Create an Outdoor House of Horrors for Halloween

Renee Valdes
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A giant spider crawls over the house ll The Home Depot Garden Club

To create an eerie, monstrous and frightful scene when decorating your outdoor space for Halloween, let these decorations inspire you.

There’s no shortage of Halloween decorations to help transform your outdoor space into a house of horrors.

Look for bone-chilling outdoor Halloween decor that’s animated, giant sized (just like the creepy spider above) and, of course, a machine that creates fog or spider webs on demand. There’s no shortage of skeletons, from glow-in-the-dark skeletons to a larger than life T-Rex.

And, that’s just the start. 


Scary graveyard springs life eternal ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Try turning your lawn into a creepy cemetery with scary zombies, monsters and skeletons. Add your animated tombstones and other cemetery Halloween decor for a monstrous effect.

These props will surely make your house the scariest on the block.


See what the witches are brewing ll The Home Depot Garden Club

This trio of wicked witches look like they’re brewing trouble. Let them cast a spell in your yard. Passersby and trick or treaters may do a double-take with their glowing eyes and animated chants.


Let the grim reaper steal the show for Halloween decorating ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Create a scary scene with an animated, bone-chilling skeleton driving a ghostly carriage. Let the lighted mummies stand guard at the door, letting no one without Halloween spirit pass through.

Don’t forget pumpkins, real or faux, to create pops of color in the landscape. 


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Your outdoor space will look like the dawn of the skeleton dinosaurs with this life-sized T-rex skeleton. Add other dinosaurs, including a hatching baby T-rex to the pack for a Jurassic skeleton bones look. 


These skeleton horses make a fresh appearance for Halloween ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Besides skeleton dinosaurs, look for skeleton vultures and various skeleton horses as a scene-setter, among the typical cats and dog this Halloween. 

Now all you need is a fog machine and Halloween projection and spotlights to make your outdoor scene more ghastly.

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