Halloween is the time for creepy pranks and frightening fun – not just for adults but kids too. Decorating your home in Halloween spirit is a task you can achieve by involving every family member. You could be bored of buying Halloween decorations and simply putting them up every year. Do something new this time by going for Halloween crafts. Making some decorative stuff by yourself will help create a completely personalized home decor and some unforgettable family moments.
DIYing and decorating your home with creative homemade Halloween decorations can also help you save some cash. If you are looking for things you can make for Halloween, there are a number of ideas online; however, we have picked up some of the best DIY Halloween crafts for adults.
DIY Giant Spider
Building a giant spider and spiderweb in your front yard will be a creepy addition for Halloween. You will need to start by stuffing a large black trash bag with newspaper, plastic etc. The next task is to attach the legs made of foam pipe insulation tubes to the front end of the bag with electrical tape. You will need to fill a trash bag for the head but in a smaller size.
Finally, attach it to the main body of the spider and also add eyes to complete the build. You can check out the complete tutorial at Mom Endeavors.
DIY Hot Glue Spider Webs
This project is really simple and can be done easily with help of a hot glue gun. You just need to make a spider web shape, let it dry, and place it wherever you want! Making straight lines for the spider web will be a hard job but can be done with a few hacks. You can finish off the web by gluing a fake spider. See the full DIY on The Centsible Life.
For this easy Halloween craft, you can cut out shapes of wings, ears, and mouth from cardstock and tissue paper and then glue them to a spoon to form a bat. More details at The Joy Sharing.
Hanging Halloween Ghosts
Halloween decoration of your garden is definitely incomplete without spooky ghosts hanging around. To make this possible, you’ll need a white bed sheet and a styrofoam ball that forms the head of the ghost. You can even make a ball by bundling up unused plastic bags and wrapping them up with tape. This Halloween craft is as easy as hanging your clothes in the closet. Read the complete tutorial by Evan & Katelyn.
During the Halloween season, you may have observed your kids going crazy seeing a scarecrow in someone’s backyard. You can also make one by yourself using straws and wood sticks. Take inspiration from this simple wood-frame scarecrow. All you need are some old clothes! See more details about the project at Make it a Garden.
Sock Skeleton Doll
If you are a sewing enthusiast, this Halloween project is for you. All skeletal parts of these creepy dolls are made from stuffed socks while brown/black yarn is used as hair. White and black buttons serve as eyes while red embroidery floss is used for the lips. Get more details at Craft Passion.
Zombie Barbie Dolls
Want to achieve a spooky outdoor in minimum time? Zombie Barbie dolls would be a perfect idea. The basic principle of this DIY is – the dirtier the dolls scarier they look. Let these zombie dolls invade your garden. Read on for more info.
If you are looking for a cool last-minute Halloween decoration idea, these bleeding Halloween candles will be a perfect project for you. All you need are two standard candles in red and white. You will need to drip wax from a red candle over the white one. The red wax drip marks will look like blood coming out of the white candle! You can see full details of the Halloween craft at A Pumpkin and A Princess.
Lighted Milk Jug Ghosts
This is extremely easy and inexpensive. You’ll just need four empty plastic milk jugs and a few light strings. The main task is to put light strings into the jugs. Don’t forget to make Halloween-inspired faces on the milk jugs. Head over iSaveA2Z to find out more details.
DIY Pumpkin Bucket Jack-o’-lantern Totem
Plastic Jack-o’-lantern buckets and a light string are two main components for this project. You will need to drill a hole in the bottom of each bucket so that the light string can be passed through easily. Finish up the totem by topping it with a witch hat. It will look great at the front door of your home. You can see the full DIY process at Scratch and Stitch.
Halloween Ghost in a Jar
Want to prison a ghost at home? This simple and easy DIY can let you do that in a jiffy. You will need to make a mini man-like structure that upholds a cheesecloth like a ghost. Put it inside a mason jar and place it anywhere in your home. More at Landeelu.
Toilet Paper Pumpkin
You don’t need to carve a pumpkin or need any special skills. You’ll be required to wrap a toilet paper in colored fabric and attach some fake leaves to give it a pumpkin look. If you are looking for last-minute This is a cool last-minute Halloween craft. Read on for more information.
