78 Best DIY Halloween Decorations & Crafts

Best fun & spooky DIY Halloween decorations & crafts: cheap, easy & kids friendly indoor, outdoor & party decor ideas, free printables, etc!

When it comes to Halloween decorations and crafts, I prefer ideas that are kids friendly, either humorous or magical, maybe slightly mysterious and spooky, not too scary, absolutely no blood or snakes or corpses, ewww! 

Best fun & spooky DIY Halloween decorations & crafts: cheap, easy & kids friendly indoor, outdoor & party decor ideas, free printables, etc!

So here comes our carefully selected, super creative, easy, fun, and great looking DIY Halloween decorations and crafts for you to make!

Halloween porch flying bats decorations 

Halloween porch flying bats decorations

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Looking for an easy way to make your entryway just a little spooky? Try this simple Halloween craft: make some bats from paper or craft foam, and hang them on your porch using clear fishing lines.

Easy DIY Halloween paper crafts ideas for kids and family 

Easy DIY Halloween paper crafts ideas for kids and family 

The following group of hassle-free crafts are made from paper or recycled paper tubes, and you will have so much fun decorating with them! Check out this video below-

DIY Halloween bats decorations 

hanging halloween bats on branch as halloween decorations centerpiece

These Halloween bats are made from toilet paper tubes, tutorial here. There are so many fun ways to decorate with these paper crafts bats, such as a bat tree Halloween table centerpiece, a bat wreath, etc. 

Easy Halloween cats paper crafts

Halloween decorations black cats toilet paper roll craft

We love homemade Halloween paper crafts that are easy and fun to make with kids and family! Here’s how to upcycle some toilet paper tubes to make a cat family for Halloween! Have fun naming them!

DIY Floating Candles Halloween Decor

DIY Floating Candles Halloween Decor

Everyday household items such as paper towel tubes, hot glue, strings or fishing line, some paint, and LED tea candles (with built-in 6 hour on & 18 hour off) are all you need to the Hogwarts Great Hall with these Harry Potter Floating Candles!  What a great way to create some magical Halloween decor for your next party. Tutorial here and here.

DIY Hogwarts Great Hall with Harry Potter Floating Candles

DIY Halloween paper crafts luminaries

DIY Halloween paper crafts luminaries

Even the everyday household items like paper bags can become enchanting Halloween decorations indoors and outdoors. Place a white bag inside each darker one as a liner. Add some sand to anchor the bag, then add LED candles .

DIY lighted paper pumpkins

DIY lighted paper pumpkins

Fold some simple origami balloons, draw spooky or happy pumpkin faces on them, add them to LED string lights to decorate your house for Halloween. Tutorial here.

DIY paper pumpkins for Halloween 

DIY paper pumpkins for Halloween

Another easy Halloween crafts for kids: paper pumpkin candy pouches made from orange tissue paper and green tape! These paper craft pumpkins would also be wonderful as handmade Halloween party decorations.

No Carve Typography Pumpkin Decorations 

No Carve Typography Pumpkin Decorations 

This method is even easier than stenciling pumpkins. Place the sheet on the pumpkin and, using a pen, trace around each letter. When you lift up the sheet, there should be a clear indent in the pumpkin of where you can fill in with paint or chalk.

How to paint patterns on a pumpkin

How to paint patterns on a pumpkin

Black and orange are the perfect Halloween colors. This simple and creative hack will show you how to paint modern and chic patterns to decorate your pumpkins for Halloween. Tutorial here.

Best no carve Pumpkin decorating ideas.

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DIY Jack O’ Lanterns from orange peels

DIY Jack O’ Lanterns from orange peels

We can never have too many Jack o Lanterns for Halloween! Let’s make these super cute mini “pumpkin“ lanterns from oranges and tangerines! 

Cute & spooky monster DIY Halloween wreath

Cute & spooky monster DIY Halloween wreath

I love having a simple faux green wreath on hand because I can transform it into seasonal wreaths easily, like this easy and cute monster wreath, or this fun Halloween bat wreath!

Glowing Mason Jar Halloween crafts

Glowing Mason Jar Halloween crafts

These DIY Halloween specimens jar decorations are just a little spooky and super cool at the same time. Find some Dollar Tree Halloween bugs, place them in jars filled with color tinted water, and glue a submersible LED light inside the lid. Tutorial here.

