With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home to get into the holiday spirit. If you’re like most people, you’re probably on a tight budget but still, want your home to look festive and spooky fun. Luckily, there are plenty of easy, DIY Halloween decor ideas that won’t break the bank.
Here are the best DIY Halloween decor ideas I’ve found:
DIY BOOK PAGE GHOST GARLAND
Source: Thistle Key Lane
You can make your ghosts in any shape or size you want, but here are some easy dimensions for reference: 1-1/2 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches tall. Just trace and cut them out – no special equipment is required. Cutting a stack of ghosts will only take 10 to 15 minutes tops.
DIY STANDALONE GHOSTS
Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids
If you’ve been to the nearest craft store recently, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a slew of cheesecloth on the shelves. For decades, thin, gauze-like material has been a Halloween crafting essential for good reason. This quick and simple tutorial teaches you how to make some spooky souls that you may hang from the ceiling or put on a bookshelf.
POOL NOODLE HALLOWEEN CANDLES
Source: Totally The Bomb
Spooky candles are a popular element of Halloween décor, and if you’re searching for a do-it-yourself project that will save you money, this will surely help.
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CHEAP DIY HALLOWEEN SIGN
What’s better than a DIY Halloween sign?! A CHEAP DIY Halloween sign!! There are lots of Halloween DIYs here on the blog which include a cute painting of a ghost, a pumpkin face, and Frankenstein.
HALLOWEEN YARN GARLAND
Source: Growing Up Gabel
You will love this Halloween garland that you can easily craft yourself using yarn, twine, and pipe cleaners! Not to mention, it won’t break the bank. This activity is simple enough for even small children to lend a helpful hand. Follow the instructions below on how to make a yarn pumpkin, ghost, and spider. Then string together as many as you want with some twine to create an adorable Halloween garland display.
Source: One Little Project
All you need is a square of paper and some scissors to make your own snowflake. Then all you have to do is cut out a spiderweb pattern and unfold your creation. I’m always impressed by how lovely they are when you open them up!
DIY FLOATING WITCH HATS
Source: R&R At Home
You don’t need a broomstick to fly on Halloween. DIY these easy and elegant floating witch hats for an otherworldly look in your home.
DIY WITCH BROOM
Let your creativity soar (or show your neighbors who they’re really up against!) by making your own besom, or traditional twig broom. Prop a besom next to your front door or in the foyer as if you just returned home after a midnight journey, or make a pair and use them to spook up your front porch planters.
DIY HALLOWEEN SPIDER WEBS
Source: South Lumina Style
For years, our home has featured these enormous Halloween spiderwebs as a holiday display. What do they consist of? It’s beef netting! Give up? Yes, it’s beef netting!
HALLOWEEN SPECIMEN JARS
Source: Little Yellow Wheel Barrow
What’s more spooky than a jar full of spiders? Nothing, if you ask me. To make your own DIY Halloween decoration, all you need is a mason jar, some fake spiders, and voila! You’ve got yourself a spooky decoration that is sure to impress.
DIY HALLOWEEN FLYING BAT MANTEL
Source: Ella Claire & Co.
This simple and quick project would be a hit with kids, and it made such a big impact on the mantel. It would be loads of fun in other locations as well—on an accent wall, around windows, flying up the stairs, and so on.
HANGING CAGE HALLOWEEN PROP
Source: The Navage Path
For only $5 each, these simple Halloween decorations are perfect for your yard or inside your home. By utilizing Dollar Store items, you can save money and still have a great time making them!
PLASTIC PUMPKIN STONE MAKEOVER
Source: Crafty Morning
This DIY Halloween decoration is so easy, it’s spooky! All you need is a plastic pumpkin, some stones, and some hot glue. Simply glue the stones to the pumpkin in any design you like. I used black stones to create a spider web effect, but you could use any color stone to match your Halloween theme.
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HALLOWEEN FAKE FIRE PROP
Source: Make Life Lovely
Create an incredibly realistic fake fire prop with a few easy materials. When you add a witch’s cauldron to it, this cool DIY can serve as a wonderful Halloween decoration!
