37 Scary and Dainty Decor Ideas for Halloween

This holiday has recently entered our life, but it has taken root precisely due to the interesting entourage and atmosphere. Today we will talk about DIY Halloween home decor. It’s no secret that Halloween is a holiday of evil spirits. And the decor will of course be appropriate.

The easiest way is to buy all the paraphernalia in the store, but it’s not so cool as tinkering with your own hands! You can choose any one theme for decoration – harry potter, gothic, witch, monster, graveyard or pirate, or mix them all. Whatever it is – a family holiday or an incendiary disco – our ideas will tell you how to be with the decor. 

1. Scary Outdoors

Halloween Outdoor Decorations

These budget-friendly ideas and decor will help you create a fun yard or porch for Halloween that won’t scare your family’s bejeebers, neighbours or wallet.

2. Halloween wreath

2. Halloween wreath

Get your Halloween front door ready with this eye-catching tutorial from Polka Dot Chair. You will need a frame with wire crowns with chenille ties.

First, tie the tie around the frame using the black ribbon. Then secure each bow with a chenille tie. After completing the crown, add a layer of an arcade in seasonal colours. To complete the look, attach the ornaments to the eyeball. A dozen usually costs less than five dollars at most craft stores.

3. Halloween signs

3. Halloween signs

Do-it-yourselfers can make this fantastic Halloween street bird sign and soap using scrap wood and paint. To get in the spirit, use the names of the locations in your favourite horror movies.

4. Ghost balloons

4. Ghost balloons

Are you looking for a scary idea that is friendlier than scary? This ghost balloon tutorial from Studio DIY is right down the aisle. To make these whimsical spirits for the porch or courtyard, you will need helium, balloons, absorbent paper and a black marker.

5. Halloween Countdown

5. Halloween Countdown

Countdown to fool or treat time with this DIY Halloween calendar board by Lolly Jane. The tutorial includes a free letter template. What do the numbers keep? Dirty mouse paintings!

6. Mr. pumpkin potato head

6. Mr. pumpkin potato head

Pumpkin carving is hard. These adorable ghouls by Kristyn Burney ditch knife for some push in facial features.

7. Witch Hat Decorations

7. Witch Hat Decorations

Create these cute and creepy floating lighting fixtures by the Polka Dot chair using LED sticks and cheap hats from your local dollar store. To close, pull the fishing line through the top of a hat with a needle and then secure the cord to a removable adhesive hook made for outdoor use.

8. Halloween Ghosts

8. Halloween Ghosts

This trio unknown to Alanna Wendt to Tennessee was created with the help of tomato cages, wires and strings. To make ghostly faces, grab a Sharpie marker.

9. No-Carve Pumpkin People

9. No-Carve Pumpkin People

Dress them up with this Pretty Providence Sculpture-Free Sweets project. The smart people behind the site created the pumpkin people using black felt and a glue gun. Later, they added some personal accessories.

10. Halloween scarecrow

10. Halloween scarecrow

Greetings trick or treaters with this Halloween-inspired scarecrow photographed by Cecile V. I love the way the “body” of fabric fabrics rises to the boom factor.

11. Sugar Skull Lanterns

11. Sugar Skull Lanterns

Celebrate Day of the Dead and Halloween with this colourful sugar skull with Pear Mama flashlight tutorial. He used paper lanterns, absorbent paper and Modge Podge to create.

12. Halloween home decor: doors

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Welcome little buzzers who come knocking on this DIY door monster by Modern Mothers Day. For the most part, the main ingredients put leftover party supplies (strips and paper plates) for fun purposes. 

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Let everyone know that you are celebrating Halloween! Your front door will tell you about this (everything can also be done on the interior doors). Coloured cardboard, unnecessary scraps of fabric – and voila!

13. Custom Patch

13. Custom Patchkin Patch 3

This personalized pumpkin patch by Cara Carroll features vinyl characters from a set of DIY letters. This will definitely look cute and attractive at your Halloween party.

14. DIY Shrub Monster

14. DIY Shrub Monster

Turn any shrub in your yard into a green monster like this one from Ava’s Alphabet. To do just add googly giant eyes. You can use a disposable dinner.

15. Halloween Black Cat

15. Halloween Black Cat

We love holiday decorating ideas that appeal to both children and adults. This Halloween tutorial from Crazy Wonderful marks big points for being super charming. It shows how to make the adorable black cat door hanging using black felt, foam board and embroidery attachment.

16. Halloween tombstones

16. Halloween tombstones

Get out of the yard with this DIY wooden stone tutorial by Jen Woodhouse. Because these scary boards are free, you won’t have to dig your lawn.

17. How to make a Spiderweb

17. How to make a Spiderweb

All you need is string, rope and a staple gun to make this giant spider from the duo behind the Cavender Journal.

18. Trick or Treat Signs

18. Trick or Treat Signs

This sign of 31 organized fireproof shutters will let all the tricks or passers-by on your block know that you are removing candy.

19. Homemade Halloween decorations

19. Homemade Halloween decorations

If you have a scroll saw you can create these cute monsters featured on All Thrifty Things by cutting 1/2 inch MDF. Our favourite tip from this project? Frankenstein’s lips were drawn using hot black glue.

