With Halloween around the corner, now is the time to try some DIY crafts at home. Making holiday decorations at home can be a less expensive, more appealing option than store bought decorations. You can use simple items at home to make fun, spooky Halloween crafts.

6 Must-Try Halloween Crafts

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or you simply enjoy showing your festive spirit, these six crafts will make your home a delightful spot for any trick-or-treater or party guest to visit.

Halloween Garland

First, try these simple Halloween garland printables. Print the template, punch a small hole on each side, and string the bats and ghosts together with twine to spruce up your walls for the holiday. For best results, use a cutting machine to save time and to get a more precise cutout.

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Photo credit: Lia Griffith, liagriffith.com

“Boo” Tea Light Set

Another simple craft idea is the Halloween “Boo” Tea Light Set. After using a die cut machine to make pumpkin and bat shapes, glue them to a decorated paper bag. Inside, place a battery operated tea light. The result is an adorable, rustic tea light set for your front porch or the interior of your home.

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Photo credit: gluedots.com/consumer

Ombre Pumpkins

You can get beautiful results from painting pumpkins. Check out some strategies on making paint that goes seamlessly from color to color and shade to shade in this article on how to make DIY Ombre Pumpkins. By layering rings of color, you can make vibrant, gorgeous pumpkins to brighten up your Halloween decor.

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Sugar Skull

Add decoration to the inexpensive holiday decor you find in the store. For example, plain white bone-colored skulls are easy to find around Halloween time. You can turn a basic prop into fun party decor, such as this DIY sugar skull. With some paint and a couple additions (a spider on the forehead and jewels at the eyes), the skull becomes a centerpiece rather than something to place in the corner.

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Photo credit: Felicia Ramos-Peters, getholidayhappy.com

Cheesecloth Ghost

Next, create a cheesecloth ghost. This is a simple craft to make with some cheesecloth, waxed paper, a jar, sticks or straws, and liquid starch. Whether you place this out as a tabletop piece or add string to the top to hang some from trees, these little ghosts are so adorable that they shouldn’t frighten your youngest guests.

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Bug Jar Craft

Finally, check out this bug jar craft. There are two basic steps. First, add water as well as green and yellow food coloring. Next, place a few creepy, plastic bugs into a mason jar. It’s that simple!

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Do you have a favorite Halloween craft or unique ideas for decorating your home for Halloween this year? Share in the comments section!

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48 Responses

  1. Julie Wood

    These craft ideas are great for Halloween. It is not to early to make some of these. Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. IE

    I love anything Halloween! These crafts look easy enough for a non-diyer too. Id definitely have to do my ombre pumpkins in the classic orange tho!

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  3. Tori

    I love the cheesecloth ghosts, we made them last year and hung them all over! They’re so easy and “spooky”!
    I like these, they seem easy enough to do with kids too! Great post 🙂

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  4. Melanie

    These are so cute!! I love Halloween so much. It’s never to early to get prepared 🙂 thanks for sharing

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  5. Deanna

    I love these. Fall and Halloween are my favorite. I love the boo bags and the bug jar.

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  6. Lauren

    So cute! I can’t wait to make some of these crafts with my little now that she’s getting old enough to understand crafts!

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  7. Erlene A

    Cute ideas. Last year was my youngest daughter’s last year going out trick-or-treating, so I’m a little sad and not sure if we’ll decorate this year.

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  8. Melissa

    O-M-G I loved this post!! I love Halloween so much (ever since I was a kid!) I still go crazy with decorations and snacks and treats for the kiddos! I love the garland, thinking it will make its way into my decor this year! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  9. Terri Steffes

    I love making cheese cloth ghosts! Some of the other crafts are totally adorable as well, like those ombré pumpkins!

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  10. karen

    You GOT me with those ombre pumpkins. Especially the pink ombre ones! I LOVE those and think they would super chic in my house! Thanks for that fabulous fall decor tip!

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  11. Amanda Love

    I am loving these ideas! My favorites are the garlands and the tea light set. I think my daughter will have a lot of fun making these with me as well. Thanks for the list! I can’t wait to show these to my daughter!

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  12. Brittany

    I love Halloween crafts! Especially the little bats! They’re so cute! This is the first year my kids are old enough to be excited about Halloween! I think they would love this.

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  13. Alexis

    I love all of these! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I always want to create a really scary scene outside my door.

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  14. Christina Aliperti

    These are great ideas for me to do with my nieces. We love making holiday crafts.

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  15. Stacey

    What adorable crafts! I know my daughter would love the ombre pumpkins and I think the tea light sets would be perfect on our front steps!

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  16. Carola

    I live in the Netherlands. Here, Halloween isn’t as big as in the usa. But I love it. I love horror movies. And all the Halloween events. I’m glad there are more and more events every year. Love it. Great decorations!

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  17. Rose

    I like the garland but i think my kids would like the bug jar! The ombre pumpkins were cute too. Maybe I could pull that off as well.

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  18. Krystle Cook

    I am loving all of these crafts. My kids love the Halloween season because of the things that you can make to celebrate.

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