Halloween Decor & DIY Ideas
Halloween is another great time to be creative with your decorations. I asked some blogger friends for help with decor and DIY ideas for Halloween and as usual, they did NOT disappoint!
Get ready to make a list of favorites and get crafty!
These Scrap Wood Spiders from The Inspired Workshop are absolutely fabulous. Not only are they cute, they are made from scrap wood and old bouncy balls. And we know that I’m all about using what you have!
Pumpkins are life when it comes to Fall/Halloween decor. These Wine Cork Pumpkins from Love Your Real Life are so easy to make and customize.
Flowers always make things festive, but Sustain My Craft Habit goes a step further by making Pine Cone Flowers AND painting them in Halloween colors!
Mason jars make a great vehicle for candles, drinks, gifts, or just about anything you can think of. These candy-filled Halloween Mason Jars from Happiest Camper are perfect for parties!
Sometimes it’s the littlest details that make your decorations pop! This Spooky Halloween Soap from Drug Store Divas is the perfect way to add that “something extra.” I’m going to make some with glitter and all black spiders!
You don’t need a Bat Cave to have a Bat Wall. A Country Girl’s Life made these awesome printable bats to hang on her wall and now you can too!
How do you make a tissue dance?? You put a little boogie in it!! This Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie from Crafts and Printables doesn’t need the tissues though. He can get down on his own!
Food is my favorite part of any party and what better way to serve it than this Double Sided Halloween Serving Tray! Craft and Sparkle shows you how to make a dual function tray that can serve more than one holiday. I think it would just as cute to use in your decor!
Ooooo…it’s a ghost! A Country Girl’s Life is bringing her Halloween spirit with this adorable Yarn Ghost Garland.
Again, I just love the glass jar crafts. I save all of my jars to upcycle and these Halloween Painted Glass Jars from Chenee Today are a perfect addition to your Halloween theme!
Some Halloween decorations just NEED to be gross and nasty. Adventures of a Military Family of 8 is sharing this Oozing Blood Slime for just such an occasion!
I love jewelry and these Halloween Bottlecap Necklaces from One Simple Party are just the cutest things ever! They would also look adorable hanging on a Halloween themed tree!
Obviously, we’re big on homemade decorations in the That One Mom household and this Halloween Terrarium is a great way to use items you already have on hand. Or do as Crafts by Amanda does and use clearance items from your local dollar store or craft store!
Bats, bats, and more bats! You really can’t have enough. We saw a bat wall already, but these Printable Bat Templates from Lil Tigers give you different sizes and varieties that you can use to make window decor or a garland to hang!
Hocus Pocus quotes have gained popularity through the years. If you know, you just know. A Country Girl’s Life has a free Hocus Pocus SVG file that you can use with a Cricut or other vinyl cutter. Use it to decorate a mason jar like Country Girl did or add it to a sign, towel, or whatever else fits!
The great thing about Halloween is that you can go as simple or as extravagant as you like on decor. These sweet little Pumpkin Doorknob Hangers from Seam Whisperer would look great on the door, hanging on a Fall/Halloween Tree, or as part of a window swag. The best thing is that they are totally customizable with your fabric!
A Halloween cloche is a great way to make your Halloween Table decoration fit your own taste. A Visual Merriment shares her classy take on a Halloween tablescape using a cloche, some glittery pumpkins, and fairy lights!
Sometimes you just need to add a little creep factor to your wardrobe. What better way to do it than with these Halloween Skeleton Hair Clips from Finding Zest!
It’s no secret that I love printables and Two Pink Peonies shared a Witch Hat Printable that everyone needs! I would print them out on cardstock, cut and cover with black glitter, and then hang from fishing wire. They would also look great covered with a gothic style scrapbook paper and used as a part of the place settings on your Halloween table!
I love, love, love this Pumpkin Ice Bucket from The Diary of a Debutante!! It’s so swanky! If I were throwing a Halloween Masquerade Party, this would definitely be part of my decor.
Is it really Halloween if you don’t have ghosts and spider webs?? Skip To My Lou has some really cute paper projects for Halloween. (I shared the ghost on my Halloween Projects for Kids post.) This Paper Spider Web is perfect to decorate your Halloween windows!
Halloween decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some skeleton hands and candle holders, Finding Zest made this awesome Dollar Tree Halloween DIY.
We’re all about some treats around here and these Printable Halloween Treat Bags from Gathering Beauty are just too cute to pass up! They make fabulous trick or treats for the kiddos or fill them with a few treats and maybe a small gift card for the “Best Costume” winners at your party!
Steampunk has some awesome costume designs. I freely admit that. I’d never seen Steampunkins before though and now I’m in love! Huckleberry Life will show you how to make your own. The best part…you can use things you have around the house to customize them.
