40 Chilling and Thrilling Halloween Porch Decorations

Cool breezes are bringing Halloween closer, and imaginative Halloween porch decorations will add excitement to your celebrations. You can have a lot of fun doing your bit to delight neighbors and trick-or-treaters as well as those scrutinizing the neighborhood to select their favorite decorations. During your busy lifestyle, you might think it takes a lot of time to construct a Halloween decoration and avoid it even though you wish you could create one. However, it is not a complicated process, and putting a simple decoration on your front porch will let your neighbors and trick-or-treaters know you want to participate in the Halloween fun. Whether you love using what you already have and are ready to look around your home for interesting items or you want to shop for fantastic offers in craft shops, you can create a unique front porch decoration. If you don’t know where to start, here is a list of 50 suggestions to make your decorating easier this year.

Decorations Reserved for Ghosts, Witches and All Creepy Crawlies

1. The Creepy-Crawly Home

The Creepy-Crawly Home

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If you have kids at home or you are expecting a lot of kids to stop by, this spider web overflowing with poisonous toxic critters produces a lot of scary excitement. It is easy to build the spider web by tearing holes in white sheets and strategically placing black spiders on the web. You can get different types of black spiders online or at a craft shop. Reduce the lighting on your porch, or discover if you can cover your bulbs with transparent film wrap to increase the creepiness of the scene. Adding a pumpkin with a scary face enhances the effect.

2. The Wicked Witch Is Home

The Wicked Witch Is Home

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This is a simple Halloween porch decoration, but it makes a very clear statement. A creepy, vintage signboard is a classic yet scary feature. The black pointy shoes and broomstick are unmistakable symbols of witchcraft and spells. If you just have an evening to plan your porch decoration idea, this is a great option. You can change the sign to something that suits your taste such as “Little children are needed here!” Or even better, write a chilling poem for the occasion.

3. Uncomplicated Bat Decorations

Uncomplicated Bat Decorations

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With a simple bat template, you can cut out these realistic looking bats. If your ceiling allows, place branches across and hang the bats from the branches to give an even more realistic night-time scary appearance. The two brooms in the corner let you know whose house it is, and the presence of bats could mean Count Dracula is visiting. Placing an array of pumpkins on your steps or porch in different sizes and colors adds to the Halloween theme.

4. Scary Eyes in Skulls

Scary Eyes in Skulls

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Draping some shiny cloth with sparkles and placing a light behind it produces an awesome effect. You can place any kind of shape on top by cutting out Halloween motifs of your choice out of cardboard. These skulls have a floral design painted on them and the eyes become the background color at night giving a blood curdling thrill. Complete the look with decorative pots filled with pumpkins. The best aspect of this design is that it looks good during the day and spooky at night.

5. A Simple Halloween Welcome

A Simple Halloween Welcome

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If Halloween is all about carving pumpkins for you, then buy a few pumpkins in various sizes and unleash your creative side. Whether you are looking for humor or thrills, show off your carving skills and create an attention-grabbing display of traditional Halloween fun. It is amazing what you can do with a piece of wood and some paint. In this design, the sign brings your attention right to the point. Add your own personality by designing and placing a sign by the door. A wreath of corn stalks provides the perfect frame for Halloween porch decorations.

6. Black Ravens and White Pumpkins

Black Ravens and White Pumpkins

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This is an unusual porch decoration idea, and it is almost beautiful when you see the outline of the black branches and the ravens perched on them against the white paint of the house. However, at the same time, you get the eerie feeling of ravens crying through the night sky. Branches from your yard work great for this and instead of carving pumpkins, just paint them black and white. Online stores and crafts shops carry ravens. You definitely still get a scare without the orange pumpkins with this DIY Halloween decoration.

