20+ DIY Halloween Decorations For Your Spookiest House Ever

You'll have the most BOOtiful house on the block.

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Lauren Kelp

Decorating for the holidays adds up quickly, so you may be tempted to skip out on Halloween in favor of buying all the string lights, garlands, and Santa-themed everything for Christmas. But hold up, because getting your spook on doesn't have to cost a ton. We've rounded up some DIY decorating ideas that are so easy, a ghoul could do them. Plus, get more great Halloween crafts!

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Danielle Occhiogrosso
Hang A Banner

Skip the traditional orange decor in lieu of another hue (millennial pink, obvs) and the result is insanely chic. Round out the fireplace with a DIY pennant spelling out "Happy Halloween"—or another message from beyond the grave.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

More: 20+ Chic Halloween Decorations for Your Home

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casa watkins living
Display A Jar

Fill an apothecary jar with bright orange leaves—or if you're really feeling generous, Halloween candy!

See more at Casa Watkins Living.

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Brian Woodcock
Add Shadows

Start your party decorations at your entry way. Thanks to glue dots, eerie silhouettes can greet guests when they first walk in.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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James Baigrie
Fill Up The Hearth

Who says jack-o-lanterns are only for the porch?! Group plain and painted pumpkins in the fireplace for a festive living room display.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Matthew Benson
Recycle Picture Frames

Fall foliage looks much sleeker on your door than it does scattered across the lawn. This wreath's square base changes up an otherwise traditional fall decoration.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

More: 30 Outdoor Halloween Decorations Your Neighbors Will Love

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Raymond Hom
Try A Pumpkin Vase

There's a secret to this squash centerpiece: Hollow out the gourd, then hide a water-filled vase inside for long-lasting blooms. Stud mini pumpkins with brass tacks for an extra pop.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Michael Partenio
Light Up Your Porch

Pave the way for trick-or-treaters with a set of planters modeled after the falling leaves. Follow the free template for idiot-proof carving.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Kate Mathis
Brew Some Potions

Vintage apothecary bottles serve double-duty as vases for dried blooms.

See more at Good Housekeeping.

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Erin Phraner
Weave A Spider's Web

Wrap up your own Halloween wreath with black yarn and add some creepy creatures for extra spook.

See more at Good Housekeeping.

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Between Naps On the Porch
Make Bats Fly

This is the super easy way to keep your frenemies out of your house without looking like a witch with a B.

Get the tutorial at Between Naps On the Porch.

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Handmade Mood
Stack Odds and Ends

Draw the eye up on your fireplace mantel by decorating with themed objects, like broomsticks and witches hats.

Get the tutorial at Handmade Mood.

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Joyful Scribblings
Hang Jack-O-Lanterns

Play a trick on your guest's eyes by dangling pumpkins from a barely-there thread.

Get the tutorial at Joyful Scribbling.

More: 10 Totally Terrifying DIY Halloween Lanterns

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Julie Blanner
Repurpose a Skull

They're way less scary when you top them with a flower or plant.

See more at Julie Blanner.

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Design Improvised
Line Up The Spiders

Frankly, spiders are only welcome around the house when they're in the form of an adorable, fuzzy garland.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

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Anna & Blue
Go Dark.

This purple and black vignette is just as spooky as orange and black, and way more unexpected.

See more at Anna & Blue.

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Dress Up a Basic Tablecloth

A black-and-white checkered tablecloth adds a country-chic look to an outdoor Halloween party.

See more at Home Is Where the Boat Is.

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Display Lacey Ghosts

This is probably the chicest a ghost has ever looked. Bonus: They're super easy to make!

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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Lauren Kelp
Mix Candlesticks & Pumpkins.

A tablescape filled with colorful gourds and tall tapers looks even more vibrant when placed in front of an all-white background.

See more at Lauren Kelp.

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Jolly Mom
Light Up Your Stairs

Cover cans in a bit of black paint and poke holes to create a message fit for your Halloween-loving house guests.

Get the tutorial at Jolly Mom.

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Jennifer Perkins
Use Paper Lanterns.

These big spheres take your porch to the next level for Halloween.

See more at Jennifer Perkins.

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House By Huff
Repurpose Vintage Records

Have some vintage records with orange labels? They're perfect for October 31st.

See more at House By Huff.

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Heather Hess
Even Out the Creepy Stuff

To find a balance between glam and gore, contain faux spiders in a glass jar next to some glittery pumpkins.

See more at Heather Hess.

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