Since it’s fall some of these might actually look good for thanksgiving too, with minor adjustments here and there you can come up with something that can be suitable for the holiday.
Floating Ghost – with a styrofoam ball, a cheese cloth, a 1 liter pop bottle and some starch you can make this simple ghostly figure. This would look great on your porch or in the hall way or living room if you prefer. Make a couple of these to fit in various places around the house. Via everydayisacraftingday
Undead Pumpkins – create these googly eyed zombie pumpkins in three simple steps with just a small pumpkin, plastic eyeballs and a thumbtack or pin and you could have your very own living dead pumpkins. This is a quick and fun little project that you can do in minutes. Via marthastewart
Vampire pumpkin – put a spin on the way you decorate your pumpkin this Halloween with this toothy decor. Dare to be different this Halloween all you need is a baby pumpkin, vampire fangs and two sewing pins, check out thelondoner for the full tutorial to this out of the box idea.
Skeleton wreath – scare your visitors with this wreath made out of a cabinet door all you will need is an old cabinet door, skeleton, feather stem, glue gun, some roses and spray paint. Skeletons are always a must for halloween and this decor can be done affordably with materials found at michaels. Via confessionsofaserialdiyer
Shrunken heads – try this awesome recipe for Halloween, turn apples into something scary all you will need are 8 large Granny Smith apples, 2 cups lemon juice, 2 tablespoons coarse salt, 2 gallons apple cider, 32 whole cloves. Peel the apples and carve a face on them then heat in oven at 250 degrees for about 90 minutes, combine cider and lemonade and float the apples on top. Via marthastewart
Paper Craft Pumpkin – this one is part of the easy DIY Halloween decorations that even kids can join in all need is a piece of paper and some scissors then let your imagination run wild. You can easily attach these to walls in your house or any flat surface that you this will look good on see how mermag does it.
Snake Pumpkins – Include rubber snakes with this easy to do project so materials you’ll need are drywall keyhole saw, serrated knife, rubber snakes and a pumpkin of-course. With the keyhole saw cut a round opening at the bottom of the pumpkin and clean inside. Cut large openings for eyes and mouth with serrated knife and decorate with rubber snakes. Via marthastewart
Unique Ghostly Figure – Ghosts should never miss out on any Halloween party, make a one of kind ghost with this simple DIY project it may take some time but it’s so worth it. You will need about 3 rolls of packing tape, a dress form or mannequin or other human like shape and an LED spot light if you have a tall tree you can hang your ghost or you can just use a PVC pipe to hang and display her in the yard. Visit craftygeeks for the full tutorial.
Floating Candles – One of the most unique DIY Halloween decorations just like in Harry Potter you too can now have your own floating candles with this creative DIY project that will really blow your guests away. Image via eatingbender and to get the instructions for the night sky and floating candles visit harrypotterpartyideas
Jack Skeleton Door – this an easy and fun project to do it doesn’t require any carving or sewing all you need is a 8.5 x 11 black paper and role of black tape and a free printable. Cut out the eyes and create a mouth shape using the electrical tape, use small strips of tape to complete the smile. Via twindragonflydesigns
Floating witch hat – This idea looks great on the front porch but it would look equally as good inside the house, in the hallway perhaps. This idea also inspired by the Harry Potter franchise is fairly easy to do with simple step by step instructions at polkadotchair materials needed: inexpensive witch hats, fishing line, long needle, LED light sticks, safety pins and outdoor command hooks for lights.
Spider lamp shade – add some decor to your lamp shade, the good thing with this project is that its temporary so you don’t have to worry about ruining your shade. It’s probably the easiest decor you can do all you need to do is find or download some Silhouette printables add a very light coat of adhesive spray and stick them on the inside of the lamp. You just saved time and money! Via thriftydecorchick
Monster Door Halloween – Do this project in less than 20 minutes, it’s straight forward and simply requires you to paint and you too can have an amazing monster door. Supplies you will need: Olyfun in Cherry pop, Snow white, Blue and Scissors, Cool tool low temp glue gun and glue sticks and a Red sharpie. By transforming the door into a monster mouth you are also turning your whole house into a monster. You will find the full tutorial at 365daysofcrafts
Turn Pumpkins Into Black Cats – A clever touch to the way we decorate pumpkins, this idea is short and quick. If your not a fan of the gory DIY Halloween decorations then this is perfect for you, it’s cute and whimsical. Paint a couple pumpkins black and stack them on top of each other, then carve out eyes and add ears and black felt. Via-athomeinlove
Skeleton door – more cool DIY Halloween decorations, you can never go wrong with skeletons when it comes to Halloween and this project proves that. Try it for yourself and be amazed by the results Via thedomesticcurator
Minion Pumpkins – minions are so cute and probably would fit into any holiday celebration, this is a fun idea that you can do with the kids. To make your own minion spray the pumpkin with spray paint primer, then spray paint your pumpkin lay it on thick and let dry. Wrap your pumpkins in masking film and painters tape to spray on your minions overalls. For the eyes use mason jar lids, for the hair use black pipe cleaners in various sizes, for the teeth use small pieces of white card stock and for the overalls push two rivets into the corners of your minions overalls. todaysmama.com has step by step instructions on how to make your own Halloween minion.
Spiderweb Mats – This is one of the coolest ideas for a Halloween decor not only is it unique but you can actually use the mats long after Halloween. Although it’s a not a quick fix kind of project it’s worth the effort still, you will need a black puff paint 4 oz size, wax paper, invisible tape and a template of the web. First trace out the template with wax paper then paint your web using the template as a guide, when done allow 2-3 days for the paint to completely dry then carefully peel it from the wax paper and place on the table. Deliacreates has step by step full instructions on this project.
