31 DIY Halloween Decorations We Want to Make NOW

DIY Halloween decorations are a fabulous way to decorate your home in October in a unique and creative way. These 31 projects are simple but spooky ways to add spooky Halloween decor to your home!

DIY crafts are the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the month of October. Some of them are super easy, and many use materials that you can find in your house already.

Here are a few materials you may need for these Halloween DIY crafts:

Take a look at our favorite DIY Halloween Decorations and projects below!

1. Black Cat Garland

Use black straws as whiskers on this DIY Black Cat Garland project from Say Yes! While the cat faces were found pre-cut at Target, you can use black cardstock from Amazon to cut the face out yourself, too!

DIY Halloween Decorations: Black Cat Garland Banner

2. Sequin Polka Dot Pumpkins

Using some loose gold sequins, you can turn an ordinary pumpkin into a fabulous polka-dotted pumpkin for Halloween in this DIY project from Sugar and Cloth!

DIY Sequin Polka Dot Pumpkin Project

3. Dyed Cornhusk Witch Figures

I love this clever DIY witch figures made of dyed cornhusk in orange and black! Check out the project via Everyday Dishes.

DIY Halloween Decor -  Cornhusk Witch Figures

4. Creepy Coffin

How cool is this creepy stained coffin with the skeleton hands sticking out? DIY over at The House of Smiths!

DIY Creepy Stained Coffin - Halloween Decor via Thehouseofsmiths

5. Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks

This Crystal Ball Candlestick DIY project is awesome because it’s so creative! I have never seen such a cool and spooky Halloween decoration before – even better that you can make it yourself! Visit Flamingo Toes to see how it’s done. This is one of my favorite DIY Halloween decorations!

Spooky Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks DIY Halloween Decorations

6. Honeycomb Pumpkins

Tissue paper can work wonders, especially around Halloween! Check out A Beautiful Mess for this DIY Honeycomb Pumpkin tutorial plus more clever ways to work with tissue and crepe paper!

Honeycomb Pumpkins DIY Halloween Decor

7. Mesh Pumpkin Wreath

This 3-D mesh pumpkin wreath is a great way to add a pop of orange to your front door. Check out Crafts by Amanda for the instructions!

Mesh Pumpkin Wreath DIY Halloween Decor

8. Bloody Halloween Candles

If blood and gore are your thing during Halloween, then you’ll love making these bloody Halloween candles via Popsugar!

DIY Bloody Halloween Candles

9. Mini Hanging Ghosts

How adorable are these miniature hanging ghosts made from cheesecloth? Makoodle shows you how it’s done!

Mini Hanging Ghosts DIY Halloween Decor Projects

10. DIY Ghost Light

This minimal chic Halloween DIY is perfect for a Scandinavian home or someone who wants to keep Halloween decor a minimal affair. You take a giant Paper Lantern and give it two eyes and a mouth to create a spooky ghost light that isn’t too frightful, but in the holiday spirit nonetheless! Get the details from Kristi Murphy!

DIY Paper Lantern Ghost Light Halloween Decor

11. Black and White Halloween Garland

Another tutorial for the minimalists out there is this simple black and white Halloween garland from Kaley Ann.

DIY Black And White Halloween Garland

12. Gold Dollar Store Pumpkins

Don’t you love a good DIY project from Dollar Store finds? These plastic pumpkins become elegantly gold using some inexpensive and multi-purpose gold spray paint. I’ve seen many DIY tutorials using gold spray paint so I think it’s a good investment! Hip2Save has the idea.

DIY Gold Dollar Store Pumpkin

13. Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

Here’s a Halloween decor idea you don’t see every day. These floating witch hats are illuminated, making it seem like a spell has been cast on your front porch! Head over to Polka Dot Chair to see how it’s done! This is without a doubt one of the most mystical and unique DIY Halloween decorations!

DIY Halloween Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

14. DIY Halloween Mantel

A few odds and ends from your yearly Halloween decor stash can come together to create the most beautiful Halloween mantel! Inspired by Charm shows you the way.

