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Ah, it’s that time of the year again!
When the kids go back to school, we say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall – which makes it the perfect time of the year to get inspired by these easy DIY fall craft ideas for kids and adults!
By the time you know it, Halloween creeps up again!
And every time you think of Halloween, it’s easy to think about Halloween costumes and treats because those are the most purchased items during this time of year.
But what about the DIY Halloween decorations on your outside porch? Just like outdoor Christmas decorations, wouldn’t it be nice to spice up your front porch with some spooky yet cute Halloween decorations to welcome your guests?
Luckily, this post will give you a ton of spooky inspiration and ideas on how to decorate the outside of your home. It’s a fun way to add some Halloween spirit in your neighborhood and plan that awesome Halloween party this year.
Speaking of Halloween parties, don’t miss out on these trending easy to make Halloween desserts for the month of October. Trust us on this one, your guests and friends are going to love you for baking and sharing these Halloween goodies with them!
DIY Halloween Decorations for Outdoors
Now, let’s get into helping you decorate your home for Halloween.
If you’re going to invite some guests over for some Fall and Halloween parties then you’re going to want to dress up your home with some spooky Halloween pumpkins, wreaths and other fun décor ideas by using these easy-to-make crafts!
The good thing about these DIY Halloween decorations is that they will unleash the kid inside of you (all adults deserve to have fun) and there are plenty of simple Halloween crafts for your kids too!
I guarantee that your neighbors and guests are going to LOVE these DIY Halloween decorations!
DIY Cheap Halloween Decorations With Painted Sugar Skull
This dollar store DIY painted sugar skull will look great on your front door. A little bit of paint and creativity can go a long way.
It’s spooky yet pretty and chic at the same time – perfect for those of you who want a pink and feminine touch to your Halloween outdoor decoration.
The best part is how affordable this project is. It’s perfect if you’re looking for some cheap DIY Halloween decorations this year.
You can drop by the Dollar Tree to pick up this skull door-knocker and use your imagination to create something that best fits your personality.
DIY Halloween Decorations With Wicked Witch Legs
If you’re looking for outdoor Halloween decorations, then this is exactly what your front porch needs to add a bit of curiosity.
How cool does that look? Reminds you of the Wizard of Oz, doesn’t it?
If you’ve got a few hours of free time this weekend, then I encourage you to try this DIY Halloween decoration project for your home.
Everyone in your neighborhood is going to love this!
Dried Apple Shrunken Heads
If you find it challenging to carve a pumpkin, then go easy on yourself and try carving a face on an apple first. Yep, these spooky heads are made from apples and let dry!
As they dry up, the apples will shrink and you can decorate these shrunken heads in whatever way you like. Add pearls or beads for eyes, and staples as teeth on the mouth. Glue pieces of yarn or cotton balls for some hair. Lastly, insert a skewer or stick through the bottom of the apple head and put them on display!
Jack Skellington Halloween String Garland
Do you enjoy Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Well, here comes the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town!
This Jack Skellington inspired craft makes a perfect Halloween décor for indoors or outdoors.
Zombie Siamese Twin Dolls
Are there dolls lying around your home that your little girl doesn’t play with anymore? Perhaps your daughter has outgrown these dollies because she’s reached the age where she is into other things now.
Hmm… makeup and boys?
Anyway, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to upcycle those dolls and create these Zombie Siamese Twin Dolls for your Halloween decoration!
Look how spooky and creepy looking these twins are!
DIY Halloween Decorations With Black Cat O’Lanterns
Instead of Jack O’Lanterns, let’s make some Black Cat O’Lanterns!
Look how beautiful those lit-up eyes are on those cats. This makes a cute yet spooky Halloween decoration for those cat lovers out there!
DIY Raven Inspired Halloween Porch
This black and white themed raven inspired Halloween porch decoration is perfect those of you who are looking for a cozy warm country feel.
Oh, I just love those black ravens hanging out on the branches! 😊
DIY Halloween Decorations With Cute Yard Monsters!
