Halloween’s fast approaching, and with all this preparation for costumes and parties, it’s easy to forget about decorations for the outside of your home. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been stuck rushing from store to store in a last minute attempt to find Halloween decorations (not even thinking about the price!). The editors at AllFreeHolidayCrafts don’t want you to be stuck in the same situation this year, so we’ve put together a quick list of some hassle-free suggestions for outdoor Halloween decorations that we think you’ll want to try out.
Along Came a Spider Wreath – Wreaths are all the rage, and this one is the perfect combination of freaky and fashionable. The bright green color really stands out, and the feathers add a creepy twist. This is one Halloween decoration that will add some festive attitude to your decor.
Pretty Perforated Pumpkins – This is one of the chicest Halloween decoration ideas that we’ve seen this year. It’s so simple, but the effect is sure to draw attention to your front yard. Not all pumpkin carvings have to be tricky to look eye-catching.
Spiderweb Silhouette Lantern – Pumpkins and Jack O’Lanterns don’t have to be your only source of light. Bring a professional look to your outdoor Halloween decor without the price tag. Use your favorite Halloween templates to design your own lantern that’s sure to last year after year.
Clever Graveyard Headstones – For a vintage look, design your own Halloween headstones. Whether they’re funny or frightening is totally up to you. This is a great way to get ideas from other creative family members as well.
Garbage Bag Lawn Ghosts – Animate your lawn with characters made entirely of household materials. If you don’t want your decorations to be too scary, get your little ones to help you draw on some happy faces. You can even create a fun little pose for them to do in your yard.
Blood and Guts Yard Prop – If you’re looking to give trick-or-treaters a bit of a scare, try out this thrifty Halloween craft. You won’t even need to spend $10 on it because it’s made with recyclables from around your house. Who knew such detailed props could be created from everyday objects?
DIY Life Size Mummy – Be daring by creating something big and bold to stand on your front porch. This Halloween decoration is also great for indoor parties or haunted houses. There is no way you’ll find anything like this in stores.
Milk Jug Ghosts – Recycling crafts are getting more and more popular this year, and this one is the perfect way to guide guests to and from your home on Halloween. Find a new way to dress up your lights that’s both kooky and eco-friendly. This project is also a great kid’s craft, as it’s safe and only requires a permanent marker and their imagination.
What’s your big Halloween project this year?
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