halloween bride and groom

Yeah, most adults don’t really dress up for Halloween anymore, do they? Not enough of them anyway. I remember when I was a kid, I used to see all kinds of parents and other adults answering the door with crazy costumes on. What happened? Dressing up is fun, even for old people like me. Even with the coronavirus causing quarantines in most areas, you can still enjoy Halloween. How about some gardening costume ideas? Here are my top 10 favorites:

  1. Garden Gnome
  2. Scarecrow
  3. Sunflower
  4. Sunflower Seeds
  5. Farmer/Gardener
  6. Peas in a Pod
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Carrot
  9. Potato
  10. Honeybee

kids making scary faces with jack o lanterns

Decorating Tips and Tricks

I used to love to decorate for Halloween when my kids were little. After all, this is my favorite holiday. Because… candy. Anyway, I still like to think of cool decorating ideas even though we never have any kids knocking here at Halloween in rural Missouri. And now you probably will not have any at your doors either because of the virus. But you can still decorate.

Honestly, with Pinterest, you don’t even have to be creative. Just get on there and type in Halloween and you’ll have more than enough ideas that will make you wonder why you didn’t think of them. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

easy eyeball decorations

Yard Monsters

As soon as I saw this, I immediately loved it! And it’s probably the simplest decorating you will do this year. All you need are some foam discs of several sizes, white and black fabric (old t-shirts work great), and a glue gun. That’s it. Take the white fabric and glue it onto one of the larger discs and glue some black fabric to several smaller discs. Then glue the black disc to the white disc to make an eyeball. Voila! You are done.

Go stick them in your bushes and you have a yard monster! You can add a stick or skewer to the bottom of the disc to keep it from falling out of the bush if you need to. These are so cute you may want to leave them there all year long.

halloween graveyard decorations

Graveyard

Everyone loves seeing those graveyards in the yards, right? Rather than going to the store and buying all the decorations, you can make your own. All you need is a few cereal boxes, wood dowels or skewers, tape, outdoor spray paint, and a black magic marker. First, eat the cereal. Then cut the top into a rounded shape like a tombstone. Use the sides to round over the curved edges and tape to make the top. Tape the sticks or skewers inside the box so they stick out about five inches. Cover the bottom opening with tape.

Spray paint the whole thing with thick gray or black outdoor paint. They have some that actually has granules in it and looks like stone. That would be really cool. Mess it up a bit to make it look old. Once it dries, you can draw the RIP, names, and dates on them. Then stick them in the ground. You may want to add some cobwebs and other decorations too.

pumpkin patch field

Pumpkin Patch

This may be a bit much for some people, but it can be done in different ways. For example, if you grow pumpkins and have a lot of them left over, put them all over the front yard, and add some hay bales and corn stalks. Maybe a few gourds and other pumpkin patch items. Then on Halloween, you can give them away to the kids that visit (if any of them do) or to your family members who want them.

If you don’t have a bunch of extra pumpkins laying around, you can always get a bunch of fake ones and put them all over your yard. Be sure you put something heavy in them to keep them from flying away. You can even pile several fake pumpkins on top of each other and put lights in them for a giant glowing lantern.

close up of a spider

Spiders

You can make giant spiders really easy and there are many different ways to do it. All you need is a couple of kid’s rubber balls (a small and large one), some pool noodles, glue, and some spray paint. Paint the balls black and glue them together to make the body of the spider. Bend the noodles to look like legs.

You can even use some PVC elbow pieces to make them bend. Glue these to the large ball. And you have a spider! You can get more creative and add eyes and spider webs, but you don’t have to. They are pretty creepy on their own. You can also use a small pumpkin as the body and pipe cleaners for legs to make some baby spiders.

halloween decorations in a truck bed

Other Neat Ideas

There are tons of ideas on how to decorate for Halloween. You can use hollowed-out pumpkins as plant holders. Just put the potted plant in the pumpkin without removing it from the pot. That way you won’t have to worry about the pumpkin rotting with your plant in it. Here’s another easy and cool idea.

All you need is a skeleton prop and two black laundry baskets. Put the skeleton inside one basket and use glue or tape to connect the other one to the top to make a small cage. You could also use zip ties to connect them. You can hang them from a black string or fishing line and put them outside hanging from your tree.

How about drilling holes in your pumpkins to make an outline of something like a spider or whatever else you want on your pumpkin. Then you can put a light in there. You could even use light bright pieces to make a colorful look. Or build a pumpkin tower in your yard.

Hang little ghosts made of pieces of white garbage bags from your trees. Or make giant eyeballs out of your pumpkins. Paint them white, draw some red lines for the veins, and add a colored iris and black pupil on the front for an awesome pumpkin eye! If you have some ideas, please share them here in the comment section below. And share this article with friends so they can make some cool Halloween things too!