It’s not much time left for the most fun and exciting holiday, are you ready for Halloween? The outdoor decorations, as well as Halloween home decor, create a special mood with all the scary skeletons, bats, spiders and nets, pumpkins and lights. If you are going to have a nice party with friends or family, you’d better take a look at some of these amazing and inspiring Halloween decorations ideas!
Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re like me who loves to give yourself (and others) a good spook once a year, it’s just the perfect time to start prepping for DIY Halloween decorations.
DIY Halloween Decorations Ideas
Wanna know what I really love about Halloween? No, it’s not the scary movies, stories, or even the candies that we get to munch on without feeling guilty (although it is somehow a part of it). I love Halloween because there is no better time to show off one’s creativity than the scariest month of the year. Regardless if you are a witch, zombie, or spider fan, the floor is all yours.
Now, if you don’t have a clue yet on which Halloween decors to use, worry not. You can always recycle some good old DIY Halloween decorations ideas we have.
- Pumpkin Diorama
Pumpkins never get old on Halloween. Just take one big pumpkin and drill a hole in the middle. You can then fill it with anything want. Ping pong balls, stones, pebbles, twigs, moss, you name it.
- Feather Wreath
There isn’t an easier way to give your house a dark vibe on Halloween than displaying some black feather wreath in the living room. It’s just like what you will normally see in witch movies.
- Cobweb cover
This one’s a classic. Who has ever heard of a house on Halloween that doesn’t have some kind of spider-themed spooky Halloween design?
DIY Halloween Lawn Decorations
Your Halloween decorations will not be complete without giving your backyard the spook. Your lawn decorations are what are going to attract visitors to your home. So, let’s get creative. Here are some DIY Halloween lawn decorations that you can try out.
- Orange Pennants
Orange seems to be a thing during Halloween. I think it’s because orange is the color of pumpkins and we know that pumpkins are a thing during Halloween. Pennants sound simple enough but it is a good starter in spooking up your property on Halloween.
- Stacked White Jack O’Lantern Display
Real pumpkins can attract animals and insects into your lawn and if you can’t have that, you can just carve a couple of wood and make them into a pumpkin-looking Halloween decor for your doorway. Paint them with some white and then you’re good to go. White is the go-to color for this kind of design but you can get creative. You can paint it orange if you want.
- Flying Ghosts
You can craft some ghosts just with a bit of balloon and gauze fabric. And then you can hang them up in your trees.
- Pumpkin Bonfire
We just can’t get enough of pumpkins, can we? Pumpkins really are a Halloween symbol for most of us. If you want your house to really light up, you can get four or five pumpkins and drill 5 holes in them to make it look like eyes and mouth. You may also want to drill a hole at the bottom of the pumpkin so you can really clean up the inside. The hole in the bottom is also where you are going to place the candles so that your house looks intriguing at night.
Scariest DIY Halloween Decorations
That should do as a base for your Halloween decorations.
Now, if you still want to take your Halloween decorations up a notch, here are some of the scariest DIY Halloween decorations we’ve scoured from the internet.
- Head in the Jar
Don’t be frightened! This isn’t a real head in the jar. It’s just a picture of someone laminated placed into the jar plus some water. Creepy, isn’t it?
- Chicken Wire Ghost
It may take you a while to perfect the shape of a human person but it will totally be worth it once some of your neighbors start getting scared pointing at a ghost in your backyard.
- Spooky Silhouettes
This one is my favorite. It is a pretty simple idea but it is one of the best scares you will ever find. Just print a couple of images from the internet and then paste them into the cardboard. You don’t want to leave them as is. You could cut out some parts of the human cutout like the head. That way, when you put them on display, it looks like a person with no head. You’ll need curtains or window covers for this tactic to work.
- Creepy Dolls
Here is another one of my favorite horror classics. It is also pretty easy to set up. Just take a couple of scary dolls and then scatter them over the house. It is an absolute spook for visitors you will be dropping by.
How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
It’s scary how people are always ready to spend money for Halloween. But if you can get creative, you have no idea how much money you will be able to save on Halloween decorations.
I’m not exactly an artist but I love Halloween so much that it doesn’t take a dime and a penny for me to get crafty when it comes to it. As a matter of fact, no one in my family cared about Halloween decorations but our entire street can bear witness to the fact that no Halloween has passed when our house wasn’t completely decorated. I always decorated our place myself ever since I was in middle school. I would take a couple of school materials and I’d create some spooky designs for the house.
You can do the same. The process goes like this:
- Start off with an idea
It could be like FrankenPumpking which is a Pumpkin decoration that looks a bit like Frankenstein. The idea could be a couple of caspers in the living room.
- Identify and gather the materials
Start idealizing what materials you can use to create your Halloween decoration.
- Put together your scary decoration one by one.
Homemade Halloween Decorations For Your Room
Now if you want to take that spooky vibe all the way to the bedroom, here are some homemade Halloween decorations for your room.
- Spooky Mirror
Just take a bottle of matte finish spray and then spray it into your bedroom mirror and then you can draw words like “beware” into it with your fingers.
- Eye See You Pumpkins
Here we go again with the pumpkins. You’ll need white pumpkins for this and some orange real pumpkins. Draw eyeballs into the white pumpkins and then fit them into the orange pumpkins. You will feel as if someone is watching you in your bedroom.
- Felted Mummy Doll
You can place these on your study table, bed, and all around the floor. Although this might take a while since you will have knit the dolls.
If you’re into hardcore Halloween decorations, check out our DIY Halloween decorations below.
Outdoor Halloween decorations
Halloween Spirits made of Milk Jugs
Details of this DIY Project: eighteen25.com
Start saving your empty milk jugs for at least one month before Halloween! In this DIY outdoor decorations idea, you can involve your kids and use simple tools, such as scissors, magic marker and some Christmas lights. While kids are coloring the funny or scary faces, you can work on inserting the lights to the jugs from the bottom. In the evening you’ll have a great walkway lighting made by you and your kids!
Wicked Witch Legs by Medina from grillo-designs.com
How you can decorate Trees in your Yard by woohome.com
More details of this DIY Project: simplydesigning.net
This is a very inexpensive and easy to implement the idea for DIY Halloween decoration. Use cheap materials, in particular, hanging hooks, a styrofoam ball, some cheesecloth, and a black marker. It will take you about 10 minutes to build this decoration around your yard trees or the entryway of your house.
Another collection of Halloween Ghosts DIY made of packing tape.
Quick tip: for this decoration idea you will need clear trash bags, packing tape and a body form (or volunteer). For more details follow the DIY project steps by Monstertutorials.
Halloween decoration ideas for your house
Plastic Pumpkin Arch Entry Way from craftymorning.com
Really Scary Halloween Decorations
Hair-raising Giant Spider Webs
Gigantic spiders and huge webs of this outdoor Halloween decoration idea will definitely be in the center of attention of all your neighbors.
Plenty of Halloween lights ideas on christmaslightsetc.com
Halloween Party Decorations
Witches Hats for Halloween Illumination
DIY project on Polkadotchair
Check the details of this DIY project on eHow
Toy spiders in ice cubes
Lolly Pop Halloween Ghosts
Check DIY plan on Onelittleproject
All you need for this simple DIY Halloween project is Kleenex tissues, round lolly pops, black sharpie tiny elastics and orange and black ribbon.
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