Looking for a few good DIY Halloween ideas that will scare the socks off your neighbours? Here are 5 spooky Halloween outdoor décor tips that will make your home stand out this season!
Wired Ghosts from Your Trees
Your yard is the perfect canvas for Halloween props. And believe it or not, chicken wire can be used to create a range of scary Halloween decorations. All you need is some wire, gauze, a pair of wire cutters, and a white sheet. To create the ghost-like shapes, simply bend the wire to form a head, torso, and arms. Then drape the white sheet over top and voila! You’ll have a life-sized ghost that you can place throughout your yard or hang from your trees.
Creepy Dolls on the Lawn
Do you have any old, unused dolls laying around the house? These can easily be turned into creepy Halloween decorations for your lawn. Mess up their hair, darken up their eyes, cut up their outfits, and add some blood for a horrifying effect. Just remember the more, the better, so add as many as you can to your front yard.
Your outdoor lighting can also be swapped out to give your yard a creepy feel. Use black and red lighting for a haunted look or fog lights to give the illusion that spirts are moving about. But nothing makes your front yard look more frightful than shadows. To make long, elongated shapes, place the lights low to the ground and aim them slightly upwards toward your home, decorations, garden or trees.
Garage Door Massacre
Do you know what can really make your home look a lot spookier? A decorated garage door! Store-bought decals can be placed on the garage door and easily removed once Halloween is over. Large stuffed spiders, cobwebs, and bats are great options to consider adding on.
Monsters in Your Garden
Give trick-or-treaters a scare by hiding monster eyes in the bushes right outside your home. Save a few toilet paper rolls to cut out scary eye shapes. Then paint them black, place them in the bushes, and add a glow stick to each on Halloween night.
For more tips to improve your current yard, contact us at Hansen Lawn and Gardens. Our professional landscaping team is here to help make your yard stand out no matter what season it is.