It’s that time of year when neighborhood children come out to collect candy, toilet paper our trees, and dress up as their favorite character, hero, or scary ghoul. 2020 is a different year and though I’m sure Trick-or-Treaters will still be collecting candy. I don’t imagine we will see as many as a normal year. My neighbors have decided to decorate a little more this year for All Hallows Eve and I thought it might be fun to see what kind of DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations I could dig up and share with my fellow humans. Here are my Top 5 and I hope they make your home giggle a little as the tricksters stop by.
1) A Spooky Spider Web
The Spider Web garage door is both simple to make and easy on the wallet. Plus with a little creativity, you can expand on this original design from Amarr Garage Doors. All you need is some construction paper, tape, and streamers. The possibilities are endless with this one.
2) Light Up Spirit Jugs
Light up your home exterior with these Spooky Spirit Jugs. This is an easy craft that requires everyday home supplies and a few old Christmas string lights. First, you want to have the kids draw ghostly faces on the empty milk jugs and color those in. Second, cut a half dollar size hole in the back bottom side of the milk jugs. Third, line up all the ghosts in a row and stuff with the Christmas lights. Fourth, place on your porch, sidewalk, or driveway.
- Permanent Marker
- Milk Jugs
- Low wattage Christmas String Lights
- Kraft Knife
3) Glow in the Dark Pumpkins
These pumpkins were too cool for me to not add them to the list. The crafters over at SoCraftastic on Youtube design some incredible pumpkins using melted crayons, glow-in-the-dark paint, and other materials. Take a look at the above video and you will be sure to have a one of kind pumpkin.
4) Garage Door Monster
This one will make you the talk of the neighborhood. It does take some time and I found a great post from Alicia Williams over at Make: Projects that lays out a step-by-process for recreating this great decoration. You will need some foam board to make the teeth, latex paint, and different colored construction paper. The hardest part will be figuring out the scale of the teeth for your garage door. This will be a trial and error situation.
5) The Wayward Witch
This Classic take on The Witch from Wizard of Oz will turn any front porch into a Halloween inspired masterpiece. Grab a couple of Pool Noodles, some Scissors, and a couple of Dowel Rods. Cut the pool noodles to the desired length and insert the dowel rods into the center holes. Slide on some hose or Stockings and add some Boots you no longer wear or picked up at a local Yard Sale. Insert your plantings around it and voila!