40 Modest and Effortless DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

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Decorating a house or apartment for a Halloween party in 2021 doesn’t take a lot of time and effort. Halloween is very special for everyone and everyone is always excited to celebrate it including kids, so it’s a big challenge to create new and unique ideas for it. Armed with our ideas, you can completely transform your interior until October 31st. Get ready and decorate your room for Halloween with helpful DIY tips and creative ideas

1. Glamorous pumpkin made of beads and ribbons

1. Glamorous pumpkin made of beads and ribbons

To carve the main symbol of Halloween – a pumpkin lantern, you need some skill, but for such a decor you only need silk bows and bright beads. We open the boxes, choose black, purple or red jewellery and fix it on the pumpkin “tail”. Earring pendants can be attached to the ribbons, and black lace can also be used. The pumpkin yoke is ready to go out!

2. A flock of wire bats

2. A flock of wire bats

To make our paper spiders look believable, we hang them on strings (for example, over a table), and we put paper bats on a wire. Let the mice circle over a pumpkin, a vase, indoor flowers. Stick wire bats in a fruit bowl or birthday cake.

3. Pumpkin in flowers

3. Pumpkin in flowers

Another quick alternative to a carved pumpkin head is the lawn pumpkin! Minimum time for decoration and maximum beauty. We take a small bush chrysanthemum, tear off the flowers with short stalks, use an awl or sharp scissors to make chaotic (or in the form of a pattern) holes in the pumpkin and stick our flowers into them. Making a pumpkin vase will take a little more time: for this, the top is cut off and the pulp is scooped out of the pumpkin with a spoon with sharp edges. After that, pour water into a vase and put flowers.

4. Black cardboard cobwebs

4. Black cardboard cobwebs

These cute coasters will help give a friendly Halloween feast a festive atmosphere. Cobwebs are cut out of black cardboard, the drawing is applied with a white felt-tip pen for decoration. Such coasters can be made small – for wine glasses or cups and large – for plates.

5. Lanterns of physalis for table decoration

5. Lanterns of physalis for table decoration

Spectacular table setting for Halloween using the three main colours of the holiday: a black tablecloth, dishes in orange-black-and-white tones, white candlesticks, in the centre of the table is a vase with bright lanterns of autumn physalis. At worst, scatter paper spiders, bats and dry autumn leaves on the table.

6. Spider web of woollen threads

6. Spider web of woollen threads

White fluffy woollen threads are a great way to decorate an entire apartment with cobwebs for Halloween. The lamp in the photo is made from the frame of an old umbrella. If there is none, you can simply wrap the existing lampshade with threads. The cobweb can stretch under the ceiling or along the cornice. Spiders are cut out of black paper or twisted from pieces of wire.

7. Garland of colourful lollipops

7. Garland of colourful lollipops

Stapling colourful candies together in a rainbow-coloured festive garland couldn’t be easier. To do this, use a stapler and connect the candies by the ends of the wrapper. Fast Halloween garlands can also be made from black or white woollen threads to which black paper spiders are attached.

8. Orange paper candlesticks

8. Orange paper candlesticks

Halloween is traditionally associated with burning candles. Such candlesticks will help to create a mysterious twilight. Take regular glass glasses and wrap them in orange paper or old newspaper. You can also make candlesticks from small pumpkins or tangerines. Cut the pumpkin and tangerine from above, remove the pulp from the first spoon, carefully remove the slices from the second (without damaging the peel!). Insert small tablet candles into the resulting candlesticks.

9. Pumpkin from sewing supplies

9. Pumpkin from sewing supplies

A funny face on a pumpkin head can not only be cut out, painted with paints or made with applique, but also laid out with sewing accessories. Eyes – scraps and spools of thread. The nose is a large reel with a thimble. A smile is a centimetre stretched out on haberdashery hooks. In addition, you can lay out the physiognomy using natural materials – dry leaves and flowers, twigs, beans and needles.

10. Witch’s shoes – black ankle boots

10. Witch's shoes - black ankle boots

Do you have black ankle boots? You can easily turn them into a witch’s shoes. Place bunches of dry grass and twigs in them, tie the stems with a black ribbon – and a decorative composition for decorating an apartment on the occasion of Halloween is ready! Place witch shoes in the hallway so that guests who come can see who is invited to the party.

