October is right around the corner, and that means Halloween is too. Decorating your yard for this fun holiday doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. No need to hire a professional, I promise you can do-it-yourself and still make your yard the envy of your neighborhood! I’m so excited to share with you these eight easy and budget-friendly DIY outdoor Halloween decorations that can turn your home into the go-to spot for trick-or-treaters.

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DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations

1. Ghostly Milk Jugs

This is an easy and family-friendly project. Just take some empty milk jugs and draw faces on them using a black marker. Place a battery-operated tea light inside, and set them along your driveway or pathway. You’ll have an instant ghost family lighting the way.

2. Spider Web

With a little webbing and some creativity, you can easily turn your house into a spooky spiders nest . I saw these on one of our neighbors houses a couple of years ago and I LOVED them! You can order these giant spiders online, they’re great for Halloween decorations that’ll get the neighbors talking.

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Giant Spider Halloween Decor – photo via Frosted Blog, all rights reserved

3. Tin Can Lanterns

Don’t throw away your empty soup or vegetable cans. Punch holes into the sides, either randomly or in the shape of a simple design like a pumpkin or bat. Put a small candle inside, and you’ve got yourself some homemade lanterns to light up your yard.

4. Floating Witch Hats

Pick up some inexpensive witch hats and battery-operated string lights from the store. Place the lights inside the hats and hang them from trees or your porch. Once it gets dark, the floating lit-up hats will make for an enchanting scene. We like this 12 piece witches hat set on Amazon.

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5. Scarecrow Family

Assemble a scarecrow or two using hay bales, old shirts, and pants. If you have straw hats, they can complete the look. Let the kids help decorate the faces, and you’ve got a friendly scarecrow family for your yard.

6. Pumpkin Pathway

Carve or decorate pumpkins and line them along your driveway or front walk. Place small candles inside to light them up at night. Create an arch of faux pumpkins using styrofoam pumpkins and plastic pumpkins. Add a fall leaf garland to fill it all in. It’s a classic and welcoming way to guide trick-or-treaters to your front door. Check out these hanging pumpkin decorations on Amazon.

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Pumpkin Arch Halloween decorations via Frosted Blog, all rights reserved

So, there you have it. Six easy DIY projects to make your home the Halloween standout on your block. Happy crafting and decorating! I’d love to hear how your projects turn out.

7. Skeleton Crew

I love these poseable skeletons, they are perfect for Halloween fun! Sit them in a porch rocking chair, hang them from windows or have them crawling up the side of your house. No bones about it, they’ll have everyone grinning!

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8. It’s Freakin’ Bats! I Love It

3D bat Halloween decorations will turn any wall or door into a spooky spot. This DIY decor idea is budget-friendly too! Get this 120 piece bat sticker set on Amazon for under $10!

Halloween DIY Ideas and Inspiration

Eight easy DIY Halloween projects to make your home the Halloween standout on your block. Have fun crafting and decorating! I’d love to hear how your projects turn out.

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