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Create a Fun and Spooky Vibe in Your Garden This Halloween

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.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden with skeleton at door

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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spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden skeleton on vintage bike

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.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden

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.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden walking path

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?

spent sunflowers and pumpkins

The vintage bike with the basket is perfect for seasonal flowers, or in this case, dead sunflowers and pumpkins.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden with skeleton on vintagen  bike

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.

  • Skeletons
  • Bats
  • Black crows
  • Cobwebs and spiders
skeleton at Dutch door of greenhouse
  • Pumpkins
  • Dead Flowers
  • Spiders
spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden skeleton


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.

black crow

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.

black crow and spiders on cobweb

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.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden walking path


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.

galvanized tub of  fall flowers, pumpkins and skeleton

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.

spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden

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
vintage bike with basket of pumpkins and dead sunflower

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
spooky Halloween greenhouse and garden

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,

Happy Halloween!


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  1. Love the way u decorated your Greenhouse into a spooky place. Love the ghosts and spiders and cobwebs.. next time put a skeleton or yr ghost family on your tricycle..lol.. your ideas for next year sound awesome.?

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