11. Spiders and paper bats

11. Spiders and paper bats

We cut out spiders, bats, cats, crows from black paper and put them on tables, chairs, dressers, glue them on glass, mirrors and cabinet doors. Also, be sure to place paper creatures on plates (to “wake up” the guests’ appetite), glue them on wine glasses, bottles, candlesticks and lampshades.

12. Crispy witch’s fingers made from sweet straws

12. Crispy witch's fingers made from sweet straws

To make a chilling snack for your Halloween party, you need crispy straws – sweet or savoury, it doesn’t matter. We break the long straw into small pieces, dilute the purchased glaze with boiling water – dip each “finger” in the glaze and glue a nail from almond petals to each tip. (Both frosting and almond petals can be found in the confectionery section.)

13. Spiders from the M & M’s

13. Spiders from the M & M's

We decorate Halloween dishes without sparing the guests. These spiders (body – m & m’s dragee, legs – chocolate cream) can appear on desserts. We put worms on the cakes (from the packaging of gummies). Pour blood-red strawberry syrup on ice cream, and cranberry sauce on the meat.

14. Popcorn witch hat

14. Popcorn witch hat

One of the symbols of Halloween, along with the witch’s shoes and a broom, is the cone-shaped witch’s hat. You need popcorn, cake frosting, and food colouring to create an edible version. Dilute the glaze with boiling water (in the ratio indicated on the package), add food colouring and fill half of the popcorn with glaze, forming a pancake (the brim of the future hat). Form a cone from the second half of the popcorn (the crown of the hat). Children will be delighted with such a hat!

15. Pumpkin in napkin lace

15. Pumpkin in napkin lace

An elementary pumpkin decor for Halloween that is accessible even to a child. We take around the paper napkin, fold it several times, as for a snowflake. Cut out a round hole, open the napkin and try it on the pumpkin (adjust the size of the hole if necessary). After that, paint over the resulting lace “skirt” with a black marker and put it on the pumpkin (if desired, glue it).

16. Fast Wall Decor Stickers

16. Fast Wall Decor Stickers

The manufacturers of wall stickers have taken care of Halloween fans too – now there are many colourful stickers with scary inscriptions, images of black cats, mice, candles, skulls, skeletons, witches and, of course, pumpkins on sale.

17. Festive tree – dry driftwood

18. Fallen leaves

We bring a dry branch or snag from the park, paint it black and stick it into a vase filled with sand (for stability). This tree can be wrapped with cobweb threads and paper spiders can be hung. Another option is to decorate it with decorative pumpkins on threads, orange Christmas balls and black bows. The funeral tree for Halloween is ready!

18. Fallen leaves

18. Fallen leaves

Dry leaves can be used to decorate an apartment for Halloween in a variety of ways. Put dry leaves tightly on a string – you will get a garland, fill a transparent glass vase with them, scatter them on the table, lay them on the windowsills, pin them to the curtains – and now the dreary autumn mood in the interior is created.

19. Glass decor

19. Glass decor

This elegant Halloween party glass decoration will leave no one indifferent. Draw around pumpkin on thick paper (by the diameter of the stem of the glass), paint it with coloured felt-tip pens or markers, make an incision and put it on the stem. A green curl – a pumpkin tail – is twisted from green floral wire (found in flower shops).

20. Black tulle on the chairs

20. Black tulle on the chairs

A black mourning veil can be used to drape not only chairs but also lampshades, pumpkins, vases, mirrors and other furnishings and table setting for Halloween. Orange or red bows will help fix the veil. Curtains can be tied with black lace, small bows can be tied on stems of wine glasses and candlesticks.

21. Pendant lights and Hanging lamp

21. Pendant lights and Hanging lamp

To make the main attribute of the holiday with your own hands – Jack’s lantern, you will need a miniature pumpkin, a sharp knife and wire. First, carefully cut off the top of the pumpkin, use a knife and spoon to scrape out the pulp and cut out the face. Then we attach the wire to hang our lantern. It remains only to put a pill candle inside

22. Paper pumpkins

22. Paper pumpkins

 Halloween pumpkins can also be made out of paper. To do this, cut any decorative paper into equal strips, fan at one end, then straighten it into a ball and fasten the opposite ends. Put a wine cork on top of the glue – you get a pumpkin tail. The leaf can be cut out of green paper or felt.

