Are your Halloween decorations less than bewitching? Or maybe you have nothing but a forlorn spider missing a leg and a skull that’s seen better days. Don’t worry, it’s not such a grave situation. We’ve dug up eight spooky ideas to help you decorate your yard or outdoor space that would make Victor Frankenstein proud. To the laboratory Igor, and don’t forget the brain!

Ghoulish Lanterns

If you’ve got Mason jars left over from canning – all you need is a little eerie inspiration. Nicole at Life’s a Batch blogged about her creepy creations including Frankenstein’s Monster (with foam ear plugs for bolts), candy corn, spider and bat lanterns. Just add a tea light or battery light for a grisly glow.

Photo: Nicole via Life’s a Batch


Is your yard spooktacular? What other tips and decorations should we add to our story? Tell us about it in the Comments below!

— Helen Walker Green