DIY Halloween Decorations: 50+ Easy Projects! (2024)

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Easy Halloween Ornaments Spooky Halloween Candle Holders Vintage Halloween Blocks Mummy Halloween Luminaries Cheesecloth Ghost 31 Halloween Wall Decoration Halloween Wall Art Made with Buttons Halloween Broom Parking Sign Simple Halloween Wreath Creepy Candles Dollar Store Mummy Halloween Candle Holders Halloween Cross Stitch Canvases Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Pillow Cover Skeleton Trapped in Candy Corn Halloween Window Floating Witch Hat Luminaries Decorate BOO Letters for Halloween Halloween Ornament Wreath Boneyard Halloween Lantern "BOO" Potion Bottle Halloween Blocks Make a Simple Halloween Doormat Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns DIY Spooky Pumpkins DIY Spooky Ghosts Etched Votives Dollar Tree Wooden Ghost Decor Halloween Fairy Garden with Terracotta Pots DIY Witch Hat Halloween Garland Spider Egg Sac Halloween Wood Cutouts Decorated with Napkins Pumpkin Topiary for a Front Porch Halloween Front Door Idea Halloween Door Hanger Mini Wood Plaques DIY Spider Stool Halloween Coffin Tray Decor Pumpkin Mason Jar Candy Holders Dollar StoreSkeleton Wreath Halloween Cones for a Spooky Mantel Glowing Skeleton Decor Easy Boo Candlesticks Easy Wire Art Spider Web Man-Eating Monster Plant Spooky Skull Display Decorated Candles Dollar Tree Skulls Makeover DIY Haunted Skeleton Mirror DIY Mummy Pillow Dollar Tree Wood Pumpkin DIY Spooky Pumpkin Terrarium Spellbinding Witch Hat Topiaries Cement Hand Candle Holders Spooky Halloween Apothecary Jars DIY Skull Vases Vintage Halloween Tassels DIY Caged Halloween Decor References

Learn how to make these DIY Halloween decorations, perfect for beginning crafters on a budget! These ideas will change your holiday decor.

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I don’t know about you, but there are a few things I think about when Halloween comes into my mind. I’ll happily and proudly say that candy is the first thing. Sugar and I have a great relationship and there’s a lot I’ll do for a Reese’s pumpkin.

But right after candy is not even costumes – it’s the Halloween crafts (including crafts for kids) and the painted pumpkins. Yep, it’s the decor! I absolutely love decorating for the holidays, and homemade Halloween decorations are my favorite.

There’s something that pleases me about Halloween decor . . . and doing it yourself. It can be really inexpensive if you: 1) buy things on sale from previous years and 2) dig for items around the house to use as surfaces or supplies.

You can typically make holiday decor for pretty cheap if you’re willing to get creative.

The dollar store and Goodwill are also great places to find unique surfaces and supplies. I’ve seen people turned used baby doll heads into unique mummy wall art. Think outside the box, and you’ll have the most awesome Halloween decor ever!

To celebrate the holiday, I pulled together a list of 50+ DIY Halloween decorations I think you should try. Okay, maybe you don’t need to try all 50, but you’re sure to love something from this list.

All of them are perfect for beginners and none of them are too expensive to make. Scroll down to see my holiday decorating picks!

Learn how to make decor for Halloween on a budget! These unique projects are perfect for beginning crafters - get home home holiday ready with these spooky tutorials.

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Easy Halloween Ornaments

Learn how to make these unique Halloween ornaments out of old Christmas ornaments! This paper mache project is perfect to put in a bowl or as vase filler for your Halloween decorating.

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Spooky Halloween Candle Holders

These spooky Halloween candle holders made with vintage photos and Mod Podge are fun holiday decor - and you can make them in minutes!

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Vintage Halloween Blocks

If you love the vintage look, try adding these Halloween blocks to your decor. They are very easy and can be used to display candles.

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Mummy Halloween Luminaries

You can make these EASY and fun Halloween luminaries on a budget, in three steps! Both kids and adults will love these mummy mason jars.

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Cheesecloth Ghost

Making a ghost out of cheesecloth is really easy with fabric stiffener! Learn how to do it in any size you like.

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31 Halloween Wall Decoration

I love unique Halloween wall decorations, especially when they involve glitter. I created this Halloween plaque with several items from my stash!

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Halloween Wall Art Made with Buttons

Make EASY Halloween wall art using buttons! This canvas art project is so easy, even a kid could make it. Perfect Halloween decor!

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Halloween Broom Parking Sign

Learn how to make a broom parking sign for Halloween with Mod Podge! Free printable included.

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Simple Halloween Wreath

Learn how to make a cute Halloween wreath using cupcake liners! This project is easy and inexpensive, and makes great door decor.

