Having lived in apartments for years I never really had that outdoor space I needed to live out my Halloween decorating dreams. Now that we’re settled into our home I decided that this year I was going to step up my decorating game! From hand painted Disney characters and massive spiders caught in webs to festive garland filled with all things Halloween I think I nailed the look I was going for!

What I used

(materials for 18ft front door garland) Direct links for all products listed at end of post

  • Deco mesh- Craftoutlet.com
    • black 21″ x 10 yrds (2)
    • Wide Stripe Black/Orange 10″ x 10 yrds (2)
  • 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Polypropylene Truck Rope- Home Depot
  • Pipe cleaners (black/brown)- Craftoutlet.com
  • Assorted wired edged ribbons (9 different patterns)- Craftoutlet.com
  • Various Halloween themed ornaments- Craftoutlet.com, Michaels and Dollar Tree

What I did

First, I cut the rope 18 ft long and attached the pipe cleaners about 4″ apart by twisting (see video). I used my hand as a measurement between each one.

Then I started with the black deco mesh which I twisted into the pipe cleaners. I formed the deco mesh into loops on alternating sides of the rope.

I then added the black and orange striped deco mesh to the opposite side(of the already attached black deco mesh.)

Next, I cut the various patterned ribbons 19″ long and made a V cut in both ends. They then were attached to the pipe cleaners in a repeating pattern.

I decided to spray paint the bat ornaments so that they would be more visible.

After the deco mesh and ribbons were attached I was ready to put the garland around my front door and garage.

I brought my garland and all other materials outside so that I could set up my front door entry. I put screws in the mortar around the door frame so that I could attach the garland with twisty ties.

Once the garland was securely fastened around the front door and garage it was time to add all the fun stuff! I tried to evenly distribute the ornaments so that they were symmetrical, yet still random.

To make these Halloween Pumpkin Topiaries check out my DIY tutorial- http://www.thediyjunkie.com/diy-halloween-pumpkin-topiary/

21″ Poly Deco Mesh: Blackhttps://www.craftoutlet.com/21-poly-deco-mesh-black

10″ Poly Deco Mesh: Deluxe Wide Stripe Black/Orangehttps://www.craftoutlet.com/10-poly-deco-mesh-deluxe-wide-stripe-black-orange

1/2 in. x 50 ft. Polypropylene Truck Rope- https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-x-50-ft-Polypropylene-Truck-Rope-Black-and-Orange-70642/205804760

Pipe Cleaners / Chenille Stems: Black (100)https://www.craftoutlet.com/pipe-cleaner-chenille-stems-black-100

1.5″ Giant Three Size Polka Dot Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-giant-three-size-polka-dot-ribbon-dark-orange-black-10-yards-rgb1151ny

2.5″ Black & White Glitter Edge Ribbon 10 yrdshttps://www.craftoutlet.com/25-black-white-glitter-edge-ribbon-orange-10-yards-x970540-19

2.5″ Halloween Fun Ribbon 10 yrdshttps://www.craftoutlet.com/25-halloween-fun-ribbon-black-10-yards-x910140-21

2.5″ Medium Stripe Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-medium-stripe-ribbon-orange-black-10-yards

2.5″ Spider Web Satin Ribbon: Black 10 yrdshttps://www.craftoutlet.com/25-spider-web-satin-ribbon-black-10-yards-51007-40-21

2.5″ Glitter Argyle Ribbon: Black & Orange 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/25-glitter-argyle-ribbon-black-orange-10-yards

2.5″ White Ghost Ribbon: Black 10 yrdshttps://www.craftoutlet.com/25-white-ghost-ribbon-black-10-yards

1.5″ Black Boo Chalk Lettering Ribbon 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-black-boo-chalk-lettering-ribbon-10-yards

1.5″ Big Polka Dot Ribbon: Orange & White 10 yrds- https://www.craftoutlet.com/15-big-polka-dot-ribbon-orange-white-10-yards-rg158620

8.5″ String Web & Spider: Blackhttps://www.craftoutlet.com/85-string-web-spider-black

23″ Foam 3D Skeleton Hanger- https://www.craftoutlet.com/23-foam-3d-skeleton-hanger

12″ Decorative Wooden Bat Silhouette: Natural- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-decorative-wooden-bat-silhouette-natural

12″ Foam Candy Corn Pick- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-foam-candy-corn-pick-56583hal

10″ Decorative Wooden Bat Silhouette: Naturalhttps://www.craftoutlet.com/10-decorative-wooden-bat-silhouette-natural

12″ Felt & Foam Ghost Ornament- https://www.craftoutlet.com/12-felt-foam-ghost-ornament-hh7395

Candy Corn Pick by Ashland®- https://www.michaels.com/candy-corn-pick-by-ashland/10636303.html

Big Candy Corn Pick by Ashland- https://www.michaels.com/candy-corn-pick-by-ashland/10636301.html


  1. Susie, I stumbled across your post and I was hooked!!! I was so mesmerized by the garland and you installing it. You have the “younger” strength to put things together but it appears we have the same taste. I’m now off to view your other postings. Thank you for all that you do.
    Older and slower.. 🙂

    1. Author

      Hi Carolyn!
      I’m so happy to hear you found my blog and hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I enjoy making everything! Thanks for your sweet comment and making my day! 🙂

  2. Where did you get the Disney decorations?

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