Fall is finally here. That means it’s time to prepare for Halloween with fun and spooky home decor that you can create at home. Whether you are creating projects on your own or with your kids, these ideas are fun and unique for any age. Creating DIY Halloween home decor pieces is a great way to bond with the family during weekends or fall breaks.
Witches, ghosts, and spiders – oh my! These projects range from elegant to scary to cute and cuddly, so you’re sure to find several to fit your personal style. They also use materials you have on hand or can find easily with little to no cost. Start on these great DIY decorations today and have your home ready for Halloween and the fall season in no time.
Wooden Boo Sign
This BOO decoration is made from simple wooden letters found at any craft store. Paint the letters, tie them together with cute ribbon, and you have a quick, adorable decoration for under ten dollars. Hang it anywhere in the house, or from a wreath hanger on the front door.
Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
A quick trip to the dollar store will get you all the supplies you need to fill your porch with these spooky floating witch hats. Fishing line, simple witch hats, and battery powered tea lights complete this project which looks great during the day, and creepy at night.
Halloween Bat Mobile
This simple mobile can be made with supplies you probably already have around the house. Several bats made from black construction paper or card stock are hung with sewing thread from a tree branch. This is a quick and easy project for kids, too!
Who doesn’t have several empty milk jugs each week? Recycle the jugs into this great DIY project to create fun lighting for your sidewalk or around the house. These ghost luminaries are made from empty, cleaned plastic gallon jugs and clear string lighting.
DIY Witches Brooms
Fall provides the perfect environment to gather the supplies for this simple project. With some fallen tree branches, cut weeds or hay, and some twine, you can easily put together several of these witch brooms. Set them on your porch to make guests think a scary witch meeting is going on inside!
Spiders and Halloween go hand in hand. These spooky spider magnets can be used all over the home, inside and out, to add a bit of creepiness this Halloween season. A few dollars for a bag of spider rings and some magnet sheets to make enough magnet spiders to scare all of the trick-or-treaters.
How to Make Hand Candles
These hand candles look more and more creepy as they melt. Disposable gloves, candle wax and wicks, and wire are all the supplies needed for this easy project. Once the candles are done, add red colored wax to each fingertip to add a bit of gore, as the hands will appear to bleed while melting.
Pumpkin Wind Lights
Paper-mâché techniques make these mini pumpkin lanterns fun and easy to create. Kids can help create and decorate the little pumpkins for a great family project. Once tried and decorated, add a tea light for cute little decorations all around your home.
Halloween Egg Carton Bats and Leaf Ghosts
Another great project to recycle trash and use items around the home. With some craft paint and ribbon, kids and adults alike will have fun transforming egg cartons and leaves into these fun bat and ghost decorations. Add some ribbon and hang the spooky creations anywhere.