Spooky szn will be here before you know it, and honestly, it’s never too early to get your seat ready for the occasion. Unfortch, Halloween decorations can be a little pricey, especially when you want to turn your home into a full fledged haunted mansion. This is where DIY Halloween decorations can come in handy. Whether you’re a regular Martha Stewart or struggling with even the simplest of household chores (#guilty), we have TONS of homemade Halloween decor ideas to make your space freakily festive by November 1st, including crafts yourself the least smart of people can handle it.
You might want to add some ~soft fall vibes~ with decor that you can keep throughout fall. Maybe you’re throwing an epic Halloween party and want to turn your block into an absolutely spooky scene. Whatever the case, we’ve rounded up all the Halloween crafting and decorating ideas that will help you achieve the *perfect* balance of spooky and chic.
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Set the tone at your door
If steps lead up to your apartment or house, you can decorate one side with cute Halloween touches like pumpkins, witch hats, and brooms (just make sure to leave enough room for passers-by!).
Spooky accents like stacks of old books, white pillar candles and skulls will make your mantel look festive.
Go crazy with wall decor
Bats may be crazy, but bat-shaped paper cutouts are a great way to liven up a blank wall in your home.
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Crawl out of your bar cart
Do you have a bar cart? Then you’ll have to dress it up for the occasion with pumpkins, banners and maybe even a life-size skeleton at the end if you want to go all out.
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Set up a chic side table
It’s all in the details, bb. For a look that says Halloween but makes it cute, set out a side table with minimalist Halloween touches, like thin black candles, cobweb-covered cute apples, and chic white pumpkins.
Nothing looks quite like a giant balloon arch, and putting together your own Halloween balloon display is easier than you think.
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You don’t have to limit the stair decoration to the outdoor area. If you have a staircase in your house, you can jazz it up by adding mini pumpkins, colorful leaves, and autumn mums to the steps.
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Get some gothic flowers
Stick some black bunny tails and pampas grass in vases to create perfectly understated Halloween centerpieces.
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Create an atmospheric table landscape
Adorn your table with a lace table runner, black tableware and a few gothic touches for the ultimate spooky tablescape.
Decorate pumpkins with decals
If you don’t feel like carving pumpkins (because, you know, chaos) then you can decorate them with some cute little decals instead.
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Hang a photobooth backdrop
Create the ideal backdrop for all your Halloween photo ops by hanging a Halloween-themed fringe curtain over an open wall.
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Spice things up with fake spiders
Grab a pack of glittery faux spiders and scatter them on every available surface to add some pizzazz (and possibly freak your guests out).
Place the “Boo” on the bookshelf
Make room on your bookshelf for festive fall accents like colorful pumpkins, mini pumpkins and skulls.
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A mix of bright orange and creamy white flowers can add a lovely pop of color to your space, especially if you’re hollowing out a pumpkin to use as a vase.
Give your bottles a makeover
Grab some empty bottles and stick fun apothecary stickers on the labels for an extra spooky bar cart.
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Get creative with streamers
Hang vertical streamers in front of your windows to create cool, colorful curtains – and remember, you don’t have to limit yourself to orange and black either!
Make a statement with stencils
For all you ~artistically challenged~ folks out there, pre-made Halloween stencils can help you create signs, posters, and hanging prints that look seriously real.
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Hang around with hanging decor
Looking to take your Halloween decorations to new heights? Thread some mini pumpkins, witch hats, ghosts or bats and hang them from a ceiling or branch.
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Host Jack O’Lantern Peppers
Draw cute faces on yellow and orange peppers and display them on your windowsill for an unexpected alternative to mini pumpkins.
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Dress up your pumpkins
Find creative ways to turn your pumpkins into decorative pieces such as adding wings and ears and turning them into cute little bats.
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Make a festive fall wreath
If you want a decor piece that can last you all fall, then get a styrofoam wreath mold and decorate it with leaves, mums, pine cones and other cute fall accents.
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Don’t feel like the classic wreath path? Instead, buy a giant fake spider and tape it to your front door to create the spookiest entryway.
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Go wild with a gallery wall
Dedicate some wall space to a chic Halloween-themed gallery wall with the help of some cute Halloween prints and a range of inexpensive frames.
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Do some goofy gounds
For another fun alternative to the traditional Jack O’Lantern, grab some pumpkins and bring them to life with some googly eyes glued on.
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Make some simple string art
Found: a Halloween craft that even the least artsy people can handle (and once completed, you can display just about anywhere in your house!).
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Add a little personality to your centerpieces
Turn any centerpiece from ho-hum to ~Halloweeny~ with a cute cut out figure on a stick that you can either make yourself or buy and add to your fall floral arrangements.
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Fact: You can add black or white cheesecloth to almost ANY piece of furniture and make it instantly spooky. Don’t just take our word for it – try it for yourself.
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Make a tacky statement wall
If you have a wide, open wall that you’re too lazy to decorate, then grab some stretchy fabric and cover the entire surface with randomly attached sections to create a giant spider web.
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Make wine bottles from dripped wax
Paint a couple of empty wine bottles black, then use drip candles to drizzle hot wax over the tops of the bottles, making sure to let it cool before touching it.
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Get your furniture under cover
Do you have some old white sheets laying around? Use them to cover up your furniture and give them that creepy, abandoned aesthetic (and if you don’t want to get your lovely white sheets dirty then just buy a cheap set).
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Incorporate black and orange in unexpected ways
The combination of orange and black is synonymous with Halloween, but you don’t have to rely solely on pumpkins and bats to bring these colors into your space. Integrate orange and black in unexpected ways, e.g. B. with pillows, candles, dried flowers and other decorative details.
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Go bananas with banners
Hang mini Halloween garlands (which you can either buy or make yourself) over any piece of furniture that could use a festive touch, such as a bedside table. B. your TV stand, your bed headboard or even your piano.
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Crotchet your own cobwebs
For those who are particularly crafty, grab some acrylic yarn and crochet your own cobweb bunting to hang over your mantel or wall.
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Make Halloween themed pillowcases
People who can crochet should also try their hand at making their own festive pillowcases, which will put you off buying some Halloween throw pillows for your couch.
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Bring out the poison candy apples
Dip fake apples in glossy black paint to create a plate of poisonous apples (and just make sure no one takes your “eat me” sign seriously).
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Refresh your wall with rosette fans
You can create the perfect accent wall for photos (or create a colorful backdrop for your dining table) with a pack of orange and black rosette fans.
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Fill cauldron with candy corn
Introducing the easiest way to add color to your snack table. Just take a black kettle-like bowl and fill it to the brim with candycorn. Even if a piece is not eaten, it still looks pretty.
Hang some spooky vintage photos
Turn your home into a haunted house with the help of some vintage sepia portraits (and if you want to go all out, you can even take photos where the faces change as you walk by!).
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Give your straws wings
Use black construction paper to cut out bat shapes, then add two slits so you can slide them over your drinking straws.
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Build a killer snack table
Centralize your party snacks with a colorful spread that you draw attention to with fairy lights and a few cute banners.
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Get some decals and use them to decorate your doors, walls or windows with (very realistic looking) bloody handprints.
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Put some heads on skewers
To make ridiculously simple centerpieces, just take some black bottles and fill them with three or four bamboo skewers. Then pierce each skewer with a marshmallow and decorate with spooky faces.
Cover the front of a hanging mirror in sheer fabric, then wrap it in a piece of translucent black ribbon to create a cool gothic lewk.
All you need is string, styrofoam balls, a black marker and muslin to create an army of adorable ghosts to hang indoors or out.
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