26 Spooky and Cute Outdoor Halloween Decorations

These budget-friendly ideas for outdoor Halloween decorations will help you create a wickedly fun yard or porch that won't scare the bejeebers out of your family, neighbors or wallet.

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    Halloween Eyeball Wreath

    Eyeball Halloween Wreath
    Polka Dot Chair

    Get your front door Halloween ready with this eyeball wreath tutorial by Polka Dot Chair. You'll need a wire wreath frame with chenille ties to make.

    First, tie bows around the frame using black, mesh ribbon. Next, secure each bow with a chenille tie. Once the wreath is filled out, add a layer of fabric bows in seasonal colors. To complete the look, attach eyeball ornaments. A dozen usually costs less than five dollars at most craft stores.

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    Halloween Signs

    Spooky Halloween Street Sign
    Birds and Soap

    Crafty do-it-yourselfers can make this fantastic Halloween street sign by Birds and Soap using scraps of wood and paint. To get into the spirit, use the names of locations from your favorite horror movies. 

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    Balloon Ghosts

    Ghost Balloons
    Studio DIY

    Are you looking for a spooky idea that's more friendly than scary? This balloon ghost tutorial by Studio DIY is right up your alley. To make these whimsical spirits for your porch or yard, you'll need helium, balloons, tissue paper, and a black marker.

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    Halloween Countdown

    countdown to halloween sign
    Lolly Jane

    Countdown to trick or treat time with this DIY Halloween calendar board by Lolly Jane. The tutorial includes a free template for the lettering. What's holding the numbers? Painted mouse traps!

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    Mr. Potato Head Pumpkins

    mister potatoe head pumpkins
    Kristyn Burney/Instagram

    Pumpkin carving is hard. These adorable ghouls by Kristyn Burney ditch the knife for some push in facial features. 

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    Witch Hat Decorations

    Floating witch hats for Halloween
    Polka Dot Chair

    Create these cute and creepy floating luminaires by Polka Dot Chair using LED glow sticks and cheap witch hats from your local dollar store. To hang, pull fishing line through the top of a hat using a needle and then secure the cord to a removable, adhesive hook made for outdoor use.

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    Halloween Ghosts

    DIY Ghosts for yard
    Alanna Wendt to Tennessee

    This unearthly trio by Alanna Wendt to Tennessee was created using tomato cages, wire and string lights. To make the ghostly faces, grab a Sharpie marker.

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    No-Carve Pumpkin People

    No Carve Pumpkin People
    Pretty Providence

    Dress up your stoop with this no-carve pumpkins project by Pretty Providence. The clever do-it-yourselfers behind the site created the pumpkin people using black felt and a glue gun. Afterward, they added a few personal accessories.

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    Halloween Scarecrow

    halloween scare crow
    Cecile V. / Instagram

    Greet your trick or treaters with this Halloween inspired scarecrow photographed by Cecile V. The fringed fabric "body" ups the boo factor.

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    Sugar Skull Lanterns

    Sugar Skull Lanterns
    Pear Mama

    Celebrate the Day of the Dead and Halloween too with this colorful sugar skull lantern tutorial by Pear Mama. She used paper lanterns, tissue paper, and Modge Podge to create.

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    DIY Door Monster

    Halloween door monster
    Modern Day Moms

    Welcome little ghoulies who come knocking with this DIY door monster by Modern Day Moms. The best part, the main ingredients put leftover party supplies (streamers and paper plates) to fun use.

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    Custom Pumpkin Patch

    Hand made Pumpkin Display
    The First Grade Parade

    This customized pumpkin patch by Cara Carroll features vinyl letters from a DIY lettering kit.

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    DIY Shrub Monster

    shrub monster with googley eyes
    Ava's Alphabet/Instagram

    Transform any shrub in your yard into a green monster like this one by Ava's Alphabet. To do just add giant googly eyes. You can use disposable dinnerware to make.

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    Halloween Black Cat

    Black cat halloween decorations
    Crazy Wonderful

    We love holiday decorating ideas that appeal to both kids and adults. This Halloween porch tutorial by Crazy Wonderful scores big points for being super charming. It features how to make the adorable black cat door hanging using black felt, foam board, and embroidery floss.

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    Halloween Tombstones

    diy tombstones for halloween
    Jen Woodhouse

    Trick out your yard with this DIY gravestone tutorial by Jen Woodhouse. Because these spooky slabs are free-standing, you won't have to dig up your lawn.

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    How to Make a Spiderweb

    Giant Spider Porch decoration
    The Cavender Diary

    All you need is twine, rope and a staple gun to make this giant spiderweb by the duo behind The Cavender Diary

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    Trick or Treat Signs

    trick or treat shutters
    Organized 31

    This repurposed wood shutters sign by Organized 31 will let all the trick-or-treaters on your block know you're dishing out candy.  

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    Homemade Halloween Decorations

    DIY Halloween banners
    All Things Thrifty

    If you have a scroll saw you can create these darling monsters featured on All Things Thrifty by cutting 1/2 inch MDF. Frankenstein's lips were drawn using hot black glue. 

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    Feather Wreath

    Peacock feather halloween Wreath
    Polka Dot Chair

    If you're looking to prettify your front door with something chic for Halloween, look no further than this stylish feather wreath by Polka Dot Chair. All of the components including the wreath frame and plumes are available at most craft stores and even better, should total less than $20.

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    Pumpkin Puns

    pumpkins with puns
    Studio DIY

    Who says Halloween can't be punny? You don't need stellar handwriting for this colorful pumpkin tutorial by Studio DIY. After painting the pumpkins, tattoo paper is used to spell out each pun with the help of a printable.

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    Halloween Door Decoration

    halloween porch with black crows
    The Happy Housie

    Create a creepily, welcoming porch with this black crow door hanging tutorial by The Happy Housie. The blogger also added a few pieces of spooky décor to the seating area.

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    DIY Dryer Vent Pumpkin

    Dryer Vent Pumpkin Decor
    Grillo Designs

    We love a good craft project, and this dryer vent pumpkin tutorial by Grillo Designs is one of our favorites because while it looks hard to make, it's not. First, connect both ends of the vent to form the shape. Next, paint your new creation. When it's dry, top off with a short branch and moss. 

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    Spiders and Bats

    Bats and Spider halloween DIY
    Lay Baby Lay

    Decorate your porch or child's playhouse with this bat and spider DIY by Lay Baby Lay. To make, you'll need wood circles for the bodies (you can buy them at most craft stores), black craft paint, black construction paper, pipe cleaners, mini pom-poms, googly eyes, and glue sticks.

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    Pumpkin Topiary

    Pumpkin topiary
    Be Book Bound

    To make this whimsical pumpkin topiary by Be Book Bound just stack a couple of pumpkins snowman style in a decorative outdoor planter and add stems of colorful leaves. Afterward, draw the face and buttons. 

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    Painting Rocks

    Halloween Painted Rocks
    Atta Girl Says

    Give the fall harvest arrangement on your front porch a Halloween twist by adding a couple of hand-painted rocks like these by Atta Girl Says. To weatherproof your creations use outdoor craft paint.

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    Emoji Pumpkins

    Ghost emoji pumpkins
    Making the World Cuter

    When it comes to kid-friendly Halloween décor, we can't think of anything cuter than these no-carve emoji pumpkins by Making the World Cuter. While the blogger used a DIY kit to get the job done, you'll find several free printables on Pinterest.