Spooky Halloween Ideas: How to Decorate Your Fence and Gate

Halloween is supposed to be the scariest night of the year. You can turn your front gate and fence into a haunting backdrop using spooky decorations to make your house one of the spookiest ones on the block. With lighted jack-o-lanterns on the porch and a scarecrow set off to the side, your house can set the tone for the entire neighborhood.

Halloween Ideas

Here are some Halloween decoration ideas for your fence or gate:

Scary Bats and Black Cats

Cut black cats and scary bats out of cardboard. Place the cats randomly along the bottom of the fence, so they cast long, eerie shadows across the sidewalk. Hang a few bats from trees or the tops of the fence posts, so they look as if they are in flight. With a slight breeze blowing, they top off a frightful night of trick-or-treating.

Spider Webs and Skeletons

Spread faux spider webs across your fence and make it look as if your property has been deserted. Spider webs can be stretched from the fence to bushes, creating a pathway towards the porch. Animated skeletons that dance or move when a person passes by can also be added for an extra touch of fright.

Ghoulish Goodies

Treat bags with battery operated tea lights inside will give a subtle touch of light and guide the trick-or-treaters straight through the cobwebs and up to your front porch.

Illuminated Ghost Garland

Create an illuminated ghost garland and hang it on your fence to give it a spooky touch. You can use white fabric and create a hole in it to thread the light through it. Draw eyes and a mouth to give it a ghostly appearance.

Digital Halloween Props

You can use electric or battery-powered props to scare your visitors. Put fogging gargoyle at your front gate to spook trick-or-treaters. 

Jack-O-Lantern Fences

Put carved creepy pumpkins on your fence to scare those who walk past your home this Halloween.

Basic Halloween Sign

To keep things simple, you can create your own Halloween sign out of paper cuttings, stick it to a piece of cardboard with duct tape and place the sign on your fence. You can also consider buying a festive Hallloween Sign or wreath from craft or department stores. 


Halloween Decorations Ideas for Different Types of Fences

The following are a few Halloween decoration ideas for different types of fences.

Pumpkin Branch Fence

You can make “wooden fences” out of tree branches and place scary-looking pumpkin heads on top of them.

Black Skull Iron Fence

If you have an iron fence, , you can put a skull head over the fence to give it a creepy look.

Chained with Ghost Goodies Iron Fence

You can put chains around your iron fence with ghostly articles like toy ghosts, ghouls, zombies, skeletons, spider webs, etc., hanging from those chains. 

Scary Images Vinyl Fence

If you have a vinyl fence and have electrical extensions outside your home, you can use a projection system to project creepy images on your fence.

Spooky Temporary Fence

If you don’t have a fence, you can buy and install a Halloween-themed picket fence with skeleton heads, pumpkins, bats, etc. on your property.

Use these Halloween fence decoration ideas to give your fence a spooky makeover!

Fence Decorations

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of commercial and industrial fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.