10 Easy Halloween Decoration Ideas to Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House
Create a festive scene at home with these easy DIY decorations.
If you want to get your home ready for Halloween, but you're scared of how much time and money decorating can require, have no fear. These 10 creative Halloween decoration ideas are both easy to make and won't take a bite out of your candy budget. To start, look around your home to discover all of the little spots that could use a festive touch—staircases, entry console tables, and lamp shades are all fair game. Then, pull out the craft glue and pipe cleaners to make these simple DIY decoration ideas.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a Halloween mantel. Look around your house for old books, vintage accessories, and candles. Then add a few Halloween-specific accents like stuffed owls or skeletons to complete the look. For this mantel, a small trunk is displayed with a few vintage finds—moss, netting, and toy animals make it even creepier.
Photo and idea from Handmade Mood. Get instructions here.
Create a Halloween-themed vignette on a console or side table, whether it’s in your entry hall, living room, or dining room. The elegant black-and-white palette in this spot helps it blend with the rest of the room. Plus, the jewels on the black pumpkin and gold accents on the wall art lend the space a bit of shine.
Photo and idea from Persia Lou. Get instructions here.
All you need to create this spooky staircase are black paper, pumpkins, and a fake skull. Cut out spiders from black paper and stick them along the staircase walls. Display the pumpkins on the stairs and the skull on the stair’s newel post.
Photo and idea from Eclectically Vintage. Get instructions here.
If you’re a fan of the gallery wall trend, try a Halloween-themed one. You don’t have to buy expensive art—you can make most of it yourself. The striped spider art is made with scrapbook paper and a plastic spider that was spray-painted silver. And the taxidermy is made by cutting the head off a fake crow from the craft store and gluing it onto a wooden plaque.
Photo and idea from My Sister’s Suitcase. Get instructions here.
With three different-sized embroidery hoops, paper or foam bats, black craft paint, and black string, you can dress up your plain porch light for Halloween. Paint the hoops black and attach them together with string to create a chandelier effect, then hang the bats off the hoops.
Photo and idea from A Diamond in the Stuff. Get instructions here.
If you don’t feel like going all out when it comes to Halloween decorating, this idea is subtle, yet still festive. Surprise your guests by adding little spooky accents to your lamps. The spiders are made from black yarn, black pipe cleaners, and buttons.
Photo and idea from Jen Johnson via eighteen25. Get instructions here.