Halloween is coming up and there’s no better way to get festive than to decorate your front yard or backyard! However, you don’t have to spend a ton of $$ in order to ‘spook’ up your home. There are a ton of easy-to-follow DIYs that you can recreate in order to get into the Halloween spirit. Check out these 15+ awesome outdoor DIYs that will turn into a fun fall activity.
20. Milk Jug Ghosts
Milk jug ghosts is one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate your front yard. All you need for this fun craft is some empty milk jugs, a sharpie, and some pumpkin carving templates. If you want them to light up at night, all you need is some battery tea lights that you can easily place inside. Next, we have another cool DIY that will light up your walkway.
19. Ghoulish Glowing Glass Luminaries
Looking for a fun and colorful way to light up your pathway to trick-or-treaters? Then you’ll love this mason jar inspired DIY. All you need are some mason jars, an assortment of different colored paints, and some LED tea lights. Arrange them along your front walkway and you’ll have trick-or-treaters lining up to your home.
18. Glow In The Dark Pumpkins
The holiday of Halloween is all about nighttime, so what better DIY than a glow in the dark pumpkin? Do you have some extra pumpkins lying around after going pumpkin picking? Well then, grab some puffy paint and a backlight and you’ll have yourself some glowing pumpkins! Next, you’ll find out a great way to make use out of all of those pesky leaves that have fallen on your lawn.
17. Ghost Leaf Bag
If you happen to own a home that is surrounded by trees then you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the number of leaves on your lawn. However, instead of putting them away in a trash bag and getting rid of them, you can use them for a lovely craft! Grab some large white kitchen bags and draw some spooky ghost faces on them and fill them up with leaves.
16. Ghost Lights
For those of us that love to decorate with fairy lights, this next craft will be right up your alley. Here is an awesome ghost light DIY that will light up your house at night with some adorable ghosts. For this craft, you will need a roll of gauze bandage, corn or potato starch (2 tablespoons), 100 ml cold water, and 900 ml boiling water. Then just glue on some ghosts faces and your craft will be complete!
15. Spooky Black Pumpkins
Tired of regular ol’ orange pumpkins sitting outside of your home? Well, grab some black spray or acrylic paint and get started on coloring some pumpkins. These black pumpkins will add a sinister touch to your front yard and will be sure to give off the perfect spooky vibes. Next, we’ve got a DIY that is sure to come in hand…
14. Glowing Skeleton Hands
This is by far one of the easiest DIYs that you will ever come across. For starters, all you’ll need are some white latex gloves and a sharpie. Then it’s time to get artsy as you draw out the look of bones on the gloves. Once you’re done simply place the gloves over some LED tea lights inside of some small mason jars.
13. Ghost Glow Balloons
A brilliant and quite simple to recreate DIY is this ghostly glowing balloon. For this DIY, blow up some white balloons, throw in a glow stick and draw on a spooky ghost face! Then to make the effect even more ghostly, simply drop a cheese cloth over them. Tie them up to your front yard so that they float around spooking the neighbors.
At first glance, this decoration might seem like more hassle than it’s worth. However, it’s actually quite more simple than you’d expect. First, you’ll want to grab some fallen branches from around your yard. Then purchase some fake black birds from a craft/decoration store and simply glue them on. Finally, just place the branches wherever you see fit around your home!
11. Lightpost Decor
This decoration is less spooky and more aesthetic. If you’re looking to make your house look pretty for Halloween then this DIY is perfect for you! With some plastic table covering and scissors, you can cut up strips that you can then easily wrap around your house’s lightpost. Next, you’ll spook everyone with a pair of eyes that will haunt your soul!
10. Scary Eyeballs
Have you been feeling nostalgic for your kindergarten arts and crafts? Well grab some paper plates and green/black construction paper and get to coloring! Soon you’ll have the perfect pair of spooky eyes to stare down all of your neighbors.
9. Eyeball Wreath
Looking to add a little color to your Halloween decor? Well, then this spooky eyeball wreath is the perfect DIY for you. For this DIY you’ll need a foam wreath, 60-120 ping pong balls, fabric spray paint, googly eyes, and tacky glue. Once you’ve spray painted your ping pong balls, glue on an eyeball on each one and then glue them onto the wreath.
8. Tower of Pumpkins
Looking to really terrify your neighbors? Then this is the perfect DIY for you! While it might look intimidating at first, all you’ll need are some hollow foam pumpkins that you can then glue onto a frame. This is a simple DIY that looks like it took a pro to complete it.
7. Glow In The Dark Mason Jars
There’s nothing cooler than a glow in the dark art project. In this art piece, you can actually make it look like some fireflies are trapped inside of your jars. With some glow in the dark paint, create small dot splotches on the inside of some mason jars. Then fill the jars up with some water and stick them out in the dark.
6. Colorful Cemetery Vibes
This is a perfect way to update your usual outdoor decorations. For those of you that love to decorate your front yard with tons of decor, this nifty little trick will add an extra kick of spooky to your yard. Set up different colored floodlights with LED technology and place them around throughout the yard. The end effect is a spooky and colorful Halloween-ready yard.
5. Gourd Ghosts
Who decided that pumpkins get to have all of the fun during Halloween? With the use of some dried gourds, you can easily create some spooky ghosts that will ‘haunt’ the outside of your home! Paint your dried gourds white and then paint on some spooky ghost faces. Then place cheesecloth over them and voila you’re done! Next we have another super easy way you can light up your home for Halloween.
4. Halloween Luminary Bags
Lighting up your porch for Halloween has never been easier. Grab some black card stock, metallic paint, and you’ve got yourself these amazing glowing bags! Add a candle to these bags and they’ll glow. This is a super easy way to light up your home for Halloween.
3. Halloween Window Silhouettes Decoration
Are you looking for a cheap way to get festive for Halloween? Grab some black cardboard or card stock and draw out the images that you’d like to showcase. Then cut them out with scissors and attach the drawings to your window. For an extra spooky effect, place some backlighting against the window!
2. Halloween Tin Can Party Game
Decorating for Halloween can be for more than just aesthetics. With these painted tin cans, you can easily have a fun Halloween inspired party! Paint the cans with various Halloween-inspired characters and then round up your pals for a fun game of ball toss.
1. Wheelbarrow of Bones
Have you got a wheelbarrow lying around that you aren’t using? Well, now you can turn it into the perfect Halloween DIY project. Grab your wheelbarrow and fill it up with some dirt. Then carefully arrange the bones of a spooky skeleton. Add some vultures and ravens for a scarier touch!