You always have the time to enjoy a little Halloween decorating fun. And when you find a really cool, over the top DIY Halloween decorating project that you just can’t live without, it should steal 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 any home, and the tutorials for the projects as well. Photo above from ‘The Crafted Sparrow

Learn how to make cheesecloth ghosts with this easy tutorial from’Instructables‘. A little inexpensive fabric and some liquid starch make these spooky little creatures. You can customize the size for the space as well! Tiny ones for the mantel, a giant one by the front door?

 

 

Creative DIY Halloween Decorating

 

Love the macabre look of this big & black pumpkin from ‘Sweet Paul Mag‘. The secret to this project is the type of paint they tell you to use. (Hint : It’s NOT glossy!)

 

Some old skeleton parts and a couple of terra cotta saucers and you have this DIY skull candleholder from ‘Endlessly Inspired‘. I like the one they made better then the piece that inspired them!

 

One good technique for Halloween decorating is to switch out existing decor with spookier choices. This glitter spider & spooky shelves from ‘Centsational Style‘ works around family portraits and treasures. Love the black and white theme!

 

Grab a drill and create this easy to put together Halloween vignette by ‘HGTV‘!

CREATIVE DIY HALLOWEEN DECORATING

 

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

Creative DIY Halloween Decorating

 

We love this simple DIY Halloween decorating idea. White balloons + dollar store glow sticks = DIY glowing ghosts! Tutorial from ‘Martha Stewart’.

Creative DIY Halloween Decorating

 

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, and is out of reach of little hands. (Or furry ones!) 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

 

These floating witch hat luminaries from ‘Polkadot Chair‘ are really fun, and not too scary if you have small kids. Here is another time “more is more”… One of these by itself would just not be the same!

Creative DIY Halloween Decorating

 

Halloween spider placemats would be a child’s delight. From ‘Delia Creates‘, this project is simple, inexpensive and easy to use without having to change up your entire decor. You will never guess what these are made of! Don’t forget to look for the printable template.

Creative DIY Halloween Decorating

 

Spooky crystal ball candlesticks have an eerie floating image in each “ball”… This is a surprisingly easy project with free printables for the images. From ‘Flamingo Toes‘.

Decorate your home with these creative DIY Halloween decorating ideas, no excuses this year! Happy Halloween! If you enjoyed this post, try our post on 11 ideas for pretty pumpkins!

Image Credits: The Crafted Sparrow, Instructables, Sweet Paul Mag, Endlessly Inspired, Centsational Style, HGTV, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, MPMK, Polkadot Chair, Delia Creates, Flamingo Toes

 

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3 Comments

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

    Thanks for the feature! Happy Halloween.

    Corie @ Design DNA

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

      Thanks for the great project Corie!

      Reply
  2. Norma Rolader September 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Wow!!! Love your halloween ideas thank you and God bless

    Reply

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