Just because you have a small home doesn’t mean you don’t have room to enjoy a little Halloween decorating fun… In fact, having a small space can be less overwhelming when decorating for any holiday. It’s easier to keep a theme pulled together, and you require fewer decorations to make an impact on the room. And when you find a really cool over the top decorating project that you just can’t live without, it steals the show! Top tip? Pick one or two cool ideas for each room you want to decorate, then concentrate those on the focal points in the room.  Don’t skimp though! Because you are staying to a tight theme, go all out…not just one spider, but dozens! Get it? These are our top picks for DIY Halloween decorating ideas, perfect for a small home, and the tutorials for the projects as well.

Paper mice from Martha Stewart- Several readers report these look very creeeeeepy at night in their windows… I think the key here is a lot of mice! Here’s the template and tutorial

Halloween paper mice



Gotta LOVE these spooky silhouettes! Simply cut out your Halloween shapes from black poster board, and light from inside at night… Budget friendly, and so cool! Even a small home has windows, and it takes up no space at all… See more ideas at Shelterness… You can find four free templates here

Halloween Silhouettes

Skeleton silhouette

Here is an easy and subtle Halloween decorating idea, from Wit and Wistle… Frame, done!

Zombie frame

Love this for a small home…keeping it all in one focal area, and sticking to one theme… Keeps it looking pulled together but still spooky and creative! From our friends at Anythingology.

Halloween crows

LOVE THIS! Kim at Today’s Creative Blog has created this cool tutorial for this Halloween terrarium… This is the perfect craft, and budget friendly!

Halloween terrarium

Love the Spider Sacks from MPMK! This is a project you can do with the kids, and can be hung, so it doesn’t take up any floor space. Pair it with dozens of plastic spiders both on and off the sacks. Did I mention? Everything you can buy at the dollar store…

Halloween Spider Sacks

Last, but not least, gotta love these Halloween Apothecary Jars from Design DNA… Dollar store parts, and a cool look for the kitchen counter! I am going to put eyeballs in some, and candies in others in the same grouping…

Halloween Apothecary Jars

Small spaces don’t have to lack in fun. Use these ideas to decorate your small home for Halloween, don’t use the excuse that you don’t have the space. Happy Halloween!

Image Credits: Todays Creative, Martha Stewart, Shelterness, Whistle, Anythingology, MPMK, Design Dna


  1. Design DNA October 29, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Thanks for the feature! Happy Halloween.

    Corie @ Design DNA

    1. Kathy Woodard November 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Thanks for the great project Corie!


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