DIY Mason jar lights Halloween decorations 

These homemade glass jar Halloween decorations are also fun crafts for kids. After lightly spray painting the jar interior, you can create the silhouette designs with magic makers or use paper or vinyl cutouts. 

DIY Mason jar lights Halloween decorations 

Cute Ghost Mason jar Halloween decor  

Cute Ghost Mason jar Halloween decor  

Ghosts in a Jar! These kids-friendly Halloween ghosts are so fun to make and quite cute. 

Recycled bottle candle holders for elegant Halloween decorations 

Recycled bottle candle holders for elegant Halloween decorations 

This sophisticated Halloween table decor is made with a black and gold color palette. These painted wine bottle candle holders are perfect for an elegant Dinner Party.

Easy DIY ghosts Halloween crafts

Easy DIY ghosts Halloween crafts

Here are some cute little ghosts which can be quickly and easily made with just a few plastic bags. They are also great for outdoor Halloween decorations 

Easy trash bag spiderwebs

Easy trash bag spiderwebs

Such an easy DIY Halloween decoration idea that is dramatic and super cheap with household items. These trash bag spiderwebs are great for both indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations.

Balloon ghosts DIY Halloween party table decorations

Balloon ghosts DIY Halloween party table decorations

Planning a fun Halloween party? Here’s a cute and inexpensive way to dress up your table! All you need are some white balloon and a sharpie! If you can’t find helium filled, you can also use ballon sticks. 

Balloon Jack O’ Lantern DIY Halloween decorations

Balloon Jack O' Lantern DIY Halloween decorations

These cute DIY jack-o-lantern balloons are so easy to make. All you need are balloons and a black sharpie marker or some black vinyl. You can use them to decorate a room, patio, or porch. Tutorial here.

Dry ice Halloween decor & party ideas

Dry ice can make your Halloween decor extra magical. It’s super important to use the right tools like thick gloves and tongs, and  be very careful.

Dry ice Halloween decor & party ideas

Dry ice is much colder than water ice, contact with dry ice will, within seconds, cause burns at the site of contact, so NEVER let dry ice touch any bare skin, and NEVER ingest dry ice. Keep dry ice away from children. Here’s a detailed guide. 

Black and white Halloween decoration ideas

Black and white Halloween decoration ideas

An easy way to create elegant Halloween decorations is to keep a simple black and white theme. There are so many creative ideas in this room! Tour it here.

DIY Halloween pillows 

DIY Halloween pillows 

An easy and inexpensive way to decorate a room for Halloween is to add a couple of Halloween pillows. How fun is this Trick or Treat Yo Self Pillow!

More DIY Halloween pillow ideas

DIY Halloween pillow ideas

This simple Witches Silhouette Halloween pillow is so stylish! Another great Halloween decorating idea using black and white. Tutorial here.

Homemade Halloween candle decorations

Homemade Halloween candle decorations

Creating DIY Halloween Candles using tissue paper to transfer images onto a wax candle is an inexpensive and fun way to decorate for any time of year! Tutorial here.

Vintage farmhouse Halloween lanterns 

Vintage farmhouse Halloween lanterns 

For those who love farmhouse decor, simply turn some plain black lanterns into Halloween lanterns with images or quotes inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Remove the paper or vinyl designs when Halloween is over, and you can use the lanterns for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tutorial here.

Printable Halloween countdown calendar 

Printable Halloween countdown calendar 

This printable Halloween countdown calendar has a beautiful vintage chalkboard look and feel — you can even use chalk to mark off the dates!  

For those who would rather have an ink friendlier version, there’s also one in white, perfect for kids to mark off the days with a colored marker or crayon. Print them here.

Printable Halloween quote art 

Printable Halloween quote art 

This hand lettered Halloween quote art looks elegant and stylish displayed on a DIY rustic wood hanger. Love the idea of decorating with printables because you can easily swap out decor for each holiday season.

Decorate with free Halloween printables 

Decorate with free vintage Halloween printables 

Love the vintage feel of this Halloween printable art of black crow on old book page!  With a weathered wood frame, it really adds rustic charm to your Halloween decor.

