Easy DIY Outdoor Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Decorations + Supplies

Can’t believe we’re thinking this far ahead. But yes, our recent posts about creative yard signs for drive-by events and lighted decorations for evening pool parties have us looking forward to Halloween! The perfect occasion for eerie, ghostly front yard decorations as night falls—thanks to glow-in-the-dark decorations.

Whether you plan to use balloons or glitter or cute crafts you can do as a family, the spooky secret lies in the lighting effects. So take a peek at these creepily creative decor ideas we found. Then shop for DIY supplies from our product picks below to assemble your own glow-in-the-dark Halloween yard decorations! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Eerie Made Easy: Inspiration for Glowing Halloween Décor for Outdoors

With just touches of illumination at a doorway, among bushes, hanging from tree branches, glow-in-the-dark decorations can create quite a "boo for your buck"!

Outdoor glow in the dark wreath to eyes

For your front door, how about a Halloween wreath made from dollar store supplies (1 – from Tales From Home) that glows purple thanks to LED tubing? Or at your doorstep, perhaps a witch’s cauldron (2 – from Rain on a Tin Roof) created with green Christmas lights shining through white tulle?

Glowing eyes are another super-spooky, but super-easy DIY idea. You could use wood cutouts sprayed with glow-in-the-dark paint (3 – from Rust-o-leum) that you then mount on a door or wall.

Glowing eyes and bats

Or you could tuck toilet paper rolls filled with glow sticks (4 – from Mom Always Finds Out) in among the bushes to peer out at passersby!

What about some creepy critters? A glow-in-the-dark bat garland (5 – from Handmade by Kelly) is a cinch using ready-made (or DIY) bat cutouts outlined in neon paint, then strung on black yarn.

Glow in the dark signs

While glow stick spiders (6 – from Jill Krause) can be crafted from styrofoam balls, glow sticks, and glow bracelets; then suspended for frightful effect.

If you prefer ghostly lettering or sinister signage, try painting a Halloween message on your garage door (7 – from Anderson Doors) with black light hair spray. Or recreate a mini cemetery scene with ready-made tombstone signs (8 – available on Amazon)—which you can also DIY using black cardboard and glow-in-the-dark paint.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Supplies for Halloween Outdoor Decor

Now that you’ve got the bright ideas (literally!), it’s time to get the right supplies! Here are our product picks for you from Amazon.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Supplies for Halloween Outdoor Decorations from Tape to Paper

  1. Duck Brand Glow in the Dark Duck Tape
  2. Surebonder Glow-in-the-Dark All Temp Mini Glue Stick
  3. Glow in the Dark Spider Webs Standard
  4. Crafty Croc Glow in the Dark Neon Chalk Pens (10 Pack)
  5. Glow in The Dark Paint UV Paint (Set of 12 Bottles)
  6. Glow in The Dark Sticker A5 Paper (5pcs a Pack)

Happy Halloween planning!