40 Outdoor Halloween Decorations To Trick Out Your House

Your curb appeal is about to be so good, it's scary.

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Emily Suvanvej

The entire neighborhood stops by on October 31, so fix up the front porch with these cool products and easy DIYs. Your house will be the talk of the town, and trick-or-treaters will feel especially welcome. Feeling ambitious? Go for a bonus round of Halloween wreaths and DIY decorations.

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Light-Up Black Bat Wreath
Oriental Trading
$19.99

This creepy-chic bat wreath also lights up with a spooky orange glow, perfect for livening up your front door. 

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Lantern Pathway Markers
Spirit Halloween
$26.99

Purple spider lanterns are basically the perfect glam-meets-scary combination. 

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Fire & Ice Projector Light
Walmart
$32.97

Give your entire porch an eerie orange glow with this projector light—it'll make your front door look more like a portal to somewhere extra scary. 

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Talking Eyeball Doorbell
Amazon
$14.95

All who approach your home will be greeted by this spooky talking doorbell, complete with a light-up eye. 

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Pumpkin String Lights
Pottery Barn
$15.00

These string lights look a little like Jack Skellington in jack-o-lantern form, don't they?

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Spider Web Doormat
World Market
$12.99

An on-theme Halloween doormat, like this spiderweb coir option, adds an extra fun touch to your front door. 

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Tarantula String Lights
World Market
$6.24

Speaking of spiders, hang these creepy-crawly tarantula-shaped string lights for a fun effect.

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Giant Light-Up Spider Web
Walmart
$22.99

Or just turn your whole yard into a giant spider's web with this 23 foot rope light web.

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Black Illuminated Pumpkins
Grandin Road
$157,440.00

Go for glam, reusable pumpkins—no carving required. These ones have a chic polka dotted pattern that lights up. 

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Oriental Trading
Jack-O-Lantern Pathway Markers

ORIENTAL TRADING
$9.99

Trick-or-treaters will be delighted to follow these glowing jack-o-lantern pathway markers all the way to your door to get their candy.

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Candy Bucket

If you aren't going to be home (or don't want to answer the door) on Halloween night, fill a pail up with candy and put on top a bale of hay. Add a skeleton and some pumpkins and you're ready for trick-or-treaters!

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Pumpkin Topiary

Stack craft pumpkins on top of each other and fill with twinkle lights for an unexpected, but seriously fun, topiary.

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Floating Pumpkins

Make pumpkin lanterns out of paper maché and hang them on white string so it looks like they're floating. Light them up with battery-operated tea lights.

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Witches Legs

Stuff a pair of tights with paper and add some red, glittering shoes. Ding, dong...

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Skulls

Line your front steps (or walkway) with skulls. If you want something a little more colorful (and less spooky), paint them into sugar skulls!

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Wicked-Witch Inspired

Hand-paint a sign, add some black shoes, throw in a broom and you've got a wicked witch-themed porch. Do one better and add a sound bite of "I'll get you my pretty" playing on loop.

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Bales of Hay

Create your own mini pumpkin patch with bales of hay, pumpkins, and cornstalks. If you're feeling extra spooky, throw a black cat in there.

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gold pumpkin wreath
John Kernick
Go Gold

Mini pumpkins get a glam upgrade thanks to a metallic paint job. Opt for faux pumpkins for a wreath that'll last for years.

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painted pinecones halloween decoration
Steve Giralt
Tie It Up

Scout the backyard for supplies before whipping up a rustic ornament. Bound together with , a bundle of pine cones, wheat, or twigs looks extra festive.

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Bring Out the Classics

A festive door hanger, bale of hay, and dangling bats = peak Halloween.

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halloween door decoration
Alexandra Rowley
Eye Trick-or-Treaters

Skip the spooks and opt for a funny take on Halloween decor. Peering out from behind topiaries and bushes, styrofoam peepers can keep an eye on everyone who walks by.

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white halloween decorations
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Go Monochrome

An all-white color palette makes fall staples like pumpkins, , and mums feel totally elegant.

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Mikkel Vang
Cut Out Bats

Fill up any bare spot in your display with a flurry of wings. Place them on top of lit-up windows for eerie silhouettes once dark falls.

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Dana Gallagher
Cast a Spooky Glow

Light the way up the front walk or porch steps with painted pumpkins featuring cut-out "panes."

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Gemma Comas
Arrange Tall Branches

Drill holes in pumpkins and stick branches in them. The bare branches will cast eerie shadows at night for a dramatic entrance.

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skeleton hand pumpkins
John Kernick
Set Up a Zombie Graveyard

The walking dead can come straight out of your backyard with these clever pumpkins. Position them in front of fake tombstones for a truly creepy cemetery.

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Pumpkins on Pumpkins

Think beyond the front stoop and stick mini pumpkins in unexpected places, like on top of window sills.

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BURCU AVSAR
Personalize a Pumpkin

Guide trick-or-treaters by decorating a pumpkin with your house number. Or show off hometown pride using a decal of your favorite state.

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Michael Partenio
Preserve Fall Foliage

Collect the prettiest leaves from your backyard to create a fluttering mobile. Foliage for days.

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Matthew Benson
Spell It Out

Use a drill to punch out a phrase on hollow pumpkins. The trick to a supernatural glow? A bundle of Christmas lights tucked in each gourd.

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