27 DIY Halloween decorations ideas to make at home

Get crafty this Halloween with these fab and fun DIY halloween decorations.

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Halloween is one of our favourite holidays here at Gathered and there’s nothing quite like homemade Halloween decorations to get you in the mood. We’ve collected 27 fab DIY Halloween decorations so you can enjoy Halloween the only way we know how, through craft!


For more spooky ideas, check out these 40 easy Halloween crafts for kids and our free Halloween cross stitch patterns.

27 homemade Halloween decorations ideas


DIY paper spider webs

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Paper + piper cleaners = homemade halloween decorations! Follow One Little Project’s tutorial and whip up your own webs.


DIY eyeball stones

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Use Jenna Clair’s free tutorial to make your own spooky Halloween decorations. We love these DIY eyeball stones because they’re cheap, simple and great to do with kids.


DIY knitted Halloween characters

Halloween knitting patterns free

Make a cat, bat, witch’s hat, and Frankenstein’s monster with Amanda Berry’s free Halloween knitting patterns.


DIY welcome mat

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House on Longwood Lane is a blog full of great DIY Halloween decorations and we especially love this sassy welcome mat.


DIY Halloween embroidery

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Embroidery hoops always make fab wall decor and this Boo hoop by Lisa Neal is no exception. Make her mini Halloween embroidery hoop using her free template here on Gathered.


DIY giant spiders

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You’ll only need three materials in order to make Jill Nystul’s DIY Halloween decorations. These giant spiders will look suitably creepy crawling up your porch, in your garden or in your home.


Crochet pumpkin basket


Louise Sheward’s free pumpkin basket crochet pattern is up on Gathered and waiting for you to make it! Fill with sweets, autumnal flowers or other spooky characters for the ultimate Halloween holder.


DIY floating candles

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Make some Harry Potter style floating candles with The Sits Girls free tutorial.


DIY pom pom banner

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This pom pom Halloween banner was made by Hobbycraft for Mollie Makes. Make your own DIY Halloween banner using their free tutorial.


Hocus Pocus decorations

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Party has created the cutest Halloween decorations inspired by one of the best movies, Hocus Pocus! Use their blog post to create a Hocus Pocus banner, find colour inspiration and set your own spooky table.


DIY window monsters

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Give passersby a fright with these colourful monsters. Womans Day have a free template which you can print, cut out then decorate with your own additional glitter.


DIY potion bottles

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Turn glass bottle into poisons and potions with From House to Home’s free labels.


DIY Halloween banner

How to make Halloween bunting

Learn how to make a Halloween garland with Kirsty Hartley’s fang-tastic tutorial.


Floral Halloween centrepiece

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This stunning centrepiece is by the queen of homemade Halloween decorations, Martha Steward.


Sew your own pumpkins

How to make a fabric pumpkins

Ouissi Gresty shows you how to make fabric pumpkins that will last a life time.


DIY Halloween home

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Studio DIY takes you on a tour of her Halloween home which includes lots of DIY Halloween decorations.


DIY beaded pumpkins

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If the traditional pumpkins aren’t really your style DIY with my Guy shows you how to make your own wooden beaded one.


DIY Halloween lanterns

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Handmade Charlotte has created some beautiful lanterns for the spooky season but we think they’re so pretty we’ll keep them up all year round.

Easy halloween crafts


DIY roving wall art

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A Kailo Chic Life is the queen of DIY Halloween decorations. Her blog has everything from giant sparkling moons to bat balloons but we loved this roving wall hanging too much not to share.


Crochet spider webs

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Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life has created 13 days worth of DIY Halloween decorations. For day four she created these incredible crochet spider web doilies for you to hang in all your doorways. Head to her blog for the free pattern.


DIY ghost pillow

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Bliss Makes shows you how to turn a plain old pillow into a fab ghost tassel one. Every pillow needs its own selection of mini ghosts.


DIY bat balloons

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Give your balloons a Halloween touch with Design Improvised’s tutorial.


DIY knitted pumpkin

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Move over fabric pumpkins, knitted pumpkins have arrived! Make this giant knitted pumpkin using Paper and Stitch blog’s tutorial.


DIY pumpkin Jack O’ lanterns

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Give your Halloween sweets some extra love this year by making A Bubbly Life’s Jack o’ Lanterns.


DIY Halloween wreath

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How cute is Modern Glam’s Halloween wreath? Homemade Halloween decorations have never been so glamourous.


DIY black cat door stop

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This adorable black cat is by Home Talk and we think it would make a fab doorstop for Halloween! Just add a heavy filling inside and you’re complete.


DIY floating witch hats

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Polka Dot Chair has a range of DIY Halloween decorations but we think this one will go great with the floating candles we featured earlier. String these floating witch hats around your home for a spooky touch.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our DIY Halloween decorations round up. If you’re still in need of a Halloween costume then check out these easy to follow tutorials: