Weeks from now, we’ll be starting to celebrate one of the most interesting and scary occasions of the year — Halloween! This is the time of the year that kids can collect tons of candies from trick or treating and when anyone can wear a geeky or scary (or both) outfit without being weird. But also, this is the time of the year when we start making our houses look creepy and spooky. Have you thought about your halloween decorations for the year? How about making DIY Halloween decorations to make the activity more fun? What’s best about this is, it’s something you can do together with family and friends!
Just like choosing a Halloween costume, looking for DIY Halloween decorations can be a challenge, especially if you’re (too) competitive and are looking to have the spookiest house in the street.
Are you having a hard time looking for the best DIY Halloween decorations? Fret not — or at least not yet — because we’ve put together a massive collection of DIY Halloween decorations you can choose from, offering various kinds of creepy ideas that may tickle your fancy.
Take a look at them here:
1. Crazy Bonez Skeleton Halloween Decor
Integrate a life-size skeleton into your home decor and surprise your visitors. You can let this skeleton stand or sit to let it pose with how you like it. You can display this spooky skeleton, which is part of the crazy bones skeleton line, together with other sketelon decorations you already have.
Start preparing for halloween and display this spooky skeleton by getting it here.
2. Spooky Skeleton Hands
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If you want to integrate more creepy body parts into your DIY Halloween indoor decor, these spooky skeleton hands is another idea. These are not just any other skeleton hands, because it glows, too!
To create these glowing skeleton hands, you just need jars, latex gloves, a Sharpie and flameless LED tealights. Doing this DIY Halloween decoration is very easy and will only take a few hours. See how it’s done here.
3. Black Bats Spiders Window Clings Decals Stickers for Halloween
Don’t leave your windows behind in your Halloween decors. By placing these stickers, it will give the illusion of flying bats and webs with crawling spiders with these Halloween sticker decals. This DIY Halloween decor sticker set comes with 87 pieces of stickers to so you can give a haunted feel to all your windows.
4. Creepylicious Halloween Bottle with Eye
Do you want to have more of those unique DIY Halloween indoor decor to display? Here are home-designed wine bottles with creepy eyes, which you can integrate with your dining Halloween decoration. Why would you leave the dining area behind when it can aid giving a little spook to your visitors while dining.
5. DIY Creepy Hand Soap for Halloween
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Don’t leave out any part of the house with your DIY Halloween decorations. Bring the creepiness up a notch by creating your own creepy hand soap in the bathroom. All you need are plastic bugs and your good old bottle of hand soap. Display these in the bathroom and voila, you have a halloween display in the bathroom!
6. Halloween Ghost Creepy Skull Hanging Decorations
A huge ghost can be an interesting addition to your Halloween decor at home.This halloween decoration is easy to install, just tie this 14-feet ghost on a tree, your front porch, or even in your living room. The ghost decoration is made of polyester with a skeleton mask that completes the creepy effect. Place it in a dim spot for added scare.
7. Severed Head DIY Halloween Decoration
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How about adding a shocking and spooking severed head DIY Halloween indoor decoration? Imagine your guests entering the house and seeing this severed head, it could cause goosebumps, don’t you think?
Doing this DIY Halloween indoor decoration will even make you express your creativity by using your own ideas for the severed head’s face. You will only need a few materials from a DIY shop in your neighborhood and a little effort. More details on how to do it here.
8. Witch Halloween Decorations with Glowing Eyes
This is not your ordinary witch decor. It’s a life-size 6-feet tall scary witch. On top of being a life-sized witch, it also has glowing eyes for added effect. This witch is probably one of the best witch DIY halloween decorations you can find. You can leave her on the front porch or leave her a spot in the living room, it’s all upto you. Buying this will definitely give your family and visitors a scare.
9. Halloween Decorations Cocoon Corpse with LED Skull Eyes
Scare your neighbors with a dead corpse, or at least what seems to be a dead corpse with this life-size 72-inch corpse halloween decor. The corpse itself, with its realistic bloodstains and spider cover, might already scare most. But if that alone does not work, another surprise may come to them as it will flash its red skull eyes and bring horrible screams when the corpse senses sounds approaching.
