20 Best DIY Halloween Decorations and Ideas

20 Best DIY Halloween Decorations and Ideas

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Mix and match pumpkins

DIY Halloween decorations mix and match pumpkins
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What we love about this setup is that you can put it up anytime during the fall and it will still be Halloween-appropriate. Using a mix of real, fake and wax pumpkins in different colors looks really modern. Light candles for an even spookier scene.

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Scary flower arrangement

DIY Halloween decorations, flower arrangements, table scene
Inspired by design

Would you like to have some spooky flowers? Use moody colors and some skeletal hands that pop. With a table cover featuring skulls and a very well placed knife, you’ll definitely add a little spookiness to your celebration.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.


Copper foil Halloween wreath

DIY Halloween decorations banner
Lemon thorn

Simple but still very festive, this gorgeous garland will look just as beautiful hanging on the wall as it would on a fireplace mantel. It won’t take long if you have a Cricut cutting tool.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Thistle.

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Central dose

DIY Halloween Decorations Potions Centerpiece
Polkadot chair

Grab the empty bottles and jars lying around the house! Because all you have to do is label them with all the creepy ingredients you might need for a potion and set them together for a fun decorative centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.


Shadow gourd

DIY Halloween Decorations, Pumpkin Shadow
Crazy little projects

Carve the center of the faux pumpkin and build spooky scenes to place inside. Add tea lights to finish the look. Bonus: Get the kind that flashes to make it extra scary.

Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects.

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A fireplace filled with pumpkins

Halloween Decorations DIY Pumpkin Fireplace
DIY studio

An easy way to feel festive? Pumpkin pile! Just add a string of bats to make it feel more like Halloween than fall. Choosing a range of colors gives it more dimension.

Get the tutorial at DIY studio.

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Skeleton wall art

Halloween Decorations DIY Skeleton Wall Art
Alice and Louis

Why choose one type of skeleton when you can get a set to really set the scene? Add a little orange between the black and white to finish the look.

Get the tutorial at Alice and Louis.


Black and white mantel

Halloween Decorations DIY Plaid Shelf

We love the rustic-chic look of this black and white gingham fabric! Add stripes and silver pumpkins, and your fireplace mantel will be the most unique on the block.

Get the tutorial at Landeelu.


“The Witch in the Pumpkin.”

Halloween decorations diy pumpkin witch
Average but inspiring

How cute would this pumpkin be to welcome anyone (dare!) who enters your front door? You can completely flip it when you’re not home too! Now grab the glue gun and tell them the witch exists.

Get the average but inspiring tutorial.

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Paper bats

Halloween decorations DIY paper bats
Really beautiful

Let’s face it: Adding bats anywhere in the house is probably one of the easiest ways to make it look like Halloween. What’s even easier is that you can download a template and cut it within minutes.

Get the tutorial at Really beautiful.

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Entrance wreaths

Diy halloween decoration wreaths
The house that Lars built

Sure you can add one wreath and be done with it. Or you can add a combination and feel even more festive! Mix shapes, colors, and words to add lots of visual interest.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Build.


Glow in the dark pumpkins

DIY Halloween decorations glow in the dark pumpkins
Pumpkin and princess

Decorating pumpkins for Halloween is a no-brainer, but we love the added flair of making them glow in the dark. Get some black pumpkins and they’ll light up that spooky green glow when the sun goes down.

Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin and a Princess.

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Bat wreath

Halloween decorations DIY bat wreath
The little red window

These bats are literally circling your house! Add to your door, wall or window with three simple supplies: craft paper, acrylic paint and a Styrofoam wreath. Grab some glitter paper for a little sparkle!

Get the tutorial at Little Red Window.


Hula hoop spider web

DIY Spider Web Hula Hoop Halloween Decorations
Over the big moon

Who knew that hula hooping was more than just a children’s game? The web is created on the inside from threads that are then sprayed. Add a spider in the middle, and you’re ready to build!

Get the tutorial at Over the Big Moon.


Cobwebs are scary

Halloween Decorations DIY Cobweb Shelf
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One of the easiest things you can do is add faux cobwebs over existing pieces like a mirror, shelf, and sconces. We love the added skeletons and skulls for extra creepiness, too.

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Berry Halloween Wreath

Halloween decorations diy wreath
This is what Che said

If you’re in the mood to decorate but don’t feel like creeping yourself up too much, pick up this decorative wreath! The shades of purple, orange and black look like super Halloween but don’t be put off in the spooky department.

Get the tutorial at That’s What Che Said.


Skull vase

DIY Halloween Decorations Skull Vase
Fun thought

It wouldn’t be a proper list of Halloween decorations without at least one skull vase. All you have to do is buy a plastic skull and sculpt the top part of it. You can alternate seasonal flowers indoors as you like.

Get the tutorial at The Merrythink.


Colorful ghosts

DIY Halloween decorations colorful ghosts
Oh Sam

Another way to feel spooky enough without being creepy is to make more colorful decorations. Get some old prints with orange as the main color and make some hanging ghosts!

Get the tutorial at Aww Sam.

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Halloween candles are easy to make

Candles diy halloween decorations
It’s always autumn

Admit it, you probably have some white candles hanging around the house somewhere. Make them part of your holiday in less than ten minutes by using sticker paper to stick on festive shapes in different colors. Then light up the night!

Get the tutorial at It’s Always Autumn.


Magnetic spiders

DIY Magnetic Spiders Halloween Decorations
Delia creates

Crawling spiders are easier than you think and are versatile for decorating. Place them all around your front door around a seasonal wreath or cover an entire wall if you like!

Get the tutorial at Delia Creates.

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