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Halloween Decorating Around the House

Halloween Lawn Decorations


Halloween is the time of year when people delight in all things spooky, creepy and just plain scary. If you're planning to get into the Halloween spirit this year, here are some ideas for lawn decorations that will help get your home ready for trick-or-treaters and other ghouls and goblins.

Giant Spider

The Giant Spider is a simple decoration to make, but it will have guests jumping out of their skin. The best part is that you can use the same black tarp for years to come, so this is one of the cheapest lawn decorations on our list!

To make your Giant Spider:

  • Use a large, black tarp as the base of your spider. Cut holes for eyes and mouth and cut 8 legs from nylon rope or string. Attach each leg to the body of your spider with fishing line or threading string through all 8 holes on the tarp and tying them off at either end (you may want an extra set of hands).

  • Suspend your giant spider from the ceiling using fishing line attached to each corner point of its body (with 4 lines total).

Spooky Ghosts

Making ghostly decorations yourself is a great way to save money and have fun, too! There are several ways to make ghosts. One option is to buy a plastic sheet and cut it into ghosts, but this method can be expensive if you're not careful. Another option is using glow-in-the-dark paint on the inside of a white shower curtain or bedsheet; this allows you to turn off all other lights in the house so that your ghosts will glow even more brightly in their spooky surroundings. If you want something more permanent than temporary glowing paint and don't mind spending some extra money on materials, black bedsheets can also be bought at most stores around Halloween time which will allow you to use them year after year (or as long as they last).

Creepy Crawly Bats

In order to make your bats last longer and look more realistic, here is a quick tip for you. You will need:

  • Cardboard

  • Glue gun or sticky tack (or both)

First, cut out three bats using cardboard. Then, use the glue gun or sticky tack to secure them to the wall where they will be hanging with their wings up and outstretched in flight. You want to make sure that these are not too close together because this will make them look unnatural.

Skeleton Dog

If you love dogs, then consider adding a skeleton dog to your Halloween decorations. Using some simple materials and tools, you can create an adorable little skeleton puppy that will be sure to add some spookiness to your lawn.

First, blow up a balloon and tie it off with string or tape. Next, draw on the skeleton bones by using a black permanent marker. Draw in the eyes and teeth with white paint markers or use stickers if desired. Finally, add a red tongue by drawing it on with red paint or a marker before attaching the dog to something sturdy so that it doesn't blow away!


  • A straw hat and clothes are all you need for this decoration.

  • You can use a broomstick or rake to hang him from a tree.

  • A pumpkin will work for his head; just make sure to cut out the eyes and mouth before you put it on his face (and if you're using real pumpkins, make sure they're not rotten).

  • If you want to give your scarecrow some hair, use pieces of straw or hay instead of regular old yarn—the effect is more rustic!

Witch on a Broomstick

A witch on a broomstick is the classic Halloween decoration. With this lawn ornament, you can be sure that visitors will know that your house is the only one in their neighborhood to get into the holiday spirit. But what if you don't want to buy one from the store, or spend time making one yourself? There are plenty of ways around that! You could use a broomstick, or a pole to stand on—they're both pretty easy and fun. If you don't have any experience making lawn ornaments out of sticks, though (or if it's just not your thing), then why don't we go over some quick costume ideas for witches?

To create this look: Wear black clothing with an old-fashioned dress; put on your best pointy hat; and get ready for Halloween fun!

Halloween Lawn Decorations - Witch with broom and cauldron of life

These decorations will help you get your home ready for Halloween.

Halloween is a time for fun and celebration. You can make these decorations to help you get your home ready for Halloween. They are easy to make and can be used for other holidays too!

  • Paper mache ghosts (Make these into pumpkins by adding orange tissue paper.)

  • A spider web with spiders hanging from it (You can add more detail, like paper leaves or cotton balls for webs.)

  • Skulls, bats and candy corn

These decorations are easy to store, so they'll be ready when you need them next year!


Now that you’re an expert on Halloween lawn decorations, it’s time to get started! You can find all of these items at your local home supply store or online. If there are any other great ideas for Halloween lawn decorations that we missed, let us know in the comments below.

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