62 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Decorations

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    Transform Your Home for Halloween

    Delia Creates

    Your home will never look spookier with these clever and creative DIY decor ideas. Transform your inviting abode into a haunted house or simply add some festive touches to a room.

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    DIY Floating Candles

    DIY Floating Candles
    DIY Floating Candles. Eating Bender

    Grab some empty toilet paper rolls and a bag of LED tea light candles to recreate the floating candles from Harry Potter with this clever DIY from Eating Bender that will leave everyone who sees it spellbound.

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    DIY Apothecary Jars

    DIY Apothecary Jars
    DIY Apothecary Jars. Fynes Designs

    Decorate your mantel or coffee table with a cluster of your own handmade apothecary jars that will leave everyone curious to read the labels and see what is in side the curious bottles.

    View the tutorial at Fynes Designs.

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    DIY Yarn Spiderwebs

    Yarn Spiderwebs
    Yarn Spiderwebs.

    Cover the outside of your house, trees, or even walls with these easy to make DIY yarn spiderwebs by following the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.

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    Magnetic Spiders

    Magnetic Spiders
    Magnetic Spiders.

    Make a spooky first impression when people visit your door this Halloween with DIY magnetic spiders that us affordable plastic bugs that can crawl across your door.

    View the tutorial at Leigh Laurel Studios.

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    Glitter Skull

    Glitter Skull
    Glitter Skull. Little House On The Corner

    Go glam this Halloween and add a bit of glitter to your decor by making your own super simple to make glitter skull.

    View the tutorial at Little House On The Corner.

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    Yarn Wrapped Candy Corn Decorations

    Yarn Wrapped Candy Corn Decorations
    Yarn Wrapped Candy Corn Decorations.

    Wrap up some styrofoam cones to make these cute candy corn decorations to use within your home.

    View the tutorial at Occasionally Crafty.

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    Faux Mercury Glass Potion Bottles

    Faux Mercury Glass Potion Bottles
    Faux Mercury Glass Potion Bottles. Uncommon Designs

    Give the illusion your home is a wizards or witches home by displaying these DIY mercury glass potion bottles this Halloween.

    View the tutorial at Uncommon Designs.

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    Flying Paper Bats

    Flying Paper Bats
    Flying Paper Bats. Landeelu

    Enhance your stairwell or any wall within your home with a swarm of paper bats.

    View the tutorial at Landeelu.

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    Weathered Tombstones

    Weathered Tombstones
    Weathered Tombstones. Rust 2

    Create realistic looking weathered tombstones to create a cemetery on your lawn with this DIY that the whole family can work on together.

    View the tutorial at Rust 2.

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    Faux Black Candles

    Faux Black Candles
    Faux Black Candles. Thrifty Crafty Girl

    Skip the fire hazard of using real candles by transforming battery operated tea light candles to look like dripping black pillar candles. 

    View the tutorial at Thrifty Crafty Girl.

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    Floating Cheesecloth Ghost

    Floating Cheesecloth Ghost
    Floating Cheesecloth Ghost. Love And Laundry

    Add some floating ghosts to your Halloween decor by making them with inexpensive cheesecloth.

    View the tutorial at Love And Laundry.

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    Printable Spell Book Covers

    Printable Spell Book Covers
    Printable Spell Book Covers. The Idea Room

    Recover books in minutes to look like ancient spell books with a printable spell book covers to stack in bookcases or on mantels.

    View the tutorial at The Idea Room.

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    Paper Mouse Silhouettes

    Paper Mouse Silhouettes
    Paper Mouse Silhouettes. By Stephanie Lynn

    Cut out mouse silhouettes from black cardstock to give the illusion that your home is infested with rodents.

    View the tutorial at By Stephanie Lynn.

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    Trash Bag Spiderwebs

    Trash Bag Spiderwebs
    Trash Bag Spiderwebs. How About Orange

    Embellish your windows or door frames with spiderwebs made out cutting trash bags. 

    View the tutorial at How About Orange.

