The 5 Best Ideas for Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Do you enjoy decorating for Halloween? Are you looking for unique ideas to transform your porch, front door or yard this year? With ideas ranging from wreaths to candles to pumpkins you will have no problem finding a few options to fit your decor scheme. Here are just a few outdoor Halloween decoration ideas to get you started.


  1. Colorful Candy Cone
    Pick up a vintage or new plant stand and fill it with wood or paper cone candy corn shapes. Make a paper template by wrapping a 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of card stock on the diagonal. Trim the excess. Use this template to trace as many cones as you need to fill your plant stand.

  2. Simple Wreath
    There are numerous easy wreath ideas available online these days that you can customize for any occasion including Halloween. For example you can wrap a Styrofoam wreath base with Halloween print fabric or you can cover a wreath form with fabric flowers in black and orange.

  3. Bat-Filled Door
    You can pick up inexpensive black felt squares at your local craft store. Trace bat shapes into a square and cut them out. You can display as many or as few bats as you like.

  4. Paper Jack-O-Lanterns
    Transform orange paper bags into cheerful or scary jack-o-lanterns with votive candles. Consider using the no flame variety to eliminate the risk of fire. Use a stencil or freehand draw a jack-o-lantern face on one paper bag. Cut out the face and then place the bag inside a second bag.

  5. Hometown Pride Pumpkins
    Use one or more of your pumpkins to display your house number and something about your community or state. Look for number stickers or stencils to use for your house number. Consider making an outline map of your town or state.