25 Halloween Decoration Ideas to DIY

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25 Halloween Decoration Ideas to DIY
Demand Media

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.

Spooky Witch's Jar/Potion Bottles
Kenzie Mastroe

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.

Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Kenzie Mastroe

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.

Pumpkin Piñata
Image: Jessica Begum

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.

Witch Running Into a Tree
Image: Matthew Ashman

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.

Cardboard Tombstones
Image: Matthew Ashman

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.

Cemetery Fence
Image: Matthew Ashman

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.

Scarecrow
Image: Matthew Ashman

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.

Hanging Branch Centerpiece
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Creepy Halloween Floral Arrangement
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Head on a Platter Serving Tray
Image: Jonatan Fong

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.

Halloween-Themed Switch Plates
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Ghost Illusion for a Haunted House
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Spider Centerpiece from Flowers
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Ghost Face Picture Frame
Image: Jessica Begum

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.

Chicken Wire Ghost
Image: Jessica Begum

Chicken Wire Ghost

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

Pumpkin-Shaped Floral Arrangements
Image: Jonathan Fong

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.

Spooky Mason Jar Globes
Image: Lucy Akins

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.

Boo Tray
Image: Lucy Akins

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.

Spell Book
Image: Matthew Ashman

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.

Spider Web
Image: Angie Diersman

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.

Fake Spider Webbing
Image: Angie Diersman

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.

Fake Spiders
Image: Angie Diersman

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.

Packing Tape Ghost
Jonathan Fong

Packing Tape Ghost

Hang this life-sized ghost made of packing tape and plastic cling wrap to a tree or from your ceiling for a ghostly floating spirit sure to creep out (or delight?!) everyone.

Tea Light Ghouls
Jonathan Fong

Tea Light Ghouls

Kids, this one's for you! These battery-operated tea light ghouls are the perfect DIY for kids, young and old, to make for Halloween. While they may try to appear sinister, we personally think they're pretty cute

Shrunken Apple Heads
Image: Jonathan Fong

Shrunken Apple 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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