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Halloween decorations in the front yard: great scary ideas to decorate the outdoor area for Halloween!

In just a few days, it’s that time again: on the night before All Saints’ Day, children dressed up as ghosts, superheroes, witches and the like parade from door to door. We don’t know about you, but we’re already looking forward to the liveliest holiday of the year. After all, Halloween is the perfect time to let off steam and really unleash our creativity. Already ordered your Halloween costume or made it yourself? Great! But have you thought about the Halloween decorations in your front yard? Creepy carved pumpkins, skeletons, garlands, etc. immediately put us in a festive mood. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money to make cool decorations. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and read on instead. We’ve looked around for you and compiled some of the spookiest yet cheapest Halloween decorating ideas!

Creepy graveyard as Halloween decoration in the front garden

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Items made of rubber, polyester, styrofoam or plastic are perfect for a spooky and cheap Halloween decoration in the front yard. With skeletons, carved pumpkins, figurines or homemade garlands, you can transform your outdoor area into a real haunted mansion in no time and for little money. For example, how about a cemetery with abandoned tombstones in front of the house? You can easily make the tombstones yourself out of cardboard or Styrofoam and then label and decorate them to your heart’s content. A ghastly scarecrow on straw bales and a few pumpkins round it all off perfectly and the little kids will get into the perfect Halloween mood as soon as they walk in.

Make a giant spider web yourself as a Halloween decoration

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For a creepy and effective Halloween decoration in the front yard, bats, spiders and similar scary animals simply can not be missing. A large spider web always provides a fright for young and old – and not only on Halloween. In the following, we explain how you can easily make a spider web yourself in just a few steps.

Materials needed:

  • Thick, white yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Measuring tape

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Make your own spider web:

  • Before you start crafting, first decide how big and wide you want the spider web to be.
  • Next, cut 9 pieces of yarn to the size you want.
  • Glue each three strands of yarn together with the hot glue and then braid them into a braid.
  • Lay out the braids so that they cross in the middle and glue them together with the hot glue. Make sure to keep the distance between each strand the same.
  • Once the frame for the spider web is complete, mark the cross sections of the web and cut individual strands of yarn to the appropriate size.
  • Attach the strands with hot glue as shown in the photo above and decorate the spider web with small spiders as you like.
  • Now hang it up and your spider web Halloween decoration in the front yard is ready.

Skull sunflowers for Halloween garden decorations.

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Whether as makeup, costume or Halloween decoration in the front yard – skulls in all variations simply belong to Halloween. Give your outdoor space a spooky touch by recreating these skull sunflowers. To do so, get some artificial sunflowers and small plastic skulls and attach them with hot glue. And you’re done – so simple yet super effective.

Monster eyeballs

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With these eyeballs as Halloween garden decorations, you’re guaranteed to terrify all your neighbors and passersby! Simply paint old plates or small buckets with white or glow in the dark paint and then add the iris and a few red stripes. Position the eyeballs in the bushes or alternatively in the flower pots and you’re done.

Jack o’Lantern garland for Halloween decoration in the front yard

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Spooky carved pumpkins are a staple of Halloween tradition and a great DIY activity for the whole family. Whether on the balcony, outside the front door, or as Halloween decorations in the front yard, these creatures always create a spooky atmosphere wherever they go. But if you are like us and have two left hands, then we have the perfect decoration idea for you! How about a Jack o’Lantern garland? Just blow up some balloons, paint them to your heart’s content and hang them in the garden – it couldn’t be quicker, could it?

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Or why not add a mysterious and fun touch to the Halloween garden decorations and decorate the pumpkins with masquerade motifs? To do this, cut the masks from cardboard and attach them to the pumpkins with glue or pins. It looks even more interesting if you use pumpkins of different sizes for this.

Make your own garland from autumn leaves

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If you want to make your own inexpensive Halloween decorations in the front yard, reach for the treasures of nature. Wondering what to do with all the leaves in your yard? Just craft a cool garland on top of it and spray paint it completely black! The decoration definitely makes a visual impact and is perfect for those who love Halloween but like it a little more low-key.

Skeletons for a spooky Halloween decoration.

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Grab a few skeletons from the decor store and position them in the front yard for a spooky Halloween decoration. You can then decorate these to your heart’s content in a variety of ways with cowboy hats, scarves or anything else you can think of. Add to that a fake bonfire made of fairy lights and your outdoor space is perfect for the spookiest holiday of the year!

Halloween decorations in the front yard: More beautiful ideas for the outdoor area

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Pumpkin lanterns glow after sunset especially eerily beautiful

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It doesn’t always have to be orange – Halloween decorations in black and silver are also great eye-catchers

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Eyeballs, a few pumpkins and some fall foliage – that’s all you need for an inexpensive Halloween decoration in the front yard

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To decorate the outdoors for Halloween, you don’t have to spend a lot of money

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Ghosts and carved pumpkins are a must for Halloween decorations in the front yard

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Carved pumpkins as Halloween decorations are a great DIY activity for the whole family

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Or why not make some bats?

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You can also make an inexpensive and equally great Halloween decoration for the garden out of pallets

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