Are you wanting to create a Halloween Archway? I created one in a day and it is so easy to make with spooky and fabulous results.
If you want to improve the first impressions of your home during this spooky season you could make Halloween arches for your front lawn, front yard, or front porch. This would also be great as a haunted house archway. This is an easy DIY outdoor project and the good news is it uses very simple affordable materials. You can also have so much fun customizing your archway. So let’s get started
I’m here at my parent’s house and this is their walkway. I will be creating some outdoor decorations for this Halloween season and today I will be showing you how to make a Halloween archway.
Halloween Archway Materials
Halloween Archway Video
Halloween Archway instructions
1. Hammer Your Stakes into place
What I have here are just some broom handles from the dollar store. I’m going to map them out approximately where I want my arching to go on either side and I can easily adjust these when it’s time to pound them down. I’m going to hammer it into the ground and just continue this process until I have them all hammered into place
Now that all the stakes are pounded down we’re going to be able to continue with the next step.
2. Paint the pool noodles
Next, I have a ton of pool noodles and I’m going to start building the arch. We’re going to be starting with four black pool noodles. If you can’t find black pool noodles you can always go to your local hardware store or home depot and look for insulation tubing.
You can also use rust-oleum black spray paint on the pool noodles. Make sure to remove the tags from all the pool noodles.
3. Tape the pool noodles together
As you can see here I used a hot glue gun, but it melted a little bit. The best way to fix this is to reinforce all the pool noodles with some duct tape to make sure it’s nice and solid.
Here’s a look at the pool noodle taped up and now we’re ready for the next step.
4. Spray pool noodle with stone spray paint
I could leave the pool noodles black but I’m going to use some rust-oleum stone spray on top.
5. Assemble the arches
I bought some pex pipe to reinforce the arch and I slid it through the pool noodles and attached it to the broom handle on one side. I slid the pool noodle down over the entire thing then lifted the arch over the top attached the pex pip on the other side and slid the pool noodle down.
I did this to all three archways.
6. Add some lights
Next, I staked the solar panel for my solar lights into the ground where I get full sun and wound the lights over the archway.
7. Add spiderweb
You could leave the archway just like this or add some embellishments like spider webs, a happy Halloween sign, or the grim reaper.
Here is the finished product and I can’t wait to show you at night.
Trick or treat and I hope this inspires you to build an archway of your own.
If you don’t want to build your own Halloween archway you could purchase an inflatable archway or inflatable outdoor Halloween decoration.
You might want to check out some of my best outdoor Halloween Decorations.
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Barbara at Mantel and Table says
This is such a great idea Chas! So perfect for Halloween – or any celebration. Another fabulous use for pool noodles! 🙂 Thanks as always for the inspiration!
You are so sweet, thank you so much Barbara 🙂
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
This is such a cute idea for Halloween Chas. It’s amazing what you can do with a swimming pool noodle!
Thank you so much Kim
Lourdes Varela says
Hi Chas! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your spooky archway! I’m in the process of making a pumpkin and I hope to be finished with it soon so I can try your archway too! Keep creating and have a safe and Happy Halloween!!