Or, make a corn husk witches’ broom like Sara from Twelve on Main.
Halloween Yard Décor
These projects are for those of us who may have a bit more space, but some of the ideas can certainly be used for the front porch or smaller areas as well.
Speaking of corn husks and lamp posts… If you have a lamp post in your yard, you can easily add some corn husks around it for instant Fall flare! Robin from A Home to Grow Old In has this and more décor ideas too.
If you’re a pallet hoarder, you can build your own spooky graveyard complete with tombstones and a picket fence like the one at Twelve on Main.
A few years ago, I made my own DIY gravestones using leftover wood. They’ve held up great, and I love bringing them out each year.
Hopefully, this list of outdoor Halloween décor ideas has inspired you to start planning your decorations! October is just around the corner, but there is still a bit of time before Halloween.
Thanks for visiting!
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