Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. And since it’s almost that time of the year, you need some scary yard decorations for Halloween ideas! But, when it comes to Halloween ideas for the front yard, remember that you don’t need to spend a fortune.
Simple DIY ideas for the front porch, front door, and other areas in your front yard can be quick, easy, and cheap! So get the spray paint, tools, and creativity ready; we’re about to start this scary Halloween party!
Create Yard Signs
Front yard outdoor Halloween decorations start with the yard signs. And the spookier they are, the better. You might want to go for a specific theme – Spider webs, skeleton decorations, scary facial features, vampires – Whatever you choose, get creative with the yard signs and place as many as possible. You can add these signs around your front yard, on playground turf, or anywhere else, so just be creative.
Start outside your property with scary riddles that the kids see as they enter. You could also include “Enter at your own peril” and other spooky messages. Scary yard decorations for Halloween should be a combination of creepy, frightening, and, most all, lots of fun.
Install Halloween Tombstones
One of the best Halloween ideas for your front yard is Halloween tombstones. You could also include characters in Halloween costumes who crawl out from their graves.
You can also mark the tombstones with funny names of characters to add some humor to the mix. Finally, outdoor Halloween decor like Halloween tombstones can add the finishing touches to your front yard decorations. If you decide to apply the idea be careful not to damage your artificial grass.
Add Spooky Lighting
Your DIY outdoor Halloween decor isn’t complete without some suitably spooky lighting! Reds, blacks, greens, and white lights can add the perfect scary ambiance to your scary yard decorations for Halloween.
A great idea is to include the lighting over the strategically placed Halloween tombstones, lighting up the funny names written on them. Using the lighting to highlight the other aspects of your scary front yard Halloween decorations would be best. You can also add some lighting to your fake ivy wall which will create an autumn festive mood.
Use At Least One Ghost
Ghosts should be on top of the list of Halloween front lawn ideas. Halloween isn’t Halloween without at least one ghost to frighten that front yard! The more, the merrier, but as long as there’s one, you’ll be OK.
Ghosts, of course, are probably one of the most accessible DIY outdoor Halloween decorations to make. You can use essential items like plastic bags, white sheets, and even paper to shape and mold scary ghosts to place in your front yard. Get creative and include lighting and sound effects to give the trick-or-treaters an extra scare!
Look For Simple Yard Skeleton Ideas
Outdoor skeleton decoration ideas don’t need to be complicated or expensive. You can make use of materials you probably already have at home. Cardboard or standard paper is the perfect base. Trace and then cut out the various parts of the skeleton.
Once you have all the various components, you can tape or glue them together and hang them from the porch or anywhere else in the front yard. Remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect – Halloween is all about creepy and strange things, and a skeleton falling apart in the wind might even be scarier than one that isn’t!
Make Fun Costumes
It’s all about the costumes, so make sure you get creative with this one. These costumes can be displayed in your front yard or worn by you and your family while you parade around the lawn waiting for your visitors!
Here are some spooky costume ideas:
- Stranger Things
- The Avengers
- Harley Quinn
- Cruella De Ville
Turn Your Garage Into a Haunted House
Another great idea is to make use of your garage space. Leave the cars outside for Halloween and turn the space into your haunted house feature! Here’s how to do it.
- Clear space
The first step is clearing out the vehicles and other unnecessary items. Think of it as an opportunity to get some cleaning done too! Make sure that there’s nothing that can harm the kids. Remember that people should be scared by your decorations, not the terrible state of your garage!
The best way to set the scene is to use black material to cover the various items left in the garage. Black would work perfectly for this.
- Make blind corners
Create a little maze inside your garage using plywood and other materials you have handy. This will allow you to place scary traps and surprises along the pathway!
- Hang ghouls and ghosts from above
You can go crazy here – Secure ghosts, monsters, and other scary characters from the ceiling to create a truly terrifying haunted house experience.
- Black lights and fog
Get some black lights and a fog machine if you want to go the extra mile. This will add the perfect finishing touches to the scariest haunted house ever.
How Can I Decorate My Yard For Halloween?
As mentioned, you don’t need to break the bank. Instead, using the tools and items you have at home, and maybe just one or two extra purchases, you can turn your front yard into Salem’s Lot!
When Should You Decorate For Halloween Outside?
That’s entirely up to you – But we suggest that the sooner you start planning, the better. The ideas may be pretty straightforward, but you probably have a busy schedule, so you’ll need some time to plan it out and set it up. So a month before might be a good time to start the ball rolling.
How Do I Make My Yard Look Spooky For Halloween?
There are many ways to up the scare factor in your front yard. We’ve mentioned lighting, props, ghosts, tombstones, costumes, haunted garages, skeletons, and yard signs.
What Do People Put on Porches And in Doorways on Halloween?
Carved pumpkins are a tradition, but the sky’s the limit. Think cobwebs, creatures, moss, ominous signs, fake blood, scary faces, and anything that ups the spooky factor.