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15 DIY Halloween Decorations That’ll Make You Scream

Have a guaranteed gourd time on All Hallows’ Eve!
A hello pumpkin doormat with a homemade Halloween garland, pumpkin, and Chatbook on the mat.
on September 15, 2022

Holiday decor plus kids can only mean one thing: glitter projects. Do you want to spend one holiday — just one! — with decorations that don't leave your home in a complete disarray? When it comes to Halloween crafts, these DIY Halloween decorations (for all ages and skill levels) are exactly what your family needs. Once you have a good sense of your family's Halloween decor style, it's time to get to work! Pro tip: While they're busy creating their masterpieces, snap candids of your cuties to print in your Monthbooks.

And after all that time spent on Halloween costumes and decor, it's no wonder your camera roll is filled with cute shots of your family in-costume (and pictures of those pumpkins you spent hours carving). Don't let those pics get lost in your phone, print them in a Halloween-inspired photo book, or hang them on your wall with Canvas Wall Tiles. And if you love saving your favorite memories from every month, print 30 pictures each month with a Monthbooks subscription.

Ghosts in the Yard 

Find these friendly ghosts holding hands and welcoming guests into your yard with a simple tutorial. Grab some white sheets and yard stakes, and get going with this easy, fun outdoor Halloween prop.

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Painted Pumpkins 

If carving pumpkins stresses you out (who wants pumpkin “guts” all over their kitchen counter?!), consider painting pumpkins instead. A simple buffalo check pattern is simple yet classy. You could even splatter paint them or paint cute faces on them.

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PVC Pipe Skeleton

A perfect mix between cute-sy and spooky, you will use this skeleton on your porch for years to come. Find the simple tutorial here.

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Tissue Ghost Garland

Perhaps the most kid-friendly DIY project EVER: Grab your tissues, cotton balls, twine, and black sharpie to make this simple ghost garland that your kids will love to show off to all of your guests.

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Wine Bottle Candlesticks 

This simple decor item is sure to add a sweet scent and a spooky feel to your home that you will want to recreate year after year. These candlesticks can also be used as party decor!

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Pumpkin Candy Jar

Making a candy jar out of a pumpkin is a really fun way to simplify pumpkin carving. You don’t have to worry about perfecting your scary pumpkin face, instead you simply carve out a hole that is big enough for a few small hands to squeeze through (you can add a eyes and a nose if you want to). Voila! The perfect candy bowl!

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Tattered Curtains 

Want to know the BEST way to make your home feel like a haunted house? Tattered curtains. These simple outdoor curtains made of cheesecloth add such a fun haunted feel to your house. Make sure to play your favorite version of monster mash on your speaker and use dark colored light bulbs on your porch to complete the look!

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Fabric Pumpkins 

Scatter these plush pumpkins around your house for a fun, chic way to get your space ready for Halloween. These beauties are simple to make and perfect for house warming gifts, neighbor presents, or just as a simple table decoration that you will want to pull out year after year.

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My Mummy’s Door!

If you’re wanting your kids to help with decor, this is the perfect hands-on activity. Turn your door into a mummy with some small strips of white fabric (you could even use toilet paper if you want this to be a short term project) and black felt circles as the eyes.

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Floating Witch Hats

Something wicked this way comes! These floating hats are cheap and easy! Pick up a few witch hats from the dollar store, some fishing wire, and a needle to string the wire through the top of the hat. Tape the end of the fishing wire all over the ceiling inside and around the porch outside!

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Colorful Branch Vase

Your kids will love picking out branches from around the yard. Spray paint them a bright color and have them as a stunning centerpiece throughout the Halloween season!

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Mason Jar Ghosts 

A perfect activity for any paint-loving toddler: Pull out your old mason jars and your white craft paint to turn these jars into cute little ghosts. Once the paint is dry, glue on googly eyes and, just like that, you have a perfect Halloween-themed pencil holder for at-home school, a ghostly toothbrush holder, or a cute candy jar!

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Spooky Spiders 

With only a few tools, bring these darling spiders to life! Glue some googly eyes on a black Christmas ornament or a painted styrofoam ball and add it to a spider cupcake holder for a simple decor item that is a perfect photo prop, bookend, or coffee table trinket!

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Candy Corn Pinata

Bring the Halloween party home this year with this super fun, kid-friendly candy corn pinata. If trick or treating is going to be looking different for your family, this is a perfect way to bring in the candy and the fun without worrying about germs and masks!

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Eyeball Wreath 

This monster eyeball wreath will have your kids shrieking with excitement. This simple DIY is one that they are sure to enjoy. Get your feather boa and ping pong balls out… this will be fun!

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