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!

Go Batty for Pinecone Bats

Let these guys “hang out” in your trees or on your porch. They're fun for kids to make with pinecones, googly eyes and felt. Swoop over to Fireflies and Mud Pies, where Melissa has the instructions. Psst. Scroll down to find their arachnid friends (you'll need some extra googly eyes for them...).

Photo: Melissa via Fireflies and Mud Pies


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