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    Hanging Spiders Table Runner

    Hanging Spiders Table Runner
    Hanging Spiders Table Runner. Make It Love It

    Deck out your Halloween party table with this spooky DIY spider web table runner complete with dangling spiders on the side.

    View the tutorial at Make It Love It.

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    Funny Lawn Tombstones

    Funny Lawn Tombstones
    Funny Lawn Tombstones. Amy Krist

    Add some humor to your Halloween decor by making tombstones with funny messages on them.

    View the tutorial at Amy Krist.

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    Hanging Candy Corn Window Decoration

    Hanging Candy Corn Window Decoration
    Hanging Candy Corn Window Decoration. Poppytalk

    Adorn your windows with hanging candy corns that Trick-or-Treaters can see when they visit your home.

    View the tutorial at Poppytalk.

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    Spider Web Urns and Vases

    Spider Web Urns and Vases
    Spider Web Urns and Vases. Balancing Home

    Head to your local consignment store and pick up old vases and urns and paint them with spider webs to decorate the interior of your home. We suggests using several clustered together on your fireplace mantel, or filling the spider web dishes with candies to serve to guests.

    View the tutorial at Balancing Home.

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    Skull And Cross Bones Pillow

    Skull And Cross Bones Pillow
    Skull And Cross Bones Pillow. Melly Wood's Mansion

    Accessorize your sofa for Halloween with this skull and cross bones pillow that you can easily make.

    View the tutorial at Melly Wood's Mansion.

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    Illuminated Ghost Garland

    Illuminated Ghost Garland
    Illuminated Ghost Garland. Design Dining And Diapers

    This cute DIY ghost garland is made out of patio lanterns and is perfect for illuminating the path to your home or your front porch.

    View the tutorial at Design Dining And Diapers.

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    DIY Cement Pumpkin Candle Holders

    Oleander and Palm

    Get ready for Halloween by making some pumpkin candle holders that will look amazing in you home by filling mini plastic pumpkins with cement. Once complete the mini cement pumpkin candle holders would look amazing with black or orange candles on a table in your home.

    DIY cement pumpkin candle holders tutorial from Oleander and Palm

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    DIY Spider Web Cups

    Sarah Hearts

    Enhance regular cups or even plastic cups for your Halloween celebrations by using thin black tape on the bottom of the cups to create a creepy web pattern at the bottom of the glass that will make every beverage you serve on Halloween seem extra fancy.

    DIY spider web cups tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    DIY Spiderweb Placemats

    Delia Creates

    This simple to make DIY is perfect to do as a family, by painting thin lines of black puff paint over a large web pattern you family can create their own spooky spiderweb placemats to go where they sit at the dining room table this Halloween.

    DIY spiderweb placemats from Delia Creates

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    DIY Ghost Pinatas

    Make and Tell

    Even if the people at your Halloween party are too old to go trick or treating, chances are they will still want to get candy. One fun way to give out small pieces of candy to everyone is making a ghost pinata that will keep guests entertained as they take turns trying to break the pinata to gain access to the candy inside. 

    DIY ghost pinatas tutorial from Make and Tell

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    DIY Trick Or Treat Banner

    A Beautiful Mess

    If you are looking for some quick Halloween decor this printable trick or treat banner is perfect, all you need to do is print the candy corn colored letters and string them together on a piece of twine to create your own banner that you can hang up.

    DIY trick or treat banner tutorial from A Beautiful Mess​​

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    DIY Halloween Paper Plates

    Delia Creates

    Skip buying expensive Halloween-themed paper plates for all your guests to use at your Halloween party but instead buy regular black or orange paper plates which you can decorate on the sides of the plate with paper to make them look like a bat, pumpkin or spider. 

     DIY Halloween paper plates tutorial from Delia Creates

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    DIY Mini Rose Gold Pumpkin Planters

    Oleander and Palm

    Instead of candy, send the adults at your Halloween party home with a stylish mini rose gold pumpkin planter for them to bring home with them with this quick DIY.

    DIY mini pumpkin planters tutorial from Oleander and Palm

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    DIY Creepy Cocktail Stencils

    Sugar and Cloth

    Make your own creepy cocktail stencils to add a raven or spider design to the top of your cocktails or even latte this Halloween.

