Is Halloween one of your favorite times of the year?
I’ll be honest, I could completely skip over it and it not hurt my feelings one bit. But my kids, on the other hand, would be so disappointed. They love to dress up and to get lots of candy.
So I keep the spirits high around the house and decorate anyway. Do you ever struggle with how to decorate for Halloween?
Well, you won’t after this post. I’m bringing you the internet’s best options for DIY decorations. And without further delay, here they are:
1. Fanta Jack O’Lantern Float
If you are throwing your kids a Halloween party, you have to have festive food decorations as well. Who am I kidding? Food is what drives me around Halloween.
So if you are the same way, then you’ll love this creative idea of creating a seasonal float. The cups are made to look like pumpkins, and the color of the Fanta finishes the look off. It is really a great (and delicious) idea.
2. Bloody Chocolate Apples
I’m sorry guys. You know I have to lead out with food because after all, I am a foodie. It is what always catches my attention first. Just like these delicious looking chocolate apples.
But they have that added Halloween touch because of the fake blood that appears to be oozing off of them. I don’t care how bloody they are, they look scrumptious to me.
3. The Spooky Halloween Hand
I thought this would be something fun to either pass out to co-workers or take to a child’s classroom party.
Basically, you fill up a plastic glove with popcorn. The candy corn that you placed in the finger slots looks like a finger nail. You can even add a crafty little spider ring to give it a scary touch.
4. Mummy Juice Boxes
This is another really cute idea to use for a child’s classroom party. You just wrap the juice boxes in white tape.
Then you add dollar store googly eyes to make them look like little mummies. It is a great way to add a ‘cute factor’ to an otherwise pretty scary holiday.
5. Pumpkin Planter
This planter had me in mind when it was created. This is my favorite part about Halloween. I love all of the pumpkins and all of the neat ways they can be transformed.
So this planter is really one of those inexpensive candy buckets. It is then painted and has a plant put inside. It looks really gorgeous and appears to be very budget friendly too.
6. DIY Witch’s Hat Door Hanging
Who says that your door décor can’t be scary and colorful at the same time? I love this idea because it does add a pop of color to your front door.
But at the same time, it adds a little scare factor too. Not only do you have a witch’s hat hanging on your door, but don’t miss the fat rat hanging out in there too.
7. Candy Corn Centerpiece
This centerpiece is a really easy, creative, and inexpensive idea to decorate your home for Halloween. All you need is a couple of tea light holders and tea lights.
Then you fill the tea light holder half way with candy corn. Next, place the tea light in the holder. Finally, you finish it out with filling in the rest of the space with candy corn.
8. Yard Monsters
I love this idea! It is inexpensive and easy to create, but it also has that ‘boo’ surprise without being over the top scary.
So if you’d like to decorate your yard but don’t really want to take the ‘blood and guts’ option, then this might be a good idea for you.
9. Wood Porch Pumpkins
This is a really cute idea for decorating your front porch for Halloween but in a country chic sort of way. The site says that these pumpkins are crafted from pallet wood, which is always great in my book.
However, there is no actual tutorial for creating them. So you’ll have to have some imagination (or maybe a little help from a carpenter friend) to create these on your own.
10. Stump Pumpkins
I think this is a really cute and very creative idea. If you have some old stumps hanging around your property, put them to work this Halloween season.
All you have to do is paint the stumps to look like unique pumpkins. Even if you aren’t super crafty, you could still use stencils to help you along with this idea.
11. Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries
I think this is a great Halloween decoration. It really speaks to the season but also is something that could be used in multiple places to decorate.
So whether you are decorating a front porch or a classroom for a party, you should definitely check out this neat decoration.
12. Dried Apple Shrunken Heads
For those of you that like the creepy Halloween stuff, then this one might be something that would interest you.
Basically, they dry apples to where they are still some-what circular but shriveled in appearance. Then they dress them out so they look rather creepy. Isn’t that the in-look at Halloween, though?
13. Tin Can Luminaries
This is another resourceful decoration idea for Halloween. If you have any old tin cans hanging around your home, you’ll now have a use for them.
So you just need to drill holes in the can to say what you want them to say. Then paint them and place a tea light inside of the can.
14. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies
This Halloween treat would be a huge hit in my house considering my oldest absolutely loves all things pumpkin, and my husband loves all things cheesecake.
But what makes this even better is that the truffles are then decorated to look like little mummies. Again, this would be a great food option for a Halloween party of any age.
15. Fruit Kabob Pumpkin Hair
This is a great idea for a party treat, but it is also great because it is easy to make and healthy too. It would be a great option for a kid’s party as well because this would drop a lot of concerns about food allergies.
So if you have a pumpkin, then you just need to draw a face on it. Then shove fruit kabobs into the top of it so it looks like funny hair.
16. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins
This idea is pretty simple yet really cool. You are able to create pumpkin faces by using printable labels (which those of us that are lacking in the crafty department really appreciate!)
Then you spray the pumpkins with glow in the dark paint. When the sun goes down, your pumpkins come to life!
17. Easy Halloween Pretzels
This is a great video tutorial that shows you how to make tasty and festive Halloween pretzels, but not just in one way. They give it to you in three different ways.
So if you are elected to be the parent that brings the treats for the Halloween party, you can now show off your impressive skills. Instead of bringing plain pretzels, you can bring pumpkin, mummy, and goblin pretzels!
