Halloween is a great time for decorating. Many people spend days, not to mention a small fortune, making their homes look scary and fun. The truth is that you dont really have to spend a fortune on Halloween decor.
You can actually make some great pieces to display for the holiday. Because its fall, the colors are great for the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving so many of these DIY projects can carry you through until the Christmas decorating season. There are so many wonderful ideas in our Halloween decor collection and you get instructions on how to make everything.
If you want to spook up your home or just add a bit of autumn to your decorating, you can find a number of great ideas to give your decor a Halloween look, without spending a lot of money. The projects are easy and so great that you may even have to help your neighbors to spruce up their Halloween decorating
Tin Can Luminaries
Tin can luminaries are a great way to add a bit of Halloween to your home without spending a lot of money. If you already have the cans on hand, you actually wont have to spend anything. These are great for lining your drive, sitting on your porch or you can add an extra hole and hang them. The project is really easy to make and looks so unique. Via jollymom
DIY Glow in the Dark Pumpkins
Wow this is a last minute tutorial from ilovetocreate! Glow in the dark projects are widely popular, so why not introduce this trend in this years Halloween decorations. Its not free but well worth the time and effort. Step by Step instructions at iLovetoCreate.
Eerie Chicken Wire Ghost
If you have chicken wire or other fencing lying around the yard, you can make a very scary ghost and not the traditional kind with an old white sheet. These ghosts are great for hiding in wooded areas and scaring people. You just have to form the ghost like a person and because of the fencing, it will look eerily accurate. Imagine the fun that you can have when you have a few of these around the yard! Via wackyarchives
Candy Corn Centerpiece
No table is complete for Halloween without a candy corn centerpiece. These great decor items are super easy to make and look great on any table. You just basically have to spray paint the candy corn colors onto old glass bottles and then decorate however you want. This is a great project to keep for next year. You can make one or several and create a beautiful display. Dont forget to add a little real candy corn though, just because its so yummy. Via ashbeedesign
Hanging Bat Chandelier
Nothing says Halloween quite like a few black bats and you can create your own chandelier with hanging bats to decorate your home or porch. You need a few key supplies like black card stock, quilting thread and embroidery hoops plus you will want to draw or trace a few bats in different sizes. If you are planning a Halloween party, this is a must for your decorations. Via mypapercrane
Ghostly Peep Centerpiece
Who says that a centerpiece cant be edible? Ghostly peeps in small jelly jars make the perfect centerpiece for parties or just set them out for your family. You just bake your little marshmallow ghosts on top of a batch of chocolate brownies (yummy) and then add single servings to the jars. Then just decorate the jars however you want and you have a great centerpiece for any spooky occasion. Via homeiswheretheboatis
Ghosts are a must when it comes to Halloween decorating and these are really easy to make. With a few Styrofoam balls, some cheesecloth and a black marker, you can create tons of these little guys to hang all over your porch or inside your house if you prefer. Shredding the cheesecloth at the bottom gives your ghosts a very eerie look. These look just like the ones you can get from Pottery Barn, but for only a fraction of the price. Via simplydesigning
So, pumpkins have to be part of your Halloween decor, right? Instead of carving them however, you can decorate them in other ways. This lets you have really great decor for the holiday and you can save the inside of the pumpkin for Thanksgiving. Decorate your Halloween pumpkins with ribbon, buttons, markers or whatever you have on hand. You can be as creative as you like. Via pompandcircumstanceevents
Stenciled pumpkins are getting to be really popular. Instead of cutting and carving pumpkins, many people prefer to simply stencil in their designs. This makes the pumpkin last longer and gives you a ton of ways to be creative. You can find stencils in just about any design you want and then you simply have to go to work putting those designs on the pumpkins. This is a really easy and really creative decor project. Via flickr
Bright and Scary Stairs
If you have stairs on your porch, you have the perfect opportunity for Halloween decor. Consider jack-o-lanterns in various different sizes all stacked neatly on the steps. You can place one on every step and when they are lit, they will illuminate your porch and look really scary (not really, theyll look really great). Do the pumpkins in untraditional carvings with leaves and then add a few dried leaves and gourds for a really cool look. Via homeinnovationdesign
Cat pumpkins are great home decor idea and these are really easy to make. You just need craft pumpkins, Styrofoam balls, some paint and a few other supplies to create adorable cats that are perfect for your Halloween decorating. You can make them in a number of different sizes and have them all over the house. If you love cats and you love Halloween decorating, this is the perfect project for you. Via allyou