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Outdoor Halloween Décor Ideas

Looking for outdoor Halloween décor ideas to start planning your decorations this year? I’ve rounded up over 20 different ideas for you today!

Looking for outdoor Halloween décor ideas to start planning your decorations this year? I've rounded up over 20 different ideas focusing on front doors and entries, planter specific décor, porch/patio ideas and even yard décor ideas too.

Have I mentioned before that Halloween is my favourite holiday?  Umm, you get to dress up and eat lots of chocolate… yes please!  I’ve already planned what all my outdoor décor will be this year, and I can’t wait to share it with you ALL next month!  In the meantime, I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase other blogger’s outdoor Halloween décor ideas as well – that way you’ll have plenty of inspiration for your own yard :)

I’ve rounded up over 20 different ideas, and I’ll be splitting them in a few sections: focusing on front doors/entries, planter specific décor, porch/patio ideas and finally larger/yard projects.  Let’s dive in shall we!?

(Just a note, if you want to save any of these ideas to Pinterest, you’ll need to visit the links and pin from the original sites).

Door + Entryway Halloween Décor Ideas

What says “Trick or Treat” better than a decorated front door and entryway?

The front door from FrugElegance is complete with a Halloween doormat, spider décor, pumpkins and more!

Melanie at Lost and Found Décor surrounded her fall-themed entryway with spiderwebs.

If you have a glass (or mostly glass door) you can create a vinyl silhouette just like Jessi from Practically Functional did.

What about making a spooky witch wreath? See the full tutorial at Practically Functional.

Speaking of witch wreaths, check out this crashing witch idea from Toni at Design Dazzle.

Prefer 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.

Halloween Planters

Whether your planter holds seasonal mums/flowers or is empty (like mine was last year) – they still present a great opportunity to be decorated for Halloween!

Like I mentioned, last year I had an empty planter than I had painted dark blue to match my front door.  I simply plopped a pumpkin inside and it was probably the easiest + quickest idea ever haha!

However, if your planters are already filled with flowers, why not add some DIY bats or mini signs like Christine from the DIY Dreamer?

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.

Halloween Décor Ideas for the Porch

These ideas are great if you have a front porch to decorate!

For example, 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.

You can add your own DIY concrete pumpkins too, just like these from Bliss Ranch.

Or make a corn husk witches broom like Sara from Twelve on Main.

Have an old hutch or other wood hanging around?  Make a custom sign like Carrie at 38th Street.

If you have a fence or railing along your porch, you can add a DIY garland made with tissue paper.  Katie at Fun Home Things has a full tutorial.

Check out these great luminaries you can add to your front porch. Flourish and Knot has all the details, and bonus – you can even use them inside!

Last year I made much simpler luminaries and used them in my Halloween décor too!

Halloween Yard Décor

Now 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.

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.

Or, if you don’t have a lamp post – you can make your own following the tutorial from Houseful of Handmade!

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!).

These adorable “floating” ghosts from Practically Functional would be perfect for a big front yard.  (Spoiler: I’m planning on doing something similar).

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.

Here is my handy tutorial on how to make easy, cheap DIY gravestones that are perfect for Halloween! Would you believe me if I told you I made these for free?

Photo First Appeared in Cheap DIY Gravestones

Last year, I made my own DIY gravestones using leftover wood – and I’ll be putting them out again this year :)


Has this list of outdoor Halloween décor ideas inspired you to start planning your decorations for this year?  I can’t wait to start setting mine up, and October is just a few short weeks away!  (Remember to pin the roundup picture to save this post, and visit all the sites to pin directly from them.)

Thanks for visiting, see you next time!


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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!

    • Reply
      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 :-)

    • Reply
      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.

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      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!!!

    • Reply
      October 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

      So many creative ideas right!?

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