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One of the best parts of Halloween (besides the candy and scary costumes, of course) is having fun with the spooky decor—especially if your outdoor display inspires some friendly neighborhood competition. From extensive spider cobwebs to intricately carved jack-o-lanterns, there are so many ways you can go about DIYing your very own Halloween wonderland.
Whether you go for a theme with ghosts, witches, skeletons, black cats, or light-up pumpkins, or mix and match a little bit of all the above, you really can't go wrong.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite outdoor Halloween decor so you can create your own spooky and spectacular yard display, including larger-than-life inflatables to lights, signs, and porch accessories.
Gemmy 7-ft Lighted Inflatable Tree
Create a spooky display in no time at all with this 7-foot inflatable pumpkin, tree, and ghost trio. The towering tree glows throughout the night, thanks to its bright LED lights. It self inflates and only takes seconds to install. The set comes with everything you need for set up including stakes and teethers, with no other assembly required. And when Halloween is over, just deflate and store.
Joyin 17” Halloween Foam RIP Graveyard Tombstones
Transform your yard into a creepy graveyard with this set of five foam R.I.P. tombstones. Each one stands 17 inches tall, features a unique design, and realistic-looking stone details. While they are lightweight and easy to move, they come with metal stakes so you can keep them secure in whatever display you create.
Avoin Halloween Welcome Gnomes Garden Flag Vertical Double Sized
Welcome trick-or-treaters, friends, and family with this adorable (and kid-friendly) gnome-themed garden flag. Machine washable and durable enough to withstand the elements, it has a design that is printed on both sides to double the fun. Each gnome has spooky details including a black cat, cobweb, and a ghost. Affordable and easy to store, this is a nice addition to your Halloween decor or a simple way to delight your guests.
Home Accents Holiday 5 ft. Hanging Plastic Posable Skeleton Decoration with LED Eyes
You can't go wrong with this posable hanging skeleton if you're looking to create a fright. Thanks to the lightweight frame, you can move and style the skeleton any way you'd like. Its eyes are lit up by red LED lights, so it looks especially spooky at night. Battery operated (it runs on 3AA batteries that are included with your purchase), the skeleton is five feet tall and can be displayed indoors or outside.
Collections Etc. Halloween Hanging Swinging Bat with Realistic Details
If you are looking for something different than pumpkins, skulls, and witches, this hanging bat is a unique choice. Realistically detailed with textured wings and piercing black eyes, this bat hangs from a rope and can be placed on a tree branch or hook to give your visitors a fright. The bat itself is 12 inches long, or 21 inches if you include the rope.
Oriental Trading Vintage Metal Luminaries Halloween Decorations
When you welcome trick-or-treaters this year, you'll want to make sure your doorstep is well lit so they know you're home, and this set of three vintage-inspired metal luminaries does just the trick. It features a spider, a crow, and bats, with the cryptic message: "Enter if you dare." Just note that you'll need to add your own flameless candles since they are not included.
Big Dot of Happiness Pumpkin Patch Yard Sign & Outdoor Lawn Decorations
It's okay if you can't make it to a pumpkin patch this year, because with these pumpkins, you can create one in your own yard. Waterproof and budget-friendly, these affordable decorations are a great fall display for Halloween through Thanksgiving. Each design is made of corrugated plastic and comes with two stakes to keep them secure.
The Holiday Aisle Skull Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat
A holiday-themed doormat is a quick and practical way to update your decor to match the season. Simple and stylish, this spooky coir doormat will help keep dirt at the door while still keeping in theme with the rest of your haunting decor. Featuring a rubber non-slip backing, it will stay put when trick-or-treaters or other guests arrive.
AODINI Triangular Halloween Spider
If you have the space, this 16-foot spiderweb can add some spooky curb appeal to your home. This kit is easy to install and comes with an adjustable spider, a 16 X 15-foot stretchy web, one gutter hook, and five ground stakes. Budget-friendly, this decoration can be stored and reused, so trick-or-treaters can look forward to seeing it next year.
Minetom Store Halloween Christmas Projector Lights Outdoor
Add a spooky light show to your yard without having to do a lot of work with this waterproof outdoor projector. It comes with 16 different patterns that are suitable for multiple holidays—including Halloween and Christmas—so you can get more bang for your buck. You can choose to stake it outside in the ground, mount it to the wall, or simply place it inside on a table for an indoor display.