Trick out your home with the creepiest — and cutest — Halloween decor this year. These DIY creations feature the best of the best (a.k.a. goblins, ghosts, and mummies!) and will impress trick-or-treaters and party guests alike. From your porch to mantel, no one will question your commitment to the holiday.
Double the purpose, double the cuteness.
What you'll need: paper lantern ($13 for 10, ), crepe paper ($6, )
Add some life into this grim and ghoulish holiday with an array of succulents. So trendy!
What you'll need: craft pumpkin ($40, ), succulent soil ($10, )
Every memorable party has a photo station, so why don't you make your own? Bonus: This is a backdrop and photo prop all in one.
What you'll need: orange balloons ($9 for 72, )
Wrap large helium print retro labels on sticker paper and attach.with . Tie ribbon at the base and trim the skirt as needed. To dress up ordinary liquor bottles,
What you'll need: black tulle ($12, ), balloons ($12 for 100, )
Let your front stoop do the talkin' and show off your sense of humor with these no-carve pumpkins.
What you'll need: fake glasses ($8, ), fake mustache ($6, )
String a creepy crawling cobweb over artwork or a mirror you already have for the eeriest undead effect.
What you'll need: black string ($4, ), plastic spider ($9, )
Proof that your house can still stay minimalistic and chic during one of the more extravagant holidays.
What you'll need: white pillow ($8, ), cheese cloth ($5, )
Cut cute faces out ofand them onto a string of .
What you'll need: black paper ($3, ), lanterns ($16, )
Applyliberally to a . Top it off with .
What you'll need: spray paint ($4, ), fake plant ($12, )
This monochromatic mummy wreath will match any color front door color, especially black and red.
What you'll need: wreath ($10, ), googly eyes ($6, )
Here's one way to let trick-or-treaters know that you're keeping an eye on them.
What you'll need: googly eyes ($7, )
Shave into melted , stir, then dipinto the mixture to coat. Let dry.
What you'll need: candle wax ($7, ), white candles ($15 for 12, )
Trade spooky for sweet by adding fresh blooms to a squash. Snip stems about one to two inches from buds, small holes in the painted rind, then stick in the buds. Keep the centerpiece fresh for the party by periodically spritzing with water.
What you'll need: pink spray paint ($8, )
The latest apothecary jar trend: adapting them by the season. Here, a blogger fills her traditional container with bold, colorful leaves for autumn.
What you'll need: apothecary jar ($26, ), artificial leaves ($3 for 100, )
Carved with flickering flames, these clever pumpkins are absolute fire. Avoid any literal fires by trading real candles for instead.
What you'll need: X-Acto knife ($5, ), battery-powered votives ($10 for 12, )
DIY a fun and festive banner by cutting flag shapes out of , spelling out your message and attaching to the mantel using ribbon or twine.
What you'll need: black cardstock ($8, ), black ribbon ($9, )
Light the way with these spidery candle-holders. Scoop out mini pumpkins and add tealights and pipe cleaners for big bugs you'll actually love spotting around the house.
What you'll need: black pipe cleaners ($5, ), tea lights ($12, )
Flowers in fall shades transform any hollowed-out gourd into a wow-worthy centerpiece. The secret to a long-lasting display? Tuck a water-filled inside.
What you'll need: vase ($13, ), thumb tacks ($7, )
A squat, scooped-out pumpkin makes the perfect holder for tapers in a hurricane adorned with trailing ivy.
What you'll need: hurricane ($14, ), ivy garland ($16, )
Filled with cider, a hollowed-out pumpkin becomes an organic punch bowl. Plus, it's one less dish to wash during post-party clean-up.
What you'll need: pumpkin scoop ($15, ), ladle ($19, )
To show off the beauty of autumnal berries, simply small holes into pumpkins and insert.
What you'll need: berry sprays ($32, )
Use candlelight to create dark shadows in the corners. Here, ghostly in a flea marketenhance the creepiness of cobwebs and flying bats.
What you'll need: candelabra ($40, ), candles ($10 for 10, )
For a killer entrance, perchon tall branches with pumpkins as their base.
What you'll need: fake black birds ($23 for 3, )
Trick out your jack-o'-lanterns in these bewitching handmade masks. Just download one (or all three!) of our easy cut-out templates.
What you'll need: black felt ($6, ), half masks ($5 for 24, )
Wow trick-or-treaters by piling heirloom pumpkins on planters. To create a gilded wreath for the front door, snap up(they're lighter than the real deal!) and spray with . Once they're dry, attach pumpkins to a wreath form using hot glue.
What you'll need: gold spray paint ($6, ), mini pumpkins ($11 for 10, )
Dress up the dinner table with a fast autumnal centerpiece. Just coil around gourds' stems, then weave in a faux ivy garland for extra greenery.
What you'll need: ivy garland ($16, ), wrapped wire ($11, )
Put mini pumpkins to work as votive holders for a flickering fall table. Snap off each pumpkin's stem, and position a candle in its depression. Cover with aand insert to hold the shade in place.
What you'll need: hurricane ($14, ), floral pins ($6, )
Give "dressed to kill" a whole new meaning with a pumpkin-headed specter. Carve a grimacing jack-o'-lantern, then carefully attach it to the top of an old dressmaker's dummy. Drape the mannequin with tattered-looking cheesecloth and position in the foyer to greet your guests.
What you'll need: cheesecloth ($3, ), dress form ($61, )
These familiar faces are dead ringers for cut-out lanterns, but they're ready in less than five minutes. All you need to do is freehand the features with(just wipe off and restart if you're not satisfied with the design), then finalize the sketch with a .
What you'll need: washable markers ($15, ), permanent markers ($5, )