    DIY creepy cocktail stencils tutorial from Sugar and Cloth

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    DIY Spooky Bones Display

    Earnest Home Co.

    Begin transforming your home into a haunted mansion for Halloween this year by adding a spooky bones display to a side table in your home. By using plastic bones from part of skeletons that are sold at Halloween stores you can repurpose the bones to present them in a new and unexpected way this Halloween in a few easy steps.

    DIY spooky bones display tutorial from Earnest Home Co.

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    DIY Pumpkin Swizzle Sticks

    Freutcake

    Craft these cute pumpkin swizzle sticks that are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving out of wood round beads and 6" dowels to give all the beverages you serve this Fall some extra flare.

    DIY pumpkin swizzle sticks tutorial from Freutcake

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    DIY Bleeding Candles

    Revamperate

    For an expensive decorating idea add some bleeding candles to your home, that you can make by dripping red candle wax over the top of a regular white candle. 

    DIY bleeding candles tutorial from Revamperate

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    DIY Hanging Spider Balloons

    Studio DIY

    For fun, more child-friendly Halloween decor, these DIY spider balloons are perfect as they not very scary. For some  amazing party, decor covering the ceiling of one room with helium filled balloons with sparkle hanging spiders that hang just above everyone's heads. As the kids leave your party, make sure to send each child home with their own spider balloon and some candy for a great party favor.

    DIY hanging spider balloons tutorial from Studio DIY

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    DIY Costume Award Trophies

    Make It Love It

    There is nothing like a little competition to get everyone excited for your Halloween party this year. When inviting your guests this year to your Halloween party let them know in advance there will be a costume contest, and if you wish you can let them know what the awards will be given for. Prior to your party using plastic skeletons you can make the costume trophies for things like best costume, best couples costume, most original costume etc, which can be handed out at your party once the...MORE winners have been selected. 

    DIY costume award trophies tutorial from Make It Love It

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    DIY Spider Wall Art

    Design Improvised

    Temporarily change your home's decor leading up to Halloween to add a subtle eerie feeling by hanging some spider plates, which can be made in minutes using white plates and window clings.

    DIY spider wall art tutorial from Design Improvised

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    DIY Ghost Balloons

    Studio DIY

    Cover regular white helium filled balloons with a sheet of tissue paper and then draw a face on the tissue paper to form a floating ghost perfect for Halloween. This original idea would look great at a party, or tied to weights and left floating on your porch to greet trick or treaters on Halloween.

    DIY ghost balloons tutorial from Studio DIY

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    DIY Pumpkin Candy Holder

    Persia Lou

    If you are hosting a Halloween party having a candy bar is essential so that guests can help themselves to their favorite sugary snacks all night long. Instead of just filling multiple bowls with candy, one creative way to present sticks of candy is to have them sticking out of multiple foam pumpkins. The creative presentation will impress your guests, and makes for a great centerpiece for your food table too.

    DIY pumpkin candy holder tutorial from Persia Lou

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    DIY Temporary Halloween Cup Decals

    Sugar and Cloth

    Help your family warm up after trick or treating outdoors with a warm of warm apple cider or hot cocoa in a festive jack-o-lantern themed mug by making your own cup decals which you can temporarily stick on any cup on Halloween, such as stylish copper mugs. 

    DIY Halloween cup decals tutorial from Sugar and Cloth

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    DIY Halloween Pumpkin Place Cards

    Everyday Reading

    Before you go out trick or treating as a family, have a fun spooky themed dinner by decorating the dinner table with homemade pumpkin place cards that can be made by using mini pumpkins and decorating the tops of each pumpkin with paper silhouette shapes that has each person's name written on them. 

    DIY Halloween pumpkin place cards tutorial from Everyday Reading

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    DIY Halloween Cupcake Toppers

    Sarah Hearts

    This Halloween bake a batch of black velvet cupcakes to bring into the office and decorate the tops of the cakes with vanilla frosting and some printable cupcake toppers with spiders and ghosts. To save time before on Halloween morning before you go to work, pre-assemble the cupcake toppers and store them in a small bag before adding them to the cupcakes once you arrive at work.