10. Enchanting DIY Halloween Lanterns
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Add a little color in your homes’ Halloween indoor decorations through these DIY lanterns. All you need are unused jars, spray paint, tea light candles and a few more materials for the design. There are various ways on how you can make the design on these jars, find out more here.
11. Halloween Zombie Face and Arms Lawn Stakes
When decorating your home, it would be nice not to leave out your lawn area!. Why? It presents an untapped opportunity to surprise your visitors before they even get on your doorstep.
Here’s one way to do that. Get one of these green zombie head and arms, which can give the camouflage effect to your lawn. A surprise awaits if they suddenly see or feel the head and arms close by their foot. It’s a perfect way to spook your visitors that come walking towards your front door, right?
12. DIY Tortured Candles for Halloween Decorations
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Light up your living area with this bloody tortured candles. All you need is some white candles, drip some wax from red candles and maybe pin up some tacks for added dramatic effect. See more details here.
13. Faceless Dark Hanging Grim Reaper DIY Halloween Decoration
If you think Casper and ghost designs are now overrated, how about opting for a floating faceless grim reaper instead? Yes, the very personification of death can give a good scare when included into your Halloween decoration.
This grim reaper decor stands (or floats) five-feet tall and comes with this scary hand that can give the haunting effect to those that come close to it. These hands are adjustable, too, to allow you to make the effect that you want. For best results, place it at a dim area of the house for a more spooking surprise.
14. DIY Pumpkins Papercraft SculptureHalloween Decorations
Jack O’lanterns are the stars of the Halloween season. And since they’re almost anywhere during Halloween, you can make yours stand out with these DIY pumpkin papercraft scupture. These are not your typical Jack O’lantern plastic buckets, these are modern-looking Jack O’lanterns that you can create by yourself through the provided printable pattern.
On top of the pattern, you’ll just need a few art materials, such as paper, scissors, cutter and glue. As long as you carefully follow the instructions, you’ll be successful in making these cute DIY Halloween decoration crafts. For added accent, choose a uniquely designed paper and add an LED tea light when you display it. Get your pattern here now.
15. Ghost Garland Fall Decor
Opting for a light and a cute spook? Then, this Halloween ghost garland might be a great addition to your DIY Halloween decorations.
This handmade Halloween decor includes six burlap ghosts tied using jute twine. You have the option to move the ghosts to bring them together or to allow more space between each cute ghosts to make it fit to any space you want to put it in.
16. Halloween Skeleton Yard Art Set
Thinking of what to design in your front yard for the Halloween? How about letting skeletons emerge from your front yard, or at least make it appear like that with these skeleton yard skeleton set.
This DIY Halloween decor set comes with life-size skeletons and skulls, as well as mini dinosaurs and dogs. These skeletons are made of while plastic and wooden stakes that are durable to allow you to reuse it for the upcoming years. The package also comes with installation instructions to make the spooking easier for you.
17. DIY Hanging Cage Halloween Prop
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Looking for more ways to use your artistic skills in your Halloween decorations? Instead of going for displaying those Halloween props you bought, you can step up your display by making these DIY hanging cages. You’ll only need old laundry baskets, together with a few inexpensive items, such as zip ties and plastic chains, from the Dollar Store. More details on how to do this creative DIY Halloween decoration here.
18. Halloween Table Decor
If you want to display more cute DIY Halloween decors instead for a kid-friendly Halloween, these Halloween decorations fits the bill. Choose among the five designs — Jack O’lantern, Frankenstein, white ghost or Dracula. Another option is to purchase them a set. You can either display these 4×4 designed tiles on a table or prop it on a wall. Good news, these tiles are also waterproof, chip proof and fade proof, allowing you to reuse them for other upcoming Halloween events.
Get these cute DIY Halloween decorations here.
19. Black Bats Wall Decoration for Halloween
You can also transform your home into a creepy bat cave and place these 3D bat stickers on your walls. Yes, they’re in 3D, which means these stickers have elevated wings and not just stick to the wall surface.
