Between the pumpkins, costumes and party decor, it’s no wonder Halloween is a craft lover’s favorite time of year. The holiday presents a multitude of opportunities to get your creativity on – just think of it as a blank cheque to go DIY crazy. With this in mind, we’re rounding up our all time favorite DIY Halloween decorations for your crafting pleasure. From colorful bat cones to creepy taxidermy plaques, keep reading for craft inspiration aplenty.
DIY Halloween Decorations
Creepy Wood Plaques
Remind us again who said Halloween decor had to be cheesy?
Let’s face it, that store-bought ghost garland is hardly what anyone would call chic. One of the great things about DIY Halloween decorations is having full control over style and aesthetics. So if style is what you’re after, look no further than these pretty Halloween transfer wood plaques dreamed up by Brittany at The House That Lards Built. Classy with a touch of whimsy, we’d be tempted to keep these up all year round!
Long time readers will know how we love a bit of greenery. That doesn’t change just because it’s Halloween.
For a ghoulish take on greenery, we love this ghost cactus DIY from Eva at Handmade Charlotte. Okay, so it’s not actually a living breathing plant, but when they look this cute, we’ll make an exception. We think these would be great for a spooky tablescape setup.
Creepy Taxidermy Plaques
If there’s one home decor accessory which lends itself perfectly to Halloween, it’s taxidermy.
Regular taxidermy is frightful enough for us, but if you want to up the creep factor this is the perfect DIY for you. Here, Heather from WhipperBerry has added a Halloween twist on taxidermy with a macabre skeletal hand and ominous spider. Bonus points for the rose gold which elevates this disturbing decor to luxe status.
An impressive Halloween craft project doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.
This cotton messenger banner, for instance, is devilishly effective – yet it also couldn’t be simpler to construct. All you need is some cloth, scissors and this easy to follow tutorial from Elsie and Emma over at A Beautiful Mess. We think this would make a lovely seasonal addition to a kids room!
Colorful Bat Cones
Although ghosts and gore are Halloween mainstays, these colorful bat cones are tempting us to ditch the black this year.
We love the kitschy retro look of this vibrant DIY by the team over at Crafts Unleashed. Whether lined up on the mantelpiece or used as place settings for a Halloween feast, these bat cones offer a nod to the childlike fun and playfulness of the holiday. And they’re simple enough to get the kids involved!
Which of these DIY Halloween decorations will you be trying out this year?
For more Halloween craft ideas, check out our favorite no-carve Halloween pumpkin DIY’s. You might also like to have a nosy at our round up of scarily stylish Halloween party decor!