Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations
I love to switch up my front door decorations every holiday each year. I try to spend as little on the decor as possible, this helps me be creative. I’m always thinking of items I can use from nature or reuse and repurpose.
This Halloween I choose to do a haunted-house-&-ghost front door decor theme. This is how it turned out…
I love the natural look as well as how the theme of the ghosts, pumpkins, and a haunted house came together.
Supply List for These Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations
small pumpkins (2)
DIY haunted house & ghost doormat (tutorial coming soon)
2 tall planting pots (I had these)
dried tree branches (they came from my backyard)
gauze ghosts (tutorial coming soon)
haunted house wreath (tutorial coming soon)
industrial mat (had this, my neighbor gave it to me for free)
orange battery-operated lights (Dollar Tree)
How To Put Together Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Put a black doormat on the porch.
Put branches in two tall planters.
To do this I took the tall planters off of my porch while I fit tall sturdy branches into each one.
I got the sturdy branches from our forest area in our backyard. If you don’t have branches lying around, you can likely get some from a mountainous area, a park with old branches on the ground, or ask a neighbor.
I did need to use a branch cutter tool to make some of the branches fit properly, but overall this was pretty easy to do.
This first step (from finding the branches to getting the planter pots filled), took me about 15 minutes.
I placed planters on both sides of the door. Normally, I place the planters closer to the brick corners but with the tall branches sticking out so much that wasn’t possible, so, I filled the corners with large pumpkins.
Next, my daughter and I made Plaster of Paris and made gauze ghosts.
I will be posting a video tutorial this week on how to make these ghosts. Please check back if you are interested in making them yourself.
We hung the ghosts onto the tree branches with wire.
We placed the ghosts so it looked as if they were flying through the branches.
Next, I modified the back of this wreath to be a haunted house & ghost-themed Halloween wreath.
I will be posting a video tutorial on how to make this wreath this or next week.
My daughter and I made this haunted-house-&-ghost-themed Halloween doormat.
I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to make this DIY coir doormat soon as well.
Total Cost of My Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations
I try to not spend more than $50.00 on my front door decorations. This year the pumpkin prices have gone up significantly and the 8 pumpkins took almost my entire $50.00 budget.
That said, I still didn’t go over my budget by much.
The pumpkins are serving double duty for our family…as front door decorations as well as supply a family Halloween pumpkin carving activity.
I paid $48.00 for the pumpkins, $8.00 for the blank coir doormat, and another $2.50 for the orange lights that were placed on the wreath.
I had the industrial black mat, the items to make the ghosts, the tall planters, branches, and the paint and brushes for the doormat.
Out of pocket, I spent $58.50 on our Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations this year.
If you are interested, please stop by for the upcoming tutorials.
This week and next I’ll be posting video tutorials on how to make items that are used to make these Haunted House & Ghost Outdoor Halloween Decorations yourself.
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