DIY Halloween mirrors 

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

DIY Halloween mirror

A Halloween mirror can be haunted or magical or scary or whatever you wish it to be! 

There are a few different ways to make a haunted Halloween mirror. You can use Looking Glass mirror spray paint to create soft transition on the edge of an image cutout, glue it to a sheet of glass then paint the entire glass with mirror paint.

haunted Halloween mirrors 

You can also scratch an old mirror, then decoupage an image to the scratched area. Tutorial here. I have seen people choosing very spooky images to make scary Halloween decorations with a mirror, but I prefer those with fairy tale and vintage images! 🙂

Haunted Mansion Crystal ball candle sticks 

Haunted Mansion Crystal ball candle sticks 

Such a creative way to combine yard sale candlesticks, clear CHristmas ornaments and Halloween images printed on transparency sheets! Tutorial here.

Recycled bottle cloches for Halloween 

Recycled bottle cloches for Halloween 

While glass cloches are beautiful, they are not always the right choice for people with smaller homes and less storage space. These cloches are made with plastic bottles and you can recycle your scary Halloween decor to make room for Thanksgiving and Christmas! 

Dollar Store Halloween crafts: bug in a bottle 

Dollar Store Halloween crafts: bug in a bottle 

Whether you think big bugs are scary or not, there’s something eerily beautiful and mysterious about painted Dollar Tree bugs displayed in a classy way inside cloches. Tutorial here.

Modern glam DIY Halloween wall decorations 

Modern glam DIY Halloween wall decorations

Add a touch of glam to your spooky Halloween decorations with rose gold painted bugs displayed on black wooden plaques! Tutorial here.

Elegant DIY Halloween wreath

Elegant DIY Halloween wreath

Wan a classy Halloween decor idea? Make this beautiful Halloween wreath with black fabric wrapped wreath form and some flowers in rose gold and orange fall colors.

Easy & spooky Halloween eyeball wreath

Easy & spooky Halloween eyeball wreath

This slightly scary Halloween wreath decoration is very easy to make, and low cost – all you need is some ping ping balls, googly eyes and some fabric to wrap around a wreath form.

Halloween door decorations with eyes

Halloween door decorations with eyes

If you love DIY Halloween decorations that are easy, spooky and fun, this door and front entry offers great examples. It’s super easy to dress up your door and plants on the porch with these big eyes made from white balloons and a sharpie!

Make Halloween string art

Make Halloween string art

Need interesting and fun Halloween craft ideas for kids and family? Make some string art using scrap wood and some embroidery floss , yarns, or bakers twine. Tutorial here.

DIY Halloween string art

There are a couple of different ways to prepare the background for your Halloween string art. Tutorial here.

Weave a spiderweb for outdoor Halloween decorations

Weave a spiderweb for outdoor Halloween decorations

All you need is some yarn and a pair scissors to make a giant spiderweb to have your porch ready for Halloween. Tutorial here.

Ghost emoji DIY Halloween decor 

Ghost emoji DIY Halloween decor 

Another easy, cute and spooky balloon DIY for Halloween: modern chic EMOJI GHOSTs!

Cute ghosts Halloween paper crafts

Cute ghosts Halloween paper crafts

To make this cute and spooky ghost gathering, use glue dots to stick construction-paper eyes and mouths onto white tissue-paper bells, then drape them with cheesecloth.

Cheesecloth ghost Halloween crafts

Cheesecloth ghost Halloween crafts

All you need is some household items like spray starch and cheesecloth to make these super cool DIY Halloween ghosts. (Source: Every Day is a Crafting Day, which is not available as of 8/2022)

Dollar Tree Halloween decorations: pool noodle candles 

Dollar Tree Halloween decorations: pool noodle candles 

Glue some pool noodles together like this and spray paint them black, add some plastic LED candles and other decorations around the base – So Cool!

Creative Halloween wall decorations 

Creative Halloween wall decorations

If you’re looking for simple and refined DIY decorations for your house this Halloween , there are so many great Halloween wall decor ideas in this photo! Add black witches hat cutout to an existing portrait, make silhouette art, decorate Halloween pumpkins, or create faux fire flames!

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