This sticker set includes 120 pieces of bats in different shapes that intends to provide a realistic look on your walls. You can also stick them on other furnitures or areas in the house, like the refrigerator door, stair case and curtains among others.
20. Scary Halloween Ghost Hanging Decoration for Indoor or Outdoor
This ghost hanging decor could serve as a nice backdrop to your indoor or outdoor halloween party. Or even if you’re not hosting a Halloween party, you can also use this for your Halloween design at home. This decor, which will stand 13 feet tall, is so huge, it won’t go unnoticed.
21. Spider Web Halloween Party Banner
Having a Halloween party for the kids? This 8-feet spider banner can be a nice and cute addition to your DIY Halloween decorations. Not too scary, but still allowing you to have that Halloween spirit in the room or house. The spider banner can also be customized to allow to fit in the space you intend to put it on.
22. Hanging Lighted Glowing Witch Hat Halloween Decorations
Halloween does not always have to be dark and scary. This Halloween, we can magically turn hats into lighting decorations if we want to.
These lightning hats could possibly be the most unique DIY Halloween decorations on display on your front yard. You can make Halloween bright and fun with this 33ft 48-LED string lights in front of your home. And it comes in four alternating colors!
23. Pumpkin Water Tower Figurine Halloween Accessories for Village Collections
Are you someone who collects Halloween figurines or you’re simply looking for some nice additions to your indoor Halloween decorations? Whatever your purpose is, this pumpkin water tower figurine is a good purchase for the Halloween season.
Look at how it blends with the other Halloween decorations; that looks like a pretty good addition, won’t you agree?
24. Life-Size Hanging Talking Witch Decorations
We’re not done with the witches just yet. This scary purple witch can watch over your house and effectively scare your neighbors. If the appearance of the witch doesn’t scare them enough, there will be a surprise once the witch has been touched. It would surprisingly light up its eyes, scream and say a few scary words.
25. Fun Express Realistic Feathered Crows
Crows have become associated with Halloween due to its creepy howls and stares. Having said that, adding a few real-looking crows can be a great accent to your DIY Halloween decorations. Maybe perch it on a corpse ( a fake one, hopefully) on the lawn for some dramatic effect.
26. Spanish Moss Apothecary Jars
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Aiming for one of those classy DIY Halloween decorations? These Spanish moss apothecary jars could fit in the requirement. Whether you’re aiming for the Jack O’lantern, witches or skeleton theme, these jars can help give the Halloween vibe to your living room!
27. Three Realistic Looking Hairy Spiders with Giant Halloween Spider Web
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s arachnophobe friend won’t be pleased to see this.
Get ready to surprise the kids sneaking around the house with these realistic-looking hairy spiders lounging on the 11 feet of web. This DIY Halloween decor would be a great compliment to most of the general Halloween theme you may introduce to your house. You can also put it on a tree for your outdoor decoration.
28. DIY Stand-Alone Ghosts
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Make your own cute standalone ghosts in your home in preparation for the Halloween. You’ll only need a fabric-stiffened cheesecloth, water balloons (or any other round object) and a cup or a bottle. Add some googly eyes (or draw more creey-looking eyes) for your ghosts and you’re all set. Find the complete instructions here.
29. Cool DIY Jack O’Lanterns with Candles for Halloween
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How about creating your Jack O’lanterns out of papier-mâché, put it in a prime spot in the house and light up a tea light candle inside and you’re now ready for Halloween.
30. Cool DIY Skull Vase Decor for Halloween
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Your Halloween display can be more than just a decoration. You can create your own skull and pumpkin decorations that can also serve as a vase and a candy display for your visitors. Check it out if you want to see more about how it’s done.
31. Plastic Pumpkin Arch Entry Way
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Collect tons of Jack O’lantern buckets and bring them together to make an arch for your door for this coming Halloween. Craftymorning gave tips on how you can add lights to this pretty door design.
32. Glowing Plastic Jack O’lantern Totem
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Or here’s another creative take in bringing together Jack O’lanterns: build a totem! Probably something you can display by the door step or even indoors, at a spot in your living area, perhaps.
