15 DIY Halloween decorations to make

Published on 24 September 2020 By Holly Butteriss 3 min read

For a seriously spooktacular Halloween, dress your home up like a haunted house with these ghoulishly good DIY decoration ideas! From haunted home decor  to pumpkin projects for all the family, make any Halloween party a screaming success.

1. Cute and spooky Halloween cushion

This adorable handmade cushion from Bombshell Bling is the perfect DIY Halloween decoration! Grab some spooktacular fabric and whip up a cushion you can bring out year after year.

2. Haunting Halloween garlands

Kami's DIY Halloween garland is super easy to make! Use black card and googly eyes for your bats and assorted seasonable paper for the bunting and you’ll have a fab Halloween decoration to hang in no time.

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3. Mess free pumpkins!

Not a fan of getting messy carving a pumpkin? Try these charm balls instead! A fab alternative to the traditional halloween decoration.

4. Freakishly fun felted mummy doll

This little monster is too cute! Felt a little mummy doll and hide him around your home for the little ones to find.

5. Knit a pumpkin!

Want your pumpkin to last all year long? This little pumpkin can be hooked up over a weekend and take pride of place in your home for years to come!

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6. Devilish doilies 

These crochet coaster doilies by Steel & Stitch are perfect quick makes to whip up and put out during the spooky season.

Halloween Doiley
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Halloween Doiley

By Steel&Stitch

7. Ghoulish ghosties 

These little ghosties aren’t exactly the spookiest, but they are the sweetest! 

Ghost-A-Glow in Red Heart Soft - LW3937EN - Downloadable PDF
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Ghost-A-Glow in Red Heart Soft - LW3937EN - Downloadable PDF

By Red Heart

8. Simple scary signs 

For some simple spookiness, throw up these scary signs around the house They’re scarily easy to make!

9. Wicked webs

From Dream a Little Bigger blog, follow this tutorial and crochet a spiders web to wrap around an embroidery hoop for a super simple halloween decor piece, make a tiny pom pom and add pipe cleaners to create a little spider to go with it!

10. Bone chilling bats

These papercraft bats from Lovely Indeed blog are so easy to make and super effective! Decorate every room of your home for the spooky season with these little guys. A fantastic Halloween project to get the kids involved with too. 

11. No sew boo banner

From Alice and Lois, this no-sew boo banner is boo-tiful, perfect for hanging on your door!

12. Monstrously marvellous Halloween wreath

We’re obsessed with Kara's monstrous make! Spooky season wouldn’t be complete without a wreath to hang on your front door. What are you waiting for?

13. Wicked witch hats

These wicked witches hats by Melissa are the perfect Halloween decoration (or last minute costume!) Hang from the ceiling for a fun floating effect.

14. Spooky spider wreath

If the monster wreath isn’t really your style, this simple spider web wreath by Kimberly is a classy alternative. With some black spray paint, white yarn and a little plastic spider you’ll have a wicked wreath for Halloween.

15. Boo-tiful amigurumi bats

These beastly amigurumi bats are admittedly cuter than they are creepy, but they’ll still make perfect Halloween decorations. 

Halloween Bat Toys in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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Halloween Bat Toys in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

By Lily Sugar 'n Cream

From wickedly wonderful wreaths, to perfect pumpkins and devilish doilies, there are so many ways to decorate for the spooky season and this roundup of DIY halloween decoration ideas should keep you busy all October long!

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Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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