Creating chic Halloween decor聽that鈥檚 both spooky and stylish聽takes some planning, and fortunately, Crate and Barrel鈥檚 Halloween section is full of *must-have* accessories that are the perfect inspo for a creative upgrade or a total聽DIY hack. Obviously, you have to have a few holiday favorites like no-carve pumpkins, black cats and ghostly spirits, but if you鈥檙e a discerning decorator looking for a sleek and modern aesthetic, take a cue from Crate and Barrel鈥檚 decor聽to bring聽your home聽to a spooktacular level of chic.聽Whether it鈥檚 adding luminaries to your porch聽or bringing some creepy crawlies to your table setting, these 12聽Halloween聽decor聽hacks聽will easily (and inexpensively) turn your home into聽a glam spook-fest.


1. DIY Paper Lanterns: Halloween is *all* about the lighting, whether it be spooky or chic AF. Copy Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Boo Halloween Luminary ($15) with these sleek paper cutout luminaries. Once you鈥檝e cut out these聽scary but oh, so pretty silhouettes, you can use these lanterns to decorate your mantel, dinner table or book shelf. Just remember to use battery-powered candles! (via Lia Griffith)


2. DIY Color-Blocked Pumpkin Candy Dish: If you鈥檙e looking for an alternative color scheme this Halloween, transform traditional orange pumpkins into glam pastel candy dishes. Use Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Pumpkin Serving Bowls ($7+) for this project, or head to the dollar store and find an even less expensive option. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


3. DIY Fast and Festive Pumpkin Votives:聽Good things come in small packages, or in this case, miniature pumpkins. 鈥楾is the season for well-lit dinner parties, and while Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Pumpkin Candles ($17, set of three) are the perfect way to keep the theme going, the DIY version is a brilliant way to take your table centerpiece to the next level. Carve tea-light-sized holes in real or fake pumpkins and paint them your favorite fall shades. (via Francois et Moi)


4. DIY Cat String Lights:聽Take your love of everything聽feline-themed聽right聽to the ceiling. Make a copy of Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Halloween Cat String Lights ($35)聽with black construction paper and LED string lights. These meow-tastic twinklers聽come together really quickly, so you鈥檒l have plenty of time to DIY a totally gorg mantel to go with your new kitty garland.聽(via Nostalgiecat)


5. DIY Paper Craft Haunted House:聽Nothing perks up your mantel or coffee table like an entire haunted village.聽And while Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Halloween Haunted Graveyard ($25)聽is very stylish, the DIY version gets extra points for being handmade, 3D and聽ghost-ridden. Instead of shelling out on a whole slew of paper cutouts, easily DIY your own with this adorable printable version.聽(via Lia Griffith)


6. DIY Spooky Halloween Wreath:聽The coolest thing about the聽Crate and Barrel鈥檚 Black Branch Wreath ($50) is that you can leave it as-is or add a few bats and spiders for extra spookiness. Fortunately, the wreath is *v* easy to recreate with a quick trip outside or to the dollar store for branches. Grab a can of black spray paint and聽personalize聽your own minimalist black branch wreath in no time.聽(via Earnest Home Co.)


7. DIY Spooky Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks:聽Nobody ever聽said art has to be in a frame. Dress up black candlesticks like聽Crate and Barrel鈥檚 Emmett Bronze Taper Candle Holders ($19+)聽with clear Christmas balls and printable vintage creatures. These floating creepy crawlies聽are the perfect addition to a Halloween mantel or table centerpiece.聽(via Flamingo Toes)


8. DIY No-Sew Halloween Table Runner:聽Bring an inexpensive table runner to Crate and Barrel鈥檚 level with this easy hack. Get inspired by聽their聽Halloween Pumpkins Felt Table Runner ($17)聽to聽create the perfect table setting聽with this simple sewing project. Hang tiny black spiders at different levels along the edge to create maximum spookiness.聽(via Make It & Love It)


9. DIY Halloween Silhouette Plates:聽Combine your love of dessert聽and ghoulish Victorian art聽into these chic dishes to make an easy hack of Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Halloween Black Cat Melamine Dinner Plate ($6).聽Melding the ever-popular vintage prints聽with a glam black and white color scheme聽might just be the *coolest* way to bring聽Halloween to the table.聽(via Boxwood Avenue)


10. DIY Halloween Gumball Letters: Get in the season鈥檚 spirit聽with a colorful聽and modern typography piece聽that stylishly mimics Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Halloween BOO Letters ($35). The addition of gumballs makes this DIY extra playful 鈥 arrange the letters on your mantel or set them up on your bookshelf for a seasonal #shelfie.聽(via Sister鈥檚 Suitcase)


11. DIY Spiderweb Doormat:聽Once you鈥檝e covered the inside of your house with Halloween decor, it鈥檚 time to turn your attention to the porch. Hack Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Haunted House Halloween Coir Doormat ($30) with just a few craft supplies.聽The spider-web shape聽is the perfect-sized decoration for even the smallest of entryways.聽(via Delia Creates)


12. DIY Mummy Pillow:聽Even if you鈥檙e not a sewing expert, you can hack Crate and Barrel鈥檚聽Haunted House Halloween Pillow ($40) with this adorable DIY mummy pillow. For this no-sew project, all you need is a set of felt googly eyes and a roll of cheesecloth. It鈥檚 such聽a fun project that you might just find yourself mummifying every pillow on your couch. (via Eighteen 25)

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