Halloween is both in the air and up in the air at this point. While we might not know what October is going to bring in terms of parties and trick or treating one sure fire way to enjoy the holiday is decorating your lawn and outdoor spaces.
For me Halloween starts on July 5th and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I even keep a few fake skeletons (and one real deer skull) in my flower beds all year long.
I usually start setting up the outdoor decorations in late September but this year I might be bumping things up. Why not? It’s fun, my kids love it and honestly I’m rarely sure what day it is anyway.
Every year I try to add another ‘big’ DIY to the outdoors and after 10 years of living here I have quite a bit to chose from. It’s nice to change it up and go overboard when I have to time or reel it in and keep it simple when things are busy.
The final character in the windsock trilogy, Wacky Wanda. She has a hat made from Dollar Store kitchen ware and rrom her crazy eyebrows and frizzy hair to the spider leggy eyelashes and grumpy pursed lips she never fails to make me smile
If you don't have a huge area to fill with Halloween decorations you can still get in the holiday spirit by decorating your front door. Why not turn the whole thing into a giant mummy with paper streamers?
Another DIY perfect for small places, this felt bat garland can be used in so many ways to Halloween up your area. Drape it over the door frame, across windows or use it to decorate a potted plant on the porch
I've saved the best for last! This is my favorite Halloween tradition. I've been making giant spiderwebs for the last 10 years and they never get boring or old. All you need is clothesline and a few landscape pins for the web and a giant spider or two for a giant outdoor Halloween display certain to get the neighbors talking
I hope I’ve given you a few new ideas to get your yard into shape for Halloween. Do you decorate outside or do you prefer to keep your Halloween decorations inside?