Looking for easy, inexpensive ways to show off your spooky-season spirit? Making your own DIY Halloween decorations is a wickedly fun way to deck out your home this October. From Halloween wreath ideas to playful ways to pump up your pumpkin’s pizazz, these DIY Halloween crafts and decorations are totally boo-tiful.
DIY Crow Wreath
aren’t just for winter holidays – a Halloween-themed wreath adds a pop of frighteningly fun style to your front door. Create your own in a delightfully dark design (here are step-by-step directions for how to make a DIY black crow-themed wreath) or make a classic orange-and-pumpkin-themed wreath.
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Carve up a Classic
Nothing says Halloween quite like a jack-o’-lantern – and carving a pumpkin also gives you a good reason to roast some delicious pumpkin seeds for a snack. To make DIY pumpkin decor easier and more kid-friendly, start by drawing on your design with a no-fail printable stencil.
On the other hand, you don’t need a knife to create truly spook-tacular pumpkin decor. Using paint or markers, you can create an intricate pumpkin decoration – with much less mess. No-carve pumpkins also make fun Halloween crafts for kids!
Not sure where to start? Here’s one way to create a no-carve pumpkin decoration in a few simple steps.
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Make Halloween Memories Shine
For a glam (but equally simple) DIY halloween craft, give pumpkins a touch of pretty shine with shimmery paint. You can paint real pumpkins, or look for a pumpkin-shaped decoration to repurpose with metallic paint (that you can then reuse for many years to come).
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The Eyes Have It
When it comes to Halloween crafts for kids, it’s usually best to err on the side of silly over spooky or scary. For a fun, festive activity, have kids create cute characters out of mini gourds using glue and googly eyes.
RIP Boring Rocks
Have some paint on hand and a hankering for some Halloween-themed fun? Try this easy and inexpensive DIY halloween craft with the kids: gather up some stones and paint on your favourite spooky characters like ghosts, monsters and bats.
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Looking for simple, yet hair-raising Halloween decoration ideas? By upcycling old mason jars, you can create charming decor for your Halloween table or mantle. Follow these steps to create DIY spider jars that really glow!
Make up Your Mantle
You might be asking, “But where should I put all of these fabulous DIY decorations, mini gourds and painted pumpkins?” The answer? Style a special mantle or shelf in your home with your favourite DIY Halloween decorations. Here are three unique ways to decorate a Halloween mantle.
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Dressing up and collecting sweet treats is part of the magic of Halloween, so try a playful and practical DIY Halloween craft: have kids make their own personalized bags to store their candy haul. You can go simple and let little ones draw their own designs on paper bags or paper gift bags with markers or glitter – or, if you’ve got a bit more time, try one of these three charming DIY trick-or-treat bag ideas from Tiffany Pratt.
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Building a gingerbread house is a classic activity in December, but the Halloween holiday is full of sweets, too – why not combine the best parts of both seasons and build a DIY haunted Halloween-themed gingerbread house? Use the same method as you would with a winter-themed gingerbread house, but use orange-and-black treats to decorate.
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