45 Breathtaking And Effortless DIY Halloween Decorations

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With Halloween just around the corner, now’€™s the time to get into the Halloween spirit with some gorgeous and spooky decorations. But, don’t go about splurging money on store-bought stuff this year, instead spruce the festive season by making them all by yourself. Surprise everyone with your dark and evil side using these 45 Breathtaking And Effortless DIY Halloween Decorations.

45 Breathtaking And Effortless DIY Halloween Decorations

1. A Floating Ghost

A Floating Ghost

Your kids will be delighted by this cheesecloth ghost in weird postures this Halloween. Easy to make with inexpensive materials from the craft store, these ghosts are sure to liven up the spooky scene at your house. You will need some cheesecloth – which can often be found in your grocery store if the craft store doesn’t carry it – felt, cornstarch, and water. A few simple steps, and your house will be haunted in no time!

DIY Details : everydayisacraftingday

2. That’s Just Devilishly Genius

That's Just Devilishly Genius

Did you have any idea that you could make bone chilling ghosts with bright glowing eyes peek out of your garden bushes, all by using some old, empty toilet paper rolls and some glow sticks ? Freak out everyone who is passing by your house with these spooky eyed creatures and have a fun-filled Halloween. Take a look at this pictorial representation of how you can work these devils out.

DIY Details : themetapicture

3. Spooky Halloween Candle Light Cups!

Spooky Halloween Candle Light Cups!

These have to be one of the easiest Halloween decorations ever. All you need to gather is colored plastic cups, LED tealights and a black marker to get creative and craft your little ghostly faces. An amazingly fun and quick project, these Halloween Candle Light Cups never fail to keep the magic of the festival alive with their bright glow and spooky facial features.

DIY Details : thriftymommaramblings

4. DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy

DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy

Looking out for some inexpensive DIY Halloween decor? Mummify your front door using good ole fashioned crepe paper streamers. This one is a freaky mummy front door covering to bring the magic of Halloween right at your doorstep. Here are some instructions and photos that illustrate just how easy it is to make an amazing Halloween mummy door, letting even the kids join in the craft.

DIY Details : honeyandfitz

5. Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns

Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns

Create a spooky centerpiece for this Halloween party with this cool and trendy decoration idea that’s truly cost-friendly and effortless to achieve. These Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns simply take the cake with glowing faces peeking through. From pumpkins to mummies to ghostly designs, the below tutorial will help you through the festive decor to create the lovely DIY Halloween luminaries using mason jars and LED tealights.

DIY Details : mycraftyspot

6. Bats!


If you have kids you probably have a box full of stuff that you wish to use some day for creating some kind of craft with your kids. Well, this Halloween can be the lucky time to do so. Make your own DIY Halloween bats just with some black card stock, scissors and tape. Sport them over the exterior or the interior walls of your house, flying in a stream and add to the creepy feel of Halloween.

DIY Details : danamadeit

7. PB Knock-Off Hanging Ghosts

PB Knock-Off Hanging Ghosts

Cheesecloth hanging ghosts is a Halloween craft that is perfect for the kids to be a part of, or even do all by themselves. Get a haunting Halloween view alive by hanging these homemade ghosts from tree branches or porch railings. These are not only easy to make, but also quite a cute element to the Halloween fever. Learn how you can make them levitate right in front of you and the guests.

DIY Details : simplydesigning

8. Halloween party ideas: Monster Doors

Halloween party ideas: Monster Doors

It’s a great idea to spice up your front door for the Trick or Treat party this Halloween. A goofy monster, a wicked wreath monster, a confused monster, creepy crawly, a green-eyed beast, Frankenstein, toothy monsters, stripey hair creature, or a cheeky one, you have it all to get inspired from. Here is an amazing roundup of some really clever yet easy Monster Door ideas to help you jump start your party night.

DIY Details : goodtoknow

9. DIY Bloody Handprint Window Clings

DIY Bloody Handprint Window Clings


What fun would it be to create a budget-friendly Halloween craft project at home that yields some unique looking Bloody Handprint Window Clings, along with some spooky fake blood drops. Instead of buying them from the stores, these do-it-yourself, reusable gory window clings made in just a few steps are just what you need to add a gruesome element to your festive decorations.

Pic Source and DIY Details : kylyssa.hubpages

10. Halloween Decorations Wall Spider Web

Halloween Decorations Wall Spider Web

This year. bid farewell to store bought and incorporate some homespun decor into your space with handmade crafts. A yarn, a two-sided tape and some toy spiders – that’s the list of all the stuff you require to cover the walls with giant and creepy DIY spider webs and celebrate the charm of Halloween this season. Here is a creative tutorial to let you know how you can make your own spooky spider webs.

DIY Details : theartofdoingstuff

11. Illuminated Ghost Garland

Illuminated Ghost Garland

Light up some ghosts to welcome your visitors with this adorable Illuminated Ghost Garland resting on your porch. Taking no more than 5 supplies to come to life, these garlands are unbelievably simple to craft. The most amazing and cool thing about this decoration is that it looks scary in the day and even more scary in the night with just a flip of a switch !

DIY Details : designdininganddiapers

12. Making Paper Bats For Lamp Shades

Making Paper Bats For Lamp Shades

Add black bat silhouettes to the insides of your room lamps that won’t be visible to anyone until you switch the lamps on to heighten the Halloween fun. Get the bat lines lampshades glowing when you are all set to celebrate the trick-or-treat night and make everyone shudder at their sight. Making this trick takes no more than 10 minutes, perfect for the last-minute procrastinators!

DIY Details : younghouselove

13. Cheap Halloween Decoration : Trash Bag Spiderwebs

Cheap Halloween Decoration : Trash Bag Spiderwebs

Best out of waste, this Halloween decor is made from stuff that you already have around the house : a trash bag, scissors and tape. This amazing idea invented by Jessica from How About Orange is a truly brilliant and inexpensive way to create some bold spider webs to adorn on the walls. Learn how you can make your Trash Bag Spiderwebs with just a little cutting and folding with the tutorial.

DIY Details : howaboutorange

14. Paper Mice Halloween Decorations

Paper Mice Halloween Decorations

Your little ones are going to get a spooky kick out of these creepy paper mice decorations from Martha Stewart that are available for you as a free template, along with the detailed instructions to working them out at home. You can stick these crawly mice wherever you want around you home to add that frightening factor to your decor, whether its the chairs, the staircase, the floor or even the dinner table!

DIY Details : marthastewart

15. Do It Yourself : Halloween Tin Can Luminaries

Do It Yourself : Halloween Tin Can Luminaries

Celebrate this Halloween with these adorable homemade punched-tin lanterns that you can re-purpose using old cans. These tin can luminaries are beautiful lit up at night, with a candle sitting inside. Create gorgeous scattered light patterns around with holes punched in these luminaries that are much budget-friendly and easy to make all by yourself as compared to the expensive store-bought ones.

DIY Details : jollymom

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