My Halloween decor bin is feeling a little slim. Especially since it hangs out next to two other bins packed to the brim with Halloween costume gear. I was feeling the need to work on my spooky decor game so I came up with these eight easy Halloween decor ideas.
I’m channeling my inner-mother with some of these ideas because she really IS the Queen of Halloween. Some of these easy Halloween decor ideas are not just loosely based on her concepts, they are hers.
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Since fall is the perfect time to gather some dead or nearly dead plants from the garden, this one’s pretty quick to put together. This dead bouquet is comprised of dried coneflowers, spent lilies, twisted vine, thorny sticks, and allium all spraypainted black. Add a clip-on crow and arrange in a metallic vase.
Any vintage looking bottles will do. Bonus if you have a skull bottle. Fill them with something sparkly, like Mardi Gras beads, fabric, glitter, or ribbon.
Glowing, Hanging Skulls
Papier-maché skulls painted black and gold with flameless tea-lights hang from Mardi Gras beads. This one requires a bit more of an explanation: Get the full tutorial here.
Staple some black fabric around a paper bowl and hang. These faceless ghouls are simply creepy.
Straight from the aforementioned Halloween costume bins, a witch’s hat adorned with a leather belt and some torn fabric look perfect on the Halloween tablescape. Just add cheesecloth.
Black Cat Silhouette
A backlit paper cut-out in a window, this scared black cat is a classic symbol of Halloween. Add a flashlight or lamp behind it for dramatic effect.
Download my black cat silhouette
I’ve included a free PDF of my black cat silhouette. Click here to download.
- Open in Adobe Acrobat
- Select Print
- In the print dialog box under Print Sizing & Handling select Poster.
- Under the Poster options, select Tile Scale: 300% and Overlap: 0.5 in.
- Click Print.
This will print on several sheets of paper and be about 25″ tall x 18″ wide.
To adjust size larger or smaller, adjust the Tile Scale percentage and print again.
Metal clothes hangers bent into bat shapes, covered in black plastic bags, hung with yarn.
Black yarn and spiders on your front door is sure to make trick-or-treaters excited to come to your house this year. Get the Doorway Spiderweb tutorial here.
Next year, my Halloween decor bin will be a bit fuller.
What are your go-to easy Halloween decorations?