Halloween DIY decor

For a seriously spooktacular Halloween, dress your home up like a haunted house with these ghoulishly good DIY decoration ideas! From wickedly wonderful wreaths, to perfect pumpkins and devilish doilies, there are so many ways to decorate for the spooky season. Our roundup of DIY Halloween decoration ideas should keep you busy all October long! What are you waiting for? Get ready to cast on and cast a spell over your home this Halloween!

1. Feline spooky Halloween cushions

Don’t let the creepy chills make you uncomfortable this Halloween. Conjure up these fun Halloween cushion designs! Perfect for throwing on the couch for instant spooky vibes. We love this DIY jack o’lantern free pattern by Polka Dot Chair. Pick out the freakiest fabric you can find to whip up these comfy cushions. Take embroidery inspiration from Oh Oh Deco  with an old pillow and an effective feline embroidery pattern

2 . Haunting Halloween garlands

Create super spooky decor with a Halloween crochet garland or two, full of creepy crawlies and spider webs. Eek! Hang your garlands up inside for a haunted hallway or outside for a wicked welcome at your front door. These patterns are the perfect easy DIY Halloween decorations for beginner crocheters!

3. Spooktacular eyeballs!

Looking for a homemade Halloween display that's a real treat for the eye? Get your hook into these spooktacular patterns perfect to pop around Halloween parties. Your party guests will be eyeballing these crochet makes all night trying to decide if these eyes are cute or creepy!

4. Creepy crawly knitted spiders

Spin knitted Halloween decorations with sweet and spooky knitted spiders. Stash your frightening eight-legged friends in shadowy corners and on top of tables for a shocking scare factor!

5. Mess free pumpkins!

We love pumpkin carving, but clearing up pumpkin guts can be a total nightmare! Skip the mess and get pumped over these sweet handmade pumpkins instead! Why not create multiple decorative pumpkins for ultimate squash goals.

6. Devilish doilies 

Devilishly good decorating is in the details! Which is why we love these crochet coaster doilies. Your party table will look spookily stylish with these coasters under your poison of choice! The perfect quick makes to whip up and put out during the spooky season. Fa-boo-lous!

7. Ghoulish ghosties 

These little ghosties aren’t exactly the spookiest, but they are the sweetest! Follow this clever pattern for the most boo-tiful faux candle holders. Simply swap toy stuffing with an LED tea light inside your ghost to cast a ghoulish glow on your Halloween celebrations. 

8. Witch candy dish  

Just a heads up, this design is no basic witch, but holds a sweet surprise under her witch hat! Trick or treat yourself to a make like no other with this witch head candy dish. Fill your witch head with Halloween candy for a decoration the little ones are likely to lose their heads over!

9. Monstrously marvellous Halloween wreath

DIY Halloween decorations don’t all have to be ghoulish. This marvellous pom pom wreath is the perfect example of an autumn pattern with a Halloween twist. Create your wreath with rich orange yarn and mini crochet pumpkins for a warm seasonal decoration.

10. Ghostly embroidery scene 

Give your friends the good kind of shivers with this no sew Halloween craft scene. All you’ll need to create this super simple DIY display is embroidery hoops, fabric, and paint or a pen! If you’re a wizard with a needle, why put your own magical twist on Home Crux’s design by embroidering a Halloween pattern onto your hoops.

Ghost embroidery hoops

11. No sew boo banner

From Alice and Lois, this no-sew boo banner is a frightfully good design! It’s a quick and easy door decoration for Halloween. No spell casting or hocus-pocus required!

No sew boo banner

12. Crêpe paper party favours

Decorate your Halloween table with these amazing crêpe paper party favours. We are absolutely batty for Oh Happy Day’s bat design and One Little Project’s paper pumpkins! Grab tissue paper, washi tape and ribbon to make this clever little paper craft design. And don’t forget your favourite ghoulish goodies to fill them with!

13. Fabulous fabric pumpkin

For a cosy, not a chilling Halloween, stitch up some perfect pumpkin pouffes. Follow our fun tutorial to create a little pumpkin patch of heaven at home! Place your fabric pumpkins around the house or on the porch for soft autumnal vibes all season long.

14. Scary skeleton square 

Bring your handmade Halloween to life by conjuring up this scary skeleton crochet square! Once you’ve crafted your mosaic square, use it as a spooky place mat, or mix and match squares to make a trick ‘r treat tote bag or Frankenstein style blanket! Whatever you make, it's bound to be bone-a fide success! 

15. Beastly amigurumi bats

Don’t just wing your DIY decorations. Cast a spell this supernatural season with beastly amigurumi bat patterns. Amigurumi bats are admittedly cuter than they are creepy, but they’ll still make fang-tastic Halloween decorations.