How To Make Your Own Decorations for Halloween


The month of October brings cooler weather, scary movie marathons, festive costumes and delicious treats. Embrace this spooky time of year by decorating your home with frightfully fun decor elements. Skip the store-bought goblins and ghouls and elevate your Halloween decor with these terrifyingly terrific DIYs.

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1. Spooky Witch's Jar/Potion Bottles

Transform your home into a scene straight out of Hocus Pocus by making these spooky witch’s potion jars. Display them at a Halloween party or fill them with goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters.

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2. Dryer Vent Pumpkins

If you’re looking for something a little less spooky and more traditional, give these quick and simple dryer vent pumpkins a try. They can be easily customized to fit the style of your home, and you get to skip the messy pumpkin carving process.

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3. Pumpkin Piñata

Everyone knows the best parties have a piñata. This festive pumpkin piñata is sure to be a hit (pun intended) with kids and adults.

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4. Witch Running Into a Tree

Contrary to popular belief, not all witches are skilled broom pilots. Add some humor to your Halloween decor by building this funny tribute to the broom-school dropouts.

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5. Cardboard Tombstones

There are few things more terrifying than walking through a haunted graveyard on All Hallows' Eve. Transform your own yard into a ghostly graveyard by making these simple cardboard tombstones.

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6. Cemetery Fence

Naturally, you are going to need a spooky fence to protect your ghostly graveyard. Follow these easy instructions to complete your backyard cemetery.

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7. Scarecrow

There is nothing more quintessentially Halloween than a traditional scarecrow. Keep those pesky crows away and add a little creepiness to your garden with this fun scarecrow craft.

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8. Hanging Branch Centerpiece

Transform your dining room into a horrific vampire's lair by creating this eerie hanging branch centerpiece that will drive dinner guests batty.

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9. Creepy Halloween Floral Arrangement

Dress up autumn's beautiful flowers with some creepy spiders to create a one-of-a-kind Halloween floral arrangement that is elegantly eerie.

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10. Head on a Platter Serving Tray

Guests will get a dose of tricks and treats when you serve them this platter with a ghastly mummy head in the center.

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11. Halloween-Themed Switch Plates

Don't forget to spruce up your light switches this Halloween. Check out some of these fun ways to disguise ordinary switches and turn them into whimsical decor elements.

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12. Dried Apple Shrunken Heads

Apples are abundant in the fall, but rather than using them in traditional harvest recipes, try carving them into these monstrous and grotesque dried apple shrunken heads instead.

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13. Ghost Illusion for a Haunted House

Create a bone-chilling optical illusion that will have friends and guests running for their lives. This genius haunted ghost illusion will guarantee you the title of scariest house on the street.

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14. Spider Centerpiece from Flowers

Not all spiders have to be scary. Utilize autumn's bold and beautiful flowers to create this not-so-scary floral spider centerpiece.

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15. Ghost Face Picture Frame

Made with items you probably already have on hand, these ghost face picture frames give the illusion that ghosts are traveling through the walls of your home.

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16. Chicken Wire Ghost

Take your haunted house theme outside by adding some ghastly ghouls to haunt your yard with this chicken wire ghost project.

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17. Pumpkin-Shaped Floral Arrangements

Try a new take on the traditional pumpkin by creating these elegant and charming pumpkin-shaped floral arrangements. This fun floral craft makes a delightful centerpiece and can be used to decorate your favorite outdoor space.

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18. Spooky Mason Jar Globes

These spooky mason jar globes are easier to make than you might think. Use them as centerpieces, display them on shelves, or give them away as gifts.

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19. Boo Tray

Surprise guests with this clever boo tray. It is perfect for displaying Halloween treats and can be made in just a few quick steps.

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20. Spell Book

Every witch needs a terrifying spell book to keep track of all those potions and elixirs. Create your own spell book that is sure to impress guests and trick-or-treaters.

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21. Spider Web

If you have some old yarn, scissors and tape available, you have everything you need to make this quick and easy DIY spider web. Hang it in a doorway or outside to create an eerie atmosphere in your home.

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22. Fake Spider Webbing

You see fake spider webs sold in almost every store in October, but do you know all the different ways you can use it in your home? Check out some of these creative ways to decorate with spider webs.

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23. Fake Spiders

Invoke a case of arachnophobia in your guests by displaying these handmade spiders around your house. Add them to your fake spider webs for the maximum spook factor.

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