30 Creepy Outdoor DIY Halloween Crafts
Do you like decorating outdoors for Halloween? Do you like scaring the ghosts and goblins that come "Trick or Treating" to your door?
Then you'd probably enjoy making Halloween decorations and would like a quick way to find ideas for making those outdoor Halloween decorations. I've spent considerable time searching and finding web sites, which show great pictures and have easy to understand instructions, for the best outdoor Halloween crafts available.
I think you'll be pleased with the number and variety of projects shown here.
To make the Mouse Motel shown above, go to the Martha Stewart site.
1. Witch Template
When you visit the Good Housekeeping site, you'll find this printable witch template. A great Halloween decoration for a door or wall. Consider using a bit of glow in the dark paint to outline or highlight the witch.
2. Eyeballs in a Tree
You'll use huge beach balls to make these eyeballs in a tree. The tutorial for making this Halloween eyeballs project is found at the princess & the frog.
3. Glowing Eyes
These glowing eyes are super easy to make using cardboard rolls from tp or paper towel rolls. For all the directions for making these glowing eyes, go to Rust & Sunshine.
4. Levitating Ghosts
I really like the looks of these little ghosts.. For the directions on how to make them, go to DIY Network.
5. How to Use a Fog Machine
Fog Machine Tips and Tricks........go to Got Fog? for ideas on how to use your fog machine.
6. Flying Bats
Turn your porch into a bat cave with these bats made at Martha Stewart. You'll find the directions there too.
7. Black Cat
If you are the superstitious type, you might not want this black cat to cross your path. But, if you want to put a scare in the little goblins, go to HGTV and make a few black cats for your front walk.
8. Climbing Skeletons
Can you imagine a low spotlight shining on these spooky guys in the middle of the night? Day or night these guys would spook me out. To make your climbing skeletons, go to instructables for the directions.
9. Creepy Crawly Wreath
Hang this on your front door and it'll for sure scare any guests that arrive. Find the tutorial for making this wreath at Craft Your Happiness.
10. Witch Doorbell
Spook your friends with this easy to make witch. The kids will love making this doorbell cover and will want to make them for gifts. Go to all you for the instructions.
11. Painted Jar Luminaries
Group these painted jar luminaries on your front steps or down the sidewalk to create a welcome to your guests. Go to CRAFTS BY Amanda for the instructions.
Make your yard look like a graveyard by making headstones and using a fog machine. Scary!!! Go to Better Homes and Gardens for instructions.
13. Cheesecloth Webs and Spiders
So many neat Halloween things can be made using cheesecloth. This is just one of them and you can find directions for making this project at all you.
14. Fairy Glow Jars
15. Giant Spider in Webs
You'll find all the information that you'll need to make this giant spider and spider web at Mom Endeavors.
16. Enter If You Dare
Welcome your guest with a warning. You'll find the instructions to make this witch warning at The Tiptoe Fairy.
17. Creepy Spider Egg Sac
You can find a great tutorial for making this creepy spider sac at The Tiptoe Fairy.
18. Spider Web Orb
Hang spider web orbs on your porch so the goblins have to duck to miss them. Go to Better Homes and Gardens for the directions to make the orbs. Finish off by adding plastic spiders.
19. Mummy Ghost
Double the scare with a mummy plus ghost hanging. The tutorial for making this Halloween project is found at Consumer Crafts.
20. Spider Jar
One of the jars has a flameless candle in it, but both could be made that way. Find the instructions at Momdot.
21. Flicker Candles
A very cool, tutorial on how to make these flicker candles can be found at HalloweenForum.com. Pictures and directions, just click on a photo to get a close up of the step and written info.
22. Halloween Signs
An easy Halloween craft. Use the suggested sayings or make up your own. Go to AllFreeCrafts.com for the directions.
23. Bats, Bats, Bats
Use cheesecloth for the spider web and make these super easy bats from poster board or cardstock. You'll find the instructions at the Woman’sDay site.
24. Beware- Giant Spiders Sign
The sign alone should scare folks, but adding some giant spiders will definitely do the trick. The directions for this project are found at Woman’sDay.
25. Spooky Eyes
I'd love to have these spooky eyes near my front door to greet the little ghosts and goblins that come Halloween night. See how easy it is to make these spooky eyes by going to Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons. I think I would add some solar lights near by to make them visible at night.
26. Life Sized Ghost
HGTV will show you how to make this life sized ghost. Boo!!
27. Skull Wreath
An outdoor wreath to decorate your door with black painted skulls. Very nice project. Go to Tried & True for the directions.
28. Monster Man Stakes
I think I would cut a circle at the top of the monster heads and fit them over cheap solar lights to make them scary at night. Go to Someday CRAFTS for the directions.
29. Rat Nest Wreath
I'd definitely want to keep this wreath as far outside as possible. I hate mice and rat even more. The tutorial is at Dream a Little Bigger.
30. DIY Halloween Ghost Glow Balloons
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