The Halloween season is almost here, which means it’s time to think about DIY Halloween decorations!
Whether you’re hosting a spooky soiree or just looking for something fun to add an extra boost of festive flair to your home, these 60 DIY Halloween decorations are sure to put the perfect finishing touch on your celebrations.
We’ve gathered tons of ideas from our blogging friends to inspire you this Halloween season.
From easy-to-make creepy decor pieces like batty garlands and bony skeletons to creative projects like pumpkin topiaries and spooky candied apples, we’ve got tons of creative ways to get your home in the spirit—without spending a fortune.
Get ready for some truly eerie vibes with our best DIY Halloween decorations that will have everyone screaming (with delight!).
- How Can I Decorate For Halloween Cheap?
- What Is The Most Popular Halloween Decoration?
- DIY Halloween Wreath Ideas
- DIY Garland and Mantle Decorations
- DIY Halloween Decorations for a Tabletop
- DIY Pumpkin Decorations
- Spooky Scary Skeletons
- Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Decorations
- DIY Potion Bottles
- DIY Halloween Lights
- DIY Halloween Throw Pillows
- Spider – DIY Halloween Decorations
- When Should You Decorate For Halloween Outside?
- Shop Halloween Decor
How Can I Decorate For Halloween Cheap?
When it comes to decorating your home for Halloween, chances are you’re looking at DIY options to save money.
And that’s exactly what each of these DIY Halloween decorations have in common!
In addition to being easy on the pocket book, many of these DIY ideas are also easy to make with simple household supplies.
With 60+ ideas in this post you’re sure to find several decorations you’ll want to make this year!
Shopping for clearance decorations after Halloween is another great way to snatch some spooky decor on the cheap!
In fact, by adding a few new Halloween decorations each year whether they are DIY or purchased, your collection is sure to be so large it’s scary!
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What Is The Most Popular Halloween Decoration?
Clearly there’s a plethora of new and clever Halloween decorations each year.
So which are the most popular?
Certainly one of the most popular Halloween decorations is the classic jack-o’-lantern.
They’re easy to make and can let your creativity go wild, whether they’re real or artificial.
In addition to being versatile, jack-o’-lanterns look great both indoors and out, making them the perfect decorations for any Halloween get-together.
We’ve scoured the internet to find the best DIY Halloween decorations this year.
So kick up your feet and grab a drink as you scroll through these clever ideas.
Most of which are accompanied with tutorials right at your fingertips!
DIY Halloween Wreath Ideas
Certainly one of the most popular Halloween decorations is a wreath for your front door!
Celebrate with that Halloween spirit at your front door and great your visitors with a spooktacular welcome.
Don’t be shy! Make a statement!
Dollar Tree Wreath made from a boa 2thesunnyside.com
DIY mesh wreath by Allison at Upright & Caffeinated
Halloween Ornament Wreath by Christine at Where The Smiles Have Been
Spooky Spider glam themed wreath by the DIY mommy.
Crescent Moon Wreath by Updated Interiors
Witch Wreath by Our Crafty Mom
Pottery Barn dupe bat wreath for less than $15 in less than 15 minutes! Sunny Side Design
DIY Garland and Mantle Decorations
A fireplace adds architectural interest to any space.
Embellishing it with spooky mantle decor and your fireplace will stand out as the prominent focal point in the room!
Try one of these ghoulish DIY garland ideas for the perfect ghastly touch!
Although there isn’t a tutorial for this DIY Halloween decoration, it’s so simple anyone can recreate it!
For less than $5 this bat garland came to life with Dollar Tree skeleton bats, a can of black spray paint and a wooden bead garland we already had on hand.
You can see even more cheap DIY bat themed decorations from my parents home last year!
Halloween Pom Pom Garland by Hootshack
DIY Ghost Garland by Jenna Kate at Home
Easy Book Page Ghost Garland by Thistle Key Lane.
Fabric Tassel Garland by A Loverly Life
Stenciled Halloween DIY Garland by DIY with Amber the maker’s map
Dreadful & Deadly Skull Garland Sunny Side Design
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DIY Halloween Decorations for a Tabletop
Whether it’s for a dinner party or merely for festive spooky decoration, these tabletop DIY Halloween decoration ideas will give you a little trick with your treat!
Easy Halloween Cricut DIY using Dollar Store Items by Southern Crush at Home
Did someone say treat?
Don’t these caramel apples look divine?
Faux Caramel Apples by House of Hawthornes.
If you’re asking me, that’s quite the trick because they look so real!
DIY Pumpkin Decorations
Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand.
Celebrating Halloween wouldn’t be the same without plenty of pumpkins right?
Craft your own or embellish the real deal.
These creepy ideas will have you asking “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Fabric and Feather Pumpkins by Made in a Day.