20. Feather girl

20. Feather girl

If you want to amaze your front door with something chic for Halloween, look no further than this elegant feather wreath from the Polka Dot Chair. All components, including the crown and feather frame, are available at most craft stores and even better, they should total less than $ 20.

21. Pumpkin Puns

21. Pumpkin Puns

Who says Halloween can’t be tainted? You do not need stellar writings for this colourful pumpkin tutorial by Studio DIY. After painting the pumpkins, the tattoo paper is used to express each game with the help of a print.

22. Halloween Door Decoration

22. Halloween Door Decoration

Create a genuine, welcoming porch with this black coconut door hanging tutorial by Happy Housie. The blogger also added some scary pieces of decor to the living area.

23. DIY Pumpkin Dryer Vent

23. DIY Pumpkin Dryer Vent

We love a good craft project, and this fan blowing tutorial by Grillo Designs is one of our favourites because while it seems hard to do, it isn’t. First, connect both ends of the fan to form the shape. Then paint your new creation. When dry, top with a short branch and moss.

24. Spiders and bats

24. Spiders and bats

Decorate your porch or playground with your cane and DIY Lay Lay Lay pavilion. To do this, you will need wooden body hoops (you can buy them at most craft stores), black paint, black construction paper, pipe cleaners, mini pom-poms, googly eyes and glued sticks.

25. Pumpkin Topiary

25. Pumpkin Topiary

To make this whimsical pumpkin whimsical by Be Book Bound just stack a couple of pumpkin style pumpkins in an outdoor decorative planter and add colourful leaf stalks. After that, pull the face and buttons.

26. Rocks painting

26. Rocks painting

Give the fall harvest arrangement on the front porch a Halloween turn by adding a couple of hand-painted stones like these by Atta Girl Says. To protect yourself from creations, use outdoor paint.

27. Emoji Pumpkins

27. Emoji Pumpkins

When it comes to child-friendly Halloween decor, we can’t think of anything weirder than these sculptural emoji pumpkins making World Cuter. While the blogger used a DIY kit to do the job, you’ll find several free prints on Pinterest.

28. Ghosts of the old house

28. Ghosts of the old house 1

Why not bring some kind (or not quite) hand-made ghosts to your home. There is nothing complicated in this, you just need gauze, starch solution or PVA glue. The gauze is roughly trimmed at the edges, moistened in a solution or glue, and dried on a suitably shaped object to take on the shape of a ghost. You can use balls, plastic cups or jars for these purposes. After drying, you can paint or glue the eyes.

28. Ghosts of the old house 3

An even easier method is to throw gauze over a helium balloon or attach a regular balloon to the ceiling.

29. A secret covered in … cobwebs

29. A secret covered in ... cobwebs 2

29. A secret covered in ... cobwebs

Cobwebs evoke abandoned houses and mystical places, and they can be made from white or black paper, wire, or thread. White fluffy woollen threads create a very believable spider web for Halloween home decor. Place some cute little black cardboard spiders on it.

30. Custom pumpkins

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3. Custom pumpkins 1

3. Custom pumpkins 6 3. Custom pumpkins

Halloween is a holiday of autumn. And how can you do without a pumpkin? By the way, did you know that Jack was originally cut out of a turnip, and then replaced with a pumpkin? Ordinary carved pumpkins are no longer interesting and not original. You don’t have to make scary paraphernalia – just take a look at these extraordinary and stylish options for decorating an autumn fruit. To accomplish this, you need white, black, gold or silver paint, rhinestones, stones and a little imagination.

31. Mummies are everywhere

31. Mummies are everywhere 1

31. Mummies are everywhere 2

Armed with an ordinary white medical bandage, you can make a mummy from any object – be it a bottle or a pillow.

32. Intricate branches

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33. Intricate branches 2

33. Intricate branches 3

Perhaps the easiest option. Find a branch of a suitable size that is interesting in shape. Remove leaves, wash and dry. Spray paint in black if desired. From above, you can throw a ready-made spider web of woollen threads or gauze, plant crows or bats, hang balls of orange, white and black colours.

33. Fascinating candles

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34. Fascinating candles 2

34. Fascinating candles 3

Candles will bring a touch of mysticism to your home. These can be candles decorated with autumn leaves, scary candlesticks or “bloody candles”. The latter is quite easy to make: take a red candle, light it and drip wax onto a white one.

34. Mice and rats

35. Mice and rats

Get rats in your home. Ideal if you have a staircase, but prominent corners or walls can also be used. Rodents can be painted with acrylic, vinyl decals, or cut out of black paper and glued to double-sided tape. To get a neat drawing, look for templates on the Internet.

35. Colours

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Use white, black, orange and red to create a horror atmosphere, and be sure to prepare a scary costume and interesting treats for guests, such as blood punch or gummies. Spice up cloudy, cold fall days with fun Halloween home decor with our simple tips, and fall off the blues!

36. Lighting

Lighting

It’s worth starting with lighting. You can screw in weak bulbs, or even spend the whole evening by candlelight. Be careful and use safety precautions when doing this. Also, lighting fixtures can be covered with paper or curtained with a cloth.

37. Dark Tablecloth

37. Scary Tablecloth

Take out white tablecloths (some can be smeared in red paint or fake blood, if not a pity) and cover the furniture with them. You can, on the contrary, take a dark tablecloth for the table: against such a background, white dishes and sparkling appliances will look special.

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