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Creepy Candles

Photo Credit:Sarah Ramberg

I've seen those old Christmas candles at the thrift store, have you? These old candles were altered to make them Halloween ready. So cool and perfect for Halloween parties.

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Dollar Store Mummy

Photo Credit:www.thenavagepatch.com

I absolutely love this unique Halloween decor made with dollar store and discount supplies! You'll use Mod Podge to apply cheesecloth for a more authentic mummy look.

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Halloween Candle Holders

Learn how to make Halloween candle holders using Mod Podge! This is easy and great for making at the last minute.

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Halloween Cross Stitch Canvases

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

Make these Halloween cross stitch canvases in just a few simple steps! If you can hold a needle, you can do this project.

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Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Pillow Cover

Photo Credit:Ann Sutton

Make this jack o’ lantern pumpkin pillow cover in just a few minutes! Easy and completely no sew. Free template for jack o’ lantern face included.

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Skeleton Trapped in Candy Corn

This is hilarious! It's so easy to put together this skeleton in candy corn display, and people will smile every time they see it.

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Halloween Window

Learn how to make this Halloween window decor with a variety of supplies and Mod Podge. This art would look great displayed on a holiday mantel.

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Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

Photo Credit:www.polkadotchair.com

Add a bit of whimsy to your Halloween porch decor this year with thesefloating witch hat luminaries!They even light up, making them a fun and only slightly eerie Halloween decorating idea.

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Decorate BOO Letters for Halloween

This wood Halloween decor comes together in a short amount of time! These BOO letters are easy and great for a mantel or table display.

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Halloween Ornament Wreath

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

Make a Halloween ornament wreath using supplies from Dollar Tree! This is an easy idea, and perfect for holiday decorating on a budget.

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Boneyard Halloween Lantern

Photo Credit:www.ohmy-creative.com

Susan saw some boneyard ceramic hurricanes at Pottery Barn and knew that she had to try to replicate them! I love that she did it with a bag of mini plastic skulls on the cheap, and it looks just as good!

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"BOO" Potion Bottle Halloween Blocks

Use leftover scrap wood to make these fun Halloween blocks that look like potion bottles! You'll use paper and Mod Podge to decorate.

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Make a Simple Halloween Doormat

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

Welcome mats are so fun for the holidays! Make a simple and fun DIY Halloween doormat for your home with spray paint. Templates provided.

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Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns

Make Halloween mason jar lanterns that look like Dracula, a ghost, and a jack o' lantern! These are the perfect holiday decor craft for both kids and adults.

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DIY Spooky Pumpkins

Learn how to make DIY spooky pumpkins using Dollar Tree supplies! These are easy and perfect for creepy and vintage Halloween decorating.

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DIY Spooky Ghosts Etched Votives

Photo Credit:heytherehome.com

No need for your Halloween decorations to be scary when you could make these easy DIY spooky ghost etched votives! Glass etching is way easier than you think, and this is the perfect project to try it.

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Dollar Tree Wooden Ghost Decor

Learn how to decorate a Dollar Tree wooden ghost using Mod Podge, paint, and napkins! This is an easy, budget friendly craft.

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Halloween Fairy Garden with Terracotta Pots

Learn how to make the cutest Halloween fairy garden with terra cotta pots and acrylic paint! Add ghosts, pumpkins, skulls, grave markers, and other decorations of your choice.

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DIY Witch Hat Halloween Garland

Use wood circles, foam cones, and paint to make the cutest little Halloween garland ever! It's made of little witch hats. Fun for kids too.

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Spider Egg Sac

Photo Credit:Thibault Jeanson

This globe-shaped incubator is teeming with eight-legged babies! Make several sacs and suspend them at various heights.

To make each egg sac, wrap a foam egg in white batting. Pull a white stocking over the ball. Position smaller plastic spiders inside, between batting and stocking; hot-glue larger ones on the outside. Add a glow stick inside or shine a blacklight on it. Hang!

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Halloween Wood Cutouts Decorated with Napkins

Learn how to decorate Halloween wood cutouts using paint, Mod Podge, napkins, and other embellishments. Great to make for DIY holiday decor!

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Pumpkin Topiary for a Front Porch

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

Grab some faux pumpkins from the craft store and create this unique Halloween pumpkin topiary! It will look perfect on your front porch and the trick or treaters will love them. So festive!

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Halloween Front Door Idea

Photo Credit:www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Speaking of the front porch, I've got a "batty" Halloween front door idea for you! The trick or treats will love this simple decor.

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Halloween Door Hanger

Decorate an unfinished wood door hanger with napkins and embellishments in this easy DIY! Looks great with Halloween decor.

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Mini Wood Plaques

Make these mini Halloween projects using a $1 plaque and $1 birdhouses from the craft store. Very easy, colorful, and fun!