Monster Refrigerator – most of us probably forget to decorate the fridge on Halloween but this idea is just so clever and easy that it would take you literally a few minutes to transform your refrigerator into a creature of the night. You only need two large sheets of black foam and circle magnets, draw your pattern onto the foam in whichever way you want it to look like and cut it out. Once cut, make sure the magnets have a sticky side and attach them to the back then simply place the pieces on the fridge. Via-jeanscraftycorner
Glowing monsters – Really fun idea, get to light up the night with these cute little guys. DIY Halloween decorations like these look great on your front porch or perhaps by the window pane. Materials needed for this awesome diy: ping pong balls, tea light candles (battery operated), black sharpie and knife or box cutter. Cut an X into the base of your ping pong ball, place the ping pong ball on top of your tea light candle then draw on some spooky faces, turn the light on and voila! you’ve got glowing little monsters. Via pagingfunmums
Halloween window silhouette – For something that really draws attention this Hallowen you might want to try some silhouettes they are easy to do and can be found at any store that sells party favors. You can also make your own cut outs with black paper or cardboard whichever you prefer, you only need to attach them to the window using tape then turn on the lights. In this example the zombies look great! Via shelterness
Glow In The Dark Halloween Sign – To really scare your visitors make this spooky glow in the dark sign that you can fit to your front door, it’s really spooky cause it’s a “glowing spider in the dark”. You can even replace the spider with a skull or a bat and if you like glitter then this project is for you cause glitter is used to make the spider glow. Madincrafts has step by step details on how to make this project.
Ghost Motel – If you feel like one house isn’t enough and you would like to decorate even more houses, how about this ghost motel idea. You get to decorate your miniature house of horror with all sorts of ghouls you can think of it’s really a fun and exciting idea yet cute enough that even the kids will want to join in on this one. Via flickr
Popsicle Stick Spiderwebs – this is probably the coolest way to use Popsicle sticks that I have seen, supplies you will need for this project: Popsicle sticks, glue, yarn in the choice of your color, scissors and spiders. Glue 3 Popsicle sticks together to form your web base, when dry tie your yarn onto the inner notch of one of the sticks, work your way around wrap the yarn around each stick at the notch. See happyhourprojects for the full tutorial.
Concrete Block Pumpkin – Some DIY Halloween decorations are so creative and out of the box, I mean who would have thought of using concrete blocks as pumpkins. This can be done quickly and on a budget too, the concrete blocks are only $1 each you’ll also need orange craft paint, black craft paint, glue gun, sponge brush and wine corks. Simply paint the concrete block orange using the sponge and orange paint then use black paint for the eyes and mouth, the wine cork goes on top. Via Club.chicacircle
Mummy Halloween Cans – Cute little mummies that can also hold your Halloween treats, made from recycled cans and cheesecloth these mummies would look great at the table if you are having a Halloween party. You would also need a craft glue, googly eyes, black spray paint and scissors if you want to try this project for yourself. Learn more about these little guys hgtv
Black and Orange Halloween Wreath – my favorite thing about this idea is the theme I love the way the colors black and orange really compliment each other and of-course they are perfect for Halloween in fact this wreath could even work for thanksgiving cause its not too spooky/ghoulish. Via yellowdogpress
Kermit Pumpkin – This is a Halloween decor that the whole family can enjoy, there is some cutting involved so obviously that part should be done by an adult. Materials needed: Pumpkin, pumpkin carving kit, regular paper, water based marker, paper towel and clear tape. Once completed your new pumpkin decor can be displayed almost anywhere it can easily be seen, the entrance to your house is a good place to start. Complete instructions at family.disney
Sea Spiders – Okay, so spiders on their own are already creepy as it is and therefore make for great DIY Halloween decorations but this idea takes that a step further by using sea spiders, these creepy crawlies are modeled after actual sea spiders found walking the ocean floor. They black and orange so a perfect fit, this project can be done in about 30 minutes all you will need are pipe cleaners and small pony heads. Attach them to walls in your home to really bring out the terror, family.disney explains you how to make them.
Skull Candy Bowl – This project only takes about 10 minutes to do and saves you a lot of money in the process with just simply two inexpensive snack plates, a hot glue gun, black spray paint and some skulls with spiders for good measure you can make this awesome candy bowl. Make sure it’s glued nice and steady so that kids don’t topple it over when reaching for the candy, all the supplies for this project can be found at your local wal-mart. Placeofmytaste has step by step instructions on how to make this bowl.
Ghost Votives – If you like your ghosts cute rather than scary then this is the project for you not only does it work for glasses but this could also work on bottles, so if you have some empty bottles laying around you might want to try this. Gloves are important for this project cause you will need to use etching cream and that can burn your skin if your not careful, it’s simple to do and supplies can easily be found. See tinysidekick for more details on how to do this.
Halloween Tree – Nothing says i’m serious about Halloween than a giant tree in your living room decorated with black and white striped pumpkins, bats, owls and even cute little ghosts. Awesome idea! Via diynetwork
Ghouls Centerpiece – fast and easy idea for your dinning table or coffee table add these adorable little monsters to your list of decor ideas. Use spools of thread for their mini bodies then embellish with googly eyes, ribbon and string. For the eyes and mouths use felt cut outs. Via bhg
Beaded Votive Candle holders – use beads and glitter to decorate your candle holders giving them some ghoulish glitz. Apply thick decaupage medium with a paint brush in small sections at a time then sprinkle the wet medium with beads or glitter to your liking, allow the medium to first dry in one section before moving on the next section. Via bhg
Great list of DIY Halloween decorations, we hope our list has inspired you to come up with creative Halloween ideas of your own and if so please feel free to share by commenting in our comment section below. Thanks!