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13 Best DIY Halloween Decorations to Make

We are at the end of September – which means that Halloween decorating is on the agenda. Want to create some Halloween DIY projects, but need ideas? I have them. Here are 13 best DIY Halloween decorations to make to “spook up” your home.

It’s that bewitching time of year again when the leaves turn golden, the air gets crisp, and we all embrace the magic of Halloween.

If you’re like me, you believe that there’s no better way to celebrate this spooky season than dressing up your home as a haunted haven of creativity and spookiness.

And what better way to do that than with some hauntingly creative DIY Halloween decorations?

October is 100% Halloween-focused.

Many of us love to decorate our homes for this most fun of holidays. Making Halloween decorations, whether for inside your home or outside in the front yard, is a favorite way to spend a cozy fall day.

Fortunately, crafts abound for any level of DIY expertise. Want easy, quick, and fun? I found some cute holiday decorations for you to make. I’ve included a few Halloween crafts for the more ambitious crafters out there.

In this “spine-chilling” roundup post, we’ll jump into the world of DIY Halloween crafts. The focus is on classic and delightful projects that will have your home looking like it’s straight out of a spooky movie.

From eerie wreaths that greet your guests to whimsical garland, from menacing witches to friendly ghosts and the ever-charming jack-o’-lanterns, I’ve got you covered. I think these are the best DIY Halloween decorations to make.

Halloween Decorations to Consider

Here’s a sneak peek at the DIY Halloween decoations that I’ve gathered for you:

1. Wickedly Wonderful Wreaths: Discover how to craft captivating wreaths that set the eerie tone for your doorstep, using everything from faux spiderwebs to creepy crawlers.

2. Ghoulishly Gorgeous Garland: Add a touch of spooky cuteness to your mantel, staircase, or windows with a DIY garland that features ghosts, bats, and other spine-tingling motifs.

3. Bewitching Witchy Crafts: Learn how to brew up some witchy goodness with creative DIY witch decorations like flying broomsticks.

4. Ghostly Delights: Who says ghosts have to be scary? Create adorable and friendly ghost decorations that will charm your guests while adding a touch of the supernatural.

5. Jack-O-Lantern Magic: Use the iconic grinning jack-o’-lantern to light up your porch with a warm, welcoming glow.

Whether you’re hosting a spooktacular Halloween party or simply want to create an enchanting home with a bewitching ambiance, these DIY projects will inspire you to unleash your inner ghost and ghoul.

So, grab your cauldron of creativity and let’s conjure up some DIY Halloween magic that will leave your guests spellbound!

Check out each project which provides step-by-step instructions, creative tips, and plenty of hauntingly good ideas to make this Halloween one to remember.

Focusing on finding new projects, resources, tips, new ideas, and inspiration for you is my main task. I’m constantly discovering fabulous finds to inspire us. My goal is to help you find ideas for your home decor, your crafting, your home organization, and anything about home.

Your home is about to become the talk of the graveyard – in the best way possible!

Welcome to Bluesky Browsing #107.

In case you are new to Bluesky at Home, what fabulous finds do I share at Bluesky Browsing?

  • ideas to help you in your home decor efforts
  • fun holiday decoration ideas
  • ideas for better organization and efficiency
  • a yummy recipe or cocktail
  • fun DIY projects
  • the latest trends in home decor
  • a quirky new find or two
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As usual, I go to Pinterest for ideas for these weekly posts. I was not disappointed in what I found.

Here you will find 13 DIY Halloween decorations to make for spooky decor.

DIy Halloween jack-o-lantern craft

Easy Terra Cotta Jack-o-Lanterns

Carissa of Bless This Nest shares how to easily create these unique jack-o-lanterns for a mantel, coffee table, or entry.

DIY ghost Halloween pillows

Cute DIY Ghost Pillows

Want to make your own budget-friendly Halloween pillow? Follow Michelle of Our Crafty Mom and her tutorial for this pretty ghostly pillow. You won’t believe what she made the ghosts from.

DIY Halloween stencil candle

Rae Dunn-Inspired Halloween Candle

Are you a Rae Dunn lover? Donna and Rick of An Organized Season share how to turn a Dollar Tree candle into a boo-tiful decoration for your Halloween decor.

DIY Halloween spells books

DIY Spells Books

Every witch and sorcerer has his book of spells. Chelsea of Sew Simple Home shows you how to make your own. This unique project can be used in so many ways in your home.

DIY Halloween Village

DIY Halloween Village

Isn’t this the cutest idea? I love how the wood village comes to life with the help of Sam and Liz of Pretty Life Girls.

DIY Halloween garland

DIY Halloween Garland

Who doesn’t love a sweet little yarn garland? Camille of Growing Up Gabel shows you how to make this Halloween garland with spiders, ghosts, and pumpkins.

DIY ghost decor

DIY Ghost Decor

Ariel of PMQ for Two makes the cutest ghosts for every room in your home. She even has two of the cutest ones on the front porch.

DIY Halloween ghosts made with cheesecloth

DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Decorations

Kaitlyn of Decorating Life shares a unique way to create the spookiest ghosts for your Halloween decorations. She has a video to show you exactly how to make these “floating” ghosts.

DIY grapevine bat wreath

DIY Grapevine Bat Wreath

Who can resist a great Halloween wreath? Especially one with flying bats. Follow Jen and Trent of Noting Grace and try your hand at this wreath.

DIY spider wreath

DIY Spider Wreath

If bats aren’t your thing, then try a spider wreath. I love the eerie look of a spider web. Tammy of Pink Peppermint Design came up with this fun wreath design.

DIY glitter witches broomstick leaning on tree

DIY Glitter Witch’s Broom

Love having Halloween decorations in your front yard to scare the neighbors? Ann of Ann’s Entitled Life has a great tutorial for making this broomstick that any witch could love to fly.

DIY Front Yard Pumpkins

My friend Chrissy of First Day of Home shows you how to make these large pumpkins for your yard. They make quite the statement for all the kiddos as they trick or treat.

DIY Halloween potion bottles

DIY Halloween Potion Bottles

This is one of the best DIY Halloween decorations I’ve ever seen. Stephanie of Stephanie Hanna shows how to turn plain jars into cute potion bottles.

I have a Pinterest Board called Halloween DIY Projects that provides more Halloween decorating ideas.

I’d love to know what subjects you are most curious about. Let me know in the comments and I’ll search browse for them. Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy.

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I’ll be browsing away between writing posts, listening to podcasts, reading, doing various blogging tasks, playing tennis, and walking Nola.

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  1. Hey Carol! This is such a fun post! So many fabulous DIY decor ideas! Thank you for sharing my Halloween candles! Pinning now! Blessings, Donna