18 Upcycled Halloween DIYs to Make Now
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18 Upcycled Halloween DIYs to Make Now

Whatever Halloween DIYs you’ve got planned in the coming weeks, mark out some time for a few more. Made of everyday, inexpensive household items, these 18 upcycled DIYs are sure to make this year’s Halloween budget-friendly. For example, you can cut up an old t-shirt to make an affordable, chic DIY costume. And don’t get us started on how many unique and spooky decorations you can make with mason jars. For more how-to inspiration, keep scrolling!

1. Halloween Washi Magnet Clips: Give wooden clothespins a Hallo-worthy makeover with as little as a button and washi tape. Clip them onto a line of twine for an instant hanging photo album, or, if you want to use them as fridge memo holders, add magnetic tape strips to their backs. (via Inside Bru Crew Life)

2. All Eyes on You Wreath: For decor that’s as creepy as it is fun, make this DIY eyeball wreath out of ping-pong balls. It’s a lighthearted and colorful way to celebrate the season. (via I Love to Create)

3. Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars: Achieve these candy corn-inspired mason jars with minimal mess using balloons — no glue or paint required! They make for a festive flower vase or colorful candle holder. (via Brit + Co)

4. Jack-o’-Lantern Jars: Whether you use them as Halloween decorations or trick-or-treating buckets, these DIY jack-o’-lantern jars are a cinch to make. Instead of tossing your baby food jars or salsa containers in the recycling, you can make Pinterest-ready decor. (via Make It & Love It)

5. Little Halloween Monsters: If you happen to have a few empty pill bottles, use them to create these adorable little Halloween monsters with some fabric and felt scraps. Keep them from toppling over by filling them with marbles for ballast. (via This Heart of Mine)

6. Duct Tape Trick-or-Treat Candy Buckets: Turn an old paint can into a one-of-a-kind candy bucket your little one will love. All you’ll need for this DIY is some cardboard, an empty can and an assortment of duct tape in festive colors. (via Mer Mag)

7. Glittery Pumpkin Mason Jars: Glitter can do no wrong! Add some shimmer and shine to an orange-painted mason jar for cute and budget-friendly Halloween decor. (via Life Is a Lullaby)

8. DIY Ombre Wine Bottles: Ombre is a look that’s in all year round. Give old wine bottles a festive finish with an ombre spray-paint job inspired by candy corn. Once your bottles are dry, spruce them up even further with a bouquet of orange-hued flowers or a branch of autumnal leaves. (via Brit + Co)

9. Halloween Heels: Whether you’re dressing up as a skeleton or just want to add Halloween flavor to your work outfit, DIY these skeleton heels. While you’re at it, try making skeleton gloves to complete the look. (via Instructables)

10. Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries: These DIY luminaries illuminate a spooky silhouette, throwing even spookier shadows. Line them up on your windowsill to give your home an eerie flickering glow. (via Princess Pinky Girl)

11. Giant Yarn Spiderweb: Breathe new life into a thrifted frame with spray paint and a little yarn-weaving. The result will be an intricate display that trumps any store-bought cobweb. (via Made Everyday)

12. Eraser-Stamped Halloween Shirt: Do you have a plain t-shirt that could use a makeover? With fabric paint and the eraser end of a pencil, you too can create these frightfully fun bat-patterned shirts. Try this technique with silhouettes of cats, jack-o’-lanterns or other spooky icons. (via Cutesy Crafts)

13. Rib Cage T-Shirt: You’ll definitely get a skele-TON of compliments rocking this DIY rib cage tee. All you’ll need is a simple white or black t-shirt, a pair of scissors and some free templates to recreate this look. (via Martha Stewart)

14. Tin Can Halloween Decorations: Rather than throwing out your empty soup cans, upcycle them by turning them into these modern jack-o’-lanterns. Add a tealight candle to cast creepy shadows. (via Crafty Magazine)

15. Spooky Spiderweb Hoops: If you’ve got a couple of spare embroidery hoops, it’s quick and fun to weave these impressive DIY spiderwebs. Clip a spider pin onto the webbing, or make one of out chenille stems, to complete the scene. (via A Night Owl)

16. Spooky Skull Treat Boxes: If you’re anything like us, you’re probably finding these old plastic Easter eggs in drawers and under furniture for months after the holiday. Why not turn them into Halloween treat boxes? (via Martha Stewart)

17. Mummy Luminary: Light up the night with these mummy-inspired luminaries made from empty food jars. As a safety precaution, because of the fabulous but flammable gauze, use battery-operated tea lights to illuminate them. (via Bren Did)

18. Spooky Tin Can Lantern: Line your walkway with these spooky lanterns made out of used tin cans. Depending on the paint you use, these can work indoors or out, with real or battery-operated candles. (via The Paper Mama)

Will you try your hand at these spooky chic Halloween DIYs? Follow us on Pinterest for more spooky DIY ideas!