At first glance, they look like Cookie Monsters hiding in the bushes. It must be those cute googly eyes – hehe!
Not only is this Halloween outdoor decoration easy to make (it’s made from foam discs which you can get from your craft store), but it’s also budget-friendly!
Make 3 to 5 of these and you’ll have your land filled with yard monsters for Halloween!
DIY Halloween Spooky Lantern Sign Post
This DIY Halloween Spooky Lantern Sign Post turned out really nice and it looks SO amazing!
You can stop by your local Lowe’s home hardware store and shop for the materials that are mentioned in the tutorial blog post by Sara.
DIY Upcycle Halloween Light Post
Another light post you can make as a Halloween decoration is this DIY upcycle “Happy Halloween” sign post.
You can score a Victorian lamp post at the thrift store, or if you’re lucky enough, you may come across someone who is looking to throw them away. These old-fashioned lamp posts really add a lot of character to the DIY piece!
You can follow along with the tutorial post by Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods. Once all the hard work is done, simply add a flying crow on top of the sign for the finishing touches.
Monster Mash Door
Another one on the list of easy DIY Halloween decorations is the Monster Mash door. What a fun way to welcome people over for trick or treats!
Little kids who knock on your door for candies will definitely love this furry purple monster mash!
Outdoor Halloween Spider Web Wreath
This spider web wreath will make a fun Halloween decoration for your front door this year. It may look a little complicated and time consuming to make but it’s actually not!
All you need is a few sticks, some yarn for the web, one glue gun, and a toy spider! Piece them together, and WALA, you’re done!
Halloween Googly Eye Door
If you’re looking for some last-minute Halloween décor, then a fun way to decorate is to place googly eyes throughout your front door.
This Halloween decoration is an option for you if you want to make your place look less scary and more fun and welcoming!
Outdoor Halloween Ping Pong Ball Ghost Lights
Your kids and everyone in the neighborhood are going to love these ping pong ball ghost lights!
Create different facial expressions with a black permanent marker. You can make happy faces, sad faces, scared faces, shocked faces, and any emoji face you can think of!
These ping pong ghosts will sure light up your entryway and draw some fun attention to your place.
DIY Halloween Decorations With Tin Can Ghosts
Another fun and simple Halloween decoration idea would be creating these DIY tin can ghosts. They are really easy to make, and you don’t need to be a DIY expert to pull them off. Even your 5-year old kid can easily do it! 😊
DIY Pumpkin Mask
Not a pro at carving pumpkins? Are you looking for a no-carve option?
Well, this DIY pumpkin mask is a solution to your problem!
These cute DIY animal masks made with craft felt and googly eyes are a great alternative to carving your pumpkins this year.
In my opinion, they look better than the good old classic carved pumpkins! Change is good and who can resist this cute set of an owl, cat, and fox?
DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger
This DIY Halloween candy door hanger is super cute and your guests are going to love it!
Instead of putting a bowl of candies in your front porch for them, why not make it fun and serve the candies from the pumpkin’s mouth?
What a perfect way to greet people with treats and candies!
Paper Lantern Hanging Ghost
These paper lantern hanging ghosts are full of fun and excitement!
These will take some time to make so it’s a nice way to get together and spend some fun time with your hubby and kids.
Faux Pumpkin Witch
Again, if you don’t like carving those pumpkins, then painting them and decorating them will be a great alternative.
This faux pumpkin witch idea is a fun Halloween project that you and your kids can tackle this weekend. Like all the other Halloween decorations mentioned in this post, everyone is going to enjoy this crafty idea!
DIY Spider Web Wreath
This BOO spider web wreath will look awesome at the front of your door.
All your guests will love this Halloween outdoor decoration!
It’s a quick project that you can have done in under an hour especially when you have the right tools and supplies.
For more inspiration and fun ideas, be sure to check out these frugal crafts blog posts. You definitely don’t want to miss out on these super easy and fun ideas for you and your kids!
I hope you enjoyed this post of DIY Halloween decorations. What’s your favorite outdoor Halloween project? Leave your comment below!