Whether you’re adding to your holiday stash or just getting started with your fall decoration collection, here are some fun DIY Halloween decorations you can make at home. Several of these ideas include upcycling items you may already have or materials you can easily find online or in-store.
DIY Halloween Decorations
From ghosts to witches to pumpkins, all of these ideas can be made by anyone in a short amount of time. Make these DIY Halloween decorations for your home, as gifts for Halloween-lovers, or get the kids involved in the holiday spirit.
DIY Halloween Tree Lights
Turn a tree into a giant Halloween tree with jack-o’-lantern lights. The outcome is reminiscent of giant Christmas bulbs. Plus, the lights are solar-powered and will automatically turn on at dusk.
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Stacked Halloween Totem
Many people have a collection of these classic pumpkin buckets for young Halloween lovers. Drill a few holes, thread in some string lights, stack on a pole, and add hat. Done!
Upcycled Halloween Rug Pillow
Make your own Halloween pillow with two Halloween themed rugs or bath mats. It’s perfect for cuddling up and watching those spooky movies.
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins
Easily turn plastic grocery bags into pumpkins to add to your fall decor. This is a no-sew projects that kids will enjoy creating.
Gnomes aren’t just for summer gardens and Christmastime. Make a pair of Halloween versions of these classic characters.
Call in the witches for an outdoor get together in your yard. This project uses upcycled plastic bottles, tulle fabric, and mini witch hats on garden stakes. The tutorial includes a free witch hat sewing pattern.
Recycled Book Witch
Make an adorable little witch from the pages of a book. It’s easier than you think!
Ghost Halloween Windsock
A windsock perfectly captures the way a ghost would float in the breeze. Minimal materials are upcyled for this DIY Halloween decoration.
These have to be some of the coolest pumpkins I’ve ever seen. They’re so unique and can be made with random items you might find around the house.
Thrifted Decor to DIY Halloween Decorations
Shop the thrift store racks (or grandma’s house) for simple home decorations that can be transformed for Halloween with a little paint.
Turn commonly found cardboard skeleton skulls into a glowing, hanging Halloween decoration.
DIY Halloween Lights
Create fun and scary Halloween faces that glow in the night with just paper.
Easy Spiderweb Wreath
Not all DIY Halloween decorations have to be dark and creepy. This spiderweb wreath is light and classy with wispy cheesecloth and a black glitter bow.
Dollar Store Treat Buckets Decoration
Turn dollar store treat buckets and witch hats into a light-up Halloween decoration.
Creepy Halloween Dolls
Thrifted figurines are instantly turned into creepy dolls with a little paint and red eyes.
Birdhouse Haunted Houses
Do you know how kids love those little holiday villages? Make a Halloween version by painting wooden birdhouses to create a Halloween haunted village scene.
DIY Sock Spiders
Get the kids together to make these easy socks spiders. Use a black sock, foam balls, and pipe cleaners to create large spiders.
Black Cat Silhouette
Adorn a window in your house with a scared black cat. This is one of the easiest DIY Halloween decorations you can make. Tutorial includes a free download.
DIY Bat Candy Holders
Transform toilet paper tubes into bats that hold sweet treats.
Make a Halloween Witch Windsock with fabric and an embroidery hoop.
DIY Halloween Lanterns
Recycle plastic containers into Halloween lights using tissue paper and glue. Kids will love decorating these reusable jack-o’-lanterns.
DIY Halloween Planters
Orange terra cotta pots make great jack-o’-lanterns with little fabric scrap faces. Because plants like to dress up too.
Zombie Blood Splatters
This blood spattered tablecloth would make a great photo backdrop for a Halloween party or look great covered in Halloween snacks. Anyone can get a little paint on their hands to make this DIY Halloween decoration.
DIY Halloween Skeleton Wreath
This simple yet elegant skeleton wreath will freak out your Halloween guests.
Easy Ghost Decorations
Wrap a piece of black fabric like a hood over a paper bowl. Staple the fabric to the bowl around the edges to hold. Hang these dark ghouls with a piece of twine or yarn.
DIY Halloween Window Decorations
This is one of my oldest DIY Halloween decorations tricks. Whatever is hanging in a window is instantly spooky when it’s backlit. A black cat, spiderweb, ghosts, or a face will make any home a Halloween house worth visiting.
Halloween Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
Turn embroidery hoops into fall pumpkins with flickering candles.
Which of these DIY Halloween decorations have you tried?