31 Creepy And Cool Halloween Yard Décor Ideas

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Get ready for Halloween and decorate all your indoor and outdoor spaces for this freaky holiday! Today we are sharing some ideas for decorating your front and back yards, and I’m sure that everyone will find an idea or two that is useful.

But first of all, prepare the spaces. Clean up the trash and debris in your yard, remove old decorations if there are any. Pick a common theme and stick to it: a graveyard, zombies, aliens or ghosts, you can mix them up but not too much to keep it stylish. Use special lights and fog machines for a spooky effect. Secure your decorations: paper ghosts can blow around, pumpkins can fall off railings. Make sure all your decorations are on flat, stable surfaces or hung with sturdy cord, wire or fishing line from a strong source. Now let’s have a look at decorations themselves.

Ghosts

These are among the most popular decorations for Halloween, and that’s not surprising because making them yourself is easy and not expensive. Grab some chicken wire and give it a human-resembling look, then place in your yard. You can also paint them to glow in the dark to look scarier. Another idea is to add foam head and cover the figures with cheesecloth to look more real. Place some on your swings, porch and at the entrance, you won’t regret.

beautiful chicken wire ghost may be spray painted to glow in the dark

beautiful chicken wire ghost may be spray painted to glow in the dark

place a sheet ghost on a swing in your backyard to get a cool effect

place a sheet ghost on a swing in your backyard to get a cool effect

fabric and foam ghosts in the front yard

fabric and foam ghosts in the front yard

chicken wire ghosts will look scarily real in the dark

chicken wire ghosts will look scarily real in the dark

such floating ghosts are a perfect last minute backyard decoration

such floating ghosts are a perfect last minute backyard decoration

Skeletons

These guys are awesome for stylish and easy Halloween décor. Buy some at dollar stores and create your own skeleton scenes: skeletons playing cricket, sitting on chairs, going for a walk with skeleton dogs, skeletons hiding bodies and other scenes for fun. You can also make a graveyard scene with some skeleton parts placed into fall leaves, it will take just a couple of minutes.

cool skeleton scene placed in your garden or yard is an elegant idea for Halloween

cool skeleton scene placed in your garden or yard is an elegant idea for Halloween

graveyard scene to recreate in a couple of minutes

graveyard scene to recreate in a couple of minutes

set up a skeleton head, arms, and legs as if he's relaxing on his final resting spot

set up a skeleton head, arms, and legs as if he's relaxing on his final resting spot

skeletons playing cricket scene is a stylish decoration without any fuss

skeletons playing cricket scene is a stylish decoration without any fuss

spooky skeleton scene with a wooden coffin

spooky skeleton scene with a wooden coffin

skeletons hiding bodies in the yard is a humorous and cool idea for a scene

skeletons hiding bodies in the yard is a humorous and cool idea for a scene

skeletons doing garden work will give a humorous touch to your yard

skeletons doing garden work will give a humorous touch to your yard

yard haunt with a skeleton in a cauldron and jack-o-lanterns

yard haunt with a skeleton in a cauldron and jack-o-lanterns

skeleton stirring something in a cauldron can be placed at your front porch or in the backyard

skeleton stirring something in a cauldron can be placed at your front porch or in the backyard

Graveyard Scenes

This idea is among the coolest and the simplest to recreate. Take some plywood like old cabinet doors and turn them into simple tombstones easily and fast, there are tons of tutorials over the web. Write some funny names and epitaphs and place them in your yard. You can also add some scary figures and ghosts here, and zombies will be in place, too. Skeleton decorations are also suitable for graveyard theme.

tombstones on bottom cabinet doors, each one with a funny name and epitaph

tombstones on bottom cabinet doors, each one with a funny name and epitaph

graveyard decor with a witch figure standing next to it will turn your entrance into a spooky one

graveyard decor with a witch figure standing next to it will turn your entrance into a spooky one

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this Myers figure and tombstone will freak out anyone

this Myers figure and tombstone will freak out anyone

Other Ideas

Of course, there’s a plenty of other ideas you can try: witch circles, creepy creatures, zombie figures and even zombie dolls, Michael Myers figures, people-eating trees and other stuff like that, here everything is up to you, your décor theme and creativity. Look at the ideas we’ve found!

a couple of branches, some fabric and a skull can be turned into such a creepy decoration

a couple of branches, some fabric and a skull can be turned into such a creepy decoration

box with a scary clown mask will frighten anyone

box with a scary clown mask will frighten anyone

crypt gateway decorated with pumpkins, skulls, lanterns and spiderweb

crypt gateway decorated with pumpkins, skulls, lanterns and spiderweb

decorate old dolls and create a zombie doll backyard for cheap

decorate old dolls and create a zombie doll backyard for cheap

flying demon girl attached between a tree and a pole

flying demon girl attached between a tree and a pole

freaky Halloween figure with a pumpkin head

freaky Halloween figure with a pumpkin head

Michael Myers sitting on a chair will be the scariest thign to see in the yard

Michael Myers sitting on a chair will be the scariest thign to see in the yard

Nightmare Before Christmas scene made up with large figures

Nightmare Before Christmas scene made up with large figures

people-eating Halloween tree with lighted eyes

people-eating Halloween tree with lighted eyes

scary giant monster made of PVC pipes and jack-o-lanterns

scary giant monster made of PVC pipes and jack-o-lanterns

witch circle will look creepy in the darkness

witch circle will look creepy in the darkness

you can make this Halloween sign yourself using some plywood or pallets

you can make this Halloween sign yourself using some plywood or pallets

zombie walkers can be bought at thrift stores

zombie walkers can be bought at thrift stores