7. Stacked Evil Pumpkins

Stacked Evil Pumpkins

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This is an attractive set up and always brings a wow on the face of the person who sees it, and that’s because it is creative, funny and showcases Halloween design in a very traditional way. Here you see black and white pumpkins carved with laughing evil faces. By having a center post and making a hole in the top and bottom of each pumpkin, you can create a pumpkin topiary with any theme you want. You could wrap them in black yarn to look like they are covered in cobwebs and spiders or paint them white and light them up with clear lights to look like a crystal chandelier.

8. Skeletons on the Roof

Skeletons on the Roof

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Needless to say, this is a popular design with kids and adults alike. These skeletons are climbing over pumpkins and onto your roof, and you don’t know what they’ll get into next. A fun aspect to this Halloween porch idea is that you can change it every day and think of different scary or funny things for the skeletons to do. Surprisingly, these skeletons don’t cost too much online and because they are strong, you can use them again and again.

9. Witch in the Urn

Witch in the Urn

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This is an incredibly clever idea. Some mannequin body parts with your imagination and you can see how the possibilities are endless if you wanted to change it in any way. Feet in a pair of shoes on legs covered in stripped tights glued to a board stuck in a plastic urn from Home Depot. The idea is simple, but the effect is truly awesome. In this picture, the urn is painted with a granite textured spray, but a silver plastic garden urn would do.

10. Fall Fun for the Family

Fall Fun for the Family

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Every family member can get involved with this DIY Halloween decoration. Find dad’s old colorful shirt and place a large coat hanger in it, and fill his old pants with crumpled newspaper to create a shape. Then a ball for a head with a painted face and a hat completes the look. It appears hard to do because the final result is so effective, but once you start giving structure to the pants and shirt, you’ll see how uncomplicated it is. Your kids can have a lot of fun decorating it. Whether they want to cover the scarecrow with spiders or make him look like a beach bud, the process is just as fun as the final outcome.

11. Lights for Halloween Too

Lights for Halloween Too

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A seemingly complicated creation. However, drape some of your left over Christmas lights and place some eerie light on the floor as well as in the background, and you can make this magnificent display. Consider using transparent film wrap instead of buying new lights. All it needs now is a selection of bats, carved pumpkins and fearful looking people or creatures hanging around. You can buy Halloween characters dressed for the occasion or put a new face on the dolls and stuffed animals that you already own. You can do this by cutting out strange shaped eyes, ears, nose and mouth from colored paper.

12. A Simple Halloween Statement

A Simple Halloween Statement

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This is a good option for those who want to participate in the fun but don’t have time for an elaborate set up. The plastic urn comes in handy again, and you can place a board across the top and put some straw for the base of a dressed up pumpkin. Place this on one side of your door and try another decoration on the other side, maybe the witch in the urn? If you want to keep it simple but also scary, you could turn the straw and pumpkin into a bones and skull display.

13. Cute Ghosts This Halloween

Cute Ghosts This Halloween

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These ghosts aren’t terrifying; in fact, they are kind of cute. Imagine how much fun you could have making these little guys and placing them in different places. They are a great Halloween porch decoration by themselves, but you can add them into other creations you are designing as well. These are made with a tomato cage, white sheets, black felt for eyes and white lights. You can stick a ball, or something round, on top so their heads aren’t flat.

14. Spider and Bat Invasion

Spider and Bat Invasion

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This is a very easy DIY Halloween decoration to do, and the result is a simple but fun Halloween presentation. You can make more spiders and bats and make it look like they are invading your entire home. Black poster board for bat cut outs, and Styrofoam balls, black paint and pipe cleaners for spiders is all it takes. Pumpkins in different sizes falling down the stairs complete the look of a Halloween critter invasion.

15. A Refined Halloween Decoration

A Refined Halloween Decoration

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If a simple and low-key decoration of autumn colors is more to your taste, this is a classic design you are sure to love. The pale yellow pumpkins set in mild tones of orange, gray and black sitting in an urn offer subtle but distinctive fall or Halloween décor. The black fur wreath is entwined with polka dots and stripes, which give a depth to the design. The matching color scheme in the wreath against the newly varnished door, provides a glimmering focal point that is pleasing to the eye. A floor mat that contributes to the theme is the finishing touch.

