53 Halloween Lawn Decorations –DIY Tutorials
Be the awe of the neighborhood with the spookiest DIY Halloween lawn decorations.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to brainstorm what ghoulish decorations you can make for your outdoor space.
To help, we’ve put together an amazing list of tutorials, so you will have the ideas and inspiration and know how to make them.
We have super easy tutorials on this list, requiring little more than a hot glue gun and glue sticks, and some more involved projects needing a few woodworking tools.
Regardless, there are Halloween lawn decoration tutorials for every skill level.
And, the best thing is that you can make most of these for minimal cost.
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Of course, a craft store will have many supplies to make Halloween decorations, but to keep the budget low, check out your local dollar store or thrift store first.
Look through our favorite tutorials below for the best DIY Halloween Lawn Decorations you can make.
You may also want to check out these Halloween-themed painted rocks! And when you’re ready to carve pumpkins, we have 100’s of free pumpkin carving templates.
And get ready early for Christmas with 27 DIY lawn decoration tutorials.
DIY Halloween Lawn Decorations
How to Make DIY Halloween Tombstones
If you like spookiness and like to laugh, these remarkable lawn tombstones are one of the best ways to combine humor and horror.
Startling Werewolf PVC Pipe Halloween Prop
If you want scary Halloween decorations, making a werewolf prop is a fun way to do it.
However, this would really creep me out if I had to walk by this on someone's front lawn.
DIY Light Up Pumpkins for Halloween Fun
For easy Halloween decorations, follow this tutorial using string lights to illuminate these front porch stacked Jack O’Lanterns.
Cheap DIY Gravestones
You can repurpose bedding material to make these creepy gravestones.
Giant Clothesline Spider Webs
Spider webs with spiders make incredible DIY Halloween lawn decorations.
Just be careful where in your front yard you put these. It could be easy to get tangled up in one!
Easy DIY Halloween Lamppost
What a great idea to make a lamppost. You’ll need some wood and black spray paint, which looks so realistic!
Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials
These front porch decorations were made from scrap wood from fencing. Take a look at the tutorial to see how you can make them.
How to Make Wooden Pumpkins for Festive Yard Art (2022)
Making these cute wooden pumpkins will require a few woodworking skills, but don't worry. This tutorial comes with free patterns.
Halloween Wreath | Easy and Cheap DIY
This Halloween wreath is the perfect way to decorate for the season and keep it pretty.
DIY Cement Jack O' Lantern
here's a creepy and super durable concrete Jack O'Lantern. It turns out it was easier to make than it looks. The detailed tutorial will show you how.
How to make Halloween Ghosts with Tissue Paper
Fun ghost garlands are a great idea for a kid's Halloween party and are also easy decorations to make.
Repurposed Wood Shutters Sign for Halloween
This is a creative way to repurpose shutters. Check out the tutorial to see how they actually serve two purposes now.
Easy DIY Halloween Glitter Witch's Broomstick
I love witch-themed decorations at Halloween, and this witch's broomstick is such a neat idea and is a pretty one too.
Homemade Halloween Witch’s Cauldron
This is a great idea that uses of bulb ornaments for cauldron bubbles.
Halloween Door Decoration - Keep Out!
Here is one of the more straightforward DIY projects to make because the key material is actually cardboard. Check out how it was done.
DIY Halloween Wreath For Under $10! | Mommy Evolution
This super cool Halloween wreath has such depth to it. The combination of textures and colors will make it stand out on your front door during the Halloween season.
Spooky DIY Halloween Chalkboard Tombstones
These tombstones may look like you'll need a fancy woodworking tool to make them, but you won't.
Instead, these DIY outdoor Halloween decorations can be made with easy-to-find supplies.
DIY Glowing Faces Halloween DIY Outdoor Decorations (Cheap and Easy)
These easy diy Halloween decorations are great ones to make with kids. They are sure to be a hit on Halloween night.
DIY Jack-O-Lanterns from Laundry Detergent Containers
Here’s a clever idea using an interesting material to make faux pumpkins.
Black Cat Pumpkins
If it’s Halloween, you’ve gotta have something with a black cat theme. As you may suspect, you’ll need black paint for this one.
How to Make a DIY Halloween Cemetery Picket Fence
Make your own creepy picket fence to add real fright to your outdoor space. The blackbirds have a spooky Edgar Allan Poe effect, don't they?
Make DIY Concrete Pumpkins (With a Fancy Twist)
If concrete is your thing, then you'll love making these pretty concrete pumpkins. The little extra step of painting them with a shimmery finish gives them a fancy twist.
DIY Milk Carton Jack-o'-Lantern Luminarias
Milk carton Jack O Lantern luminaries are a perfect Halloween craft if you're looking for one to make with kids.
Paper Lantern Hanging Ghosts
These paper lantern-hanging ghosts were a super clever idea. You could really have fun coming up with all kinds of ideas for how to dress these.
There are many fun Halloween characters you could make following the steps in this tutorial.
How to Make a Spider for Halloween
Check out this giant spider. What a fantastic idea. This creepy crawly spider is shown inside the home but could be placed on a covered porch.
