Outdoor Halloween Decoration Ideas

By Oct 19, 2015No Comments

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Halloween is the perfect time to decorate outdoors. I’m always looking for outdoor Halloween decoration ideas. I think go above and beyond with decorations, but I’m okay with that. It’s fun! Kids will be so excited to come to your house for treats on Halloween if it is fabulously decorated. You will also feel instantly happy when you pull up after a long day. I swear decorations have this effect on the soul.

A great way to decorate for Halloween is obviously pumpkins! The best part is you can jazz them up a bit more and use them throughout the fall. I had a great time creating my “Boo” pumpkins, and I think they really added to my front porch decor. Bust out the buttons, spider webs, and pumpkins and get ready to create some fabulous Outdoor Halloween Decor!

Give your porch a spooky makeover with these cute Halloween decoration ideas. The BOO pumpkins are a super cute DIY with buttons.

Outdoor Halloween Decoration Ideas

My decorations this year were inspired by a spooky shabby chic feeling. My design was originally centered around hanging spooky curtains all over the porch. These are actually fabulously cheap, and can be used in some many different ways. I got mine on (affiliate link) amazon for around $5-$7. I think it is a great idea to mix and match different styles to give it a more haunted and authentic feel.

Cinderella pumpkins are a great choice for a grown up look in your Halloween decorations.

I wanted to mix and match my pumpkins, and break free of the traditional, big orange carving pumpkin. The pumpkins featured on my stoop are called Cinderella pumpkins. They are a little more pricey coming in around $4-$6, but to me they are well worth it. Perfect for bringing in some different colors and shapes, and perfect for Thanksgiving decorations as well!

This was the cutest DIY project for a front porch!

I must admit, my favorite DIY of the porch turned out to be this spooky twig display. I had a cracked vase in our “junk” pile in the backyard, and decided to spruce it up. I spray painted it black, and then filled the pot with dirt. At the top I added some moss from the craft store, and some twigs I had from another project. You could use twigs from around the yard, too, for an even more rustic look. The fake skull was actually an addition by my son, and it worked quiet perfectly if you ask me!

A few twigs and a black urn make a great Halloween decoration. Even better with a well-placed skull.

Speaking of sticks and twigs…I have fallen in love with these black branches from my Evil Queen Party. So naturally, I had to use them again. They give the illusion of a spooky forest, and are the perfect place for my little owls and crows to sit.

These awesome DIY projects came together perfectly for this front porch Halloween makeover.

Naturally, I had to add in some spiderwebs. Kids love decorating with these, and since they are so cheap it is a great addition. It adds a lot of bang for your buck. I will add more as Halloween comes, but wanted to keep it simple for now so the mailman could still deliver my packages.

Boo Button Pumpkins

My DIY “BOO” button pumpkins were super easy to make. I was inspired by a bag of leftover black buttons I found.

Use leftover buttons to create cute words on pumpkins!

First I cut the letters “BOO” out of my cricut machine, you could also print them off on the computer. Then I used push pins to stick them to my pumpkins. I recommend finding the most even side of the pumpkin and adorning that area. Then I traced around the letters.

We are totally obsessed with these button pumpkins! Super cute!

The next step was to adhere the buttons using my hot glue gun.  I chose to mix and match different shapes of the buttons to give echo my shabby chic look. You could use white buttons, gold, or mix and match for a fun look, too!

Use buttons to spell out words on your pumpkins and leave a spooky message for all the trick or treaters who will come knocking. Wanting to add a little ” BOO” in the inside of your house? Here is a sneak peak of the adorable cheesecloth ghosts I’ll be sharing later this week! They are my new favorite DIY project.

Cheesecloth ghosts are the perfect DIY for moms and kids!

How do you like to decorate your front porch for Halloween?

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.