A roundabout of 50 fun and scariest DIY Halloween Garden Ideas for your outdoors to try!
1. Huge Bloodshot Eyes
Scatter a bunch of giant bloodshot eyeballs in your yard for a large-scale Halloween decoration that onlookers will remember till years later. Click here for inspiration.
2. Gleaming Pods
Greet trick-or-treaters with these DIY hanging paper mache lights that take on a sinister glow once the sun goes down.
3. Yard Sign
Inspired by the old signs often shown in horror movies, this one is made from scrap wood and serves to invite guests to a destination of doom and gloom.
4. Glowing Eyes
Here is an interesting DIY that combines spooky eyes and glow sticks for a scream-worthy effect.
5. Eyeballs in a Tree
Who knew that a giant pair of eyeballs could add so much personality to that good old tree in your garden! Click here for more details!
6. Hanging Foam Bats
Hanging up weatherproof bats on a huge tree in your yard is a nice way to create a mystical aura. Get the look here!
7. Eerie Chicken Wire Ghost
This ghost carved from chicken wires looks all poised and ready to shock unsuspecting visitors. All you need is a plantation of “What’s that in the corner. Learn more here!
8. Zombie Hand Planters
We bet you never guessed that lending a helping hand in the garden could be so grotesque. Check out more here!
9. DIY Lawn Ghost
Wish to make a spooky statement without spending much time or energy? Try this lawn ghost DIY here!
10. Candy Corn Touch Up
A wheelbarrow of candy corn in the garden is a refreshing sight to behold, especially in a colony brimming with ghoulish Halloween decorations. Get the details here!
11. Spooky Yard Aura
Eerily cute caricatures with disturbing facial expressions are just the stuff that nightmares are made of. Visit Instructables for the full post!
12. Suspended Cocooned Spider
Huge cocooned spiders hanging from tree branches are just the props you need to heighten the spooky appeal of your garden.
13. Giant Garden Spider DIY
This huge spider web takes little time to weave and has your guests raving over your creativity. Get the DIY here.
14. Gigantic Tentacle Monster
Your first instinct with a stray manhole sewer in your garden is to seal it obviously, but we suggest you use it as a crawling hole for this gigantic tentacle monster. It’s easy to build and makes a big impression. Learn more here!
15. Zombie Boom
This project combines two things of your interest: zombies and budget-friendly craft supplies. Give it a shot for the best looking garden this Halloween.
16. Arachnid on the Run!
Coming in contact with a magnified version of the good old garden spider is the worst nightmare of every trick-or-treater. And the best part is that the screams and swears will come through before they realize it’s fake! Get the instructions here.
17. Halloween Cemetery Fence
Sometimes the simplest of things can make you shudder. Take this DIY idea for example. It recreates the typical cemetery fence scene in your yard using thrifty finds from the dollar store.
18. Shady Cemetery Fence
Take a cue from this DIY to convert your yard into a gloomy cemetery space complete with crosses, tombstones, and fence. Don’t hesitate to toss a stray bone or two on the ground just for peeps!
19. Lonely Yard Zombie
Inspired from the dreaded zombie apocalypse, this creepy caricature is perfect as a paintball target for vibrant Halloween parties for the little tots. See the how-to here!
20. Eco-Friendly Skeleton
Fewer things are creepier than a full-size skeleton swaying creepily in the dark of the night. Make yours with some coat hangers, tape and tons of plastic bags following the tutorial here!
21. Tombstone Lawn
Ditch fairy lights and flower pots for grim props like tombstones to line the garden path. They will create a nice ambush for you when you need to hide to scare the neighbors’ kids. Here’s the DIY link.
22. Home-Grown Zombies
An arm clawing its way through soil looks like a moaning zombie desperate to emerge from his miserable grave. Place it on your garden bed or on your balcony or front porch to creep out people. Click here to see the tutorial!
23. Jar Luminaries
Light up a lone corner of your yard with this assortment of glowing luminaries that can be constructed with a few dollar store materials. Visit Crafts by Amanda to see the full post!
24. Purrrrrfect Pumpkins
A quirky twist on the quintessential fall icon, these gleaming pumpkins, which are spray painted and stacked together to make a black cat. We’re quite sure that these aren’t the kind of kitties you would want to snuggle up to. See more here!
25. What’s in the Bag?
Next time you rake up the leaves in your yard, don’t toss them in the bin; stuff them in large bags to make cute, playful little ghosts for your yard. We found the idea here!
