8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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It’s the month of October — you know what that means! It’s the spookiest month of the year. But you look forward to it, just like we do because… You see where this is going, don’t you? Yes, it’s the month of Halloween, and we are as excited as you are! It’s that time of year when you can dress up in costumes and pretend to be anyone you want. You have an excuse to scare people and wear the spookiest outfits without attracting unwanted judgment. You probably already know what you’re dressing up as this year, so we won’t get into that.

Halloween calls for some spooky house decorations as well. After all, not every day you get a chance to turn your house into a haunted house. If you’re lost on ideas and wondering where to get started, we are here to tell you how you can decorate your house, backyard, and even your entranceway with some simple but awesome do-it-yourself decorations that are perfect for Halloween. So keep reading until it gets spooky:

1. Potion Bottles

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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We all know how much the witches, druids and other folks who delve in magic value their potions. Many of their spells and tricks are achieved with the help of potions concocted by them. If potion bottles do not give you the creeps, we don’t know what else will. You could reuse some empty glass bottles lying around your house and turn them into bottles of magic potion. Of course, the “magic” will be that you turned some wealth into waste. But sticking a few labels on empty bottles and covering them with corks will complete the look. Your magic lair is incomplete without some potion bottles.

2. Skull Wreath

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Halloween is the one holiday where you can channel your dark side without people judging you. So why not make a wreath that’s traditionally meant to bring joy and festivity but add elements of horror to them? Decorate your wreath with skulls and add black cherries instead of red ones. Voila — you have a scary, spooky, and Halloween-appropriate wreath that you can hang on your main door!

3. Oh-So-Scary Candlesticks

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Candles are meant to bring in light and positivity, but they have a different purpose on Halloween. As you might have noticed in many horror movies, big antique candle stands do have the visual power to scare us. Old and rusted candle stands appear as if they are from a totally different era. Paint your candlesticks black and add eerie elements to them to give them a chilling effect. You could use nets to create an illusion of cobwebs to make them perfect for a scary holiday like Halloween. Also place a decorative skull near them to frighten your visitors.

4. Witch Hat Decor

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Witch hats scare you the most? We must say that these hats have a frightening undertone, which is why they make the perfect Halloween decor. Grab a couple of them from your local store or make them with black cardboard paper and you can place them in corners of your house. You could also let them hang down from ceilings.

5. Cardboard Cutouts

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Simple, easy, and super effective, black cardboard cutouts can help you up your decor game with much ease. Get loads of black cardboard charts and make cutouts of bats, spooked cats, or even a pumpkin patch (nice rhyme, huh?). You could place them on your walls, doors, windows, and even on your cars to enhance the theme of Halloween. Cardboard cutouts are probably the easiest decoration you can do. You can also utilize other materials for cutouts eg. plastic boards, plywood, carton boxes, etc.

6. Black Cat Pumpkins

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Speaking of cats and pumpkin patches, here’s a new and exciting idea for you. Ditch the traditional pumpkin decor and transform your pumpkin heads into black cats. Trust us, it’s a scary sight, especially at night. Paint the entire cat black and give them yellow eyes. These evil-looking cats are guaranteed to make every one of your house visitors scared.

7. Pumpkin Patches

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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If you love traditions, you know that Halloween is incomplete without pumpkin patch decorations. Stick to the OG ideas of creating cute but creepy-looking pumpkins and place them in your backyard and front of your main door. You could use cardboard cutouts, thermocol, or even clay pots to create these tiny monsters. Make sure to paint them orange and add different spooky expressions to them. You could also make a provision to add a candle to the pumpkin to give it a scary but bright reflection.

8. Floating Ghosts

8 Awesome DIY Halloween Decorations And Ideas

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Ghosts are the easiest decor items to make. All you need is some old white bedsheets and a pair of scissors. Make holes in the bedsheets to represent the hollow eyes of the ghost and let them hang over a surface. You could also let them fly in the wind to spook people out. If you have young kids who might get scared of these ghosts, you could add a touch of a smile to them and explain to your kids how they are friendly ghosts like Casper.

If you’re not a fan of scary decor, you could make cute decorations that are in tune with the theme of Halloween but are not too frightening. You could also combine the ones listed above to give your house the boost it needs for the spooky holiday.

Halloween is the one holiday of the year where you can teach your kids that what is deemed as spooky isn’t necessarily scary. It can be fun, and there’s no need to be scared. Plus, you get to take your kids around for trick or treating, plan their costumes and dress them up, which is always a delight! What are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out these super-duper DIY Halloween decoration ideas, and let us know which one was your favorite in the comments below!

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