Spooky season is here! There’s only one way to celebrate: turning your home into a ghastly Halloween haven. And while you could drop tons of money on store-bought décor, why not try your hand on some homecooked decorations? Take these DIY Halloween décor projects for a spin this spooky season to get your ghoulish vibes right.
Empty Bottle Candlestick Holders
Take any empty bottle, spray paint it matte black, then insert a candlestick in the opening. Now you’ve got spooky flickers of candlelight!
Paper Bats & Cats
Cut out silhouettes of bats, cats, half-moons, and other creepy imagery using black paper, then stick them to the outside of windows throughout your house – they look great and are easy to make!
Flex your sewing muscles with this nifty project that turns your favorite throw pillows into adorably creepy monsters.
Foam balls, toothpicks, some paint, and a few more crafts are all you need to make these oversized spiders.
Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! Creating your own frothing cauldron is a breeze. Just take a cast-iron Dutch oven and mix in a little water and dry ice and voila!
Want to make your home feel truly haunted? Follow these simple instructions to make a bunch of friendly ghosts that’ll light up your home with spooky charm.
Instead of carving up your pumpkins, try decorating them with other crafts: gemstones, glitter, masks, and more.
Let trick ‘r treaters know exactly what kind of house they’re approaching with this custom pumpkin archway out front.
Take some white crepe paper, adhesive putty, and some scissors to transform your front door into a macabre mummy. If you want more silly than spooky, add some googly eyes.
Take any store-bought cake and add some white frosting to a frosting piping bag (or make your own with a sealable freezer bag) to layer spiderwebs on the exterior. Stick some small novelty spiders on top of the webs and you’ve got a chilling yet delicious spider cake!
Spruce up your front lawn with these wicked witch legs. A few crafts and some elbow grease are all you need for these witchy bush decorations.
Trees from Another Dimension
Those aren’t any ordinary trees in your yard – at least not when you give them a set of ghoulish eyes! Draw some pupils on a fluorescent foam circle to create the eyes, then stick them to your trees with double stick tape.
Mason Jar Ghosts
Turn mason jars into g-g-g-g-ghosts! Hit them with some glass spray paint and affix some googly eyes to the front and bam, you’ve got ghosts.
Festive cheer comes in the form of a giant piece of candy corn with this craft. Except this one isn’t edible – it’s a pinata!
Keep ghastly prisoners in line with these homemade hanging cage props. Follow this guide to make your own!
Set the spooky mood with these DIY candle holders made with plaster novelty skulls.
These nifty pieces of décor may look like something you’d drop $15 on at a big-box store, but you can make them on your own for less!
How adorable are these DIY hanging bats? All you need are black socks, hot glue, crafting foam, and a few more supplies to craft your own.