16. A Pumpkin Snowman?

A Pumpkin Snowman?

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No, it is not winter yet, but as you can see, this is a very simple and cute version of a snowman. Three pumpkins spray painted with glitter paint stacked on a post placed in a large garden pot. If you choose your pumpkins carefully, or use plastic pumpkins, you may not need a post if you carve the tops and bottoms to fit into each other. Create a message you want to display from the wide array of Halloween fonts available or cut them out of sparkly felt yourself. You don’t have to be limited to one letter per pumpkin.

17. A Spidery Welcome

A Spidery Welcome

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This is a wonderful creation and very in keeping with the Halloween theme, and it is not as hard to do as it looks. It is great on its own hanging on your door, but if you like it, you could incorporate it into other Halloween porch decorations. All you need is a large picture frame, different kinds of yard and thread, tacks or tiny nails, and an assortment of spiders. If you can’t find a frame with character, or the one with character is too expensive, it is not a problem. You can paint it black or brown and then distress it to look like something old. Once you put in the nails along the back of the frame, you can stretch the yarn back and forth to create a messy nest and then place the spiders and the letters for your message.

18. The Great Halloween Countdown

The Great Halloween Countdown

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Your neighborhood Halloween celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a countdown sign, and what a great way to make one. Stack up a bunch of old crate or cardboard boxes, and you have the perfect background for your Halloween message. All you have to do is write your message and decorate it with critters, and of course, don’t forget your pumpkins! Taking the extra step of carving out each pumpkin and placing a light in them will take this already amazing idea to the next level. Just remember to change the number every day!

19. A Halloween Tree

A Halloween Tree

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Well, there is always a first for everything, so why not! If you’ve got a large branch, or maybe even a dead tree, in your yard, strip off all the leaves and excess branches, and it makes for a great addition to Halloween porch decorations. Place it in a pot, and fill the pot up with dirt. You now have a blank canvas for your spooky creations. A little flower cart in the corner filled with a lighted pumpkin witches is a delightful touch to the scene. The witch’s hat below the tree and a broom in the corner lets you know why this tree is covered in bones and eerie colored lights.

20. Fun Fear

Fun Fear

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Here is a front porch that gives a pop of color and Halloween cheer to every visitor and passerby. These ghosts with googly eyes are friendly, and using shredded white tissue paper along with some colored ones maintains the ghost-like feature of the décor. A popping boo sign is the focal point, and pumpkins carved with different faces in different sizes provides a more celebratory feature instead of fearful one.

21. A Themed Welcome

A Themed Welcome

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A beautiful Halloween porch decoration idea that you might want to keep till it is time for Christmas decorations. From the urns on the side to the arrangement of pumpkins, every element in this display is simple, but each part comes together to offer a grand reception. Even the spider made by sticking legs into a pumpkin is tastefully done giving a subtle hint of the spooky thrills of Halloween. The black and white cobweb rug on the floor gives a classic but dramatic finish to the look. You can create this in a simpler way by drawing a large cobweb on the floor with chalk.

22. Pumpkins Have Character Too

Pumpkins Have Character Too

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A multi-printed tiered pumpkin presentation is a wonderful option as a centerpiece or as part of your overall porch decoration idea. These are plastic pumpkins set in a bundle of sticks, and you can use an urn for a unique touch. Or, you can give yourself the challenge and paint your own patterns on three perfectly sized pumpkins that will stack up easily. If you already have a big beautiful pot in your garden, go ahead and use it. Save yourself time and money and take pride in a decoration that will be unique to your home.

23. Spider on the Swing

Spider on the Swing

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If you have a swing or another large piece of furniture on your front porch, this spider web is surprisingly easy to create, and once you make the web, you can use it every year. It is a great option for those not interested with all the pumpkin carving and ghost building because this web looks quite beautiful and delicate! What you need is a rope, a pair of scissors and a step stool for the web. Then tie the outside rim of the web and work your way in. If you are really crafty, make the body of the spider with paper-mâché and roll up long, thin strips of newspaper to stick on for the legs and paint the whole thing black. There are large, fluffy ready-made spiders in stores if you want to do it the easy way.