Pastel Painted Pumpkins by Making Manzanita
Snakeskin Fabric Feather Pumpkins by Made in a Day.
Using real pumpkins to decorate with is always a popular choice!
This DIY spiderweb pumpkin topper just may be the easiest decoration you’ll ever make!
Turn it upside down and you’ll see it’s nothing more than a plastic bowl from The Dollar Tree!
Cut through the webbing on the bottom of the bowl just big enough to fit the stem and you’re finished!
Chalky Wood Pumpkin Halloween Decor by Elle Marie Home
DIY Denim Pumpkins Sunny Side Design
Spooky Scary Skeletons
Another iconic Halloween decoration is the skeleton!
Human skeletons, bats, vultures, cats, dogs, it doesn’t seam to matter what type of bones we’re dealing with here.
Bones are bones.
They resemble death, and that in and of itself is somehow creepy!
I’m not dismissing the fact that I like to decorate with skeletons!
In fact, last year I went all out with a skeleton theme!
Lets just say that these DIY skeleton decorations are bone– a-fide!
Bone chilling 3D Skeleton Mirror from Unique Creations by Anita
Skeleton Candle Holder by Salvaged Living
Spooky Vase Hack by Lemon Thistle
Halloween Flower Arrangement from Unique Creations by Anita
Cheap Copycat Bust Skull Decor for Halloween, Sunny Side Design
Easy DIY Family Portrait Skeleton Silhouettes wall art, Sunny Side Design
Quick and Easy DIY Skull Napkin Rings, Sunny Side Design
Spooky DIY Neon Skull Decor by Picture Box Blue
Wicked Witch DIY Halloween Decorations
Witches are one of the most traditional icons we associate with Halloween.
When picturing a witch, notorious details of an ugly old woman with a long pointed nose, brewing her favorite potion in a cauldron come to mind.
Clearly Halloween and witches will always go hand in hand.
Which of these DIY Witch Halloween decorations will you be brewing up this year?
Halloween Wall Scroll Hanging by Our Crafty Mom
Creepy Apple Head Doll Witches by Hearth and Vine
Witch Luggage with frequent flyer ticket Sunny Side Design
Decoupage Witch Hat Decor by Elle Marie Home
Halloween Witch Hat by Southern Crush at Home
DIY Potion Bottles
Where would a witch be without her potions and spells?
DIY Potion Bottles by Upright & Caffeinated
Halloween Potion Bottles from Unique Creations by Anita
Potion Bottles and Spell Books Sunny Side Design
DIY Halloween Lights
These easy spooky DIY Halloween decor lights will create an eerie vibe in your home!
DIY Halloween Lights with Old Bottles by Pillar Box Blue
Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns by Attempts at Domestication
Cheesecloth and Paper Wrapped Votives by Thrifty Decor Chick
DIY Halloween Throw Pillows
Simple Dollar Tree DIY Reversible Rug Pillow Sunny Side Design
Easy Halloween Tea Towel Pillows, Sunny Side Design
Spider – DIY Halloween Decorations
Just between you and me, I think spiders are the creepiest Halloween decorations!
Scroll down to see how these creative DIYers made gigantic spiders all the way down to itty bitty spiders.
As well as plenty of decorating ideas using spiders.
DIY Giant Halloween Spiders by The Curated Farmhouse
The cutest little Pom Pom Garland Spiders by Jessica Welling Interiors
Simple Halloween Spiderweb Wreath by Crafting My Home
Spiderweb Halloween Paper Lanterns by Crafting My Home
Dimensional Spider Sign by The Handyman’s Daughter
Spiderweb Sunburst Mirror by Houseful of Handmade
Spine Tingling Spiderweb Pumpkin by Made in a Day
Creepy Crawly Spider Porch Decor Sunny Side Design
When Should You Decorate For Halloween Outside?
Although there is no set time to start decorating for Halloween outside, the most popular time is within the first two weeks of October.
While other Halloween enthusiasts start as early as late September.
Super Easy DIY Halloween Tombstones by The Handyman’s Daughter
Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials by Making Manzanita
DIY Concrete Pumpkins by Charleston Crafted
White Pumpkin Decor from Cheap Thrift Store Foam Pumpkins by Making Manzanita
Solar Jack-O-Lantern using a real pumpkin by Momcrieff on Woodland Lane
Clever Minecraft Enderman Halloween Candy Dispenser by Lazy Guy DIY
This clever Halloween idea will make you want to be “that” neighbor!
Thanks to our friends the Reeder family for coming up with this clever idea to safely distribute candy during the pandemic!
Slip and slide monster tongue for the win!
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Do you host a Hallloween Party? Then you’ll want to check out these ideas and try our kid friendly witches brew.
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