Outdoor Hanging Ghost Craft for Kids
Here’s another easy Halloween decoration that does the trick. And, I’m told it’s more durable than it looks as it held up to subzero temperatures and blizzards.
DIY Halloween Pumpkin Goblins
Make pumpkin goblins with a few simple supplies like black trash bags and duct tape.
Animal Crossing Halloween Scarecrow
Here is a cute and clever DIY Halloween lawn decoration to keep the unwanted critters at bay. This DIY'er has a detailed tutorial on how to put it all together.
Spooky Pallet Sign
Make an easy Halloween lawn sign from scrap wood in this easy tutorial.
DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock
With a strong fishing line, you can make it look like these ghosties are genuinely floating in the air. Take a look at the easy tutorial to see how to make them.
DIY Pallet Halloween Tree
Make a fun Halloween tree using pallet wood. Gather up your favorite Halloween-themed trinkets and build yourself a fun Halloween lawn decoration.
Jack Skellington Door with Free Printable
If you’re a fan of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, you’ll love this easy front door decoration of Jack Skellington.
Glowing Jack O Lantern Jars
These pretty lighted lanterns were made using glass jars and glow sticks.
Check out the tutorial to see how this DIY’er colored the jars and created the adorable pumpkin faces.
27 Book Character Pumpkins (Clever and Fun!)
Here’s an exceptionally creative way to get the kids to combine their favorite book character with Halloween by turning the character into a Halloween pumpkin and creating a diorama.
DIY Ghost Halloween Lights - Easy Halloween Pathway Lights
Here are the perfect pathway lights for Halloween, and they are easy to make. They give off a nice, yet spooky ambience.
Pirate Themed Halloween DIY
Make some of the most original, creepy Halloween decorations with a pirate ship and skull at its helm. It's quite an undertaking, but you'll be the talk of the neighborhood when you pull it off.
Haunted Mansion Halloween decorations
Get ready to go all in on these DIY Halloween lawn decorations. This DIY'er created an outdoor haunted mansion by making multiple stations with haunted house elements around her yard.
The photo above is one of many stations. You've really got to see it to believe. So get ready to get inspired.
You’ll never guess what material was used to make this Halloween wreath. Hop on over to the tutorial to check it out.
Get These Four Halloween Porch Sign Cut Files for Cricut or Silhouette!
If you have a cutting machine, you can easily make these nifty, professional-looking signs for your front porch or lawn.
This Adorable Mickey Halloween Doormat is a Great DIY Craft!
Here’s an adorable Mickey Mouse-inspired Halloween door mat. This one will also require a cutting machine.
What a great welcome mat to have out on Halloween night when the kids are trick ‘or treating.
DIY Halloween Eyeball Wreath From Dollar Tree Supplies!
This DIY'er had a creative way to create a 3D eyeball that really pops. Those googly eyes you can buy at the craft stores have nothing on this freakishly cool-looking eye.
Homemade Mossy Halloween Skull Wreath
If you're like me and want Halloween decorations, but you also want them to be pretty, this is one for you. This beautiful moss Halloween wreath is the perfect balance of the two.
Just add tea lights to illuminate these easy Halloween decorations. You’ll have a blast coming up with fun classic jack faces for them.
DIY Halloween Terracotta Flower Pots
For a fun and easy Halloween craft idea, take a look at this tutorial for making Halloween painted plant pots.
Halloween Tombstone Decorations
These are really fun and creative tombstones to make. You could come up with all sorts of fun Halloween themed decorations to put on them.
Just be sure to use an outdoor sealant if you’re putting them on your lawn.
Floating Ghosts DIY Craft for Halloween
Keep it simple with this easy-to-make Halloween ghost. This one you can make with kids and in just a short amount of time.
Make Your Own Spooky Spider Magnets for Your Front Door
This was such a smart idea! It was a creative use of materials to make what were just plain spiders look like living, ghoulish spiders.
Black Rose Halloween Wreath
I really love this wreath. The humorous contrast of ruffles around the creepy-looking plastic skulls makes me want to giggle.
Yet, I'm afraid the skulls will come after me if I do because they really are scary looking. You've got to take a look at this awesome tutorial.
Halloween Outdoor Decorations: It’s a Witch Crashing!
Hang on to your extra plastic bags to make this witch craft. This hilarious DIY Halloween lawn decoration will charm your friends and neighbors.
Easy DIY Scary Outdoor Halloween Sign Decorations
Grab those spooky skeleton hands from Dollar Tree to make this excellent Halloween horror sign.
Witch Themed DIY Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath Tutorial
Believe it or not, this fantastic wreath is an easy DIY project, as most of the supplies can be purchased at Dollar Tree, even those cute picks with witch hats on top.
Make Woven Spider Web Magnets for Halloween Front Door Decor
You'll love this fun craft if you can get yourself to touch those creepy little plastic spiders (I can't –eek). Hang it on your door for a spooky decoration on Halloween night.
Painted Pumpkin Mason Jars
Simple pumpkin mason jars. Crafting with paint is fun, and it’s amazing how you can get a mason jar to look like a pumpkin. Have a blast with this Halloween lawn decoration.
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