Spooky Budget-Friendy Outdoor Halloween Decor
These outdoor Halloween decorations are so realistic and spooky but also completely affordable and budget-friendly!
Disclosure: Thanks to Christmas Tree Shops andThat for collaborating on this post. Alllll of the super spooky creepy decor comes from them.
First of all… you read the calendar correctly. It’s only September. And yes… this is a HALLOWEEN set up. But bear with me… these decorations are so good and so affordable, it’s worth checking them all out and planning your neighborhood haunted house NOW. I just set this up in front of a rock wall we have off our patio, but for Halloween, they may get repurposed around the property and tucked under trees here and there. Needless to say, the kids are FULLY invested in all of these items and have already made many MANY suggestions for where we can put them.
The queen bee of this set-up is obviously that witch. Guys… that witch is SO GOOD. She makes noise and cackles. Her eyes light up. Even two feet away, I think she looks SO realistic. And I love her creepy spell book. I also love how easy she was to assemble (and disassemble) and when she’s done with her sorcery… she fits right back into her compact little storage box.
Why stop with one witch when you can add a moderately creepy skeleton crawling out of the grave. Equally realistic, this guy makes noise AND MOVES. I kind of wish I’d grabbed 6 of him and put them all in a creeptacular night of the walking dead themed photo. Next year!
Any good witch needs a cauldron and a black cat. Do the cat’s eyes light up? Yes! Yes they do!
Those mummy hands reaching out of the cauldron give me life. (No deathly pun intended.) They’re intended to be votive holders I believe so look for them if you’re planning a Halloween table… they would be PERFECT.
Surrounding witchy mc-witcherson are assorted skulls. On stakes. With light up eyes. I stopped watching Game of Thrones after season 1 (!!), but I think there was a head on spike moment. Our current house is too far from the street for trick or treaters, but I would totally have put these along the front walkway at the old house… glowing skeleton lights? Yes, please.
Two large foam skills are mixed in here too. They look SO realistic (not that I know what a real skill looks like or anything…) and because they’re foam, they are SUPER light weight and could be used just about anywhere? Hanging from a tree branch. Coming out of the wall. Perched on pumpkins. Anywhere really!
Those spiders are a little kitschy, but they were only $1 and I love how they look scattered amongst the rocks. If you had a really limited budget, these could work all on their own crawling up your front door or coming out of the fireplace.
I added that large lantern since all I could imagine was the creepy witch walking through the woods, holding her lantern ahead of her to guide the way. It’s not intended to be seasonal decor, but daggone if it doesn’t work for Halloween!
Other final accessories I haven’t mentioned? Spell books. There were a couple of other options, but I loved these ones. Did I mention they light up? Alllllll the spooky lights. There are stretchy rubber mice tucking out from behind some of the skulls and scampering across the witch’s spell book. And finally those tombstones. Really affordable ($5 maybe?) and the perfect detail for this Halloween gathering.
Don’t worry. You still have PLENTY of time until Halloween, but these decorations were too good not to share early.
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