47 DIY Halloween Decorations to Start Making Now
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47 DIY Halloween Decorations to Start Making Now

With another summer month coming to a close, Halloween will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to whip out your Superwoman cape, craft glue and start dreaming about consuming *all* the pumpkin flavors and, of course, the candy. You can start preparing for this spooktacular holiday by getting creative with your DIY Halloween decorations now. That way, you’ll save the stress of decorating last-minute and have plenty of decorations to use for years to come. With these 47 fun and unique ideas, you’ll have the most festive house on the block, and maybe even the entire neighborhood!

1. Emoji Ghost Balloons: Who needs to be spooky when you can be cute. I mean, who doesn’t love emojis?! (via Aww Sam)

2. Hoop Spider Webs: This is a quick and easy craft that can create some pretty impressive decorations to greet your friends at your next party. (via The Things She Makes)

3. Halloween String Flags: This bunting flag DIY will add a festive flair to a pumpkin-less porch. (via Popcorn and Chocolate)

4. Pom Pom Spiders: Besides the fact that most of us are terrified of spiders, why is it that the thing we are so fearful of, we also find strangely adorable?! (via Taking Care of Monkey Business)

5. Bleeding Candle Decorations: These bleeding candle decorations are really easy and inexpensive to make. (via Revamperate)

6. Zombie Barbies: Calling all of Walking Dead fans! This barbie zombie DIY is cute and scary. But remember, zombies only goal is to eat flesh. So look out! (via Crafts by Amanda)

7. Spooky Pumpkin Piñata: This spooktacular piñata uses a paper lantern for the base shape, which saves time and hassle. (via Envato Tuts+)

8. Hanging Spider Balloons: Could these spiders get any more chic? Nope! Because who doesn’t love glittered spiders, hanging from balloons on the ceiling. (via Studio DIY)

9. Blood Splattered Runner: Dexter called. He wants his table runner back. (via Brit + Co)

10. Halloween Banner: All of those spiders and monsters really don’t go with this lovely home decor. (via Brit + Co)

11. Hanging Bat Ornaments: Make this cute and easy hanging bat ornament within minutes. This is just what your home needs for Halloween. (via Estefi Machado)

12. Pumpkin Cooler: Keep drinks cold inside a seasonal, stylish pumpkin. (via Martha Stewart)

13. Google-Eyed Pumpkin: Perfect for kid crafters, this googly gourd is one of the most spookily fun projects we’ve ever laid eyes on. (via Blog a la Cart)

14. Spooky Silhouettes: Cutouts and candles create scary shadows all through the night. (via Martha Stewart)

 

15. Gift-Wrapped Pumpkins: It’s still way too early to think about wrapping Christmas presents, but wrapping pumpkins? We’re all over it. (via Brit + Co)

16. Camp-O-Ween: Camping can get pretty scary with this Halloween-themed camping decor. (via Boxy Colonial)

17. Painted Skull: Bored with pumpkins? Skip them this year and give your decor a Dia de los Muertos vibe instead. (via Michaels)

18. Spider Web Doormat: DIY this web-inspired welcome mat, then add cobwebs to your door and front porch to get a super cinchy and cohesive look. (via Country Living)

19. Washi Tape Stirrers: Stir up some fun this Halloween with festive washi tape pennants. (via Brit + Co)

20. Hanging Bat Pumpkins: Halloween flair comes to your yard when you set up hanging pumpkins with painted-on bats. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

21. Stack-o’-Lantern: However you decide to decorate it, our patterned stack-o’-lantern’s as fun to make as it is pretty to display. (via Brit + Co)

22. Balloon-Dipped Candy Corn Jars: Don’t want to mess around with paint? Our tutorial helps you make candy corn mason jars using balloons. (via Brit + Co)

23. Crayon Art Pumpkin: Melted crayons are the secret to creating this vibrant pumpkin that oozes a beautiful rainbow of colors. (via The Swell Designer)