23. Skeleton magnet on the refrigerator

23. Skeleton magnet on the refrigerator

Cut out the details of the skeleton from white paper and stick the holiday applique on the refrigerator, mirror, cabinet or any other object.

24. Pumpkin vase

24. Pumpkin vase 1

Pumpkin makes not only a wonderful holiday lamp but also a vase. The principle is the same: we cut off the cap, scrape out the pulp. To prevent water from flowing out, make through holes only in the upper part of the fruit. By the way, a vase can also be made from a head of cabbage.

25. Decorative Pumpkin scatter

 

 25. Decorative Pumpkin scatter

A festive table for Halloween will be decorated with such a vase with decorative pumpkins. All that is required of you is to wrap each fruit with a beautiful braid.

26. Sunflowers with “Live” muzzles

26. Sunflowers with Live muzzles

Funny Halloween faces can appear not only on pumpkins but also on sunflowers. Cut out the details from paper and glue them to the core of each flower to make a face.

27. Ghost-shaped candlesticks

27. Ghost-shaped candlesticks

To make such a candlestick, you will need a glass vase or glass, as well as paper of two colours – yellow and orange. Cut out a scary or funny face from the orange one using a stencil. Then we wrap the vessel first with yellow paper, and then with orange paper.

28. DIY witch hat

28. DIY witch hat

One of the symbols of All Saints Day is the cone-shaped witch hat. It can be made from coloured paper or felt. Attach the witch’s hair with a fringe at the bottom – the brighter their colour, the better.

29. Big-eyed vase 

29. Big-eyed vase 

Cut eyes out of paper and stick them on anything – vases, pots, doors, mirrors. Make your guests feel like they are being watched.

30. Funny pumpkin lantern

30. Funny pumpkin lantern

Jack’s Lantern can be brought to life with funny hair. To do this, plant yellow or orange chrysanthemums on top of the pumpkin using pins.

31. Scary funeral bouquet

31.Scary funeral bouquet

The sinister trappings of the afterlife are what creates that special Halloween atmosphere. Put such a bouquet on the festive table – from blood-red roses or bright dark purple roses, even you can take any dark colour and with that take mourning black feathers. Dried flowers will do as well.

32. Glowing head

32. Glowing head

Take a regular glass jar, stick a black paper mug applique on it and rewind it with a bandage or gauze.

33. Pumpkin in the form of a witch’s  head 

Pumpkin in the form of a witch's  head 

On his head is a cone-shaped hat made of black cardboard, on his eyes, there is a masquerade mask. Didn’t you recognize her? Meet the lady witch in person!

34. Spider web on candles

34. Spider web on candles 1

The spider web pattern is first scratched over the wax with an awl and then filled in with a decorative outline. Instead of white, you can use black, gold or silver.

35. Mummy Jar 

35. Mummy Jar 

From a can, wrapped with a bandage, you get not only an original candlestick for Halloween, but also a vase for sweets, cookies or flowers.

36. Cocoon with spiders

36. Cocoon with spiders

Making this holiday pendant is easy. Inflate the ball, wrap it with woollen threads, coat it with PVA glue, wait for the glue to dry, and pierce the ball. It remains only to carefully remove the ball and decorate our cocoon with decorative spiders.

37. Gloomy tree with crows

37. Gloomy tree with crows

A festive Halloween bouquet will replace this gloomy, dried up tree in a pot. Paint a large dry branch black, stick it in a sand pot, and decorate with stuffed crows, paper bats, or spiders.

38. Black tarantula spider with cobwebs

38. Black tarantula spider with cobwebs

If you cover a pumpkin with black acrylic paint, attach shaggy legs from wire wrapped in woollen threads, draw eyes and a white cross on the back, you get a scary funny spider.

39.Pumpkin in a web with spiders

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39.Pumpkin in a web with spiders

A huge pumpkin can be a table decoration at a festive Halloween party. Place it on a stand, decorated with moss, greenery or autumn leaves, draw a spider web in black or pink, and spread wire spiders all over the surface. You can also paint on the Pumpkin.

40.Garden Halloween decor

40.Garden Halloween decor

Unusual candlesticks can be made from garden tools. A rake, tin buckets will do. Place pumpkins in the seedling boxes – you get a festive country-style composition.

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