To create this, collect five Jack O’lanterns, a witch hat (you can find used ones or buy them at the Dollar Store), garden stakes and white lights. This project would also require you to have or borrow a power drill, as well as skills to us it.
In a nutshell, the idea is to stack the five Jack O’lantern pails and place them steadily together, and install the lights inside them for a glowing effect. Complete details on how to put this together can be found here.
33. Boo Pumpkins DIY Halloween Decor
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Why go for the regular foam pumpkin displays when you can have something better? Add a twist to those ordinary pumpkins to make an extraordinary design such as these Boo pumpkins. See how it’s done here.
34. Easy and Fast DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch
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Here’s a fun way to add DIY Halloween decorations in your home while creating a fun way to offer candies to kids joining the trick or treat.
So these are not just any Jack O’lantern balloons. They are stuffed with candies and treats, too! All you need are orange balloons, some candies, a Sharpie and green party fringes for accent. You can find the very easy process here.
35. Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor DIY Halloween Outdoor Decor
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Have you considered adding some Halloween flair to your garden? Yes, this is an opportunity you can tap into for your DIY Halloween decorations. This could work best on your front lawn for visitors and passers-by to see.
One idea is to personify your bushes and add googly eyes to them. One idea to do do this is by purchasing some of those Jack O’lantern buckets and use some paint and creativity to make it spooky. See how it’s done here.
36. DIY Halloween Wreath with Crows
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While wreath decorations are mostly associated with the Christmas holidays, that doesn’t mean you can’t do one for the Halloween. After all, it would be nice to have some welcoming Halloween decor on your front door, right?
This Halloween wreath won’t cost you much. You just need to look around for twigs, hunt down some crow toys at the Dollar Store and get some glue. Complete directions to do this wreath are here.
37. Easy Fabric Scrap Halloween Garland
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Since Halloween is also about candies and treats, how about making some cute candy garland as part of your DIY Halloween indoor decorations?
This would be cute and fun especially if you have kids or are welcoming kids in the house. You just need a few sewing tools, aluminum foil and a Halloween inspired fabric, along with some basic sewing skills. It’s something cute and timely for the season that you can prop up the wall or hang on the stair case. More details on how to do it here.
38. Spooky DIY Halloween Yard
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If you have a lot of space to work around on your yard, it could be an interesting idea to utilize this space and make a full blown DIY Halloween outdoor decorations. This could be a nice activity for the family, too!
I’m talking about turning your yard into a graveyard-looking space, at least for the Halloween season. You’ll mostly work on sheets of ply wood and wood beams, so some basic carpentry skills would help. Other creative members of the family can help with the painting and the scribbles and drawings, too! See how this can be done through this link.
39. Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries
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If you’re looking for more options, here’s another take on Halloween jars. This time, mason jars will be used for these indoor DIY Halloween decorations. See how these can be done through this link.
40. Mercury Glass Halloween Mason Jar
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Here’s another cute DIY Halloween indoor decoration project you can probably do with the kids. Just look for mason jars around the house, get some mirror spray paint, vinyl stickers for the design and some tea light candles, preferably the flameless ones.
It’s pretty easy to do and you’ll find out more about it here.
41. DIY Halloween Punch Bowl
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Here’s another cute and fun DIY Halloween idea that’s very simple and easy to do: vinyl bat designs on your punch bowls and glassware. Adding Halloween accents into the kitchen would be a really fun way to celebrate the Halloween season, especially if you’re decorating the house, it could chime in with your Halloween house theme. Could be fun for your guests, too!
This would be easier if you own a Cricut Explore, which lets you print your own vinyl stickers. Another option is to buy those vinyl stickers. If you’re keen to do this, here’s how.
42 . DIY Halloween Candy Jar
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We’re not over with the jar ideas just yet!
Preparing for trick or treat and/or decorating your house for the Halloween? You can actually prepare your treats with this DIY Halloween candy jar. You’ll need a teracotta pot and saucer, a glass bowl, a small knob and a few accents to design your candy jar. Find out how it’s done here and prepare your candies for the trick or treat.
