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