Fun and Creative Halloween Front Porch Decor Ideas to get in the spirit! Transform your backyard, porch, and front yard into an easy DIY bewitching welcome that falls on the spooky side including witches, goblins, skeletons, and lots of frightful fun!
Who is ready for some outdoor Halloween decoration ideas?! It was 90 degrees this past weekend, but I am pumped for everything SPOOK-TACULAR!
While I often decorate a vintage Halloween mantel inside, it’s all about the porch decor this year. I’ll be the first to admit that I keep it pretty PG at my house. We have so many guests and trick or treaters that I don’t want to be too over the top, but if you like super scary…go for it! Scary or nice, outdoor decorating is one of the best things about this season!
There are so many fun and creative ways to decorate your front porch for Halloween! The front door is the first thing visitors and trick-or-treaters notice, so it’s fun to dress it up a bit. While you are here, check out our Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas for even more ideas.
Halloween Front Porch Ideas
I am always working on our special Halloween front porch decorations, so I am sharing plenty of inspiration for you below with great DIY wreaths, porch decorations, and arrangements to feast upon. When do you begin decorating for Halloween?
Check out these 15 Ideas for your porch, yard, or entryway to spook the entire neighborhood!
Tombstones, Skeletons, and the Undead
Halloween Porch #1: Make these super easy DIY tombstones from this tutorial to scare up a good time! You can make them from foam or scrap wood. I like that they mixed the orange pumpkins with some white skulls and jack o’ lanterns for something different.
What’s great about this outdoor Halloween decor idea is the simple color scheme of orange black. Repetition makes the elements stand out, so you can get a garish look for cheap.
Halloween Outdoor Decor #2: I’m in love with these awesome Dead and Breakfast signs for Halloween! Check out more of this knock-you-dead porch!
It’s a really cool theme that is fun and mischievous. This was my inspiration for number 8. I added a fog machine this year and a Witches’ Potion shop sign to our front yard. I think it’s really unique and will last for many years.
Choose Your Adventure Sign: How awesome is this Halloween marker sign?! You can download the signs instantly and make your own welcoming entrance. Throw some cobwebs around it, maybe a black cat, and the classic pumpkins to stake into the ground to complete the eerie look.
*Tip: Laminate the signs to protect from the elements. I also rub a bit of glue around the edges to keep water from getting into them.
Front Entryway Idea #4: Hilarious door mats are great to add to your decor. This DIY doormat from Longwood Lane is really simple to make and fun! Spray paint or a paint dabber and a simple stencil make this a quick afternoon project.
If you’re looking for outdoor ideas with a sense of humor, door mats are so easy!
Yard Stakes: Purchase or create your own zombie kids and scarecrow yard stakes. On Etsy, there are lots of silhouette examples including black cats, classic movie monsters, and the Sanderson Sisters of Hocus Pocus. One really cool idea I saw was to put a flashlight in front of these yard stakes and project the shadows onto a flat surface like a garage door. Larger than life!!!
Eerie Jack O’ Lanterns and Creatures of the Night
DIY Halloween Outdoor Decoration #6: I couldn’t do a list of Halloween porch décor without mentioning my favorite DIY Pumpkin Topiary.
These light up really well and the sinister carved pumpkins are so fun to greet the trick or treaters with. I don’t have a covered porch, so these are like a gateway to getting the candy.
Halloween Wreath: Ornaments aren’t just for Christmas! This DIY ornament wreath tutorial is perfect for Halloween.
I love how colorful and festive it is! The colors scheme gives it that classic Halloween feel, but the spider in the middle really brings home the creepiness.
For me, spiders are the absolute creepiest thing. I’d rather battle a horde of zombies than take on one giant spider. EEK!
Halloween Outdoor Decorating Idea #8: The pumpkin topiaries got some updated style on our Witch Halloween porch, which you can see more of in this post.
Halloween Window Decor #9: If your house has a lot of windows, adding window clings really amps up the haunted house vibe. These Halloween window silhouettes from Snazzy Little Things are fun, creepy, and sinister all in one! You can instantly download them here.
Porch Sign Decorating Idea #10: I love how compact this Ghosts and Goblins Sign is for easy storage, but it will make the neighbors stop and stare to read it!
If you don’t have a huge porch and want some small decorations, it’s a good idea to feature just one unique element as a sort of centerpiece and surround it with smaller scary elements like the blackbirds, jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, and bats.
Blackbird Wreath: Who doesn’t love a good upcycle?! This Blackbird Wreath from Oh My Creative is inventive and affordable to make. Since I don’t have a covered porch, I am very limited in what I can use for a wreath. This idea seems fairly sturdy for outdoor use.
Creepy DIY Scenes
Creepy Halloween Gathering Idea #7: This creepy fun scene from Atta Girl Says is one of my favorites!
The small details like the lanterns, cobwebs all over like garland, and the apothecary jars complete the spooky look. This is definitely one of the most creative outdoor Halloween decoration scenes I’ve seen.
Halloween Porch #12: This bold black and white porch features a striped rug, lighted trees, and an arrangement of pumpkins and fall foliage. I love the idea of mixing fall and Halloween so that there isn’t as much need to store stuff or spend hours redecorating.
Large Yard Decorations
Witches Holding Hands: Ok, technically this decoration probably can’t fit on most porches. But they are still really, really cool and spooky! I really love cheap decorations especially, and you could make these pretty inexpensively with pvc pipe, tulle or costumes, and cheap pumpkin buckets. There is something seriously creepy awesome about soulless humanoid figures dancing around your yard. I am planning on making them this year with a cauldron filled with human skulls and a fog machine. Stay tuned!
DIY Man Eating Plants: How about man eating plants?! This creative and impressive idea utilizes recycled materials and Dollar Store items to create the entire sculpture. Imagine this guy greeting trick or treater guests with mouth wide open!
Trash Bag Spider Webs: One of the easiest and cheapest crafts to decorate your entryway, but also amazingly effective! I love the idea of taping them to the windows, but these would also work great on garage doors, mailboxes, or creating some creepy crawly corners.
Animated Projections: All you need is a projector, a form like these 3 pumpkins, and a small speaker to bring your windows and pumpkins to life with Atmos FX animations! I have a more detailed tutorial coming very soon, but these Singing pumpkins were a HUGE HIT last year at trunk or treats and in the neighborhood!
Which of these Halloween Front Porch Decorations will you be including this year? If I could fit them all, I would certainly try!
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