Do you love decorating for Halloween or maybe you’re looking for ideas and inspiration? I’ll show you how to create a fun and spooky vibe in your garden this Halloween.
I have to confess. I’ve never EVER decorated my home or garden for Halloween.
I’m not sure why, except that I was a bit intimidated by the whole idea. I mean, I’m always trying to create pretty things, not creepy, spooky things.
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But after seeing some inspiration from my blogging friends, I felt that this was the year to try some Halloween decorating to liven up the fall season.
I didn’t necessarily go for the “dark and scary” Halloween decor when I created this haunted house and pathway for the holiday season, but more of a “frightful fun” sort of vibe.
The Haunted Greenhouse
The greenhouse is in the front yard of my house so we always like to do a little something extra for the neighbors to enjoy during the holidays.
I may not have a lot of room to decorate the inside of my 8’x10′ greenhouse, but the front porch on one side of the building, and the front steps on the other are both great places to feature Halloween decor.
I only wish we had more trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood so I could be holding a candy bowl in the greenhouse, handing out treats for the cute little dressed-up kiddos. Sadly, the whole neighborhood is quiet.
The Spooky Halloween Walking Path
This is one of my favorite spaces in the garden. The walking path leading to the greenhouse is perfect to decorate in any season.
The bistro string lights add a special magical touch, don’t you think?
The vintage bike with the basket is perfect for seasonal flowers, or in this case, dead sunflowers and pumpkins.
Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas and Spooky Touches
Here are some of the decorations I used to add some spooky Halloween vibes to the garden and greenhouse.
- Black crows
- Cobwebs and spiders
- Dead Flowers
In my opinion, different sizes of skeletons are the best Halloween decorations. I FINALLY bought a full-sized one which seriously makes the perfect Halloween display.
Bats and Black Crows
I absolutely loved the way the black crows looked throughout the garden path. We used fishing line to hold the birds upright.
Cobwebs and Spiders
I didn’t think that a simple little spider would be such a great way to bring on a creepy feel.
Adding cobwebs was the perfect final detail to the entire space.
There are so many creative ways to use pumpkins for Halloween. Next year I plan to grow my own pumpkin patch so I have all the pumpkins I need for the fall season.
Not only did I use pumpkins as a border for the pathway but I mixed them in, here and there inside the flower containers.
I found most of these easy Halloween decorations at Amazon, Rite Aid, and Michael’s. I’m sure you can find all kinds of spooky decor at the Dollar Store as well.
More Halloween Decorations I Ended Up Not Using
There were a few things that I had but ran out of room and/or time. But I am looking forward to using them next year.
- Black Halloween garland
- A black wreath for the front door
- A little group of ghosts hanging around
Next Year’s Ideas for Halloween Decor
Here are a few other ideas I want to incorporate for next year’s decorating to make a big statement.
- a festive doormat
- fog machine
- a crime scene
- creepy graveyard on the front lawn
Which Halloween decorations would you use to create a fun and spooky vibe in your garden or outdoor area this Halloween?
Shopping the sales after the spooky season is a great way to get some good deals and beat the time crunch for next year.
Until next time,
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