The 30 Cutest (and Easiest!) DIY Halloween Decorations You Can Make This Year
If you love Halloween, you know that half the fun of the holiday is the decorating leading up to it. While our favorite retail stores sell awesome seasonal items, this is the best time of year to DIY it up. Regardless of whether you have any crafting experience or not, we've gathered totally doable projects that won't take all month to make. Not only are they pretty simple to create, but they also don't require an excessive supply list, either. Get in the Halloween spirit with these great DIY decor ideas ahead!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Succulent Pumpkin Planter
Calling all plant parents! This festive succulent pumpkin planter is the perfect centerpiece idea for fall.
Turn your home into a web of Halloween decor galore when you display this cute spider garland.
Spooky Mantel Decor
Complete with a large web, spiders, and crows, this spooky mantel decor idea will turn your living room into a ghastly delight.
Easy Ghost Decorations
These easy ghost decorations would look great by the entryway, in the living room, or even in your bedroom.
Easy, creative, and cute, this DIY tag banner can come together in just a couple of minutes.
Ghostly Party Cake Toppers
Your guests will be absolutely delighted to indulge in a sweet cake that's topped with these cute little ghosts.
Wrap your front door with medical gauze and stick on some big yellow paper eyes for an undead welcome.
Create a fabric banner to hang in your entryway. Bonus points for surrounding it with Fall foliage and a pumpkin!
These dripping-with-blood Halloween candles are so easy and cost basically nothing to make.
Candy Corn Wine Bottles
This candy-corn-inspired bottle makes for a cute decoration after the wine has been enjoyed.
Skull String Art
We love this skull string art so much, we want to keep it up all year long!
Pumpkin and Skeleton Balloons
Here's how to create these spookily easy jack-o'-lantern, ghost, and skeleton balloons for Halloween party decor that packs a big punch.
Mummifying your wine bottles with cheesecloth couldn't be any easier. Plus, they also make adorable hostess gifts!
Trick or Treat Lanterns
Upcycle old cans into welcoming adornments for your front step. All you need is a hammer, nails, and a little patience to pull off this DIY.
Spooky and Glam Balloons
Turn a balloon into a cat by taping on black paper ears, whiskers, and a nose. For the ghost, just stick on googly eyes. Throw in a big confetti-filled balloon and black balloon to create a pretty bunch.
Black and White Halloween Mantel
This simple Halloween-themed mantel is even more chic in black and white.
Mummy Mason Jars
No need to be crafty for this Halloween project! All you need are a few glass containers, googly eyes, and a bit of gauze to create mummy jars for holding candy or candles or for being centerpieces.
This dip-dye glitter DIY is the easiest way to glam up your pumpkins.
Floating Head in a Jar
With this creepy DIY decoration, you can put your own head in a jar!
Painted "Boo!" Pumpkin
All you need for this cute pumpkin DIY can be found at the dollar store.
Creepy Candy Tray
Dollar-store trays come together so simply to create this creepy candy tray.
Boo! Easy DIY succulent pumpkins trump any jack-o'-lantern.
Head to the dollar store for a cheap vase and plastic bugs to create this hair-raising vase for displaying your flowers this Halloween.
Golden Thumbtack Pumpkin
Cover a dollar-store pumpkin or even a fresh gourd with thumbtacks to make these unique All Hallows' Eve decorations.
No Halloween party is complete without a frightfully fun photo backdrop, and this chalk one is positively bone-chilling.
Halloween Raven Wreath
For less than $10, you can transform a wreath frame into a spooky creation.
Transform a dollar-store pumpkin into a chic Halloween decoration with the help of superfine glitter.
Spooky Votive Candles
You'll love how these mercury glass votives come together with the help of dollar-store votives or repurposed glass jars. And they're easier to make than you think!
Glitter Halloween Garland
All you need is Mod Podge and glitter to transform regular pumpkin garland into glitter-tastic decor!