DIY Halloween Decorations
Compiled by Shafiya Nawzer
There's no better time to show off your creativity than Halloween. Whether you're partial to gory Halloween decorations or prefer to keep it cute and simple, you can land on the right ideas to delight your family, party guests and trick-or-treaters.
There's so much to consider when it comes to Halloween decorating. Beyond revamping your front door (a festive wreath is always a good idea), there's room to transform your windows, living room mantel, and even your dinner table for the spookiest day of the year.
No matter what you're looking for or how you celebrate (or how much time and effort you're willing to put into the entire Halloween decoration process), these easy indoor and outdoor Halloween decoration ideas are total treats — no tricks required.
Etched vine topiary pumpkin
This trio is the perfect sophisticated decor for greeting guests to your front door. Place directly on the porch or layer on a vintage ladderback chair with different colour plaid blankets.
To make: Purchase one large, one medium, and one small pumpkin (any color combo works) that stack nicely. Remove the stems from the large and medium pumpkin. Lightly sketch a vine pattern on a pumpkin with a pencil. Use a linoleum carving tool to etch out the pattern. Once complete, attach red berries or beads with hot glue.
Tombstone chair covers
Print out the tombstone templates and cut out designs with scissors or a craft knife so you can use them as stencils. Place your template centred on your pillowcase in the position that feels right and tape or pin the corners down to keep it in place. Dip a foam craft brush in a small amount of black fabric paint and dab it gently onto the fabric where you have placed the stencils. Less is more! Let dry completely.
Vampire bat leaves
A great one for the kids to try! All you have to do is gather some leaves, spray them with matte black paint and use a white marker to draw on little faces.
Get the bash started with a spooktacular entry to greet guests. Anchor two branches on either side of the walkway. Bend tops to meet and secure with garden twine. Cover with cobwebs to bend and shape the branches. Add a skeleton crew!
Floating witch hats
Order costume hats in bulk online and suspend them from the porch ceiling with fishing line.