What kind of Halloween look are you going for? A family-friendly haunted house? A terrifying horrorscape not for the faint-of-heart? Or just simple, classic Halloween decorations specific to the season – including Jack-o’-lanterns and perhaps some tasteful cobwebbing? Deciding on a theme for your outdoor yard décor is the first step to making Halloween magic.
Based on your theme, decide on the specific decorations you’ll need to populate your Halloween scene. You can wow your neighbors with an immaculate yard featuring elegant handmade black paper bats, a door wreath made of wriggling black snakes, ghosts made from cheesecloth, and hand-carved pumpkins, a staple of the season. Find crafty Halloween yard ideas and instructions from MarthaStewart.com for more traditional, classic themes.
If you’re crunched for time or just don’t feel like dealing with all those craft supplies, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of your clean outdoor space and still decorate like a pro.