24. Monsters Inc. Take Off

Monsters Inc. Take Off

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The one-eyed crawling-eyed monster is a favorite with kids. Needless to say, you can get a lot of inspiration from the movie. It all begins with an exercise ball, foam to cover the ball, one plastic eye, florescent paint and old bed sheets. This one involves sewing old bed sheets into long thin triangle shapes for the legs, and then you need to move outside to decorate with foam spray and florescent paint. Floating florescent circles provide just the right background for the one-eyed monster.

25. An Almost Peaceful Halloween Setting

An Almost Peaceful Halloween Setting

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The candle light in this Halloween display almost makes you feel at peace. Then you notice the zombie by the door and suddenly, you are spooked out. An assortment of carved pumpkins full of light and a spooky bow along with white net hanging in different places and other creatures placed strategically make this Halloween porch decoration a magnificent presentation.

26. Beauty of Pumpkins

Beauty of Pumpkins

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This splendid pumpkin tower creation is truly one of a kind. The black outline of a tree painted onto an orange pumpkin immediately ignites the image of a sunset in such a simple manner. Wisps of spider web around the wreath, branches across the door,and images of haunted houses add more Halloween flavor to this traditional fall decoration.

27. Multi-Layered Halloween Decoration

Multi-Layered Halloween Decoration

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Many aspects and features come together to create this wonderful porch decoration idea. Draping yellow lights, hanging paper lanterns, stacking a pile of pumpkins, and bunches of yellow flowers naturally create the feel of harvest celebration and Halloween. The tied pieces of net provide a great touch as they give the impression of hanging wheat stalks. The whole display tastefully merges everything that is customarily Halloween.

28. A Black and White Halloween

A Black and White Halloween

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Orange and black is no longer the main color scheme for Halloween porch ideas. You might not see too much about his design when you drive by, but when you notice the details up close, you can see a lot of creative thought went into it. White netting looks amazing draped over black chairs, and a few spiders is all it needs to add the excitement. Balls covered in white net or cheese cloth make great ghosts hanging from the ceiling, and along with a skeleton on the wall, you have enough to complete the theme. You don’t even miss the orange pumpkins.

29. Spooky Floating Hats

Spooky Floating Hats

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There is always something stimulating and confusing when an object is floating, and what a great way to incorporate Halloween paraphernalia into Halloween porch decorations. Witch hats are inexpensive online and at local craft stores at this time of year. Some fishing line is necessary as it is invisible, which adds to the effect of floating. Attaching hooks to either end of the fishing line will let you easily hang the hats from your ceiling. This is also a great idea for long and narrow upstairs porches or other areas that are hard to decorate.

30. Simple and Sweet

Simple and Sweet

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If climbing and hanging proves to be too much for you to do, focus on any furniture you have on your porch. This decorated bench dresses up your front porch with the Halloween spirit. Most importantly, it is easy to create. Ravens in branches set the scene and polka-dotted pumpkins are an attractive addition. You can embellish this display with character cushions, more critters and creatures, or by adding a sign.

31. Goulash Gone Crazy on the Menu

Goulash Gone Crazy on the Menu

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This pot of over boiling foam is a classic symbol of witchcraft, poisonous potions, spells and everything mysterious. Add candy to the mix, and it is a great way to display your Halloween treats. A large garden container painted black will do the job, rocks to set the pot on, and a pile of twigs for firewood. You could add fake worms and snakes to the pot to make it look even more ghastly.

32. A Spooky Welcome

A Spooky Welcome

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The mummies and the large skull with glowing eyes provide an extra level of excitement and anticipation. They set the scene for a haunted manor, and anyone would think twice before entering for fear of what’s inside. The leafless tree covered in lights and the pumpkins bring you back to Halloween fun. Of course, by the time you see the smiling ghost wreath on the door, you are ready to go in.

