If there’s a time of the year where you’re not only allowed but encouraged to go absolutely over the top with your decoration, that time is Halloween. There really isn’t such a thing as too spooky! Since it’s fair to say that most of the neighborhood (and even people from outside) will visit your porch for at least a couple of minutes when trick-or-treating, it’s fair to say that you should go all out with your decorations as you do for the paint outside. And if you’re hosting a party, there’s no better time to consider indoor decorations as well.
Here are our ideas for spooky Halloween decoration ideas for outside your home.
Window decorations are fun and spooky to look at, and they can really tie the whole Halloween motif together for your house, but the real horror comes when it’s time to clean them up. Well, with these bloody hand and bloodstain window clings, there’s nothing to worry about! They stick to the windows all by themselves (no adhesive needed) and are just as easy to remove. Use them in any glossy, smooth surfaces such as glass doors, windows, and mirrors.
Jack-o-lanterns are to Halloween what fish to the sea, yet some people prefer not to use them as decoration because they rot so quickly once they’ve been carved out. If you’re one of those people but still want to include pumpkins as part of your porch decorations, these holders in the shape of plump black cats are perfect for you! They come in big and small variants and they can hold a 15” and 5” width pumpkin respectively. Not only do they look original, but their eyes light up with the flip of a switch.
Want to perfect your wreath-making skills and make an awesome DIY seasonal decoration at the same time? This tutorial by Polka Dot Chair is exactly what you need. All you really need is a wire wreath frame and chenille ties to make it, but the results are way more than the sum of its part. You start out tying bows onto the frame with the mesh ribbon, then securing each bow with a chenille tie. When the wreath is filled out, add a bunch of fabric bows in seasonal colors, and glue plastic eyeballs all over the place. It’s that easy!
Do you want the really scary outdoor Halloween decoration ideas? This awesome 6-feet tall animated witch will definitely scare your neighbors out of their costumes once they see and hear her come to life. Sound and touch will activate her, lighting up her eyes and making her say one of her pre-recorded phrases such as “You’re not scared, are you?”, “Boo!”, “Beware… Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha!”, a crazy cackle, and more. Being so tall, this is a decoration that will tower over every child and even most of the adults, but it only needs a couple of AA batteries, so you don’t have to worry about “operating costs” with her.
This DIY gravestone tutorial by the talented Jen Woodhouse will let you transform your yard into a spooky cemetery without digging up an inch of dirt because these are all free-standing! The cool part is that you can do as many as you want and cover the whole lawn or simply place them in a small patch next to your porch for a spooky ambiance. They are greatly complemented by the use of a fog machine and some fake cobwebs, but let your own imagination run wild when installing them!
Lawn inflatables have become a staple of Halloween and this cute little ghost will surely become a staple of your decoration set. It isn’t a big and impractical one, either, coming in at just 3.5’ tall so it will be at eye level with most of the kids visiting your lawn. This is an excellent choice for people that want to decorate their house without going too hard on the scary stuff since the shape and face of the ghost are more on the silly side, and it does an excellent job of showing the way for trick-or-treaters.