18. Ombre Wine Bottles
These wine bottles are actually pretty to look at, and they look pretty festive too. If you need a vase to hold a center piece for the season, then this just might do it.
Basically, they spray paint these wine bottles in a way that the paint resembles a candy corn. This is inexpensive but looks great!
19. Spooky Boo Brownies
If you’d like to have a chocolatey treat to share with those around you this Halloween, then you should really consider this idea.
All you need is to make a batch of brownies (they don’t even have to be homemade) then you’ll place a marshmallow on top and drizzle some icing over the top. So delicious!
20. DIY Witch Brooms and Halloween Signs
We all like the classic witch designs that have been used to decorate Halloween for many, many years. Which is why I think so many will like this idea.
Basically, they have found a way to add a rustic touch to a classic design. You can make these wooden brooms and also have accompanying wooden signs to finish off the look.
21. Poison Toffee Apples
These apples look really tasty. Not only that, they look like a gorgeous and festive addition to any Halloween party.
So if you’d like to add a playful touch to a classic Halloween treat, then this could be it.
22. Spirit Jugs
Looking for a creative way to light your sidewalk this Halloween? If so, then this decoration could be exactly what you need.
So you just collect milk jugs, draw faces on them, and put solar tea lights inside of them. It seems simple enough to create and budget-friendly too.
23. Pumpkin Party Cooler
Are you planning on hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, you’ll want this to hold your beverages. It is really easy to create and rather frugal too.
All you’ll need is a large pumpkin. Hollow it out so you can slide a bowl inside of it. Fill the bowl with ice, and you have a great festive cooler.
24. Tipsy Plastic Pumpkin Decoration
I’m a fan of all of the cool decorations that you see on Pinterest that are ‘tipsy.’ It is common to see people do flower pots this way.
So that is why this decoration stuck out to me. I love how they were able to change the flowers to pumpkins which make it a unique and festive design that will draw people’s eyes to your property this season.
25. DIY Halloween Candy Water Bead Vases
These vases look really cool and would pop in any home setting. They contain different color water beads that help finish out the pumpkin theme.
So if you are looking for an inexpensive and eye catching way to decorate your home this Halloween season, then this could be a great option.
26. Mandarin Pumpkins
Do you want your kids to eat healthier this Halloween season? If so, then these Mandarin pumpkins might be the right place to start.
So all you have to do is draw a pumpkin face on the actual orange itself. Then pass it off to your kids, which will hopefully think they are super cool, and they’ll eat a little healthier.
27. Chicken Wire Ghosts
Do you have an excess of chicken wire laying around? If so, then put it to good use this Halloween season.
You just need to craft it into nice looking ghosts and then spray paint it so it will stand out in your yard.
28. Tomato Cage Ghost
I really like this idea because it is inexpensive and simple to create. If you have an old tomato cage, you just turn it upside down.
Then you place Christmas lights on it and place a white fabric over the top to create the ghost look.
29. Trash Bag Spider Webs
Do you like the spider web look at Halloween? If so, then you’ll love this idea because it can be created frugally and easily.
But you’ll need to stock up on black garbage bags, which is what these spider webs are made out of. Follow the tutorial, and you’ll be ready for Halloween in no time.
30. Spooky Welcome Mat
I’m all about welcome mats, but what I don’t like is how expensive they seem to get each year. Which is why I love this idea.
Not only does it give you a great new welcome mat for the season, but it is DIY which saves you a lot of money in the process.
31. DIY Wicked Witch Legs
I love this idea because you can make it as scary or as funny looking as you wish. Not to mention, it is kind of eye catching when you see fake legs sticking up out of the ground.
So if you’d like to make your front yard look like a graveyard with body parts sticking up, or if you’d just like some legs to stick up out of your potted plant, then this tutorial is for you.
32. DIY Ghost Tin Can Wind Sock
I love this ghost wind sock because it is easy to create. Also, I love the fact that it uses items that most people already have around their house.
However, it can also be friendly looking in the day time and a little scarier at night. So if you’d like your own windsock, then you’ll need to check out this tutorial.
33. The $1 Light Cover
This light cover is really cool because it is something that will catch those trick-or-treaters eyes when they are walking up and down your street Halloween night.
However, it is also really cool because it is super easy to create and it only cost $1, according to the post.
34. The Eyeball Flowers
Would you like to catch a house guest off guard around Halloween? If so, then you need to create these flowers.
You’ll just need to create a flower arrangement with fake flowers. Then glue an eyeball into the center of the flowers.
35. Feed the Flames Center Piece
This center piece is a really great idea and very easy to do. You’ll need a couple of hurricane globes to hold your candles.
Then place the candy corn inside the globe. Add the candle next and then more candy. Plus, the site has links to where you can purchase each item.
36. Weathered Plastic Pumpkin Totem Pole
This is another simple yet creative idea that can be made at very little cost. Most of the time, these plastic pumpkins go on sale for about $1 around Halloween.
Then put them to good use for decorating your home. This tutorial shows you how to paint and stack them to make an interesting decoration for your porch.
So you now have over 30 options for making your own Halloween decorations this year. Hopefully, your trick-or-treaters will enjoy your efforts.
Now, I want to hear from you. Do you decorate for Halloween? If so, what type of decorations do you use? We’d love to see your pictures.
Feel free to post them with your comments in the space provided below.