16 Spooktacular Halloween Vases to DIY
As Halloween approaches, there’s something in the air that changes — perhaps it’s the cooler weather or the eerie lights strung across your neighbor’s porch. With the big night just one month away, it’s time to start planning your DIY Halloween decor. Save money *and* work your creativity by making your own look. Depending on the style you want, a great way to get creative is with elegant, cute or gothic vases — the options are endless. Scroll on and get ready to be captivated by these spectacular DIY vase ideas.
1. Black-and-White Painted Vases: Your Halloween decor doesn’t have to be spooky or scary. In fact, you can make your very own minimalist vases to decorate your home this season. Add your favorite flowers (alive or dead) as a final touch. (via We Can Make Anything)
2. Dia de los Muertos Planters: If celebrating Day of the Dead is more your style, try these succulent skull vases. They’re super easy to make and would look great as a centerpiece on your dining table. (via Brit + Co)
3. DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Vases: Nothing says Halloween like glow-in-the-dark decor. You’ll be amazed at just how easy and fun these are to make. We recommend placing them in a spot that’s sure to get tons of attention, like your bathroom or hallway. (via Brit + Co)
4. Handmade DIY Goth Vase: This goth-inspired vase could be used in lieu of a place card at your next Halloween party. It also makes for a great personalized favor for each of your guests to take home. (via Vitamini Handmade)
6. DIY Ghost Planter: If you’re looking to style a vase that’s already in use year-round, this ghost planter DIY is the perfect way to do just that. With a touch of paint or tape, you can give your corner plant a ghostly makeover. (via Home Depot)
8. Simple Bug Votives: Creepy-crawly insect vases are the perfect way to add a Halloween vibe to your fall decor. These would be the perfect touch for your porch or backyard — and they might even scare off an insect or two. Or attract them. Hmm. (via Hi Sugar Plums Blog)
9. Blood-Splattered Vases: You’ll be sure to creep out your guests with these vases that look like they’re from a fresh crime scene. Don’t worry — no vases were harmed during the making of this DIY. (via Elle Decor)
10. Simple Skull Vase: Because you’re decorating this vase yourself, you can make spooky look chic. A gold-painted skull vase is also perfect for those of you who don’t like overly gory decor. (via Francois et Moi)
13. DIY Melted Crayon Vase: Create a modern vase with pops of color using melted crayons and a glass jar. This DIY would be fun to try with the kids — as long as you’re okay with things getting a little messy. (via Modern Parents Messy Kids)
14. Fun DIY Mason Jar Vase: A mason jar vase that uses chalk paint as its base is so versatile. Once Halloween is over, you can erase your jack-o’-lantern and replace it with a cute turkey for Thanksgiving. (via We Heart Parties)
15. Mason Jar Ghost Lantern: Give your home a bright but spooky look by creating your very own surprised ghost vase. Add a pop of color with a cute ribbon trim or a festive Halloween-themed garland. (via Simply Kierste)
16. Matte Black Mason Jar Vase: A black-and-white palette lets you combine eclectic pieces but still keep the vibe refined and modern. If you want to add a touch of warmth, add flowers in fun colors, like Halloween-inspired orange and purple. (via My Everyday Lifestyle)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)