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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?

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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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!

Orange boa wreath for Halloween on a navy blue door with a spooky garland above.

Dollar Tree Wreath made from a boa

Easy DIY colorful mesh Halloween wreath decoration

DIY mesh wreath by Allison at Upright & Caffeinated

spooky DIY black and orange ornament wreath for halloween

Halloween Ornament Wreath by Christine at Where The Smiles Have Been

Spooky halloween wreath using black pumpkins, spiders, and spooky ribbon.

Spooky Spider glam themed wreath by the DIY mommy.

Simple DIY white flower crescent moon wreath for easy DIY halloween wreath.

Crescent Moon Wreath by Updated Interiors

Fun Dollar Tree Witch wreath using a pizza pan, and, hat and lets.

Witch Wreath by Our Crafty Mom

Dollar Tree bat wreath quick DIY Halloween decoration, porch is also decorated with halloween doormat, pumpkins, and tree branches with bats.

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!

Dollar Tree hanging bat garland on mantle, easy DIY Halloween decorations.

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. 

Painted black bat skeletons hanging from bead garland on mantle.

You can see even more cheap DIY bat themed decorations from my parents home last year!

Simple pom pom halloween garland decoration on rusty vintage lockers.

Halloween Pom Pom Garland by Hootshack

Easy ghost garland for DIY halloween decorations

DIY Ghost Garland by Jenna Kate at Home

simple paper ghost garland DIY Halloween decoration idea

Easy Book Page Ghost Garland by Thistle Key Lane.

simple DIY Halloween decorations, DIY tassels with witch pillow on bench.

Fabric Tassel Garland by A Loverly Life

Festive Black and white rag garland on a white shiplap wall.

Stenciled Halloween DIY Garland by DIY with Amber the maker’s map

skull decor

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!

DIY Halloween word art on a black plate with skeleton hands and candy corn on black and white gingham cloth.

Easy Halloween Cricut DIY using Dollar Store Items by Southern Crush at Home

A little trick for your treat, DIY faux caramel apple decorations

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?”

simple DIY snakeskin pumpkins

Fabric and Feather Pumpkins by Made in a Day.

DIY Halloween Decorations, dough bowl filled with painted pumpkins.

Pastel Painted Pumpkins by Making Manzanita

Simple Halloween pumpkins with twig stems.

Snakeskin Fabric Feather Pumpkins by Made in a Day.

Easy Dollar Tree Spiderweb Pumpkin Topper Decoration

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!

quick and easy DIY chalky pumpkin decoration idea

Chalky Wood Pumpkin Halloween Decor by Elle Marie Home

DIY denim pumpkins for halloween on porch with plaid fall blanket.

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!

Spooky DIY 3D skeleton mirror hanging on brick wall.

Bone chilling 3D Skeleton Mirror from Unique Creations by Anita

DIY skeleton candlestick

Skeleton Candle Holder by Salvaged Living

DIY Halloween skull flower arrangement

Spooky Vase Hack by Lemon Thistle

DIY Skull and skeleton vase with spooky Halloween flowers.

Halloween Flower Arrangement from Unique Creations by Anita

nexpensive skeleton bust dupes on the mantle with spooky potion books.

Cheap Copycat Bust Skull Decor for Halloween, Sunny Side Design

DIY skeleton silhouette wall art of family placed on wall above piano with more skeleton decor .

Easy DIY Family Portrait Skeleton Silhouettes wall art, Sunny Side Design

DIY dollar tree skull napkin rings on a spooky set table with orange drink in goblets.

Quick and Easy DIY Skull Napkin Rings, Sunny Side Design

DIY Halloween Decorations - Glow in the dark neon pink skull in a hot pink frame.

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?

quick and easy stenciled kraft paper scroll DIY halloween decoration idea

Halloween Wall Scroll Hanging by Our Crafty Mom

Shrunken head witch dolls made with applies.

Creepy Apple Head Doll Witches by Hearth and Vine

DIY traveling witchy suitcase on front porch with a DIY twig witch broom, chair with a "the witch is back" pillow.

Witch Luggage with frequent flyer ticket Sunny Side Design

Easy black and white decoupage witch hat with black feathers on coffee table.

Decoupage Witch Hat Decor by Elle Marie Home

Easy DIY witch hat decoration with ribbon, feathers, spiders and candy corn.

Halloween Witch Hat by Southern Crush at Home

DIY Potion Bottles

Where would a witch be without her potions and spells? 

DIY halloween decorations, 3D spooky potion bottles.

DIY Potion Bottles by Upright & Caffeinated

DIY detailed potion bottles, cheap DIY Halloween decorations

Halloween Potion Bottles from Unique Creations by Anita

Witches potion bottles with DIY spooky potion books.

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! 

festive DIY Halloween decorations, spooky black and orange lit up bottles, decorated with halloween images.

DIY Halloween Lights with Old Bottles by Pillar Box Blue

DIY Halloween Decorations - mason jars etched with the work "BOO", staged with pumpkins and books.

Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns by Attempts at Domestication

Monster eye votive, DIY Halloween decoration idea, lit by candlelight.

Cheesecloth and Paper Wrapped Votives by Thrifty Decor Chick

DIY Halloween Throw Pillows

Dollar Tree rug pillow, reversible for multiple holidays, on porch with throw blanket and pumpkins on farmhouse style bench.

Simple Dollar Tree DIY Reversible Rug Pillow Sunny Side Design

$3 tea towel pillows, perfect inexpensive DIY Halloween decorations

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 spiders on railing for halloween decorations

DIY Giant Halloween Spiders by The Curated Farmhouse

DIY spider pom pom garland hung on mantle, easy DIY Halloween Decorations.

The cutest little Pom Pom Garland Spiders by Jessica Welling Interiors

DIY Halloween decorations - spiderweb, spider wreath idea.

Simple Halloween Spiderweb Wreath by Crafting My Home

DIY Halloween Decorations spiderweb paper lanterns placed on black spooky cloth.

Spiderweb Halloween Paper Lanterns by Crafting My Home

Simple black and white boo sign decorated with spiders, with a black candlestick.

Dimensional Spider Sign by The Handyman’s Daughter

simple DIY spiderweb wall decoration for halloween

Spiderweb Sunburst Mirror by Houseful of Handmade

DIY Halloween decorations, spiderweb pumpkin decor, black owl, witches broom and painted eyeball.

Spine Tingling Spiderweb Pumpkin by Made in a Day

Creepy crawly spider decorations in an old rusty lantern on porch with pumpkins.

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. 

Easy DIY Halloween Tombstones, on lawn with skeleton hands.

Super Easy DIY Halloween Tombstones by The Handyman’s Daughter

darling DIY outdoor monsters and ghost for Halloween made our of scrap lumber and paint on the front porch.

Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations
 with Recycled Materials by Making Manzanita

Clever cement pumpkin topiary DIY Halloween decorations

DIY Concrete Pumpkins by Charleston Crafted

simple black and white pumpkin decorations on a small ladder on front porch.

White Pumpkin Decor from Cheap Thrift Store Foam Pumpkins by Making Manzanita

brilliant solar pumpkin DIY Halloween decorations

Solar Jack-O-Lantern using a real pumpkin by Momcrieff on Woodland Lane

Clever DIY Minecraft Enderman Halloween Candy Dispenser in front yard with trick or treaters.

Clever Minecraft Enderman Halloween Candy Dispenser by Lazy Guy DIY

Simple DIY Monster house perfect for outdoor Halloween decorations

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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