50 Cheap and Easy Outdoor Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

Save some money by making your own outdoor Halloween decor this year. I’ve rounded up the best Halloween DIY decor ideas that are cheap and easy to make so that you can give your home a spooktacular makeover without breaking the bank.

Skeleton, Zombie & Graveyard Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Hanging Zombie Cages from Navage Patch

Skeleton in Wheelbarrow from Pinterest
wheelbarrow + dirt + skeleton head + bag of bones + fake bird

Body Bag (source unknown)
cheap white trash bags (Dollar Tree) + rope or twine (Dollar Tree)
Create an outline of a body with trash and wrap it up in the trash bag and rope.
(Ex: use a milk jug for the head)

Bone Mobile from A Wee Meenit

Foam Halloween Tombstones from HGTV

Cardboard Tombstones from eHow

Garage Door Victim (source unknown)
shirt + pants + shoes + straw, plastic bag or newspaper filling + blood
You can get the clothes at the thrift store for cheap if you don’t have any extra clothes around the house

DIY Dollar Store Cardboard Coffin from Youtube

crime-sceneCrime Scene (source unknown)
crime scene tape (Dollar Tree) + thin wooden yard stakes + bag of bones (Dollar Tree) + skull (Dollar Tree)
Tip: You can “age” the bones with gray and black acrylic paint by applying streaks and lightly wiping it off.

Halloween Zombies with Buckets from Dapper Cavader

Zombie Pallet Gate from Atta Girl Says

Pallet Trapped Door (source unknown)

Spiders, Cats & Bats Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Dangling Spider Webs (original source unknown)
Here is a tutorial for a similar project

Spider Egg Sac from The TipToe Fairy

Eerie Cobwebs (source unknown)
cheesecloth +  plastic spiders+double-sided tape

Hanging Bats from Martha Stewart

Bat-Filled Front Door from Country Living

Raven Porch from Create Craft Love

Stenciled Bat Doormat from DIY Network

Black Cat Pumpkins from Sunset

Monsters & Spooky Eyes Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Halloween Monster Silhouette  from Geeky Tyrant

House Monster from Nifty Thrifty Thriving

Glowing Halloween Light Pods from DIY Network

eyes-in-the-darkSpooky Eyes (source unknown)
Paper towel or toilet paper rolls + glow sticks (Dollar Tree)
Cut paper towel roll in half. Cut out eye designs and put glow sticks inside.
Place in bushes for a scary effect!

Spooky Bush Eyes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Yard Monster from A Girl and A Glue Gun

Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Easy Packing Tape Ghost from Crazy Green Thumbs

Ghost Leaf Bags from Every Day Art

yard ghostsYard Ghosts from Listotic

Tomato Cage Ghost from Our Daily Doings

DIY Chicken Wire Cheesecloth Ghost from DIY Show Off

Pottery Barn Inspired Hanging Ghosts from Simply Designing

Levitating Ghost from HGTV

Ghost Jugs from Eighteen 25

Friendly Ghosts (source unknown)
white foam ball (Dollar Tree) + Black Felt or Foam (Dollar Tree) + Wood Dowel (Walmart – $1.50) + Ribbon (Dollar Tree)

Ghost Front Porch from Pocketful of Sawdust (via Facebook)

DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock from Chicken Scratch NY

Keep Out Door from Woman’s Day

Pumpkins & Witches Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Creepy Crawly Pumpkin from The Kim Six Fix

Pumpkin Pallet (source unknown)
pallet + orange paint + scrap plywood + black spray paint + saw + nails
You could also use something other than plywood for the pumpkin facial features if you don’t have a saw.
Also, you can get the pallet free on Craigslist

Decorated Tree Branches from Country Living
You could also hang $1 pumpkin pails on tree branches as well

Concrete Pumpkin Planter from Endlessly Inspired

witch hat Floating Witch Hats from Polka Dot Chair

DIY Witch Legs from Grillo Designs

Wicked Witch from Mom Smack

Trash Bag Witches (source unknown)
black trash bags + foam shapes + long garden stake + witch hat + black ribbon
You can do the same thing with white trash bags to make ghosts

Other Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

Mummy Door from Honey and Fitz

Halloween Mailbox Monster from All You

Spooky Welcome Mat from Creative Live

Man Eating Plant from Eden Makers

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