Halloween is all about haunted houses, black cats, ravens, bats, pumpkin, ghosts, witches, and goblins. It’s a fun time of year, whether you are an adult or a kid. What I like most about this freaky occasion is the opportunity to decorate my backyard with a spooky appeal.
I do this every year with my all heart, as I enjoy scaring people and laughing at their timid expressions. There are literally hundreds of creative and fun ideas to turn your backyard into a haunted garden, but we can’t try them all, and I’ll suggest you to not waste your time searching online for useless and impractical backyard Halloween décor ideas like I did.
I understand how confusing choosing one among many can get. To make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of my favorite outdoor Halloween decoration ideas which I have tried or wish to try this year. I am pretty sure some of them will definitely inspire you to turn your backyard into a temporary cemetery.
# Pumpkin outdoor Halloween decoration is the simplest
Pumpkins are used in various ways during Halloween like carving, painting and making jack-o’-lanterns. You can also simply make an outdoor decoration from pumpkins and other small props. Put them on stairs and next to your front door. Or you can make a pumpkin topiary.
# There is a monster in hidden in bushes and plants around your home.
Be creative and utilize your DIY skills into turning a bush into a monster. Pointed tooth and eyes crafted from paper or plastic would be perfect. Large fake eyes in bushes will do the trick of scaring people peeping into your home.
# Turn your backyard into a graveyard
I am fed up of decorating my backyard with those same old jack-o-lanterns and ghost lamps. Unlike every year, this year I don’t want to give my backyard that boring appeal. I am no longer following those old school trends. Making an optimum use of the extensive garden to turn my backyard into a scary graveyard with spooky skeletons and tombs is something I am going to try this year. You can also make your backyard look as haunted as graveyards by hanging a couple skeletons and raising tombstones. I assure you, whoever visits your backyard on the scary night will feel the presence of violent poltergeist around them. This will induce the same fear one feels while walking past the graveyard at night. Well, Halloween is all about scaring people, so you can go with these outdoor Halloween decoration ideas if you like them.
# Pallet wood Halloween fence is easy-to-make and affordable
Pallet wood is a needful material that you can use to make Halloween decorations. Simply making a temporary pallet wood fence and some skeletons will give your home a feel of graveyard. See more pallet wood Halloween decoration ideas.
# Creepy spider, its web and eggs can scare little kids
Spider webs look creepy and using fake spider web in outdoors of your home will badly show your passion for Halloween. Starting from front door and windows put some around the roof section, and decorate with fake spiders. The front gate of home is also a great spot to put up a fake spider web decoration. Check out more of such spooky ideas to decorate front fate and fence for Halloween.
# A witch in backyard looks spookier than ever
A full-size witch figure definitely would be a scary addition to your backyard. It’s a perfect time to bring the skinny witch from the ghost stories grandmother used to tell us while we were kids to life. You can also try decorating your backyard with a spooky witch this Halloween. I am done with all preparations and bought a large-sized witch silhouette, black cat figure, artificial ravens, large black pot and pumpkins to complete the wicked appeal. Now, I am desperately waiting for the All Hallows’ Eve to turn my garden into a witchy place. If you want to try it too, just look at the pictures given below, and see how these witch-themed décors turn a pleasant garden into a wicked yard. Trust me, the idea will make your garden look spookier than ever.
# Decorate your backyard with bunch of white sheets
Decorating backyard with a bunch of white sheets for the scary Halloween night is a simple and terrific idea. The idea does not ask you to spend much. I have tried this last year, so I can say it is one of the easiest, inexpensive yet scary backyard Halloween decoration ideas. A bunch of white sheets, scissor, white thread, wood sticks and extra fabric to stuff ghost’s heads is all need to make it. You can make it easily following the pictures below. If you don’t have enough white sheets, you can also try white polyethylenes. They will give the same appeal.
# Humorize your Halloween with skeleton couple
Amy B. Moses, a mother of two from Lumberton, decorated her garden with skeleton family of “Mr. and Mrs. Bones” for Halloween, last year. I don’t know if we could do it, but she did it very beautifully bringing home an element of laughter and fear the whole month of October by displaying the skeleton family posing in different scenes. Skeletons are spooky to witness for sure, but the way skeleton couple enjoys family moments in the backyard brings humor to the scary occasion. I cannot do it as fantastically as she did, but I can try to match her level doing my best. If you think you can, go ahead.
# Decorate your backyard with skeletons
I am very much inspired by this Clarksville family’s Halloween decoration who has been decorating their front yard with scary Mr. Bones for years now. Have a look, what they have created last year to make their Halloween celebration fun filled. Instead of making the yard look horrible using creepy skeletons, they made their yard look joyful by adding a whole skeleton family along with skeleton pets. They have made a temporary cemetery to depict the interesting scene of Mr. Bones pulling his bride-to-be out of the grave and proposing her for marriage. They have also created a scene in which a priest is performing the marriage rituals. It is one of the most popular outdoor Halloween decoration ideas of 2016 and still very popular in the internet world.
# Zombie buried in the garden look horrifying
Imagine a zombie is clawing his way out of your garden to catch you! How scary this scene will be. A realistically sculpted zombie silhouette with every grotesque detail can petrify anyone to death. It looks so realistic! Lifesize body and glass eyes look very scary. You can have fun leaving it in the garden to scare your neighbors all month long.
# Hang a swing for your ghost friend in backyard
If your backyard allows you to tie a swing, hang one for your ghost friend. I haven’t tried it, but I have seen my friend doing it last Halloween. He tied a spooky witch on one of his backyard trees. The witch looked really horrible on the Halloween night. She swayed to and fro in the mild wind and seemed as if she was coercing us into helping her get off the rope. Along with the witch, he tied a skeleton ghost with a swing over another tree, who was dressed up in black creepy cloth. The view was as scary as it could get.
# A rustic coffin in garden can dread you hard
A rustic coffin in the backyard with mystery lighting and skeleton hands popping out of it can freak anybody out at night. Have a look at this coffin, isn’t it enough to haunt anybody with fearful heart? For me, it’s spookier than a skeleton or artificial ghost sculptures. I may feel fearless between fake skeletons at night, but can’t with this prop. Well, if you like it, you can try it to spook faint-hearted people around you.
# Mummy in the backyard is perfect to give sleepless nights
I can’t forget timid expressions on the faces of my friends when I told them scary stories of mummies. Halloween is all about scaring people, and time to put the idea of a mummy with spooky spiders to work has come. Creating a mummy does not require so much effort and money. A person with average DIY skills can create it. All you need is white cloth, ping pong ball, google eye and a skeleton hand, and you are all set to give your friends and guests an epileptic fit.
# Bloody Footprints at your front door
Horrific bloody footprints will give Goosebumps to visitors. Just two or three footprints marked through red color on front porch will be enough to scare kids as well as adults. Glow in the dark colors van also be used for a terrifying look the night. Click for more front porch Halloween decorating ideas.
# Take your Halloween party to another level with digital decorations
If you want to amaze you guests on Halloween, make use of latest technology kit this time. AtmosFX ‘s digital decorating kit is what we are taking of. From witches to ghosts and goblins, it can project any creepy thing on a wall.
# A homemade Halloween display will surely attract more visitors!
Not just skeletons and pumpkins – you can move over to big like the Ohio woman who turned her garage into a monster or the pirate ship display by Stan Munro and Suzi Campanaro.
# Halloween light display to go big!
If you are looking even bigger, then build a Halloween light show at your home that will surely make your neighbors jealous. Lights that dance with music!