Wine Cork Pumpkin
How about making a pumpkin from unused corks? You will need about 30-40 wine corks, glue, and a few other supplies. Stack up corks in the shape of a pumpkin. Once done, glue a wine cork vertically on its top as a stem. It can further be decorated with jute twine and green felt. Check out the full tutorial here.
To make a yarn pumpkin you’ll require orange yarn, glue, and a balloon. Blow up the balloon and wrap yarn soaked in glue around it. Let it dry and deflate the balloon. Full tutorial at One Little Project. You can make pumpkin decorations at home from various other materials including paper, wood, and even socks – click here for more ideas.
Rustic Wood Pumpkins
This Halloween, pumpkin alternative is perfect to spook up outside or indoor space of your home. It can be made using scrap wood and thus is a pretty cool idea for eco enthusiasts. You will need different sizes of wood pieces that need to be stacked/glued up one over the other. Just keep in mind that it should look like a pumpkin. Finally, a coating of paint will complete these rustic wood pumpkins. You can see the details of the project at DIY Swank.
This DIY concrete Jack-o’-lantern can be used outdoors as well as indoors. It can be built using a concrete mix, old stockings, and rubber bands. Fill the stocking with a dough-like concrete mix and then tie with rubber bands to give it the shape of a pumpkin. You can leave a void to place candles or a lamp. Paint it in the desired color and you’re done. Here’s the tutorial if you want to try.
Want to involve kids in decorating home for Halloween? You can engage them in this easy-to-make Jack-o’-lantern. They will need to remove the pulp from oranges and then cut a creepy face on the peel. Put a tealight in it and display it next to your front door. See more at Red Ted Art.
Mason Jar Mummy Luminaire
Spook up your home with mason jar mummy luminaire by Make it Grateful. It is a super easy DIY project that can be achieved using mason jars, tealights, googly eyes, and a roll of gauze bandage. Wrap up gauze around the jar to make it look like a mummy. Attach google eyes and it is ready to be placed on a table or a shelf.
Turn your backyard into a haunting cemetery with DIY cardboard tombstones. You will need to draw and cut frames for each tombstone from cardboard. Cover them up with newspaper before assembling and spray paint in gray. In the end, paste some Halloween-inspired wordings to complete the look. See the tutorial here.
Bat Paper Craft
Paper crafting is a great hobby for kids as well as adults. The skills can be utilized in decorating home for different occasions, such as making DIY paper bats for your Halloween decorations. Here’s a simple tutorial to learn how to make paper bats. There are a number of ways to include paper bats in home decoration. The simplest is pasting them on walls or maybe creating a stunning centerpiece by sticking them on a tree branch or a light string.
Toilet Paper Roll Mummy
This cool and creepy Halloween decoration can be made with standard household supplies. Just wrap up strips of toilet paper around an empty roll, and add googly eyes to complete the mummy look. Arms can also be added to this project shared by Papelisimo.
DIY Zombie Hand
If you want to make a wall decoration piece for Halloween, this DIY zombie hand decoration may be a cool option for you. You will need to glue up a fake hand decked with cheesecloth on an old wooden photo frame. The final task is to nail some wooden slats on the frame for a horrific look. Read here for more.
This homemade Halloween treat from Frugal Mom Eh is ideal if you want to impress kids in your neighborhood. Fill food service gloves with colored popcorns and hand them out to the trick-or-treaters. At first, kids are going to hesitate in taking them, but later the sweet colored popcorns in witch hands are going to be the coolest thing on the block. And did you know, the witch hand can also be used as an item of decor?
Venus Flytrap Pumpkin Candy Holder
It is an easy homemade Halloween project that can be prepared in very little time. You will need to craft a foam pumpkin like a Venus flytrap, paint it, and have it filled with different kinds of candies. Then place it on your front fence and see kids have a freaking time with it. Read on for more info.
Tin Can Halloween Figures
Unused tin cans can be transformed for simple outdoor Halloween decorations with some paint and artwork. First, paint the tin cans in different colors and then let the artist in you loose to draw spooky faces on them. When complete, they can also be used for a bowling game on Halloween. For inspiration and help, check out the tutorial.
