13 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations – Ideas and Inspiration

If you want to give your home a spooky look for Halloween, you’ve come to the right place. All of these DIY Halloween craft projects are incredibly simple, and most of them can be put together in a matter of minutes.

Whether you are looking for ghosts, ghouls, bats, or black cats, we’ve got you covered. So, put on your witch’s hat, grab your crafting supplies, and take a look at some of the ideas below… if you dare!

(1) Paper Skeleton Hands

Spooky, simple and effective. Draw around your hand, cut it out inside the lines and taper the fingers at the ends, then pinch to form the bony knuckles. Easy!

Check out the project: hallmark.com

(2) Spooky Spiders’ Eggs

Check out the project: passionatepennypincher.com

These spider eggs are horrifying. Can you imagine banging your head against them in a dimly lit room? Easy to make, and look great when several of them are hung together in a spider-infested cluster.

(3) Mad Scientist’s Spooky Specimen Jars

Check out the project: paperdollsforboys.wordpress.com

Let your imagination run wild with these gruesome spooky specimen jars. Fill them up with the most disgustingly scary things you can think off. A great way of recycling Halloween decorations that are past their best.

(4) Scary Lawn Ghosts

Check out the project: gailsdecorativetouch.blogspot.com

Imagine glancing out of the window and seeing these ghosts dancing around on the lawn in your yard. Hauntingly spooky!

(5) Trash Bag Spiderwebs

Check out the project: fastforwardfun.com

A great last-minute decoration idea. So simple, but they look incredible and fill a lot of space.

(6) Glow Stick Eyes

Check out the project: kellyelko.com

Another simple idea, but these look great. Place them one-per-step on a flight of stairs to give your home a haunted house vibe.

(7) Ghostly Jugs

Check out the project: eighteen25.com

These work well inside or out. They look fantastic when they’re displayed together, and can be used to illuminate the corner of a room, or to shine a spooky light over a path or down a corridor.

(8) Toilet Paper Roll Haunted Houses

Check out the project: woojr.com

Really easy to make, and easy to customize. Make several and build an entire haunted village.

(9) Simple Yarn Ghosts

Check out the project: hudsonfarmhouse.com

These DIY yarn ghosts are super-spooky and super-easy to make – a great Halloween craft combination.

(10) Painted Stones Eyeballs

Check out the project: makingthingsisawesome.com

These painted Halloween eyes look good on their own, but they really come into their own when displayed together in a dish or on a tray.

(11) Cereal Box Tombstones

Check out the project: soapdelinews.com

Make sure you save all of your cereal boxes in the run in to Halloween because you’ll want to make a whole graveyard of tombstones after trying this spooky craft project.

(12) Black Cat Halloween Wreath

Check out the project: shakentogetherlife.com

Elegant, spooky and simple. These would look great hanging from an inside or outside door, but they’d also work well as wall hangings or strung from the ceiling.

(13) Handprint Halloween Bats

Check out the project: kidscraftroom.com

This kid-friendly flying bat handprint Halloween craft is really simple and quick. Make a whole flock (is that the collective noun for bats?), and decorate an entire wall.