Super Awesome Indoor Halloween Decorations That Your Family Will Love

Halloween is a chance for kids and adults alike to enjoy seasonal, spooky fun especially with awesome indoor Halloween decorations. In keeping with this festive atmosphere, millions of Americans choose to decorate their homes to celebrate. While many families spend a considerable amount of money on store-bought Halloween decorations for their homes, the holiday offers plenty of opportunities for families to make a variety of decorations.

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Halloween wreath made from branches

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DIY Halloween inspiration

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Halloween namely gets its claim to fame from creative costumes and candy, but the holiday would also be nothing without an assortment of wickedly spooky decorations. This October 31 though, don’t shy away from pulling out all the stops. Rather than stocking up on the same store-bought wreaths and signs that every neighbor will also have on display, save money (and earn some serious kudos for creativity) by crafting your very own DIY Halloween decorations. These colorful garlands, silly pumpkins, and spellbinding banners are perfect for a Halloween party, or as one-of-a-kind outdoor decorations for your yard and porch that you can use year after year. We also know the struggle of finding holiday decor that screams spooky without bordering on kitschy, which is why you’ll love every tasteful (yet still super eerie!) centerpiece, piece of wall art, and party favor just as much as the next. For your at-home monster bash and beyond, there’s truly something for every nook and cranny of your haunted house, be it candy corn vases for the fireplace mantel or skull-infused soap for friends and family to wash their hands in the bathroom—if they dare! Prepare to be the ghostess with the mostess in no time, thanks to any of these easy homemade Halloween decorations.
diy halloween decorations bat branches
In My Own Style
Bat Branches

Let simple strands of black ribbon take flight as decorative nocturnal critters for your Halloween party.

Get the tutorial at In My Own Style.

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diy halloween decorations ghost windsock
Chicken Scratch NY
Ghost Windsock

Boo-yah for these easy garden ghouls, which you can DIY from a leftover tin can.

Get the tutorial at Chicken Scratch NY.

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diy halloween decorations lantern post sign
Mom Endeavors
Lantern Post Sign

There’s no better way to play on the famed Macbeth quote this Halloween than with a DIY directional signpost. Keep things thematic with black and orange stripes and a faux raven watch guard at the top.

Get the tutorial at Mom Endeavors.

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diy halloween decorations hanging cage prop
The Navage Patch
Hanging Cage Prop

Give your neighbors a light fright with these outdoor “cages,” simply made from stacked plastic laundry baskets. For the full spooky effect, stash a few skeletons inside.

Get the tutorial at The Navage Patch.

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diy halloween decorations glow in the dark jars
Mod Podge Rocks
Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Confetti Jars

Use Mason jars to store your spider sparklers, unicorn tears, and bat kisses—but with a twist. Layer each one with a coat of glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge and turn out the lights (then beware of things that go bump in the night!).

Get the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks.

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diy halloween decorations
Brian Woodcock
Witch’s Broom Chandelier

Add texture and ambience to your dining room with this wicked piece. Start with a plain broom, then fill mason jars with black sand and battery-operated black candles, and attach them to one side of the broom with black twine. Balance it out by adding a watchful faux feline on top of the other side with black wire.

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diy halloween decorations
Brian Woodcock
Bubbling Witch’s Cauldron

Make your party punch come to life with this spooky setup. First, tuck battery-operated LED lights into a grapevine wreath, style tissue paper flames on top, and then add a cauldron. For added heat, fill your pot with dry ice and your favorite Halloween concoction.

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diy halloween decorations
Brian Woodcock
Scary Crow Wreath

Give your guests the creeps from the moment they walk in with this black ensemble. Get the look by spraying a grapevine wreath with flat black paint, attaching cardboard crows all over, and then displaying your eerie masterpiece with patterned ribbon.

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diy halloween decoration candy corn garland
Antonis Achilleos
Candy Corn Garland

This DIY candy corn garland encourages snacking, so you better buy an extra big bag of the Halloween treat this year!

Get the tutorial at Woman’s Day.

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diy halloween decoration boo banner
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Boo Banner

Display this boo-tiful Halloween banner on an empty wall or bookshelf, or make an even larger version to hang above your mantel.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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diy halloween decoration double double toil and trouble banner
Courtesy of Eighteen25
Double Double Toil and Trouble Banner

Send your kids out to the backyard to find the perfect branch to use for this quick Halloween project. From there, just add twine and the designed sign, and this piece is ready to go.

