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Make the Spookiest Scarecrow Ever! Plus Other Eerie Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Hello, Friends! I’m so excited to share this video with you. This project is one of my Halloween favorites. It’s not difficult at all, but it’s BIG in size so you feel like you accomplished something grand when you’re done. I love that kind of project.

I know October is whipping by, but it’s not too late to get your house festive for Halloween. Just think how delighted your kids will be to see something amazing in the front yard, or on the porch! Want more ideas? Here are some clever ones:


  • Chicken Wire Ghosts 1 of 11
    Chicken Wire Ghosts
    Grab some chicken wire and start shaping a few spooky lawn ghosts like these.
    Inspiration from Inspiring Pretty
  • Punched Tin Luminaries 2 of 11
    Punched Tin Luminaries
    This would actually be a fun project to do with kids don't you think?
    Details here from Jolly Ambassador
  • Spooky Owl Night Watchers 3 of 11
    Spooky Owl Night Watchers
    Black cardstock, masking tape, and paint stirrers, that's all you need to make these super spooky owls!
    Tutorial here from Martha Stewart
  • Paper Bag Gravestones 4 of 11
    Paper Bag Gravestones
    Make this eerie graveyard using paper bags of all things.
    Details here from Martha Stewart
  • Crows On The Watch 5 of 11
    Crows On The Watch
    During the holiday season you can usually find these crows all over at craft stores. Don't they look awesome perched on a fence like this?
    Inspiration via Home Heart Craft
  • Hanging Ghost Gourds 6 of 11
    Hanging Ghost Gourds
    The gourd ghosts are so cute, add in some dead branches and you've got yourself a Halloween worthy entryway. What a genius idea!
    Details here from BHG
  • Hanging Bats 7 of 11
    Hanging Bats
    Honestly, is there anything more disturbing then the thought of a swarm of bats? Super creepy!
    Tutorial here from Martha Stewart
  • Spiderweb Doormat 8 of 11
    Spiderweb Doormat
    Create this doormat only a spider could love using clothesline.
    Details here from Better Homes and Gardens
  • Welcome Walkway 9 of 11
    Welcome Walkway
    Nothing is easier than lining your walkway and front stoop with pumpkins. Carve and light them up on Halloween for extra effect.
    Inspiration via Martha Stewart
  • Witches Broom Doorway 10 of 11
    Witches Broom Doorway
    Super easy and I love how it looks. Dress up like a witch to greet trick or treaters to complete the setup!
    Tutorial here from Martha Stewart
  • Window Silhouettes 11 of 11
    Window Silhouettes
    I've seen this done before and I think it looks so spooky and cool.
    Download the templates here from BHG

P.S. — Find out more about the Celebrations with Design Mom video series here.

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