20 Scary DIY Halloween Yard Decorations
These creepy Halloween decorations will get you in the mood for Halloween.
Our editors and experts handpick every product we feature. We may earn a commission from your purchases.
Keep zombies at bay by having one on your door. It’ll let the other zombies know to stay away since there’s a zombie already there. This Halloween door decoration will encourage trick-or-treaters to stop by. Swap it out for a fall wreath after Halloween.
Creepy Doll Scary Halloween Decorations
Imagine having this doll staring you down all the time in your house, pretty creepy. It’s the perfect addition to your haunted house or Halloween party.
Turn your home into a real-life haunted house with this handmade doll. Jacine Voorhees is an alternative take on the Friday the 13th character Jason Voorhees and this one is just as scary.
Slithering snakes can spook any unsuspecting person and a bunch of baby snakes can surely scare someone.
Running With Scissors
There’s nothing like a little fear to learn a lesson like never run with scissors.
Animated Hanging Grim Reaper
Fear the reaper—especially when he’s hanging out on your front porch! This life-sized, five-foot grim reaper, who has busted through his shackles, will stop house guests dead in their tracks when he lets out a sinister screech or a creepy cackle while gesturing with his bony hands.
RIP Graveyard Tombstones
Invite trick-or-treaters to enter through the cemetery. These lightweight foam tombstones look so realistic, it’s scary. These last-minute Halloween yard decorations come in a pack of four—including “engraved” skeletons and epitaphs—with metal stakes for slaying vampires…um, we mean securing the tombstones into the ground!
Zombie Garden Statue
You’ve heard of The Walking Dead, but do you know about the crawling undead? This ravenous stone/resin zombie is emerging from your front lawn in search of brains to feast on, but he’ll settle for the terrified reactions he elicits when he casts his menacing gaze on passersby. Add some DIY Halloween projects to complete your yard’s look.
A caterpillar in its cocoon is preparing to become a butterfly, but this cobweb-wrapped dead body is just preparing to scare the bejeezus out of your neighbors. The 7-foot corpse comes with hooks for hanging from an awning, a tree branch, or any other spot that can support less than a pound.
Arachnophobia is an understatement when it comes to a 6-1/2-foot spider on your front lawn. This hairy beast can’t be stopped—it comes with secure attachments, so it can even survive strong wind and rain. It’s very adjustable, too; twist it into a different position each day to really freak people out. Another spider decoration idea? Try carving one into your Jack-o’-lantern!
Giant Bloody Window Posters
You won’t find these window treatments at Bed Bath and Beyond (maybe Blood Bath and Beyond…we couldn’t resist)! This 2-piece plastic mural broadcasts ominous warnings to onlookers through an obscured window with bloody silhouettes pressed up against the glass. It’s a classic Halloween window decoration.
Tree Ghost with LED Flashing Eyes
Enlist the trees on your property to scare the wits out of everyone who walks by. A plastic face—camouflaged to look like bark—adheres to the tree trunk and uses 2 AA batteries to make the red LED eyes light up.
Zombie Garden Gnome
This evil little creature with light-up eyes isn’t your mother’s garden gnome. Like a pint-sized extra from Night of the Living Dead, he’s a flesh-eating version of the classic lawn ornament—so watch your ankles!
Spinning Circus Clown
Creepy clowns are having a moment. And if Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s It is your idea of a living nightmare, then this sinister character is the Halloween yard decoration for you. Not only do his evil eyes double as strobe lights, but his entire head spins around in 360 degrees, Exorcist-style.
2-Headed Girl Doll
Remember those ghoulish twins who were slaughtered at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining? If you smooshed them together into one creepy doll, it would be this life-size two-headed creature. The foam-filled rubber doll, standing 4 feet tall, makes quite the welcoming committee when positioned outside your front door. This is a unique Halloween decoration for your home that the neighborhood kids will love.