31 DIY Halloween Decorations That Are So Simple and Easy, It'll Scare You

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No other holiday inspires a range of decorations quite like Halloween. Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, black cats, pumpkins, and skulls are just some of the many motifs that captivate our imaginations in the Fall. But if you're starting to tire of the Halloween decorations available to you in stores, or just can't find exactly what you're looking for, it might be time to try your hand at the DIY approach! Whether you're decorating for trick-or-treaters outside or want to move the party indoors, try some of these DIY Halloween decorations that run the gamut from delicate festive touches to full-scale spooky displays.

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Skull String Art
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Skull String Art

This skull string art requires few materials — most of which you probably already have lying around — and your friends will be amazed that you made it yourself.

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Mummy Mason Jars
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Mummy Mason Jars

Turn these DIY mummy mason jars into candle holders, or simply line them up along your porch for an easy Halloween decoration! The possibilities are endless.

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Styrofoam Spiders
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Styrofoam Spiders

These simple and spooky Halloween spiders are great because you can make as many as you want in whatever sizes you like.

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Trick-or-Treat Yo' Self Banner
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Trick-or-Treat Yo' Self Banner

You don't have to be a Parks and Recreation fan to appreciate the slogan on this Trick-or-Treat Yo' Self banner.

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Ghost Lantern
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Ghost Lantern

Turn a classic light fixture into a fun Halloween decoration with this ghost lantern DIY.

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Cat Place Cards
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Cat Place Cards

Throwing a Halloween party? These cat place cards are the perfect way to let your guests know where they're sitting.

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Skull Vase
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Skull Vase

This skull vase is so cute, you could use it year-round! Your favorite plants will look even more adorable.

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Ghost Spoon Rest
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Ghost Spoon Rest

Halloween decorations don't have to be large and in your face. This ghost spoon rest is the perfect subtle nod to the season.

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Halloween Countdown
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Halloween Countdown

Get even more excited for Halloween this year by making this DIY Halloween countdown so you know just how many days there are left until your favorite day of the year.

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Mantel Spiderweb
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Mantel Spiderweb

Whether you have a fireplace mantel or not, this DIY spiderweb is the perfect addition to any Halloween decor.

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Lighted Cans
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Lighted Cans

Start saving your cans! Turn regular food cans into festive lights with these DIY lighted cans.

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Arrow Pumpkins
Kristi Murphy

Arrow Pumpkins

These arrow pumpkins are cute enough to decorate with all year round. They're supersimple and take just minutes to make.

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Cat Garland
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Cat Garland

Cats aren't always spooky, but this DIY cat garland is the perfect accompaniment to your other Halloween decorations this year.

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Ghost Lights
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Ghost Lights

These ghost lights could not get any cuter. Hang them above your table for a Halloween dinner party or outside your house to tempt trick-or-treaters.

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Candy Corn Bottles
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Candy Corn Bottles

Love or hate candy corn, these candy corn bottles are so perfect for Halloween. You can use them as gifts or add them to your Halloween treat tablescape.

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Bone Table Runner
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Bone Table Runner

Say goodbye to regular table runners and hello to this perfectly terrifying bone table runner. It's sure to impress your guests.

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Poison Bottle Labels
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Poison Bottle Labels

Switch up your liquor cabinet or bar cart by using these poison bottle labels for your Halloween party. They're supereasy, but they make a big impact.

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Ribbon Bats
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Ribbon Bats

It's hard to get any simpler than these ribbon bats. This DIY takes hardly any time at all, but they're so versatile, you can put them almost anywhere.

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Boo Banner
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Boo Banner

This Boo banner is the perfect Halloween decoration for almost anywhere. Hang it on your front door or in your living room for an instant Halloween vibe.

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DIY Halloween Balloons
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DIY Halloween Balloons

These DIY Halloween balloons are so easy, the kids will love helping out! You can make as many as you want to fulfill your Halloween decor needs.

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No-Carve Pumpkin People
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No-Carve Pumpkin People

If you're tired of getting messy every year with pumpkins, try no-carve ones instead. These no-carve pumpkin people are just as festive as their counterparts.

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Spider Treat Bucket
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Spider Treat Bucket

This DIY spider treat bucket is the perfect way to serve up goodies at your Halloween party or for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. However you use it, it's sure to be a hit.

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Bleeding Candles
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Bleeding Candles

Increase the gore factor in your Halloween decorations with these easy DIY bleeding candles. They're sure to give your guests a fright.

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Chalkboard Tombstones
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Chalkboard Tombstones

These chalkboard tombstones are the perfect way to save money on your outdoor decor this year! The best part is that they're so easy to get creative with.

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Trash Bag Spiderwebs
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Trash Bag Spiderwebs

One person's trash is another person's treasure! These DIY trash bag spiderwebs are the perfect way to add a little eerie goodness to your home.

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Tomato Cage Ghosts
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Tomato Cage Ghosts

If you're into vegetable gardening, you probably already have the materials for this DIY. These tomato cage ghosts make great front yard Halloween decorations.

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Tissue Paper Pumpkins
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Tissue Paper Pumpkins

These adorable little tissue paper pumpkins are the perfect indoor Halloween decoration. You can hang them on string or simply sit them in a row on your mantel.

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Ghosts in a Jar
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Ghosts in a Jar

This cute craft is a great Halloween decor DIY. Turn regular jars into cute ghosts in a jar for your new favorite Halloween decoration.

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Witch Hat Luminaries
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Witch Hat Luminaries

Brighten up your porch this Halloween with these witch hat luminaries. And don't worry — they're much easier than they look.

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Halloween Vase
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Halloween Vase

This Halloween vase only looks expensive! You'll find all the materials you need at your local craft store for this stunning DIY.