Your garden is a fabulous space for Halloween decorations, as trick-or-treaters and neighbours can enjoy the wicked delights and enter into the spirit.
We appreciate you might not want to go for an all-singing-all-dancing, gory, light up display, so we’ve put together a list of subtle and elegant garden Halloween decorations so you can decorate in style. From rattan pumpkins and eerie lanterns to glamorous wreaths and cute signs, we’ve got garden Halloween decorations for every outdoor space and doorway.
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Best garden Halloween decorations for 2021
Rattan Natural Twig Pumpkin
Naturally, pumpkins are a popular pick when it comes to Halloween décor, so this is a top choice if you want to go for a more unique style. This is also a good option if you’re keen to have a pumpkin display without having to get your hands dirty! We love the rustic and natural look of the rattan, and due to the simple design, it’s bound to match any garden furniture you may have.
This item is 20 x 21cm in size, so you could buy more than one if you want to create your own small patch. It would look lovely on your doorstep, or you could nestle it amongst your vegetable patch or flower beds, and thanks to its lightweight nature, it should be easy to move around.
Black Flameless LED Porch Candle Lantern
A lantern is a classic choice if you want to create an authentic, autumnal glow, and this Lights4fun option features a fun Halloween scene for a spooky touch. The warm white LED light has a flickering effect and it’s IP44 rated, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
You’ll need three AAA batteries and you can choose the six hour timer option if you want keep it on for a longer period, for trick-or-treaters for example. It’s 30.5cm in height, making it neat but noticeable. If you’d rather keep it indoors, it would look great on a windowsill, otherwise it would make an effective doorway decoration.
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Trick Or Treat Halloween Door Sticker
This stylish door sticker is a sweet way to greet your guests and any disguised visitors going door to door on Halloween. It’s made from high quality matt vinyl and the stickers have been made with precision in mind to ensure a sharp outline. With dimensions of 24cm x 5.5cm, the design is likely to fit on any door. The font style is a lovely mix of chilling and glamorous.
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Luminara Outdoor LED Candle
A candle display is a simple way to create a mysterious atmosphere, and while they may not be as authentic as spindly, dripping wax candles, LED candles are both convenient and effective. This option from John Lewis has a flickering light so it should look like the real deal, and what’s more, it won’t blow out when a large gust of wind comes along which is a bonus. This candle is a great outdoor choice as it’s wind-proof, sun-proof and rain-proof, so it should be able to withstand whatever the colder seasons decide to throw at it.
The matte-like plastic candle comes with a 5 and 19 hour timer, so you can have it glimmering all through the night if you desire. As it’s not limited to Halloween use, you could use it all year round. It would make a lovely dinner table centre piece when you’re hosting outdoors.
Bat Fence Post Topper
If you’re looking to give your garden fence a sprinkling of Halloween magic, this bat fence post topper could do just the trick. Its understated steel design gives it a sleek look, and it would look especially eerie in the early evening against an orange autumnal sky.
As well as on top of your fence, you could place it on your garden shed, log store and bird table. It has a small base plate and it comes with screws and plugs so you can easily attach it to a structure of your choice. It’s fairly slender with a thickness of 3mm and it has dimensions of 12cm x 8.3cm.
Black Cat Coir Doormat
This doormat is a quick and faff-free way to decorate your doorway this season. Like the candles, this mat is by no means restricted to Halloween use, with its cute, playful design. It’s made with tough coir pile and has a PVC backing, making it a durable choice. It’s recommended to place it below a shelter when it’s used outdoors, so it’s best suited to doorways with a covering. It’s a great way to make sure your doorstep remains clean after a busy night of trick-or-treaters, and it helps keep the unwanted welly boot muck from entering the house after a day in the garden!
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Plastic often springs to mind when we think of Halloween decorations, so if you’re looking to cut back, these adorable fabric pumpkins are made of environmentally friendly foam, hemp and linen. These charming pumpkins would look great as general autumnal décor, so they’re a handy item to have stored in your shed as they can be used year after year.
The set includes one large pumpkin which measures just over 10cm, two medium pumpkins at 9.5cm and three small pumpkins, just over 7cm. They would look great bundled together in a bowl in your greenhouse, or you could pile them up on your doorstep. You should probably be careful when it’s wet and windy due to their lightweight nature and fabric exterior.
Glittery Bat Wreath
Placing a wreath on your door is an effective way to decorate your outdoor space, and it requires very little effort, so it’s a solid choice if you’re too busy to make your own crafts. This black sparkly wreath is ideal if you want to add some gothic glamour to your doorway, with its bat cut outs and glittery twigs. It measures 18 inches overall, so it makes for a bold yet delicate statement piece that’s sure to attract your neighbours’ attention. It would also work well over a fire pace, or displayed in a window.
Spider Halloween Plug In Fairy Lights
While garden fairy lights are typically known for creating a welcoming and charming atmosphere, the same can’t be said for these creepy lights that are ideal for adding a Halloween twist to any outdoor space. The spindly spiders have warm white LED lights on their legs and spooky red LED lights for eyes, so this Halloween decoration should look particularly effective when it’s pitch black outside.
You can select the six hour timer to save you switching them on and off, and they have a rating of IP44, so they’re suitable for outdoor use. You get three metres of lights overall, so you can have fun deciding where best to place them!
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Halloween Black Wire Wreath
A contemporary wreath with a stylish touch, this crafty Halloween décor is simple yet adorable. You can choose between ‘Happy Halloween’ or ‘Trick or Treat’ and if you’d like to opt for a jazzier version, you can add green foliage, black and orange roses and a pumpkin rattle. It’s recommended you handle the wreath with care to ensure it maintains its shape. The wire decoration also comes with a black ribbon so you can hang it up wherever works best, whether that’s on an outdoor wall or from a garden tree. Each item is handmade, so you know you’re getting a unique product with a homely touch.
- From £15
Halloween Door Corner Sign
Another doorway item that’s bound to be admired by visitors, this pumpkin door corner sign is quirky and fun. The handmade product made of metal and steel is available in six different sizes ranging from 6 inches to 30 inches, so it’s likely you’ll find the ideal fit for your door frame. It can withstand rain and sunshine, making it suitable for outdoor use but you’ll need your own hanging equipment. Hooks and screws should both work well.
- From £24.18
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