Fall is finally here. That means it’s time to prepare for Halloween with fun and spooky home decor that you can create at home. Whether you are creating projects on your own or with your kids, these ideas are fun and unique for any age. Creating DIY Halloween home decor pieces is a great way to bond with the family during weekends or fall breaks.
Witches, ghosts, and spiders – oh my! These projects range from elegant to scary to cute and cuddly, so you’re sure to find several to fit your personal style. They also use materials you have on hand or can find easily with little to no cost. Start on these great DIY decorations today and have your home ready for Halloween and the fall season in no time.
Wooden Boo Sign
This BOO decoration is made from simple wooden letters found at any craft store. Paint the letters, tie them together with cute ribbon, and you have a quick, adorable decoration for under ten dollars. Hang it anywhere in the house, or from a wreath hanger on the front door.
Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
A quick trip to the dollar store will get you all the supplies you need to fill your porch with these spooky floating witch hats. Fishing line, simple witch hats, and battery powered tea lights complete this project which looks great during the day, and creepy at night.
Halloween Bat Mobile
This simple mobile can be made with supplies you probably already have around the house. Several bats made from black construction paper or card stock are hung with sewing thread from a tree branch. This is a quick and easy project for kids, too!
Who doesn’t have several empty milk jugs each week? Recycle the jugs into this great DIY project to create fun lighting for your sidewalk or around the house. These ghost luminaries are made from empty, cleaned plastic gallon jugs and clear string lighting.
DIY Witches Brooms
Fall provides the perfect environment to gather the supplies for this simple project. With some fallen tree branches, cut weeds or hay, and some twine, you can easily put together several of these witch brooms. Set them on your porch to make guests think a scary witch meeting is going on inside!
Spiders and Halloween go hand in hand. These spooky spider magnets can be used all over the home, inside and out, to add a bit of creepiness this Halloween season. A few dollars for a bag of spider rings and some magnet sheets to make enough magnet spiders to scare all of the trick-or-treaters.
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Simple Wicked DIY Painted Candles
Add a touch of classic elegance to your Halloween decor with this painted candles. Glass prayer candles are stenciled with spiders and doily lace images to create silhouette images that look great whether the candles are lit or not. Use these inside or outside for just a touch of spookiness.
How to Make Hand Candles
These hand candles look more and more creepy as they melt. Disposable gloves, candle wax and wicks, and wire are all the supplies needed for this easy project. Once the candles are done, add red colored wax to each fingertip to add a bit of gore, as the hands will appear to bleed while melting.
Pumpkin Wind Lights
Paper-mâché techniques make these mini pumpkin lanterns fun and easy to create. Kids can help create and decorate the little pumpkins for a great family project. Once tried and decorated, add a tea light for cute little decorations all around your home.
Unique mini mummies are cute and easy to make. With flexible garden wire wrapped with strips of muslin cloth, these mummies will come together quickly. As stand alone decorations or added to other scenes, you can place them anywhere in fun poses to add whimsy to your Halloween decor.
Halloween Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts
Another great project to recycle trash and use items around the home. With some craft paint and ribbon, kids and adults alike will have fun transforming egg cartons and leaves into these fun bat and ghost decorations. Add some ribbon and hang the spooky creations anywhere.
Make Your Own Skull String Art
String art is a beautiful new trend which transforms simple supplies into stunning art pieces. With a black wooden background, white string creates a great contrast to make the piece stand out even more. Personalize this project with different color string, or use glow in the dark elements!
Upcycled Halloween Wreath
Put those old t-shirts to use with this fun Halloween wreath. Easily convert old shirts into “yarn” to use with sticks to make a creepy spider web design. Add or make your own spider, attach a ribbon for hanging, and you’re done!
Wire Hanger Bats
You would never believe these spooky bats were made from simple supplies around the house. Use black tights or stockings stretched over old wire hangers to create the bat wings and body. Attach a couple googly eyes and hang the bats anywhere to delight and scare your guests.
Halloween Decor Witch Luminaries
With on-hand supplies, these cute luminaries can be made quickly and easily for last minute Halloween decor. Using Halloween themed stickers or make your own and adhere to glass vases, then wrap with white butcher paper. After adding a tea light, the spooky images appear.
Light Up Skull
Expensive looking skull lights can be made at home easily and with a fraction of the cost. Using new or old candle stick holders, tea lights, and plastic skulls, a little glitter paint will make these decorations look store-bought. When lit, the light shines through the skull shade, creating a creepy look perfect for the season.
4×4 Post Jack-o-Lanterns Ghosts
Pick up some scrap 4×4 post pieces from the home improvement store, or save them from your latest project to make these whimsy Jack-O-Lanterns and ghosts. These pieces are very inexpensive to create, easy enough for kids to help, and durable for years of use each Halloween.
Eerie Black Candles
Turn trash into treasure with these simple and creative black candles. Empty toilet paper rolls and battery powered tea lights are combined as the base for these candles. With some hot glue for melted wax and paint, the candles are complete and ready to use alone or in Halloween centerpieces.
Easy Outdoor Light-up Halloween Ghosts
A trip to a thrift store or fabric shop will provide accessories for these cute ghost lights. Reuse this summer’s tomato cages, wrap with string lighting, and cover with lace fabric and old hats to create friendly ghosts to light the way to your door.
DIY Concrete Tombstones
Make your Halloween yard decor complete with these easy tombstones. With some quick drying cement and a baking dish, you can “carve” a spooky epitaph into these custom tombstones. Add some splashes of red paint and pair with skeleton decor to have your yard looking like a scary graveyard.
DIY Sock Pumpkins
Who says Halloween decor is only orange and black? Recycle old socks into adorable little pumpkins to decorate your home this fall. Socks, thread, stuffing, and a stick are all you need to pull these easy project pieces together in no time. Keep them in your decor for the entire fall season.
Easy Scented Jack-O-Lantern Tea Lights
This project makes use of common kitchen products to create adorable pumpkin lanterns that look and smell great. Take the peel off of a whole orange, cut out a whole in the top and carve a face to make these easy pieces. Add some herbs and a tea light and you have easy decorations that are also biodegradable when done.
Mummy Treat Cans
Raid your recycle bins for the supplies for this Halloween project. Use metal cans or glass jars, wrap with strips of old fabric, glue on some eyes and this project is complete! Add a tea light to make a luminary, or fill with treats for visitors.
Paper Clay Jack-O-Lanterns
Printer paper and cardboard form the base of these amazing reusable and weatherproof Jack-O-Lanterns. Wood glue and drywall mix combine with paper materials to create the outer shell of these lanterns, giving them a clay appearance. The mold-able material allows you to get creative and form fun faces for these pumpkins.
Purple Mason Jar Luminaries
You can paint these mason jar luminaries any color you like but purple in this case is so unexpected and it looks sophisticated. Check out this video tutorial on how to make these lovely lanterns for your Halloween home decor using spray paint and permanent marker.
It’s not scary, it’s absolutely adorable – and there’s more the reason to make it for your Halloween home decoration this year. This mummy wreath is as easy to make as it looks, so go ahead and do it. To make it even easier, check out the tutorial.
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