24. Black + White Painted Pumpkins: Three designs in just three steps each — we say make ‘em all! (via Country Living)

25. Glitter Pumpkins: Who doesn’t love a little extra glitter? Add it to your pumpkins for a posh, polished look. (via Martha Stewart)

26. Hair-Raising Tablecloth: A no-sew tablecloth is a frightfully fun accent for your dessert display or candy bar. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

27. Witchy Drink Bottles: Turn ordinary drinks into the ultimate witch’s brew with the help of a few spooky silhouettes. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

28. Skull Vignettes: Party guests will love these bone-chilling new additions to your home photo gallery. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

29. Spider Piñata: The crepe paper fringe on this guy makes for a super hairy, super scary spider. Make sure you don’t have any arachnophobes attending your party! (via Oh Happy Day)

30. Neutral Colors: Stick with vases and florals in simple hues (in this case, black and white) and arrange them in a hodgepodge of painted vases you can buy or DIY. (via Country Living)

31. Fanged Pumpkins: This is an oldie, but we still love the mini Dracula pumpkins. We might try the added touch of painting his fangs red. (via Martha Stewart)

32. Apothecary Jars: Upcycling for the win! These jars are made from 2-liter soda bottles. Genius and so affordable! (via Seeing Things)

33. Cross-Stitch Canvases: If cross-stitch isn’t your thing because the tiny stitches take forever to finish, try this jumbo version. We love the spider and skull. Add a pumpkin on orange for a spooky triptych. (via Decor Hacks)

34. Yarn Spider Web: What a clever idea to have a tangled spider web strung up in a frame? We’re all caught up in this easy DIY. (via Dana Made It)

35. Tin Can Luminaries: The best thing about these luminaries, as opposed to jack-o’-lanterns, is that you can use them again year after year. (via Jolly Mom)

36. Chicken Wire Ghost: For those of you with larger yards, we love these chicken wire ghosts. They’ll definitely make trick-or-treaters do a double take! (via Wacky Archives)

37. Knitted Candy Corn: If you’re a knitter, this is is the perfect Halloween DIY. Don’t they look sweet enough to eat? Can we get one in beanie form, please? (via The Purl Bee)

 

38. Spooky Hoops: Use iron-on transfers to make these spooky hoops. They can easily be swapped out with other designs when Halloween is over. (via The Graphics Fairy)

 

39. Glowing Ghosts  These ghoulish balloons are just the thing to light the way down the halls in your haunted house. Just stick an LED inside. Hang them in the windows to give passers-by a chill! (via Martha Stewart)

40. Magnetic Spiders: Turn plastic spider rings into a swarm that’s straight out of Harry Potter’s Forbidden Forest. (via Delia Creates)

41. Spider Web Spin Art: Remember marble spin art from when you were a kid? Make these chic graphic spider webs by using a salad spinner. Genius! (via Armelle Blog)

42. Skull Candelabra: Trick out a normal candelabra by adding a few foam skulls from the craft store. Then you can some fake spiderwebs for an even spookier effect. (via Dream Home DIY)

43. Full Moon Bat Lamp: Using a paper lantern to make this “full moon” is super easy. All you need to do is cut out a few paper bats and glue them on. (via A Bit of Sunshine)

 

44. Halloween Doormat: They say to never let a black cat walk in front of your path, but we’re hoping it’s okay to walk over one. (via April’s Craft Nest)

45. Googly Eye Votives: With these spooky candle holders there’s someone or something watching you everywhere you go. Cue evil witch laughter. (via Real Simple)

46. DIY Skull Vase: Sometimes, creating a festive floral arrangement is as simple as finding a vase that fits your theme. This super easy DIY involves a life-sized model skull and some of your favorite fresh fall flowers for a table centerpiece that is slightly creepy but perfectly chic. (via Honestly Yum)

47. DIY Halloween Wreath:  Welcome guests with a Halloween wreath that isn’t too freaky. We love the dark florals and B+W color scheme here. (via The 36th Avenue)

 

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