    DIY Halloween cupcake toppers tutorial from Sarah Hearts

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    DIY Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath

    Tired and True

    Give you home some extra curb appeal this Halloween by decorating the exterior of your house with Halloween decor, such as hanging a homemade wreath made out of plastic skeleton hands which looks amazing hung on a front door.

    DIY skeleton hands wreath tutorial from Tried and True

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    DIY Spooky Metallic Pumpkin Place Card Holders

    Freutcake

    Are you hosting a spooky themed Halloween soiree with your adult friends? Help them find their seat at the dinner party with some metallic pumpkin place cards that will help to add some spooky ambience to your home.

    DIY metallic pumpkin place card holders tutorial from Freutcake

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    DIY Ghost Bottles

    Proper

    Get ready for Halloween by making some adorable ghost bottles by recycling old bottles and giving them a new look by painting the exterior. Then on Halloween, you can serve drinks to your kids, such as  pumpkin colored orange soda or "ghostly" white milk as part of their after school snack.

    DIY ghost bottles tutorial from Proper

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    DIY Spider Straws

    Sarah Hearts

    Mix up your own custom Halloween drink this Halloween, such as a green slime lemonade, and garnish the drink with a white and black spider straw that you can prepare in minutes as the kids are getting their costumes on.

    To make your own DIY spider straws grab a pack of plastic spiders and black and white paper straws at the store and read the tutorial at  Sarah Hearts on how to assemble the straws and mix together your own green slime lemonade.

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    DIY Skull Votive

    Monica Wants It

    Quickly create a grouping of creepy skull candle holder that will illuminate a skull design. To make your own skull votive you will need: small glass candle holders, tea light candles to go inside the holder, and vellum paper to print the skull design onto. After you have printed the design simply wrap the vellum around the candle holder and you will have an easy knock-off of the Pottery Barn skull candle holders. 

    To download the skull template to use on glass candleholders and to read the full...MORE DIY instructions visit Monica Wants It.

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    DIY Eek Cake Topper

    Handmade Mood

    If you decided to provide some variety on Halloween and will be serving either cupcakes or cakes in addition to more traditional Halloween candy you can dress up a plain homemade or store bought cake by making your own eek cake topper that can be cut out using your Silhouette machine and stuck into the top of a cake.

    To learn how to create your own eek cake topper using a Silhouette machine visit  Handmade Mood to watch the instructional video.

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    DIY Bloody Cups

    Almost Makes Perfect

    Create a vampire themed Halloween party by decorating some inexpensive second hand or dollar store glasses with red craft paint to create custom dripping blood glasses perfect to serve drinks in all Halloween night long. 

    To learn how to dip your glasses in red acrylic paint to get the perfect bloody drip marks in no time at all read the wonderful tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect.

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    DIY Decorative Chalkboard Skulls

    Pretty Life Girls

    Take regular white plastic skulls available at the dollar store and transform them into decorative chalkboard statue by adhering them to a candlestick holder and painting them with chalkboard paint. This simple to make decorative skull would look amazing as an accent on your bookcase, a fireplace mantle or clustered together with varying heights of chalkboard skulls on a kitchen table.

    To learn how to make your own DIY decorative chalkboard skulls visit The Pretty Life Girls.

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    DIY Halloween Party Cups

    Stephanie White

    Make your own set of Halloween party cups by dressing up inexpensive orange paper cups with vinyl that can be stuck directly onto the cups. As a fun activity for guests on Halloween provide a variety of pre-cut Jack-o-lantern eyes and mouths so that everyone can create their own signature face on a cup which will also help them easily identify their drink throughout the night. 

