17 Simple DIY Halloween Decorations Ideas

If you need some quick inspo with a helping of DIY halloween decorations ideas, then yes siree Bob, do we have you covered!

Is it just me or has Halloween has come around faster than ever? If you’re playing catch up too, then don’t stress, we’re sharing cute projects that you don’t need a lot of equipment or time for. That way, you can have more fun chillin’ like a villain in your very own haunted mansion once your work is done.

Let’s get going!

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Check out some of my favorite essential tools for my own DIY projects

Heavy Duty Craft Knife

Heavy Duty Craft Knife

This sturdy, yet precise, craft knife will be able to tackle any DIY project

Hot Glue Gun

A hot glue gun is a must-have for so many DIY projects, you'll wonder how you ever lived without one

Cutting Mat

This mat comes in different sizes and is self-healing so you can use it over and over again

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  1. Paper bats via Made Every Day
    These paper bats couldn’t be simpler to make and everyone will love sticking them all over the house (even outdoors). Don’t forget to cut some to slightly different sizes and place at different angles for your very own realistic bat cave.
  2. Paper bats on wall

  3. Yarn pumpkins via One Little Project
    Like the best DIY Halloween decorations ideas, these simple yarn pumpkins can be reused every year and you’ll find most of the supplies at the dollar store. You can make them to whatever size you like by adjusting the size of the balloon frame – plus you can string them together to make a garland. You could even make a version of this project using white yarn balls, finished with a black felt face, for a Jack Skellington look!
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  5. Ghost cake toppers via Tell Love and Party
    Any store-bought cake will become the stand-out spooky star of your party with these friendly apparitions emanating from it. All you need for this topper is some wire and a few other basic craft supplies that you probably already have at home.

  6. Serve up a slice in these dark as night bowls

    Black Serving Bowls

    Black Serving Bowls

    These bowls are just what you need for serving up a scary treat
  7. Jack Skellington door via Twin Dragonfly Designs
    With a free printable template, this is an easy project with everyone’s favorite Halloween movie character. Whilst this looks best on a white door, we think it would work on a lot of other pale colors too!
  8. jack skelllington door decoration

  9. Spirit jugs via Eighteen25
    If you have a few old spirit jugs lying around, this is what to do with them. These ghostly lanterns could go either inside the house or in the yard. Using battery-operated Christmas lights means you don’t have to worry about wires poking out and ruining the effect.
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  11. Making tape hands via Makezine
    Bring the zombie apocalypse to your back yard with a project that every Walking Dead fan will love. Plus, we’re suckers for any DIY involving glowsticks.
  12. masking tape hands

  13. Giant yarn spider web via Made Every Day
    If you don’t want a huge clear-up operation afterward then these yarn webs are a better alternative to cotton wool cobwebs, plus they look so artsy! Having them a little uneven is all part of the charm which means that you don’t need to worry about perfect knots either!
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  15. Paper spiderwebs via Skip To My Lou
    For an easier alternative, these paper spiderwebs are the simplest of lazy Halloween projects, plus, they fold up small to store and reuse next year.
  16. Mummy front door via Honey and Fitz
    Wrapping your entire front door to mummify it might take a little time but the adorable results are worth the effort. It’s just the thing to go with our Mummy Halloween hand pies. Kids will love it – and it’s super inexpensive too!
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  18. Handwashes via Little Bins for Little Hands
    Even your sink can get in on the act with these horrifying haunted handwashes!

We love these fun extras for fright night!

Halloween Confetti

Halloween Confetti

We're obsessed with this adorable Halloween confetti
Vampire Drinks Cooler

Inflatable Vampire Drinks Cooler

"I vont to drink your boos...."
Cute Halloween Candy Bowl

Halloween Candy Bowl

We love the candy corn exterior of this cute, pet-themed bowl

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