33. Rustic Halloween Porch Decorations

Rustic Halloween Porch Decorations

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Art from reclaimed wood is so popular, and if you have collected pieces of wood, this is a nice way to use up some of it. These wood pumpkins are rare to see and surprisingly simple to do if you are comfortable using a jigsaw. The black metal lanterns, the stock of wheat and the raven perched on top of the pumpkin give the final charming touches to this rustic Halloween porch decoration.

34. Reserved for Ghosts

Reserved for Ghosts

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Sheer, flowing curtains make the perfect Halloween statement. The ghostly drapes and cages with creatures set the scene to welcome … well, let’s say not your usual visitors. Billowing torn drapes are made from cheese cloth. Start by cutting the strips to the proper length, and then to make them look tattered and old, you can dip them in black tea and rip them up a little. Depending on what suits your porch, you can either hang them across a clothes line or staple each strip on a piece of wood to place on the ridge of your beam.

35. 100-Year-Old House Untouched for Years

100-Year-Old House Untouched for Years

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A spooky home that looks ancient. The zombie in the chair and the skeleton on the floor make you think nothing has been done to this place for years. The tattered thick drapes and the sign warn you not to enter, but the scary looking black creature guarding the place stops you in your tracks. The overall effect is amazing and a good example of tasteful Halloween porch decorations with true Halloween spirit.

36. Have an Apple – It’s Not Poisonous

Have an Apple - It’s Not Poisonous

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This is a creepy witch figure that will thrill all your guests. It is awesome on its own and doesn’t need much else to give the Halloween fearful fun. Because it is life size, it is more exciting. Craft stores sell witches and all Halloween characters, so it doesn’t take much to put it together. The pile of straw and a display of pumpkins in different colors captures the theme of fall and says that you have had a good harvest of pumpkins this year.

37. Halloween for Little Ones

Halloween for Little Ones

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The peeking eyes on this door make an adorable display, and it is a DIY Halloween decoration idea that even your kids could do. Monster doors are popular and incredibly simple to create. Take inspiration from your favorite monster, but you can see from this image how effective it is just to strategically place a couple googly eyes. All you need to do is wrap the door in an appropriately colored cloth, and then you can stick anything you want onto it. Adding lights in the eyes or around the eyes would give a spectacular touch, and it would make this simple Halloween porch idea stand out and appear very complicated.

38. Nothing Like Humor to Attract Visitors

Nothing Like Humor to Attract Visitors

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A very thoughtful creation that will make anyone who sees it laugh. The hanging broom and cell phone is almost unnoticeable at first, but when you spot them, it is hard not to be inspired by the creativity that went into this porch decoration. Another great aspect of this display is that this is a simpler way to make a witch because you don’t need the face or a body. Two sticks with thick black gloves and two sticks for big black boots is enough to give the impression you need. It also provides a great opportunity to talk about safety with your kids, and not just for during the Halloween celebrations, but throughout the year.

39. Beautiful Bats As Long as They Are Paper

Beautiful Bats As Long as They Are Paper

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Whoever thought black bats and white flowers would make such an artistic Halloween decoration. If you have ever witnessed a flurry of bats fly out of their cave, then you can see how realistic this display is. It is simple to cut the bats out of black poster board, and you can make as many or as few as you want. You might consider continuing the theme inside your home. White paint on the walls and bunches of white flowers in pots make this décor stand out with classical beauty.

40. Tin-Can Alley on Halloween

Tin-Can Alley on Halloween

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Don’t recycle your tin cans yet because dressed up, they provide a special addition to your Halloween porch decorations. You can poke holes in them with a nail and a hammer, but for obvious reasons, you will need to fill each can up with water and freeze it before you take a hammer to it. Poke holes in them to write a message or create a facial expression of your choice, and then all they need is a coat of paint. With this display, you can continue the long, delightful tradition of using tin cans with candles inside as part of your porch decoration idea.

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