Halloween is one of our favourite holidays here at Gathered. It's a chance to celebrate all things Autumnal and let your creativity go wild with costumes, recipes and home decor. There's nothing quite like walking past windows filled with creepy decorations and porches brimming with lit-up pumpkins. If you're like us and love Halloween, or if this year is the year you decide to go all out for this October occasion, then boy do we have the blog post for you. We've gathered a whole bunch of DIY homemade Halloween decorations so you can enjoy Halloween the only way we know how, through craft! Autumnal decor doesn't have to break the bank (it can even be a great stash buster) and it doesn't even have to be scary. We've collected some super cute homemade Halloween decorations that can stay up in your home throughout the Fall season. Keep on scrolling for some fun DIY homemade Halloween decorations and for more spooky ideas, check out our easy Halloween crafts for kids and our free Halloween cross stitch patterns.


35 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

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Make a cat, bat, witch's hat, and Frankenstein's monster with Amanda Berry's free Halloween knitting patterns. These adorable little guys make great homemade Halloween decorations when hung in the windows of your home.

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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Homemade Halloween decorations inspired by our favourite film? Yes please! 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 has a free template that you can print, cut out then decorate with your own additional glitter.

DIY potion bottles

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We love homemade Halloween decorations that are for the grown-ups when the kids have gone to bed. 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

We're making this year's homemade Halloween decorations sustainable which means making decor we can pull out year after year. Ouissi Gresty shows you how to make fabric pumpkins that will last a lifetime and can be pulled out every October.

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.

Crochet ghost bunting


Use Matt Spier's spook-tacular crochet ghost pattern to make these colourful little ghosties. Turn them into bunting, keyrings, drink charms or even some Halloween jewellery.

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.

Owl cross stitch pattern

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Turn Sharon Wasilieff's spooky owl cross stitch pattern into a DIY Halloween decoration by popping it onto a cushion.

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


You don't need to look any further than right here on Gathered for DIY Halloween decorations. Use our free crochet spider web pattern and hang them in all your doorways for an extra creepy touch.

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.

Amigurumi bat and ghost

Ghost crochet pattern

We have both a free amigurumi ghost crochet pattern and a free crochet bat pattern here on Gathered. Pop these cuties inside your trick and treat box or peeping out of the top of a pumpkin.

DIY bat balloons

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Classic homemade Halloween decorations are sometimes the best kind of decor! Give your balloons a Halloween touch with Design Improvised's tutorial.

Bat plushies

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These adorable plushies will look so sweet sitting around your home or dangling in the window. Jo Carter's spooky bat plush pattern make cute rather than scary DIY Halloween decor - perfect if you have little ones!

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.

Traditional pumpkins

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Traditional homemade Halloween decorations are some of our favourite and you can't go wrong with a classic carved pumpkin sitting on the doorstep. Check out our how to carve a pumpkin for beginners for all our tips and tricks.

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.

Haunted house tea light holder

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Papercraft expert Holly Spanner shows you how to make a house tealight holder here on Gathered. There's a festive house and also a haunted house which makes perfect homemade Halloween decor.

DIY Halloween wreath

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

Sugar skull quilt

Free Sugar skull quilt pattern

Give every room in your home a DIY Halloween decoration makeover. We just love this free sugar skull quilt pattern. by Natalie Santini.

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.

Spider pillow


Kati Brown has a frighteningly fun project for all you crocheters! Use her free crochet spider cushion pattern to give your sofas a spooky touch.

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 our Halloween costume ideas. We've also got a bunch of Halloween quilt patterns and Halloween printables.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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