40 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations and Ideas for a Spooky Makeover

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While Halloween decorations are starting to pop up in shops everywhere, making DIY Halloween decorations can be an awesome way to spend time with family and friends. Plus, you get so much satisfaction from making your own creations. I bet the (little) people visiting your home for a treat or trick will love them.

There are so many ideas and inspirations that I’m sure everyone will find something they like, from pumpkins made from reclaimed wood to witches’ hats, potion bottles, and ghosts.

When I was looking for these inspirations, I wanted to make sure you’ll find full tutorials on how to make them behind the link. So you can have a collection of projects ready to be made in one place.

Some of them didn’t have any instructions, but I liked them so much that I’ve decided to include them for your inspiration. Anyway, follow the links beneath each image to find out how it’s made.


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Distressed Halloween bottles how to

If you want to know how to distress new bottles to look old and creepy, check out this Distressed Halloween Bottles How-To from TheKimsFix site.

Halloween potion bottle labels

If you are after these awesome Halloween Potion Bottle Labels, then visit Nikki at Tikkido to get free printables and learn how to make them step by step.

Spooky Halloween potion bottles

More potion bottles are coming your way 🙂 I love the shape of these Spooky Halloween Potion Bottles from the LittleRedWindow site. Make sure you check out the tutorial to find out where you can get them from and how to make your own decor bottles.

Creepy skull wreath

This Creepy Skull Wreath looks scary and pretty at the same time. It will be a great door decoration for your fancy Halloween party. Learn how to make it from the MadeInADay site.

Crystal ball Halloween candlesticks

I love the look of these Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks. They would make great mantelpiece or Halloween dinner party decor. Find the full tutorial on the FlamingoToes site.

Floating witch hat Luminaries

If you’re after some porch decorations, then check these Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from the PolkaDotChair site.

Halloween lanterns

Great use of mason jars to make these awesome Halloween Lanterns. Use real candles or LED tea lights, and you can play with colors as well — all instructions are found on TheCountryChicCottage site.

DIY Halloween Black Cat Wood Cutout

You can use your jigsaw or scroll saw, as they’re the best saws for cutting shapes out of wood, to create this DIY Halloween Black Cat Wood Cutout to decorate your porch or a window. Use pallet planks or a sheet of ply. You can even experiment with colors or make it glow in the dark. Follow the instructions on the JenWoodhouse site.

Rustic DIY Halloween Sign

A fantastic way to upcycle old pallet wood. Check the tutorial for this Rustic DIY Halloween Sign on the Oh-MyCreative site. You can use stencils or even practice transferring skull images to wood to make it more spooky. Check this simple way to transfer photo to wood with glue plus five other photo transfer methods.

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles

I love these pumpkin bottles. To make them more Halloween-like, remove the green leaves and add some (scary) faces and/or an artificial spiderweb. Find out how to make these painted gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles on the SadieSeasongoods site.

Easy DIY Halloween Fence

Although this fence is made out of pine planks, you can easily use pallet boards. They won’t need as much prep, and I think they would look better. Make sure you have all the materials and tools required:

  • Pallet Planks
  • Brown Twine
  • Wood Glue (Outdoor Glue Preferable)
  • Brown/Red Wood Stain or Paint
  • Stretchy Halloween “Creepy Spider Web”
  • Saw-circular saw, miter saw, or a jigsaw
  • Hammer & Nails (or Brad Nailer, etc.- check the best nail gun for DIY I recommend)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun

Scrap wood pumpkin

Add a smiley or scary face, and this Scrap Wood Pumpkin can be turned into a cool Halloween decoration. Check out the tutorial on SimplyBeautifulByAngela.

Black Cat Pumpkins

These Black Cat Pumpkins look amazing and spooky. Imagine them on your porch or window with glowing orange eyes. Follow the steps on the Sunset site.

DIY bat chandelier

This DIY Bat Chandelier would be fabulous for places with high ceilings. It’s super easy and looks fantastic. You only need quilting hoops, paper or foam bats, and some black craft paint. Find the tutorial on the ADiamondInTheStuff site.

DIY decorated witch hat

Ordinary witch hat turned into a wicked centerpiece. This DIY Decorated Witch Hat is a must for your Halloween decor. Find the tutorial on the TidyMom site.

Floating head-hanging ghosts

Why not add some Floating Head Hanging Ghosts to the floating witch hats for an even more spooky atmosphere? Find out how to make them on the SimplyDesigning site.

Cute DIY Halloween pumpkin witch

How amazing is this DIY Halloween Pumpkin Witch? What a fantastic way to decorate any space, like a porch or a kitchen. Check the instructions on the FourGenerationsOneRoof site.

Wicked Halloween swamp lamps

These are super easy and look fantastic. Watch the video above or find the full tutorial on the Instructables website.

DIY wooden witch hat

Sadly, I couldn’t find the source for this cool DIY wooden witch hat. Use scrap wooden planks or ply and carve the shape with a jigsaw or scroll saw. Distress it using a wood stain or paint. Add some raffia and perhaps swap the stars for spiders and little skulls. Check my post on how to distress wood and make it look old and weathered.