DIY Stylish Halloween Mantel

15. DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger

If you won’t be at home for this Halloween, then leave some treats for the neighborhood kids using this DIY Halloween candy door hanger from Cherished Bliss! With a pumpkin mouth to store the goods, this DIY project is sure to wow everyone who comes across it!

DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger

16. Black Trash Bag Spiderweb

This DIY project uses something you more than likely already have in your house – a large black trash bag! How About Orange came up with the clever idea to make spiderwebs out of this everday household item!

DIY Black Trash Bag Spiderweb For Halloween

17. DIY Bat Branch Centerpiece

This is an ultra chic DIY Halloween project from The Sweetest Occasion. I love the idea of putting little black bats into a large branch centerpiece – very spooky yet elegant!

DIY Bat Branch Centerpiece For Halloween
Halloween DIY Bat Branch Centerpiece Project

18. Skull Candle Holder DIY

Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess come up with the most creative DIY Halloween Decor projects and this one is no exception! This skull candle holder DIY is so chic I can see it being used even after Halloween is over!

Skull Candle Holder DIY Halloween Decor

19. DIY Halloween Garlands

These garlands from No Biggie are fun, festive and most imporantly, super EASY to make at home for Halloween!

Easy DIY Halloween Garlands

20. DIY Origami Halloween String Lights

Pumpkin string lights are perfect for Halloween but are usually way overpriced. This DIY project by Handmade Charlotte is the perfect alternative!

DIY Origami Halloween String Lights

21. Stacked Skull Candle Holder

Another take on the skull candle holder, Endlessly Inspired takes three skulls and stacks them to create the ultimate spooky candle holder!

DIY Halloween Stacked Skull Candle Holder

22. DIY No Carve Pumpkin People

If you hate the mess of carving pumpkins, then this DIY from Pretty Providence is for you! Glasses, mustaches and bowties can all be used to dress up your decorative pumpkins like little people for Halloween. It’s a perfectly chic way to liven up your front door this October!

DIY No Carve Pumpkin People Decoration Halloween

23. Tin Can Luminaries

These tin can luminaries are perfect to light up your doorway on Halloween night! Head over to Jolly Mom to see how it’s done!

DIY Halloween Tin Can Luminaries Trick Or Treat

24. Spider Garland

I love this 3-D Spider garland from A Beautiful Mess. A cute way to add some spiders to your mantel!

3D Spider Garland DIY Halloween Decor

25. Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin DIY

Instead of carving your pumpkins, why not have bats flying across them? This tutorial from It All Started with Paint shows you how to DIY!

Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin DIY Halloween Decor

26. DIY Pumpkin Wine Dispenser

Momtastic came up with the brilliant idea to create a Pumpkin wine dispenser! This is a Halloween DIY project I can certainly get excited for!

DIY Pumpkin Wine Dispenser Halloween

27. DIY Mummified Jars

Using some gauze and googly eyes, turn mason jars into DIY mummies this Halloween via Popsugar! This is perfect if you’re looking for DIY Halloween decorations for kids!

DIY Mummified Jars for Halloween

28. Ghosts in a Jar DIY

Trap some ghosts in a jar this Halloween using this tutorial from Landee See Landee Do.

Ghosts In A Jar Halloween Craft DIY

29. DIY Halloween Tag Banner

There are so many possibilities for this DIY tutorial but I love the phrase: Trick Or Treat Yo-Self! Use this guide from Inspired by Charm to create the perfect DIY Halloween banner in your home.

Trick Or Treat YoSelf DIY Halloween Tag Banner

30. DIY Halloween Tablescape and Place Settings

You don’t have to spend money on fancy Halloween table decorations! Simple black plates and black cat cutouts can work wonders for your Halloween tablescape and place settings. Just look to Everyday Reading for the best DIY Halloween table advice!

DIY Halloween Tablescape And Place Settings

31. Ghost String Lights

Here’s another fun, DIY string light tutorial! These DIY Ghost Lights from Say Yes are an adorable way to add some flying ghosts to your home this October.

DIY Halloween Ghost String Lights

Hope you found a few DIY Halloween Decorations you’d like to make ahead of the 31st!

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Happy Halloween!

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