Frightfully Fun - Outdoor Halloween Lights
Spooky, Fun, Playful or Scary - no matter what atmosphere your Halloween decorating style creates, there are plenty of lights to complement your display! Orange, purple & green are the hallmark string light colors of the Fall season. Choose one color or create spellbinding combinations to highlight your spooky outdoor decorations! Popular Halloween light color combinations include classic purple and orange lights, wickedly witchy purple and green, and the less common, blue and green "playful monsters" color palette which is really fun for kids!
Enchanted Outdoor Lighting
Halloween Decorating Ideas
Your yard, porch, trees and walkways all present opportunities for creating a spectacular Halloween display. Choose a few of our ideas below or try them all to create a spine tingling, awe inspiring spectacle that will be hauntingly fun for the entire neighborhood!
Eerie Electric Forest
Light Wrapped Trees for Halloween
Follow the steps below to create a spooky electric forest by wrapping trees with purple, green and orange LED string lights. To make your forest even spookier, attach large spiders to the trunks & hang light balls from the branches to create the look of floating orbs.
How many lights will you need for wrapping trees?
There is no exact calculation to determine how many strings you'll need to achieve the desired effect when wrapping trees with lights. However there are some basic guidelines you can follow. 6" bulb spacing is popular for wrapping trunks and branches, with an average spacing of 2-3" between strings although you can leave more space if preferred. A basic equation for getting an estimate of light strings needed would be to divide the tree height by your desired string spacing, multiply total by circumference to calculate total string length needed. Example: we have a 5'H trunk that measures 2' in circumference, and we plan to wrap four of the sturdier branches, which measure 4'L and 6" in circumference.
5'H trunk / 3" spacing = 20 x 2' circumference = 40' of lighting
4'L branch / 3" spacing = 16 x 6" circumference = 8' of lighting per branch
Total lighted feet will be approximately 72' for the trunk and four branches
DIY Halloween Decorations - Starburst Lighted Branches
There is so much you can do with starburst lighted branches! They're flexible, shapeable, and full of creative potential. Just a few of the fun DIY ideas using lighted branches include bending them into tree shapes, creating gorgeous chandelier lights and brightening any space with a starburst floral arrangement. In the DIY tutorials below we'll show you how to make a set of spooky Halloween trees and a whimsical chandelier perfect for a costume party using starburst lights and just a few extra items!
Spooky DIY Halloween Trees
You'll need small 6 x 5 inch planters, floral foam cylinders, ribbon, and moss, stones or glass gems for this DIY lighted branch project. We used a 3pc green starburst lighted branch to make these fun DIY Halloween decorations.
Mystical DIY Chandelier Lights
For our chandelier shown below we chose to use a whimsical Midsummer Night's Dream theme. How you decorate your starburst chandelier light for Halloween will ultimately come down to personal preference. Choose darker flowers for a gothic theme or go with purple & green accents for a wicked witch inspired light, there really is no end to the creative options! You can keep things simple with just a few accents or fill every gap with silk flowers in your preferred color palette. Decorative picks, hanging spiders, webbing and ribbons can also be used to accent your chandelier. We recommend using floral wire or zip ties to secure your accent pieces if they don't already have a clip. This extra step will help ensure that no items fall out of your chandelier while it is hanging or in the event of a heavy wind. Follow the steps below to create an enchanting chandelier for parties, events and seasonal enjoyment!