MAN-EATING MONSTER PLANT
Source: Eden Makers
This DIY decoration is perfect for anyone who wants to add a little bit of horror to their home. The “Man-Eating Monster Plant” was designed by Dave Lowe, the talented art director for the show, and is part of his “master Halloween design plan” for the front yard.
EMBROIDERY HOOP SPIDERWEB WREATH
Source: Sisters Suitcase
If you’re a busy mom, like me, then finding time to do things that you love can be difficult. Just because we’re short on time doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on the fun! Here’s a simple Halloween embroidery hoop wreath that you can make in just 15 minutes.
SIMPLE MUMMY JAM JAR LANTERNS
Source: Blissful Domestication
These mummy jam jar lanterns are so easy to make that even young children can do it. They would be perfect for a Halloween party or as decorations for any spooky event.
DIY PAINTED HALLOWEEN BLOCKS
Source: Megan Plus Five
Make your own set of these cute ghosts, pumpkins, and Frankensteins. Do you already have the paint/brushes but need the wood and stencils? That’s great! You may select from beginner or premium kits.
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WICKED WITCH LEGS
Source: Grillo Designs
What’s a Halloween party without some wicked witch legs sticking out of the ground? This DIY is so easy, even a child could do it! All you need are some chicken wire, scrap cardboard, spray paint, and some stuffing.
CREEPY CRAWLY SPIDER PUMPKIN
Source: The Kim Six Fix
I wanted to share a Halloween pumpkin makeover with you all today: A creepy, crawly, bug-infested spider pumpkin! This version is super easy.. and everything can be found at the dollar store. You’ll need a foam pumpkin and a couple of packs of fake bugs.
CHICKEN WIRE CHEESECLOTH HALLOWEEN GHOST
Source: DIY Showoff
These DIY Halloween decorations are so easy and cheap to make! Plus, they’re really effective at spooking up your home for the holiday. All you need is some chicken wire, cheesecloth, and a few other supplies. Follow the tutorial to learn how to make this eerie ghost.
BLACK CAT O’LANTERNS
Make a spooky trio of glossy black cats to guard your trick-or-treaters as they come knocking at your door. All you need are a few pumpkins in feline forms—long or pear-shaped for the torso, tiny and spherical for the face.
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RAVEN-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN PORCH
Source: Create Craft Love
No one said your DIY Halloween decorations had to be scary! These Raven-Inspired Halloween Porch Decorations are the perfect example of how you can get creative with your holiday decorating. Made from dollar store items, these DIY ravens are sure to add a touch of whimsy to your home this Halloween.
CREEPY SPIDER EGG SAC
Source: The Tip Toe Fairy
No doubt about it – Halloween is my favorite holiday! I go all out with decorations, and this Creepy Spider Egg Sac is perfect for a cheap and easy way to decorate your yard or porch!
Source: Dapper Cadaver
Short on cash but want some scary zombies for your front yard this Halloween? This awesome tutorial on how to make zombies with buckets would make your visitors feel like they’re in The Walking Dead.
Source: The Keeper of the Cheerios
What says Halloween more than a skeleton of skulls greeting your guests at the door? This DIY decoration is easy to make and is sure to get a few laughs.
BAGGED BODIES HALLOWEEN PROP
Source: The Navage Patch
Do you want to make a simple life-size Halloween prop? With some garbage bags, duct tape, and old newspapers, you can make bagged bodies.
HALLOWEEN GLASS CLOCHE
Source: Darling Darleen
Glass cloches are my current favorite. They’re quick and inexpensive to make, yet they give the impression of expensive decoration for less. Glass cloches are ideal for mantles, tablescapes, and even bookends. This DIY Halloween decoration may be reused again and again.
There’s no need to spend a lot of money on store-bought Halloween decorations when you can easily make your own at home. With just a few supplies and some creativity, you can have the best-decorated house on the block without breaking the bank. Try one (or all!) of these easy DIY ideas this year and enjoy making your own holiday traditions with your family.
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