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. Halloween Ghost Flag
I really like the looks of this little ghost, he looks like he's just having fun. For the directions on how to make him, go to Free Holiday Ideas & Crafts.
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. Owl Sentry
If you don't have a railing to set your owls on, just prop them up alongside the door. They'll still act as your sentry. Don't forget to use a few dried sticks or branches to complete the look. You'll find the instructions for this project at Martha Stewart.
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. Witch and Cats Lawn Ornaments
You'll find all the information that you'll need to make these lawn ornaments at Martha Stewart.
16. Spooky Lanterns
Light up your walkway with these spooky lanterns. You'll find the instructions at all you.
17. Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Did you know you could make attractive pumpkins using dryer vent hose? You can find a great tutorial for doing just that at A Diamond in the Stuff.
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 all the directions for this project.
19. Celestial Pumpkins
These are absolutely beautiful pumpkins. What a terrific display they would make in the front yard. Go to Martha Stewart for the instructions for making these pumpkins.
20. Giant Rat
Be sure you add a few of these to your yard to scare the bejeebers out of your guests. You'll find the instructions and patterns at HGTV.
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. Pumpkin Garland
An outdoor garland to decorate around your door using black and orange paper plates and a string of Xmas lights. Very nice project. Go to all you 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. Peat Pot Luminaries
Decorate railings or benches with luminaries made like these peat pot ones. You'll find the instructions for making them at all you.
30. DIY Halloween Ghost Glow Balloons
© 2012 Loraine Brummer