43. DIY Halloween Spell Book
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Creating your home as a witch’s house this Halloween could be a workable idea. To complete the witch house theme, why not create DIY spell books to display indoors? You may have a book shelf in the common area or a table top that you can use to show these off.
To do this DIY Halloween decoration, you can look for old books stacked in your attic, maybe, tissue paper, and some art materials, like paint brushes, glue and scissors. You can also buy some accents to help with the effect. The idea is to create a creepy-looking book cover for the books to easily associate it with the Halloween theme.
If you want to know the step-by-step process in achieving this, check this out.
44. Halloween DIY magnetic spiders
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These little spiders can give a little more detail to your DIY Halloween decoration at home. You can place these on the door or refrigerator and other areas you find fit.
To do this, you’ll need some tiny plastic spiders, some magnetic sheets, glue and a little creativity. Need some help in doing this? Get more details here.
45. Easy 5-minute DIY Halloween Toilet Roll Bat Buddies Craft
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Before tossing out those toilet roll cartons, make them useful by making cute DIY Halloween indoor decorations with those. For this Halloween, you can turn these toilet roll cartons into cute bats as decorations. The process will only take three step, through simple cutting and glueing, which means you can do these with the kids. Find out more about the easy process here.
46. DIY Halloween Witch Apothecary Potion Bottles
Image via: magiamia As you might have learned by now, unused jars and bottles can be useful tools for your unique Halloween decorations. You can again tap those unused containers to make these creepy-looking potion bottles.
How these apothecary potion bottles will be entirely dependent on your creativity. To bring these together, you’ll need some hot glue, sand paper, black and brown paint colors and brushes. The process is fairly simple and you can find out more about it here.
47. Cool Front House DIY Halloween Decor
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The front of the house is an opportunity to scare of people during Halloween. Because apart from getting candies and treats, scaring everyone is also the main goal for Halloween, right?
In this DIY Halloween decoration project, you’ll be turning the front of your house as the face of a huge monster. Once accomplished, this will make your house looking like a huge monster. The process won’t be difficult: the idea is to paste scary set of eyes and teeth on top of your front door. To do this, get some foam board, acrylic paint and screws from a nearby hardware store. Use your creativity to design the eyes and teeth on the foam board, cut them and screw them onto the front part of the house. Get the complete step-by-step process here.
48. Skeletons And More Skull Chandelier DIY Halloween Decorations
Up your Halloween indoor decoration game by getting this skeleton chandelier. This chandelier has 12 skulls each with LED candles. This carefully made home furnishing will definitely make a good accent in your Halloween decoration.
49. Scary Head in a Jar Halloween Decoration
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There’s a lot of fun in throwing pranks in the household especially during this Halloween season. Would you agree?
If yes, here’s an idea, if a family member opens the fridge in the middle of the night while trying to look for some midnight snack, how about surprising them with what looks like a decapitated head in a jar.
Doing it won’t be so hard. You just need a bit of photo editing skills, a printer (or have it printed with a friend), a huge jar and some food coloring. Doing this won’t take long. See the instructions here.
50. Decoupage DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars
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We’ve shown you how to make apothecary jars earlier, but we’d love to give you more options. Fynedesigns shared another version of doing apothecary jars, which you can include in your indoor Halloween decorations. These apothecary jars puts it a notch higher by adding some elements inside the jar, like eyeballs, rats and other insects and pests. This makes your apothercary section more like the witch’s lab.
To do this, choose the container of your choice, ideally a glass or transparent container, and a few art materials, such as decoupage glue, printed labels with creepy designs, food coloring and some plastic insects. See more about how it’s done here.
We hope this varied list of DIY Halloween decorations will help you decide on the theme and projects to work on for the upcoming Halloween season. If you have your own DIY Halloween creations, we’d love to hear from you! Please share it in the comments.
To compliment your decorations, don’t forget to check our list on awesome handmade Halloween costume aprons, or our top amazing star wars costumes, to fully complete your Halloween vibes.
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