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DIY Halloween Decor - Easy, Creepy, And Creative Projects

DIY Halloween Decor - Easy, Creepy, And Creative Projects

The countdown is on! Halloween is on the way, and it's time to get together all the essentials for your DIY decoration projects. Most of the following projects are simple, with just a couple of exceptions for those of you who want to go above and beyond. 

Keep reading for some awesome DIY Halloween decor ideas that are great for inside and outside the house!
 

Black Paper Flowers

DIY Halloween Decor - Black Paper Flowers
Country Living

These black paper flowers make a great centerpiece for your dining table and are perfect in pots to line your outdoor steps. They are easy enough to make by yourself, and they're an even better family activity. Place several bouquets of fake flowers in vases all around the house for an easy Halloween party decoration DIY. Follow the simple directions to give your living space a soft, gothic home decor touch.

Potion Bottles

DIY Halloween Decor - Potion Bottles
Crafty in Crosby


If you want to feel like you're living in a real-life Halloween town, make these potion bottles! Here you can find instructions and printable bottle labels to do this project in no time. You can customize your potion bottles by gluing on fake spiders, twine, miniature skeletons, and skulls accessories. Fill each bottle with a mixture of water and food coloring for different colored "poisons" or place an emergency candle in the bottle openings. If you decide to go the candle route, drip red or black wax onto the top of the bottle for an eerie detail.

Floating Candles

DIY Halloween Decor - Floating Candles
Harry Potter Party Ideas


If you want to feel like you're living in a real-life Halloween town, make these potion bottles! Here you can find instructions and printable bottle labels to do this project in no time. You can customize your potion bottles by gluing on fake spiders, twine, miniature skeletons, and skulls accessories. Fill each bottle with a mixture of water and food coloring for different colored "poisons" or place an emergency candle in the bottle openings. If you decide to go the candle route, drip red or black wax onto the top of the bottle for an eerie detail.

Spooky Soap

DIY Halloween Decor - Spooky Soap
Little Bins for Little Hands
 

This craft is excellent whether you're planning a Halloween party or you just want to add some scary details to your soap! Use any hand soap and pop in skull beads, bat confetti, pumpkin, and black cat cut-outs. Add more detail by adding fall-colored ribbon, like rustic reds and burnt orange, tied in a bow near the soap pump.

Ghost Garland

DIY Halloween Decor - Ghost Garland
Design, Dining and Diapers

Another craft that's suitable for the indoors and outdoors is this adorable ghost garland! For anyone who likes cute Halloween decor over scary, this is for you. Simply wrap the white fabric around lantern string lights, tie on some white string to distinguish the ghost head, and draw on a spooky face with a black permanent marker! Complement this decor with unique ghost costumes.
 

Candy Corn Candles

DIY Halloween Decor - Candy Corn Candles
HGTV

First off, stop hating on the candy corn, alright? It's delicious, and I don't care what anyone says. If you're one of those people that can't stand the taste, though, they can be put to good use in a candle holder. Just fill up a gothic glass vase with candy corn (if you can manage to sacrifice any) and place a candle in the pile of sweets.

Glowing Eyes

DIY Halloween Decor - Glowing Eyes
The Meta Picture

You never knew that toilet paper rolls had this much use until now, did you? All you need to do is cut out eye shapes in a paper towel or toilet paper roll and insert a glow stick for this project. Place these glowing eyes in bushes outside the house to keep people from stealing all of your Halloween candy you left out, or use them as a creepy nightlight in the bathroom or kitchen.

Skull Wreath

DIY Halloween Decor - Skull Wreath
Tried and True

Another great, inexpensive DIY outdoor decor for Halloween is a sparkling skull wreath. All you need are as few or as many styrofoam skulls as you want (you can snag these from the dollar store), thin but sturdy wire, ribbon, and hot glue. 

  

Halloween Lanterns

DIY Halloween Decor - Halloween Lanterns
Adventure in a Box

This project is a little bit more involving than the previous one, but you only need a few items to make it work. Pick up spray paint in the color of your choice, glass jars, a paint marker, and print out the designs. These lanterns are great for unique, dim lighting inside and out. 
 

Magnetic Spiders

DIY Halloween Decor - Magnetic Spiders
Delia Creates

Do you love cheap DIYs? All you need is plastic spiders, magnet strips, scissors, and a hot glue gun for this simple idea. If you don't have any magnetic surfaces to put these faux spiders on, glue the spiders onto a piece of paper as a base. You can then stick some solid double-sided tape or command strips on the other side of the paper to allow the spiders to adhere to multiple surfaces.
 

Pebble Monsters

DIY Halloween Decor - Pebble Monsters
Morning Creativity
 

How cute are these?! These pebble monsters are a great activity for kids and adults alike. Let your creativity run free with your monster designs. Just dip a rock or pebble in acrylic paint, let it dry, draw on a mouth, and glue on some googly eyes. Voila, you have an afternoon project that's so easy you can snack on some fall treats during it.

Chicken Wire Ghost

DIY Halloween Decor - Chicken Wire Ghost
This Old House

Last but certainly not least, this wire ghost is nothing short of amazing! This DIY is the most difficult, but it only involves chicken wire. It'll cost about $20 and should last you quite a while, so if you have several hours to spare, it's worth a shot! These wire ghosts look fantastic and more realistic, from afar. Place one or two in your front yard so people can see them as they drive or walk by. Follow the instructions here for everything you need to know!

 

Which of these DIYs do you like to try? Any other ideas? We'd love to hear from you- let us know in the comments below!

 

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