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DIY Spider Stool

Photo Credit:Jaime Costiglio

Halloween is lurking around the corner like a stray black cat. Luckily I found the perfect project for Halloween decorating that will use up some of your scrap wood pieces. Learn to make a DIY spider stool!

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Halloween Coffin Tray Decor

Spice up your Halloween table with a confetti coffin tray! It makes perfect decor for your next holiday soirée. Who doesn't love confetti?!

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Pumpkin Mason Jar Candy Holders

Photo Credit:Shellie Wilson

Make cute and spooky candy jars by recycling old candlesticks and mason jars! Head to the Goodwill or Dollar Tree to get your bases and make this Halloween decor project on a budget.

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Dollar StoreSkeleton Wreath

Photo Credit:Pretty Life Girls

This fun DIY skeleton wreath can be put together with a handful of dollar store Halloween finds.

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Halloween Cones for a Spooky Mantel

These Halloween cones are so simple that even a kid can make them. Perfect for a spooky mantel!

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Glowing Skeleton Decor

This unique skeleton is made using different sized dowel rods - AND it glows!

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Easy Boo Candlesticks

Photo Credit:Just Add Sunshine

You can use plain candlesticks and wood letters to make holiday decorations that are perfect for a mantel! I love that you can spell out any spooky holiday phrase with this tutorial.

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Easy Wire Art Spider Web

Photo Credit:acraftymix.com

Learn how to make a wire metal spider web the easy way! Michelle will also teach you how to create a spider to hang from the spooky web.

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Man-Eating Monster Plant

Photo Credit:Sam Henderson

Plant lovers, beware! This carnivorous craft is a fun way to add a little unexpected spookiness to a humble houseplant this Halloween. Free free to add googly eyes if you're feeling fun.

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Spooky Skull Display

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

This Halloween skull display takes only a few minutes to put together – it’s the perfect last-minute holiday decor idea!

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Decorated Candles

Photo Credit:Crystal Owens

This candle craft can be made with any fun Halloween fabric or lace and is easy to remove once the holiday has passed. All you need is something sheer and printed and you are ready to roll! These are perfect for party decor.

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Dollar Tree Skulls Makeover

Photo Credit:Pretty Life Girls

There are so many things you can do with Dollar Tree skulls! This post shows you three EASY options to revamp them.

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DIY Haunted Skeleton Mirror

Photo Credit:Tiffany Frost

Mirrors are a great way to fill up space in a haunted house and create a spooky ambiance.You can creep up any mirror for Halloween, old or new, and of any size to fit your space.The best part is that they’re cheap and easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores!

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DIY Mummy Pillow

Photo Credit:Petite Party Studio

You don't need a sewing machine to make this sweet mummy pillow! You can make this Halloween decoration with a white pillow insert, cheesecloth, and a glue gun.

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Dollar Tree Wood Pumpkin DIY

Learn how to decorate a wood pumpkin from Dollar Tree using Mod Podge and other basic craft supplies.

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Spooky Pumpkin Terrarium

Photo Credit:diycandy.com

Use simple supplies to make a spooky pumpkin terrarium – love this pumpkin from Michaels. . . the front is already cut out! If you like simple Halloween decor, you'll enjoy this project.

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Spellbinding Witch Hat Topiaries

Photo Credit:madeinaday.com

Add some glam with these funkyHalloween witch hat topiaries! I love this modern spin on DIY Halloween decor. Try this fun witch hat craft for your holiday display.

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Cement Hand Candle Holders

Photo Credit:Mother Daughter Projects

RapidSet cement was used to make the coolest candle holders ever! You'll find out the simple way to make this homemade decor, and they'll be done in a few hours.

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Spooky Halloween Apothecary Jars

Photo Credit:Steve Carrell

Learn how to make unique Halloween apothecary jars in three simple steps! These use plastic animals and paint. SO easy and perfect for holiday decor.

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DIY Skull Vases

Photo Credit:Angie Holden

These skull vases are another Halloween craft you can complete in 15 minutes or less (not including dry time). They use thrift store finds so the project is really budget-friendly and turns out so cute!

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Vintage Halloween Tassels

Photo Credit:Vanessa Brady

What do I love about tassels? You can hang them around your entire home, off of door knobs, plants, or whatever you like. These vintage Halloween tassels are a perfect compliment to your holiday decorating.

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DIY Caged Halloween Decor

Photo Credit:Amanda Everhart

Here is a super simple, inexpensive way to make decorative cages for Halloween. Each black painted cage costs less than $4 to make if you already have some basic supplies, like spray paint.

If you enjoyed these DIY projects, let me know in the comments! If we’re missing a favorite handmade holiday decoration of yours, let me know that too. I’d also love it if you’d check out these other holiday posts. Have a Spooky Halloween!

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