30+ Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party and scaring your guests, preparing your porch for trick-or-treating thieves, or trying to impress your friends, you need Halloween decorations. Before setting up your outdoor decoration for Halloween, however, make sure it is robust enough to withstand the changeable October weather. I have found that crazy inflatables and cheap cobwebs are readily available and a variety of different types of pumpkins and other Halloween items.

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A Dollar Light Shade

For this, all you have to do is buy those one dollar pumpkin decorations. With these pumpkin decorations, you can create awesome light shades. You can cut the pumpkin and hang it onto your lights to create a light shade that will make your lighting turn orange.

Plastic bottle Candle holder

Who said you cannot reuse and recycle as you put up your Halloween decorations? These ideas will allow you to care for the environment as you turn your home into an amazing Halloween wonder palace. You can use plain plastic bottles. Draw on the bottles some fun Halloween decoration. Then you can place some candle or lights inside the bottle so that when you switch them on, the decorations are outstanding.

Easy to do Ghosts

These are probably the easiest and fastest ghost decorations you can ever do. All you have to do is stuff white socks so to make a ball, then sew or stick white net material to the ball and attach a thin rope or thread so to be able to hang the ghost. On the sock, you can sew or stick up some black material to make eyes and the mouth. You can then hang your perfectly done ghosts on your verandah.

Mannequin Witch Head

This idea involves painting a mannequin head green and giving it crazy hair to look like witches as they are portrayed in movies and books. The green color will definitely give it that spooky look and feel.

Plastic bottle Ghost

With this idea, you get to do some reusing and recycling as well. You will need a clear plastic bottle, a small ball, a net and some white thick liquid to spray as the finishing touch. Place the ball on the bottle, and you can use thin wire to help hold up the net. Then you place the material on top of the ball so to cover the ball, bottle and wire entirely. For the finish, you can spray the thick nontoxic white liquid on the net so that the material becomes nice and flexible.

Basket Pumpkin Face

With this idea, you will not need to use actual pumpkins to make the scary faces. You can easily paint a basket plate with orange paint, so to resemble the pumpkin, then paint on the details of the face to make a lot more realistic. This idea is both cheap and easy to do.

Paper Bats

This is quite an awesome and creative idea for your Halloween décor. All you have to do is cut out bat shapes from some manila paper. You can choose to use already black paper, or, you could choose to paint over the original color of the paper. You can easily stick these bats to your wall. They are unique and artsy.

Dried Apple Shrunken Heads

For this DIY, you will need some dried apples. On the dried apples, stick some hair on the top and also stick the face features. You can use beads and pearls for the eyes and the teeth. Is is a quick way of creating scary little faces.

Cardboard Tombstones

If you are looking to go extra spooky with your decorations this Halloween, then these tombstones are exactly what you need. You can easily cut out the tombstone shapes from cardboard and paint the tombstone in some realistic colors like grey and black. Jut to add a little more of the creepiness, you can also pain on the tombstones some words that are surely to scare and impress those who see the tombstones.

Magic potions

Magic potions are quite unique when it comes to Halloween decorations. So, if you want to use them, you can easily make them. Make sure you use clear glass bottles. If you use bottles that have unique shapes, it will create an even more defined look.

Plastic Cobwebs

These webs are absolutely cheap and easy to make. All you need is to cut out the cobweb shapes from black garbage bags. It is just as simple as that really. You can choose to make the webs any size you please, and you can stick them in corners or on your windows.

Planked Windows

For your outside decoration, you can use these cardboard planks. You can cut out cardboards so that they look like wooden planks. Then stick the planks on the outside of your windows. This will make it look as though your windows are barred and spooky.

Head in Jar

I absolutely love this DIY! It brings the definition of creepy to a whole new level. Those who see this will definitely get freaked out! It is absolutely amazing and you will definitely feel proud of yourself when people see it. You can choose to use a picture of your own head to add more effect.

Single Eye Balls

There is nothing creepier than eye balls outside an eye socket. To make this eye, you will need to use a circular jar lid. The more circular detail the lid has, the better the eye is likely to look. Make sure that your art is also on point, so that you can really put those eye details to make a whole lot more realistic.

$5 DIY Witch

For this idea, you can use a plank and some paint. Place the plank against a plain board, and then paint the plank so that it looks like a little scarecrow. To add detail to the scarecrow, you can use some wool for the hair and ribbons to make hats or bows. It  is very easy to make.

Metal Can Candle Holders

This is such an amazing idea. On some cans, you can make small holes that spell out words such TRICK or TREAT. Then paint over the cans with dull colors such as black or dark green. When you place the lit candles in the cans, the light will shine out through the holes making the words quite visible.

DIY Poison Bottles

If you have unique shaped jars, then you can easily make these poison bottles. You can paint the bottles to make them look a bit more halloweeny. Place on them some labels with deadly words on them.