Outdoor Halloween Décor Ideas

Looking for outdoor Halloween décor ideas to transition your yard and porch from Fall to fun!? Here are more than 20 different projects!

halloween decor ideas

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!

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!).

pumpkin planter

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!

fall halloween front porch

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.

Love spiderweb décor?  Check out this spider wreath from Houseful of Handmade, and this spiderweb frame from Twelve on Main – which can be hung on the wall as well.

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!).

diy halloween lamp post

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.

wooden gravestones

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.

Finally, these adorable “floating” ghosts from Practically Functional would be perfect for a big front yard!  I attempted something similar, but they did not turn out as nice. 

outdoor halloween decor ideas graphic

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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  • Reply
    Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
    September 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Great roundup! Thank you for including my pumpkin planters!

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      September 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      What a good idea to combine two different fall/Halloween things into one!

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    September 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks so much for including my luminaries! Great round-up! I found some inspiration for my own front stoop :-)

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      September 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Right? There are so many good ideas, I may have to use some as well!

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    Maria Brittis
    September 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    So much fun your outdoor space, its festive and your kids will have a ball.

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      September 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      There were definitely some great ideas!

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    September 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Great ideas! The witch legs always get me ;)

    • Reply
      September 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      What a great way to use up some old stockings and shoes too!

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    April R - Uncookie Cutter
    September 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Can’t wait to get my Halloween stuff out! Great roundup Nicole! Pinning

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    Emily Burmeiste
    September 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

    These are all great ones! I really like the glowing lanterns, perfect for Halloween night!

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      September 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      You definitely need something to lighten up your entrance way too, so it’s a win-win!

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    Amy @ My Life From Home
    September 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Great ideas, Nicole! Halloween is a fav around here also.

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      I really liked looking at all the different blogger projects’ too

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    Cat @ Pocketful of Posies
    September 25, 2016 at 10:28 am


    I love all the Halloween decor! Halloween is one of our favorite holidays so we are always on the hunt for great decor! Pinning!

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      September 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      I like that you can choose to decorate on the spookier side, or even more neutral “fall” themed!

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    September 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I think I need that pallet fence! So fun for halloween. Thanks for including my lamppost in this fun roundup. Pinned!

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      September 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      The pallet fence was a great idea! You could store it for the next year, or even make a new one since it’s so cost effective. And you can add your lamppost too :)

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    Jenny @ Refresh Living
    September 26, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    It was so much fun reading through this post! So many creative Halloween ideas – pinning!

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      September 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      There are some that are genius AND super easy to do!

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    September 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This is an AWESOME round up!!! That wreath with the skeleton hand? GET Out!!!! I gotta make one ASAP!!!

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      October 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

      So many creative ideas right!?

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