DIY boo wood cutouts

These cute DIY Boo Wood Cutouts are adorable and very easy to make. You don’t even need any power tools to make them. Check the tutorial on how to make them over at the MeganplusFive site.

DIY Dollar Tree Halloween Décor – Witch Apothecary

Transform your Dollar Tree finds into a witchy apothecary with this DIY decor hack! With some creativity, tools, and imagination, the bits have been transformed into fab decor for your next Halloween party! Full instructions are found on the DIYWithMyGuy site.

DIY Dollar Store Sugar Skull Votives

The dollar store is a treasure trove of creativity for those looking to save some cash. These adorable sugar skull glasses filled with sugar sprinkles and tea light candles inside each one (so they can shine through) made an easy decoration that would be perfect at your next Halloween party or family gathering. Full instructions are found on the MamaCheaps site.

Halloween Witch’s Cauldron

The perfect creepy decoration for your home this Halloween, these beautiful, magical witch’s cauldrons will truly make any gathering or party unforgettable. Made with simple materials and a little creativity, they’re spooky and eye-catching – just enough to give even the dullest day an edge when it comes time for trick or treating! Full instructions are found on the AnnsEntitledLife site.

Resin Marbled Pumpkins

Give your home a subtle Halloween feel with this Resin Marbled Pumpkins tutorial. You’ll be able to create the perfect spooky decoration for any space in just minutes! Change up the colors for a more fall look using the same technique. You’ll love how easy these come together – all without needing any special tools either. Full instructions found on TheCountryChicCottage site.

scary Halloween decoration to make a big impression

The Big Guy is the scariest decoration around! With his hands reaching up to 14 feet high, he’ll be sure to make your house look cool and send chills down all who dare venture in this Halloween. Full instructions are found on the MapleWoodRoad site.

Old bottles DIY Halloween Lights

Give your old glass bottles new life as Halloween spooky lights. You can use them inside or out by the front door to create an enchanting atmosphere perfect for Halloween! Full instructions are found on the PillarBoxBlue site.

DIY Halloween Eyeball Flowers

DIY Halloween Eyeball Flowers upcycled from water bottles for one of your spooky decorations! These creepy eyeball flowers add an ominous charm to any party or event with just a few simple supplies, and they’re super easy too – all you need is some empty plastic bottles, styrofoam balls, and craft paint to make this creepy Halloween decor that will be perfect for any space! Full instructions are found on the GinaTepper site.

Halloween Door – Keep Out

This Halloween door is a must-have for any house that wants to be spooky and fun this season. “Keep Out!” it says, warning all who approach. Not only are you entering into unknown territory, but also beware- the contents within may surprise or frighten them! Full instructions are found on the CraftsByAmanda site.

Easy DIY Halloween Glitter Witch’s Broomstick

This Halloween Witch’s Glitter Broomstick Tutorial is a super fun, easy DIY project that will take your typical Halloween decorations to the next level. It’s simple and quick enough to do, but with just an hour of your time, you can have a gorgeous Halloween decoration that’ll turn heads in the neighborhood. Full instructions are found on the AnnsEntitledLife site.

DIY Halloween Chandelier

Shake up your neighborhood this Halloween by making a DIY spooky chandelier from Dollar Tree materials! It’s easy to do and will impress anyone at your door coming over for a treat or trick. Full instructions are found on the TheNavagePatch site.

Skeleton Entryway Pots

These awesome Skeleton Entry Pots are a simple but impressive way to decorate your door this season. With these simple materials and some tools, you’ll be able to make this DIY Halloween decoration look like it’s straight out of the grave—just in time for the treat or tricking season! Full instructions are found on the TheKeeperOfTheCheerios site.

Halloween Haunted Figurines

Discover how to transform ordinary figurines into creepy, haunted decor perfect for Halloween. Sadie Seasongoods offers a step-by-step guide that’s easy to follow and incredibly fun. These haunted figurines will add a touch of spooky elegance to your decorations, making them a must-try for any Halloween enthusiast. Check it out and give your home a hauntingly beautiful makeover!

Soda Bottle Bell Jars

Create a spooky Halloween display with these DIY soda bottle bell jars from Life Art Collide. This clever project repurposes plastic bottles into elegant bell jars, perfect for showcasing spooky scenes or eerie objects. It’s a fun and eco-friendly way to add a touch of sophistication to your Halloween decor. Explore the full tutorial and get crafting!

Classy Skull Decor

Looking for a standout piece for your Halloween decorations? Sunny Side Design has you covered with their DIY skull decor tutorial. This project transforms simple skulls into impressive busts that will steal the spotlight at your Halloween party. The guide is easy to follow and perfect for adding a touch of spooky sophistication to your home. Don’t miss this creative and cost-effective decor idea!

I hope you liked these Halloween decor ideas and that they inspired you to make some incredible, spooky decorations yourself. And don’t forget to pin this article to your DIY Halloween decor board. Thanks for stopping by, and happy creating!

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  1. Damn! these are some really amazing DIY for Halloween decorations. Great stuff, thanks for sharing these ideas.

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