This year, I decided to do a little more outdoor Halloween decor than I’ve been doing in recent years. Years ago, we would decorate our lawn with lots of spooky, scary skeletons, ghosts, witches, and gravestones. Gloria and I would dress as witches as we passed out candy to trick or treaters. Once Gloria moved away for college years ago, lots of our Halloween decorations stayed in storage bins. This year I’m sharing some Not So Scary Halloween Lawn Decor ideas.
As I was sorting through our Halloween bins, I found one bin that had several old witch costumes. I pulled out a couple of them to use for lawn decor.
I also found a crashing witch kit. Rather than using all of the pieces for it, I used the boots and one of the old costumes.
The boots have spikes that are inserted into them and then into the ground. The witch’s dress is held in place using a flexible metal rod that I found in the garage. I used the ground spikes that came with the kit to keep the ends of the dress in place.
Lamp Post Flying Witch
I like to use the lamp post that’s just beyond the front steps for seasonal decor. Last year I use it as a base for a lamp post ghost. This year, it’s turned into a flying witch.
I wrapped the strings of the hood of the cape around the lamp post and tied them off. To secure the hat, I cut a tiny hole into the material and ran clear fishing line through it. The fishing line is tied around the post. I wanted the cape to spread open and I had a hard time finding a way to do that. Using another flexible metal rod, I bent it to fit inside the cape and on the back side of the post. It’s taped in place. The black broom is secured using fishing line and tape also.
Pumpkin Head Topiary
I made a pumpkin topiary last year, but gave it a fun pumpkin head makeover this year.
A small orange pumpkin looked too plain to use. I cut out eyes and a mouth from a sheet of black foam and glued them on. I found a pair of orange mesh stockings in the old Halloween bins. I cut a small piece of it and stretched it over the pumpkin. I stapled the mesh onto the bottom of the pumpkin. A purple ribbon bow is glued and pinned just below the stem. I added googly eyes with hot glue. I removed the stem from the top pumpkin of last year’s topiary and added a few pieces of sheer purple ribbon using thumb tacks. The new pumpkin head is hot glued to the topiary.
I recently shared our Easy & Budget Friendly Halloween Wreath. It fits in well with the other no so scary Halloween Lawn Decor.
Bird Bath Fairy Garden
I love giving the old bird bath seasonal looks. Last year I shared our Bird Bath Fairy Garden for Fall. I love how fun and whimsical it is.
Mini Lawn Ghost
I couldn’t have not so scary Halloween lawn decor without a fun and friendly ghost! This was super simple to put together using items I found in my craft stash.
I didn’t have a Styrofoam ball that was big enough for the size I wanted the ghost to be. So, I sorted through a bin of pumpkins that I have and found one made of Styrofoam that was the right size. I pulled out the stem and inserted three wooden spike dowels. I added some hot glued around the dowels to help keep them in place. I found some cheese cloth in my Halloween bin. I cut it into several squares and draped the cloth over the pumpkin. I added a dot of hot glue between each layer. The ghost face is cut from black foam and glued onto the cloth. The wooden spikes are pressed into the ground and I added a couple of metal spikes to spread the cloth and hold it in place once it was on the ground.
I’m happy with our Not So Scary Halloween Lawn Decor! I especially like that I used items I already had in my craft stash and some that had been stored away for years.
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Not So Spooky Halloween Lawn Decor
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!