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

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Succulent Pumpkin Planter
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Succulent Pumpkin Planter

Calling all plant parents! This festive succulent pumpkin planter is the perfect centerpiece idea for fall.

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Spider Garland
A Beautiful Mess

Spider Garland

Turn your home into a web of Halloween decor galore when you display this cute spider garland.

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Spooky Mantel Decor
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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.

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Easy Ghost Decorations
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Easy Ghost Decorations

These easy ghost decorations would look great by the entryway, in the living room, or even in your bedroom.

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Tag Banner
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Tag Banner

Easy, creative, and cute, this DIY tag banner can come together in just a couple of minutes.

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Ghostly Party Cake Toppers
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Ghostly Party Cake Toppers

Your guests will be absolutely delighted to indulge in a sweet cake that's topped with these cute little ghosts.

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Mummy Door
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Mummy Door

Wrap your front door with medical gauze and stick on some big yellow paper eyes for an undead welcome.

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Boo Banner
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Boo Banner

Create a fabric banner to hang in your entryway. Bonus points for surrounding it with Fall foliage and a pumpkin!

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Bloody Candles
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Bloody Candles

These dripping-with-blood Halloween candles are so easy and cost basically nothing to make.

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Candy Corn Wine Bottles
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Candy Corn Wine Bottles

This candy-corn-inspired bottle makes for a cute decoration after the wine has been enjoyed.

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Skull String Art
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Skull String Art

We love this skull string art so much, we want to keep it up all year long!

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Pumpkin and Skeleton Balloons
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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.

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Mummy Bottle
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Mummy Bottle

Mummifying your wine bottles with cheesecloth couldn't be any easier. Plus, they also make adorable hostess gifts!

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Trick or Treat Lanterns
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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.

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Spooky and Glam Balloons
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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.

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Black and White Halloween Mantel
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Black and White Halloween Mantel

This simple Halloween-themed mantel is even more chic in black and white.

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Poison Bottles
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Poison Bottles

Check out all of the fun and free printables from A Beautiful Mess to make unique Halloween decor like these poison bottles.

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Mummy Mason Jars
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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.

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Glitter-Dipped Pumpkins
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Glitter-Dipped Pumpkins

This dip-dye glitter DIY is the easiest way to glam up your pumpkins.

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Floating Head in a Jar
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Floating Head in a Jar

With this creepy DIY decoration, you can put your own head in a jar!

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Creepy Candy Tray
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Creepy Candy Tray

Dollar-store trays come together so simply to create this creepy candy tray.

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Succulent Pumpkins
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Succulent Pumpkins

Boo! Easy DIY succulent pumpkins trump any jack-o'-lantern.

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Halloween Vase
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

Halloween Vase

Head to the dollar store for a cheap vase and plastic bugs to create this hair-raising vase for displaying your flowers this Halloween.

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Golden Thumbtack Pumpkin
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Golden Thumbtack Pumpkin

Cover a dollar-store pumpkin or even a fresh gourd with thumbtacks to make these unique All Hallows' Eve decorations.

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Skeleton Backdrop
POPSUGAR Photography | Kyle Hartmam

Skeleton Backdrop

No Halloween party is complete without a frightfully fun photo backdrop, and this chalk one is positively bone-chilling.

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Halloween Raven Wreath
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

Halloween Raven Wreath

For less than $10, you can transform a wreath frame into a spooky creation.

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So Sparkly
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So Sparkly

Transform a dollar-store pumpkin into a chic Halloween decoration with the help of superfine glitter.

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Spooky Votive Candles
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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!

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Glitter Halloween Garland
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Glitter Halloween Garland

All you need is Mod Podge and glitter to transform regular pumpkin garland into glitter-tastic decor!