Get the tutorial at Eighteen25.

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diy halloween decoration eek marquee sign
Courtesy of Lolly Jane
DIY Halloween “Eek” Marquee Sign

This DIY Halloween sign is so “eeking” cute, you’re bound to get compliments from everyone who stops by.

Get the tutorial at Lolly Jane.

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diy halloween decoration candy door hanger
Courtesy of Cherished Bliss
DIY Halloween Candy Door Hanger

Make the countdown to Halloween even more fun by hanging this candy-packed piece in your kitchen or entryway. Treat yourself to a bite every day it’s on display!

Get the tutorial at Cherished Bliss.

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diy halloween decoration bat branch centerpiece
Courtesy of The Sweetest Occasion
DIY Bat Branch Centerpiece

Backyard twigs and branches form an easy base for this bat centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.

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diy halloween decoration pillow
Courtesy of Eighteen25
DIY Halloween Pillow

Hocus Pocus fans, this easy, no-sew pillow craft has your name written all over it.

Get the tutorial at Eighteen25.

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diy halloween decoration spiderweb tablecloth
Courtesy of The House That Lars Built
DIY Halloween Spiderweb Tablecloth

This spooktacular tablecloth will be the perfect addition to your Halloween parties.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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diy halloween decoration skull candle holder
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Skull Candle Holder

Light up your mantel or table with this metallic skull candle holder that’s equal parts elegant and spooky.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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diy halloween garland
Courtesy of No Biggie
DIY Halloween Garlands

One, two, or all three of these Halloween garlands will liven up your mantel, kitchen island, entryway, or buffet table.

Get the tutorial at No Biggie.

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diy halloween decoration candle lantern
Courtesy of Crafts Unleashed
Halloween Candle Lantern

Assemble this versatile lantern in October and then simply remove the ribbon and spiders to display it year-round.

Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.

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origami halloween lights
Courtesy of Handmade Charlotte
Origami Halloween Lights

Repurpose a string of white Christmas lights for Halloween with this easy project. Use orange paper to craft little jack-o’-lanterns or white paper to make adorable ghosts.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

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tissue paper ghosts
John Kernick
Ghouls’ Night Out

To call forth this gathering, use glue dots to stick construction-paper eyes and mouths onto white tissue-paper bells, then drape them with cheesecloth.

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paper jack-o-lanterns
John Kernick
Jack-O’-Lanterns in a Jiffy

Turn orange tissue-paper balls into proper Halloween pumpkins that can line your front porch. Simply cut facial features and stems from construction paper and apply to the balls with glue dots.


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skull string art
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Skull String Art

If you’re looking for a simple and refined DIY decoration for your house this Halloween, look no further!

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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diy skull candle holder
Courtesy of Endlessly Inspired
DIY Skull Candle Holder

With a little spray paint and a hot glue gun, you can turn plastic skulls and two terracotta saucers into a candle holder that screams Halloween.

Get the tutorial at Endlessly Inspired.
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diy wood pumpkins
Courtesy of Family Food Fun
DIY Wood Pumpkins

Decorate your house a little differently this year with something other than your ordinary pumpkins.

Get the tutorial at Family Food Fun.
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diy halloween decoration black wreath
John Kernick
Black Wreath

The secret behind this eerie wreath is a special folding method that makes cheap crepe paper streamers look oh-so-elegant.

Get the tutorial.


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diy halloween decorations black candle display
John Kernick
Black Candle Display

Use ebony tapers to spook up a beautiful candelabra.

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eerie living room
John Kernick
Effortlessly Eerie Living Room

These decorating tricks are so easy, it’s frightening. Take a page out of Miss Havisham’s book and use sheet-draped chairs to give your room the look of ruin. Then, string a cheesecloth “cobweb” across a mirror and secure curly willow branches in candlesticks with museum wax.
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diy halloween decoration phantom mirror
John Kernick
Phantom Presence

Keep up ghostly appearances with this witty reflection. Draw a figure on the back of a sheet of frosted window film. Cut out the silhouette, as well as its eyes and mouth, with an X-Acto knife. Apply the film to a mirror, smoothing as you go.
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diy halloween decoration black paper flowers
John Kernick
Black Paper Flowers

Take typical harbingers of good cheer to the dark side. This shadowy floral arrangement is made from inexpensive crepe-paper streamers.

Get the tutorial.


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