Outdoor Halloween Decor : Spooky Cemetery

halloween decor cemetary + tombstones + graveyard

Mid-summer I sort of {temporarily} gave up my dream of having a beautiful front lawn when I realized that no matter how much I watered it, the little neighborhood birds were going to continue to meet there every morning and eat up all the grass seed until it was gone …which they did …month after month. And as an added side bonus, use our surrounding gate as a restroom afterword. Yeah, awesome, I know it.

However, with Halloween around the corner, I knew it was going to make a perfectly creepy cemetery …which the husband has always wanted me to create. So since directly after Halloween I’m going to attempt to grow some grass in time for Thanksgiving, I thought why not really make it authentic and dig up the dirt a bit?

halloween outdoor decorations + tombstones+skeleton+graveyard+halloween

A few of the neighborhood kids have already begun lurking around the corners of our house, trying to get a peek at it …which I never imagined would happen, or be as adorable as it is. {and I’m not even done yet ;}

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kat

    October 10, 2010 |

    Too adorable!
    I would LOVE to do something like that, but my landlady won’t even let me plant flowers in my backyard though, so alas I shall just have to live vicariously through you and imagine my yard looked as nifty.


  • ~alison

    October 10, 2010 |

    I love it! Now, if I could just come up with a damn costume. Ugh!

  • Jessi

    October 10, 2010 |

    Omigosh, this is my Halloween dream! I fantasize about the sweetest Halloween decor and party when I have my own house someday. My vision is of epic proportions, a la the Thriller music vid, which I know is a little out of control, but it’s fun to dream big! 🙂
    xoxo J

  • Julia M

    October 10, 2010 |

    That’s so cool! I wish the other people in my building weren’t as obsessive about keeping the garden pristine (they even freaked out when my boyfriend left his potted venus fly trap on top of the shed for one night last week…).
    I’m having a premature Halloween party next week, any ideas for nice indoor decor?

  • Samantha

    October 10, 2010 |

    Haha what a great way to utilize a lawn that wont agree with you! It looks adorable : )



    October 10, 2010 |

    This is great and DAMN those birds. We have a woodpecker driving the neighbors nuts. x


  • Coy Fallacy

    October 10, 2010 |

    so awesome!!!! i cant wait to purchase my house next year so me and my son can do fun thinfs together such as this


  • Sarina

    October 10, 2010 |

    This looks great! I’m so jealous. The people in Germany don’t celebrate Halloween as much as the Americans do. But I LOOOVE Halloween! Sad 🙁

  • TK Kerouac

    October 10, 2010 |

    cool that your into the halloween spirit!
    what are you going out as?

  • Abbey

    October 10, 2010 |

    ooh I love Halloween! This post is getting me so excited! (: Awesome yard, wish I had one to decorate!


  • Beautifully Invisible

    October 11, 2010 |

    I think finding a cemetery in a yard is every kid’s dream at Halloween. Can’t wait to see the final product!

  • fashionslap

    October 11, 2010 |

    Sounds like instead of seed you should just use sod and have the pre-grown grass laid now and let it root into your yard. Seems like then the birds can’t stop it. Great Halloween set up though.

  • Katie

    October 11, 2010 |

    Great idea and it looks perfect!

  • Tammy@Events By Tammy

    October 11, 2010 |

    Really creepy. In a good way. Good job!

  • Amanda

    October 11, 2010 |

    awesome awesome awesome!
    Halloween is my favorite holiday, and a lot of what it’s this post is why! *yay*!

  • Amanda

    October 11, 2010 |

    in* this post is why

    [gosh darn, grammar!]

  • le pearl

    October 11, 2010 |

    how cute! You Americans just love Halloween hehe

  • bananas.

    October 11, 2010 |

    the lack of grass and dug up dirt does wonders for creepy halloween displays. it looks fab!

    that reminds me…i need to decorate for halloween…oy!

  • Cupcake

    October 14, 2010 |

    I’m not ure if youve tried this or not but one trick i know of to stop birds from eatting the seed is to put hay over it it sort of protects the seed from the birds. Not sure if this will help or not but i thought i’d tell you =]

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