26. The Witch’s Larder
In this one-of-a-kind DIY, old bottles salvaged from the spice rack are used as containers for imaginative potions of the witches. Fill them up with twigs, bones and fake teeth for an intriguing look. See more here!
27. Sacks of Spiders
With a polka-dotted appearance from afar, these cringe-worthy spider sacks are sure to unnerve your visitors and add an unsettling feel to an otherwise pretty home exterior. Get the details here!
28. White Sheets Belong in the Past
Traditional ghost mimics made from white sheets are too mainstream, don’t you think? This DIY shows you how to make sinister figures that glow in the dark and recreate the graveyard mood in your garden! Have fun grouping the ghosts together as a sinister couple or a bunch of baddies.
29. Witchy Black Pumpkins
This genius DIY idea is available at BHG.com; it shows you how to play with light and darkness to create the illusion of eerie floating pumpkins from a distance.
30. Hooded Ghouls
Such cool idea to terrify people by creating something like these. We found the idea here!
31. Cryptic Coffin
Lean it up against your front wall, or lay it in the yard along with some fairy lightings for nighttime viewing.
32. Time to Bring the Party Outdoors
Spook visitors at a distance with this ominous arrangement of witches and poles all highlighted with lights that let out a sinister glow at night.
33. Ghosts in a Ring
Fill your yard with these ominous creatures made from sheets, poles and mannequin heads. And for a creepier look, pose those ghosts to hold hands or bend at awkward angles.
34. The Beastly Barbies
Create creepy versions of your favorite Barbie dolls with an assortment of paints and dyes. Don’t bother using lights or anything; those bloody red mouths and ghoulish eyes will do the trick. Get the details here.
35. Grim Warnings
Placing this disturbing warning sign at the garden is a nice way to repel timid visitors on Halloween. Check out more here!
36. Mummy Madness
Nighttime lighting at strategic spots will breathe new life into this creature when the sun goes down. Follow this link for more information.
37. Terrifying Stray Cat
Black cats come in the category of all things creepy. So why not use their caricatures to raise a few hairs this Halloween! Easy to trace, cut and paint, this is the perfect DIY project to follow.
38. Wicked Pumpkin Man
This haunting Halloween figure standing alone in the expanse of your yard is enough to scare anyone. Find out the tutorial here!
39. Creepily Colorful Cemetery
Foam headstones have been decorated with floodlights to create a bizarre mix of color and gloom in this unique DIY.
40. It’s the Monster’s Mail
Place this ghoulish arm on the mailbox to ward off anyone who dares to open your mailbox. And while you’re at it, have your camera handy to capture the startled expression of the mailman. See the more of it here!
41. Spine-Tingling Spider Webs
With this massive web of spiders and skeletons, your Halloween decoration is going to complete. Learn more at Apartment Therapy!
42. Gourdy Ghosts
Add a whimsical touch to your garden with these adorable little apparitions created from gourds. Get the tutorial here!
43. Spine-chilling Pumpkin Scarecrow
Towering high above people, this larger-than-life pumpkin scarecrow is the exact kind of decor for creating a visual impact outdoors. See more interesting scarecrow ideas here!
44. Wicked Pumpkin Scarecrow
This wicked little figure with its skeleton hands and pumpkin face is sure to evoke awe and fear. Create a couple of them to heighten the scary element of your Halloween barbeque.
45. Wheelbarrow of Dread
This elaborate spread of macabre-looking items is just what you need to update your garden for Halloween. We found the picture here!
46. Witches’ Brewing Post
This DIY Halloween garden idea is for those who don’t mind going over-the-top with Halloween decorations. Create this elaborately eerie scene with a cauldron, some hanging luminaries, few creepy witches, some ghoulish-looking pumpkins and lots of old tree branches for support.
47. Spying Skeleton
Enamor your visitors with this gloomy skeleton emerging eerily from the shattered coffin. Add backlighting to make it scarier and place the arrangement in the yard. We found the idea here!
48. Halloween in White
Want to try this unique idea, get the inspiration from here!
49. Fairy Tree Hideaway
Winter is about to come so why not invite mythical creatures to your yard with this intriguing fairy housing complex. Learn more here!
50. Pretty Pumpkin Path
Line up your garden path with decorative pumpkins to infuse a positive feel to your outdoor area on Halloween. Get more details here!