    To download the Jack-o-lantern faces that can be cut out of vinyl, and to read the full DIY details on how to make your...MORE own DIY Halloween party cups read the full tutorial here

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    DIY Trick or Treat Pumpkin

    Sarah Hearts

    If you find yourself on the morning of Halloween without a Jack-o-lantern ready, fear not you can quickly make a stunning pumpkin without carving by downloading this trick or treat template that you can cut out on vinyl to peel and stick your design right onto your pumpkin, and your beautiful trick-or-treat pumpkin will be done.

    To download the free trick or treat pumpkin vinyl go to Sarah Hearts.

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    DIY Spider Plates

    Earnest Home Co.

    Frighten your family on Halloween by serving up dinner on some handmade spider plates that are made by using a spider stamp to create the design. Best of all when Halloween is over you can easily wash away the stamped spiders and re-use the glass plates year round, or stamp them with a new design.

    Learn how to make your own DIY spider plates at Earnest Home Co.

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    DIY Boneyard Lantern

    Oh My Creative

    Light up the interior of your home on Halloween night with a stunning handmade DIY boneyard lantern that is made by gluing small plastic skulls onto a glass vase. The end result is a spooky vase covered in skulls, each skull having glowing eyes to light up your home.

    DIY Boneyard Lantern from​ Oh My Creative

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    DIY Skull Vase

    The Pretty Life Girls

    Take a regular plastic skull that are available around Halloween for a few dollars and turn it into a chic skull vase that is perfect to use year round in your home with just a coat of paint.

    Get all the DIY details at The Pretty Life Girls

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    DIY Stitched Ghost Napkins

    Christina Williams

    Set the table on Halloween with some super cute hand stiched ghost napkins that can be made by using white thread to outline a ghost on a black napkin.

    DIY Stitched Ghost Napkins from Christina Williams

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    DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkin

    A Night Owl

    Make your own sophisticated mercury glass pumpkin that is perfect to dress up your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

    DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkin from A Night Owl

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    DIY Vampire Candles

    Freutcake

    Decorate your home by carving a few white mini pumpkins to look like vampires and add a red candle to the top of each to resemble dripping blood for a creepy centerpiece this Halloween.

    Read the DIY vampire candles tutorial at Freutcake.

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    DIY Gumball Boo Sign

    My Sister's Suitcase

    Add a big boo sign to your home to decorate your home for Halloween. This fun sign is made using cardboard letters as the base, and is decorated with orange, black and white gumballs.

    DIY Gumball Boo Sign from My Sister's Suitcase

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    DIY Skull Bottle

    Endlessly Inspired

    Transform a regular leftover bottle that you would have tossed into the recycling bin by decorating it to look like scary apothecary potion bottle with a bit of paper mache and a small plastic skull.

    DIY Skull Bottle from Endlessly Inspired

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    DIY "It's All About The Candy" Sign

    Artsy Fartsy Mama

    For kids, and even some adults Halloween is all about the candy, so why not create a playful sign that says that to decorate your home.

    DIY "It's All About The Candy" Sign from Artsy Fartsy Mama

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    DIY Spider Pinata

    Oh Happy Day

    After your children have returned from Trick-Or-Treating have a fun filled activity waiting for them that will give them even more candy. With your free time one evening, assemble a cute spider pinata to use on Halloween so that everyone in the family can take turns having fun swatting the spider until it breaks and spills candy all over the floor.

    DIY Spider Pinata from Oh Happy Day

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    DIY Bat Straw Topper

    Alice and Lois

    Quickly transform any drink into a Halloween themed one by cutting out paper bats that can be slipped onto straws for a quick DIY the kids will love.

    DIY Bat Straw Topper from Alice and Lois

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    DIY Boo Doormat

    Design Improvised

    For Halloween create a festive doormat to dress up your home's exterior  to let your neighbors know you will be giving out candy on Halloween. This super easy stenciled boo door mat is a the perfect spot for kids to wait for candy while they ring your doorbell, and it is affordable to make too.

    Read the DIY boo doormat tutorial at Design Improvised.

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    DIY Wicked Pillow

    Stephanie White

    Toss this handmade wicked pillow onto your sofa for Halloween as a quick way to decorate your living space.

    The printable iron-on transfer design can be found here, and ironed onto any blank pillow.