Learn how to make these DIY Halloween decorations, perfect for beginning crafters on a budget! These ideas will change your holiday decor.
I don’t know about you, but there are a few things I think about when Halloween comes into my mind. I’ll happily and proudly say that candy is the first thing. Sugar and I have a great relationship and there’s a lot I’ll do for a Reese’s pumpkin.
But right after candy is not even costumes – it’s the Halloween crafts (including crafts for kids) and the painted pumpkins. Yep, it’s the decor! I absolutely love decorating for the holidays, and homemade Halloween decorations are my favorite.
There’s something that surprises me about Halloween decor . . . and doing it yourself . . . it can be really inexpensive if you: 1) buy things on sale from previous years and 2) dig for items around the house to use as surfaces or supplies. You can typically make holiday decor for pretty cheap if you’re willing to get creative.
The dollar store and Goodwill are also great places to find unique surfaces and supplies. I’ve seen people turned used baby doll heads into unique mummy wall art. Think outside the box, and you’ll have the most awesome Halloween decor ever!
To celebrate the holiday, I pulled together a list of 50 DIY Halloween decorations I think you should try. Okay, maybe not all 50, but you’re sure to love something from this list.
All of them are perfect for beginners and none of them are too expensive to make. Scroll down to see my DIY Halloween decorating picks!
DIY Halloween Decorations
Learn how to make decor for Halloween on a budget! These unique projects are perfect for beginning crafters - get home home holiday ready with these spooky tutorials.
This globe-shaped incubator is teeming with eight-legged babies! Make several sacs and suspend them at various heights for unique Halloween decorations.
To make each egg sac, wrap a foam egg in white batting. Pull a white stocking over the ball. Position smaller plastic spiders inside, between batting and stocking; hot-glue larger ones on the outside. Add a glow stick inside or shine a blacklight on it. Hang!
Halloween is lurking around the corner like a stray black cat. Luckily I found the perfect project for Halloween decorating that will use up some of your scrap wood pieces. Learn to make a DIY spider stool!
Susan saw some boneyard ceramic hurricanes at Pottery Barn and knew that she had to try to replicate them! I love that she did it with a bag of mini plastic skulls on the cheap, and it looks just as good!
This candle craft can be made with any fun Halloween fabric or lace and is easy to remove once the holiday has passed. All you need is something sheer and printed and you are ready to roll! These are perfect for party decor.
Mirrors are a great way to fill up space in a haunted house and create a spooky ambiance. You can creep up any mirror for Halloween, old or new, and of any size to fit your space. The best part is that they’re cheap and easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores!
These skull vases are another Halloween craft you can complete in 15 minutes or less (not including dry time). They use thrift store finds so the project is really budget-friendly and turns out so cute!
What do I love about tassels? You can hang them around your entire home, off of door knobs, plants, or whatever you like. These vintage Halloween tassels are a perfect compliment to your holiday decorating.
No need for your Halloween decorations to be scary when you could make these easy DIY spooky ghost etched votives! Glass etching is way easier than you think, and this is the perfect project to try it.
Here is a super simple, inexpensive way to make decorative cages for Halloween. Each black painted cage costs less than $4 to make if you already have some basic supplies, like spray paint.
If you enjoyed these DIY projects, let me know in the comments! If we’re missing a favorite handmade holiday decoration of yours, let me know that too. I’d also love it if you’d check out these other Halloween posts. Have a Spooky Halloween!
Oh! These are great Halloween ideas. I would try these ideas for the next Halloween. That’s would be very fun!
Monday 4th of October 2021
Thanks for the great suggestions. I love the kid friendly activities. After all, Halloween is a kids holiday. Every year my son loves to help make treats, and we always do the "You've Been Booed" with the neighbors.