When the kids were smaller, we sometimes used store bought window clings to decorate. This tutorial from A Visual Merriment will teach you how to make your very own Spooky Halloween Silhouettes. This is a totally customizable DIY that will allow you to pick your level of Halloween-ness.
Do you like a little gore with your decor? Ann’s Entitled Life teaches us how to make a Zombie Blood Clot Tablecloth. I feel like you could take this a step further and use the tablecloths as curtains or tied around a pillow. Maybe even decorate the bathtub!!
Little Bins for Little Hands uses this Halloween 3D Paper Craft as a lesson for the kids, but I think it’s an awesome piece of art work for any Halloween display.
Every witch needs her spells and every spell needs a potion. Add these DIY Poison Bottles from Amy Lanham at DIY with Amy for a perfectly wicked display!
Spiders are not my thing, but I’m guilty of using them in my Halloween decor. Artsy Karma has a great DIY Spider Magnet tutorial that you can use to decorate your front door or refrigerator. It might be a great way to keep people out, because nobody wants to touch the spiders!
Gnomes have been all the rage for a while now. They look so cute and innocent, but are they really?!? You get to be the judge when you make your very own Witch Gnome from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Porch decor is awesome because it’s the first thing that people see when they come to visit and you can totally make it your own. There are no real rules when it comes to porch decor other than you need to be able to get to the door without tripping over anything! Making Manzanita will teach you how to make your own Halloween Porch Decorations using simple materials that you may already have on hand!
Here’s a great Haunted House Treat Box printable from the Printables Fairy. Use it in your decor OR fill up and hand out to the Trick or Treaters. Add some orange glitter to the windows and some black glitter accents for a more sparkly look!
A Felt Flower Halloween Wreath would look great on anyone’s door this season. The Crafting Nook will teach you how to make it. All you have to do is customize it with your own colors and accents!
Raise your hand if you ever played with Shrinky Dinks as a kid. Well, they’re back and these Shrinky Dink Halloween Earrings from Artsy Karma make the perfect accessory! The good news is that you can use your favorite Halloween clipart.
Pumpkin Apple Stamping is an art project from In the Kids Kitchen that uses a leftover apple and some paint to make pumpkins. These would be amazing on some kitchen towels or even cardstock. Change up the colors and add Jack-O-Lantern faces for a spooky art piece.
I’m pretty sure if you gave me these Halloween S’more Kits as a party favor or Trick or Treat goody, I’d come back more than once! The Soccer Mom Blog shows us how to put these together, as well as where to get some of the supplies.
Again, Spider Webs are an integral part of Halloween decor. While they are fascinating, they also add a scary element! This Spider Web Drawing Tutorial from The Kitchen Table Classroom will have you creating your own webbed masterpieces to display all Halloween season.
So these Washi Tape Pumpkins from Making Joy and Pretty Things are more fall-ish, but I wanted to share them anyway. It would be so very simple to change up your washi tape and convert them to a Halloween design. I would probably go with something glittery with lots of black, but that’s just me!
I believe we’ve discussed before how partial I am to using what you have. Thanks to The Crafting Nook for suggesting a way to upcycle used masking or packing tape rolls. These Upcycled Tape Roll Halloween Gifts can be used as decor for a party or as a special treat for the kids.
Again with the spiders! Okay, so these DIY Spider Lanterns from Bitz N Giggles are super cool. And creepy. These would totally look fabulous lining the entire sidewalk or as part of a Witch’s Apothecary!
Wood garlands go with anything and this Hocus Pocus Wood Garland from Artsy Fartsy Mama is a great complement to any Halloween decor. Plus, she gives some awesome tips for coloring beads!
Sometimes you just don’t feel like carving a pumpkin. For those who prefer paint or markers these DIY Laundry Jug Jack-O-Lanterns from The Soccer Mom Blog make a fabulous Halloween decor piece. Customize them with stickers, fabric, or whatever you have around the house.
It’s really amazing how many different ways people can come up with to decorate pumpkins. These Marbled Pumpkins with Resin from The Country Chic Cottage look like so much fun to decorate. I’d love to try these with really bright colored pumpkins!
The truth is that my mom is an awesomely fabulous artist. Unfortunately, I can barely draw a straight line and my family cringes when I get out the paint. Apparently I get it all over me or something and it drives them nuts. Crafty Art Ideas has shared this beautiful Watercolor Fall Pumpkin Tutorial and I think we should all try it and compare results! These would be beautiful in a black frame for Halloween and a brown frame for Thanksgiving. There’s just something about being able to repurpose those crafts!
Last, but not least, here’s another spider web DIY for everyone. This Spider Web Plate is actually super easy to make and if you mess up, the glitter will cover it!!
There are so many amazing Halloween decor ideas out there and I really appreciate my fellow bloggers sharing theirs with me. Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to try some DIY Halloween decorations that you can enjoy for many years to come!