Festive Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Swap out your typical everyday mat for a little seasonal flair that will warn visitors to enter at their own risk (but to wipe off their feet first, of course). The metallic detail on the skull adds a bit of glam to your front door, plus the glow from your porch light will lend the mat a little twinkle. The doormat is made from coir and can be shaken to clean. Plus, there’s a silver version if the gold isn’t your style. If you prefer to stick with your existing doormat, you can use this one inside, too.
To buy: $25, pier1.com.
Corner Spider Web
Here’s how to really surprise any visitors. Find a corner on your front porch to display this frightening web. Hopefully, no one in your family has arachnophobia. Or if you can’t find a good space outdoors, you can bring it indoors to place in a doorway. The web looks good on a fence and tree branch, too. There’s also a corner loop attached to easily hang the web and the heavy duty polyester felt material makes it sturdy enough to withstand any windy, spooky nights. Add your own fake spiders to the web for a ghoulish scene.
To buy: $19, grandinroad.com.
Scary Black Cat
Not sure what happens when a black cat crosses your path? Find out by planting this solid steel feline on your front lawn. You can purchase a few and scatter them around your yard to really spook any trick or treaters. It’s handmade from solid steel with hammered black detail, so it can hold up to wind, rain, and even water from the sprinklers. If you don’t have a front lawn, or have no space to put it on display, you can contact the seller to create a custom one for wall art.
To buy: $29, knobcreekmetalarts.etsy.com.
These hand cut foam bats are easy to adhere to your home’s siding with tape. They’re reusable and water-resistant so they can be moved around whenever you need a change. Use masking tape to stick them to the sides of your house or front door, or let them “travel” indoors and stick a few on your entry or living room walls. There are seven differently shaped bats for variety, so you can mix and match when you’re grouping them together. Each package comes with 16 bats to display all over your house.
To buy: $22, hellosprout.etsy.com.
This huge creepy crawler will spook the neighbors and your guests. You might want to warn any visitors who have a fear of spiders first. At six feet long and wide, this lawn decoration is both impressive and menacing. Not only that, other creepy features include artificial fur on the body and legs and red light-up eyes (powered by batteries). Just imagine looking at its ominous red eyes on Halloween night—you’ll be in for a fright. You can use this one outdoors on the front porch or any other covered outside spot, or indoors (if you have the space for six-foot-long fake spider).
To buy: $37, spirithalloween.com.
Wood Witch Riding Broom Silhouette
Wicked witch of the 'hood. This pair of glittery front yard, wooden sorceresses are perfect for Halloween season and easily stick into the ground by their stakes.
To buy: $26 for two, wayfair.com.
Halloween Birdhouse Wood Painted and Decorated
Hopefully, the birds in your yard won't be scared to stop by for a snack at this hand-painted haunted house.
To buy: $40, etsy.com.