Halloween Yard Decorations - Wood Plans

Free plans for Halloween yard decorations will add to the spooky season and are easily built using basic tools. Zombies, coffins, tombstones are a few.

Make one of the Halloween yard decorations below with free plans and it will last for many Halloweens.  These plans will show you what you need to make the yard decorations and how to put it all together.  Get ready now for Halloween!

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Lawn Rat Project


Lawn Rat Project

Take a 2 x 2 piece of plywood and turn it into this scary lawn rat using this detailed woodworking plan.

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Halloween Lawn Art


Halloween Lawn Art

Get the kids involved in painting wooden boards into spooky and funny characters for a Happy Halloween.

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Coffin Project


Coffin Project

Build a wooden coffin that appears to be coming out of the ground and has a scary skeleton inside.

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Zombies


Zombies

This downloadable plan will help you build zombies to place on your front yard this Halloween season.

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Movie Characters


Movie Characters

Use a jigsaw, paint and some plywood to create Zero, Sally and Jack for your own Halloween lawn art.

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Grave Yard Tombstone


Grave Yard Tombstone

Make this cool looking tombstone out of MDF and glue on a scary skull purchased at a dollar store.

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Picket Pumpkins


Picket Pumpkins

These fine fellows are made out of an old wooden fence then painted orange and given a pumpkin face.

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Directional Sign Post


Directional Sign Post

Get the kids involved in making a sign post that points the way to a Haunted House, Sleepy Hollow and other landmarks.

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Scary Yard Zombie


Scary Yard Zombie

Scare all the trick-or-treaters with these lawn zombies that are cut from plywood with a miter saw.

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Build a Tombstone


Build a Tombstone

Turn your lawn into a eerie grave yard this Halloween by using this simple plan for building one or several tombstones.

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Skeleton Tutorial


Skeleton Tutorial

Follow the instructions to create a cool skeleton that seems to be rising from beneath the ground.

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Give a Hoot


Give a Hoot

Here is a plan for making owls out of treated plywood that are designed to sit on a porch banister.

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Halloween Lawn Art


Halloween Lawn Art

Create a silhouette of a wicked witch and a grim reaper using inexpensive plywood, black paint and this step by step project.

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One Scary Cat


One Scary Cat

Give trick-or-treaters a fright with this spooky black cat with a raised back made using this easy to follow tutorial.

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Build a Tombstone


Build a Tombstone

Follow this detailed plan with step by step pictures for creating one or more tombstones for a scary front-yard graveyard.

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Front Yard Cemetery


Front Yard Cemetery

Have fun building a front yard cemetery that kids and adults will love being frightened off this Halloween.

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Ghost Yard Accent


Ghost Yard Accent

This scary ghost has risen from the grave and is built out of plywood and then painted. This is a fun Halloween yard accent all the kids will love.

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Jack-O-Lantern Yard Accent


Jack-O-Lantern Yard Accent

Halloween is all about the jack-o-lantern. Here are two smiling jack-o-lanterns that you can create using this plan.

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Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tombstones

Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tombstones and Graveyards


Halloween tombstones can be made using several different mediums. To make a tombstone out of wood, use a jigsaw and cut the wood into the shape of a rounded tombstone. Paint the tombsones black or gray. Use white or black paint to write funny sayings about your family on the tombstones.

To insert the tombstones in the ground, screw some long screws into the bottom of the tombstone, leaving a large section of the screw sticking out. Then the tombstone be can pushed into the ground. Or add another piece of wood at right angles to your tombstone to hold it up.  Cover up the additional piece of wood using one of the methods below.

Create a graveyard with your tombstones. Put a mound of dirt in front of the tombstone to look like a fresh grave. Some mulch spread out over a large black trash bag will provide a nice musty smell, besides covering up your extra board.

So that everyone can see the graveyard, add a few lights to highlight your cemetary. Add a directional light fixture (with a blue light) 8 to 12 inches from the front of the tombstone. Cover the back of the light fixture with aluminum foil so it won't reflect back on the viewers.Spray paint this foil brown and cover it with mulch to hide the lighting component.

Add dead flowers, spiders, fake bloody hands and other creepy items to the gravesite.Spread spider webs around the tombstones. Dead flowers can make your graveyard special, so keep an eye out for flowers that have withered and died. Dead flowers will give your graveyard the credibillity it deserves.