Whether you go all out National Lampoon with your decor or more minimal, an adorable garland is a must-have for getting the party started. With Halloween creeping up fast, here are 18 DIY garlands for you to craft your way to the festivities.

1. Glittery Spiderweb Garland: Who knew spiderwebs could be so glam? This funky garland is made by creating each unique web with yarn and Mod Podge. (via Scrumdilly-do)

2. Eyeball Garland: Somehow, eyeballs look less creepy on this garland. (via Bead and Cord)

3. Baby Food Jar Ghosts: Hope you’ve been saving up those baby food jars, crafties! They’ll come in handy when you’re making these absolutely adorable jack-o’-lantern lanterns. (via Swaperoos)

4. Cute Ghosts Garland: You could almost make a story for this little cast of ghost characters. (via Ginger & George)

5. Bat Garland: These little ball bats are the perfect things to take your decorating to new heights. Hang a bunch for a dramatic party factor. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

6. Skull Garland: You can’t go wrong with crazy-eyed skulls. These little guys have real character. Make them in any color that suits your decor. (via Lovely Indeed)

7. Pumpkin Garland: Your local discount or party supply store is bound to have pom poms and little pumpkins. String them together to make this crafty creation. (via The 36th Avenue)

8. Paper Cup Ghosts: This is cute for your casa or your classroom. With such simple supplies, this is one that the kids can definitely help with. (via All You)

9. Rustic Ghost Garland: These might be the cutest ghosts we’ve seen. The stitching for eyes is just over-the-top adorable. (via Live Laugh Rowe)

10. Easy Halloween Banner: You can keep it simple and fun with a Halloween take on the classic pennant shape. (via Polka Dot Chair)

11. Googly Eyes and Washi Tape: This one is super simple, especially if you’re in need of some last-minute decor. It’s another case of washi tape to the rescue. (via Landee See Landee Do)

12. Pom Pom Garland With Sugar Skulls: If you want your Halloween decor to go beyond black and orange, go the Day of the Dead route. (via P.S. Blog)

13. Fringe Garland: Fringe is the forever classic garland. It’s fluffy. It’s dramatic. And it’s the easiest thing to make. See for yourself. (via Studio DIY)

14. Yarn Pumpkin Garland: This one can last you past October 31st! Pumpkins are basically worshipped all throughout fall, and this yarn garland is in it for the long haul. (via Honest to Nod)

15. Black and Gold Bunting: This one is from a Halloween shindig that we put on ourselves. If your party is adults only, a black and gold theme will certainly class up the joint, and the bunting ties it all together. (via Brit + Co.)

16. Dyed Ghost Garland: What’s better than ghosts? Glowing ghosts. We love the crafty look of these little guys. They’re downright boo-tiful. (via PBJ Stories)

17. Pacman Halloween Garland: Talk about throwback. Recreate everyone’s favorite 8-bit pasttime with this rad garland. Geek on, Halloween lovers. Geek on. (via Minieco)

18. Black Cats & Friendly Ghosts: These blinking creatures are absolutely genius. (via My Cakies)

How do you decorate for Halloween? Pass along some tips in the comments!