I LOVE Halloween! This year for our outside decor I decided to go with a zombie attack theme. I had big plans of going all out, but kept it pretty simple in the end to save money and time while still having fun. So, let’s go for a tour around our front yard…
Let’s start out in the little cubby area next to our front door. Same as last year, I began by adding some webs and spiders. I decided to use regular webs this year, since the black light ones did not light up as well as I hoped.
Also at SpiritHalloween.com or the Spirit Halloween stores that pop up during this season, we were able to find some foam distressed boards to use on our windows. I tried using double sided tape, but after a couple hours they started to fall. So I pull out my staple gun and secured each plank to the wall around the window. For the bigger windows I was able to tape two planks together and span the gap that way.
I also found some fun fake barb wire and wrapped the front post with it. It looks to be just twine rope painted in silver, so I might make my own in the future if I need more. I bought two stands this year and saved the second strand to use on my zombie sign.
Panning over to the trees along the path, I added more spiderwebs and glittery spiders. I bought 3 bags of web this year and was able to cover a lot more area than last year. I did the same look on the main tree in front of our house by wrapping it in purple lights and then web and spiders. I bought new lights because the cheap ones from Party City last year kept failing. These are much more vibrant LED lights we picked up on sale at Target right after Halloween last year.
To add some creepiness we have our native giant spider making an appearance too again this year. He is much too heavy for the web, so I use thread to tie him the the branch for added support.
Now on the the main new additions this year. Since I had so much fun last year making the wooden trick or treat sign, I decided to do it again this year by making a warning zombie sign. You can learn more about how I did it here.
I am really happy with how the sign turned out and it really adds to the overall look and theme. I had some left over black cloth from last year so I simply covered the bush and threw some more up in the tree.
This big bush came in handy for the sign too. Instead of having to hammer it into the ground, I stuck it into the bush and done.
One finishing touch…adding some zombie hands to the lawn, also found at the Spirit store. So there you have it, cheap and fairly easy Zombie Attack Halloween decor.
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