Googly Eye Planter
It is a witty DIY that you must try for Halloween decoration. You can make this scary googly eye planter yourself in very little time. Start by painting a terracotta pot black and pasting googly eyes of different sizes all around it for a daunting look. Here is a tutorial.
Spider Web Wreath from Twigs and T-Shirt
You can easily find twigs and thin tree branches in the neighborhood. Collect them and make some yarn from an old T-shirt, which should be weaved as a spider web around the twigs. A hanging spider prop will spruce up your Halloween theme, read on for details on this.
Jack Skellington Clothespin Halloween Wreath
You’ll need a pizza pan, clothespins, ribbons, and paint to make this Halloween wreath. Start by spray painting the pizza pan white and clothespins half white and half black. Sketch a Jack Skellington face on the pan and attach clothespins to the outer edge of the pan. Add a ribbon bow to complete the look. Check out the full tutorial at The Keeper of the Cheerios.
Halloween Mantle Trees
If you crave for not-so-scary Halloween party, this DIY Halloween decoration may be ideal to decorate fireplace mantel at home. You’ll need crepe paper, paper mache cone, and glue. This ruffled tree is made by wrapping the paper cone with a black streamer to the top. Find out the full details here.
Halloween Wine Bottle Décor
Empty wine bottles you have ideally lying in your home can be used in Halloween decoration. From painting and decorating with googly eyes and cloth tape, there are a variety of ways to you can decorate them. Read on for more ideas.
Ping Pong Ball Jack-o’-lantern
Orange ping pong balls and a string of fairy lights can help you create this lighted Halloween decoration. Simply draw spooky faces on the plastic balls and make holes to put in string lights. See the tutorial at Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
If you’re looking for a quick and unique way to use pumpkins at home, this DIY pumpkin chandelier shared by Momtastic may be a good choice. This hanging centerpiece comprises mini pumpkins, a thin wood plank, and a string. Drill holes in the wood slat and stem of the pumpkins to weave thread pieces through them. Let them hang like a chandelier above your dining table or at some other place in the house.
Halloween Frame Craft
This spider-infested welcome sign will look gratifying on the front door or porch. You will need a large wood frame, yarn, fake spiders, and black letters. Hammer in small wire nails and then create a random pattern by wrapping the yarn in support of these nails. You can attach some cotton to make spider webs.
These vampire portraits will add a frightening touch to your home. You will need a black/white photo that will be pasted on a cardboard of the same size. Make holes in the eyes of the photo with a precision knife or needle. Insert red mini LED lights into those holes and finally frame the picture. Read the full tutorial here.
Spider Frame Wreath
This is a cool DIY Halloween project to decorate the interiors of the house in a not-so-scary way. You will need to just attach a fake spider into a photo frame and then display it on a bigger frame. It is further decorated with tulle in different colors. See full project at Organize and Decorate Everything.
DIY Witch Hat
Witch hats are a quick and simple way to show your passion for Halloween celebration inside your home. You will need a witch hat and a few other craft supplies. The hat is filled with tissue paper, placed on a plate, and then it is balanced on a candle. You can decorate the hat with ribbon, small skulls, and other small decorations. Read the full DIY process on Just a Girl Blog.
DIY Witch Broom
Making a witch broom is super easy. You just need some thin tree branches and a string. Bundle up the branches and tie them on a wooden stick using a string. The witch broom is ready and you can display it inside or outside your home. You can head over to Earnest Home Co for more!
Paper Plate Craft for Halloween
Making adorable Halloween-themed props using paper plates can be a fun activity for kids. Little ones will find it interesting to make bats, spiders, Frankenstein, or pumpkins. It will help improve creativity and crafting skills. Check out the tutorial.
DIY Halloween Garland
This super easy DIY Halloween garland can be made using just a few supplies. Kids can also be involved in the project. The first thing is to make circular shapes with Jack-o’-lantern faces. Then you can string them up like a garland. It’s easy as that! Read more at TinkerLab.
Halloween Window Eyes
Deck out windows of your bedroom with eyes staring out to scare the neighbors and trick-o’-treaters. You can cover up the windows with black trash bags and create two holes at an equal height to appear like eyes when the light is turned on inside. Follow the tutorial here for the complete process.