10 DIY Halloween Home Decorating Tips


Halloween is a good time to let your playful and spooky side shine through. Whether you want to get the word out in the neighborhood with your DIY Jack-o’-lantern topiary, greet trick-or-treaters with a headless horseman, or scare the kids away with a spider web staircase, we’ve rounded it up. best interior and exterior decorating ideas for Halloween. Keep scrolling, if you dare …

Life Size Headless Horseman

Greet the trick-or-treaters with a life-size headless horseman on your porch! Create a headless horseman figure as part of a family project. Or if you are more adventurous, buy one headless horseman costume, stand still in front of your front door and only move when visitors approach.

Jack-O’-Lantern Topiary

Decorate your porch with a DIY jack-o’-lantern topiary! Take three oranges carving foam pumpkins. Draw faces on the pumpkins and cut them out with a sharp knife. Stack the pumpkins on top of each other on a long handle (like a broomstick) and stick them in a planter. Light up your spooky creation with Christmas lights (click here for a complete tutorial on how to create a jack-o’-lantern topiary).

Garbage bag spider webs

Use a free DIY model to create spooky spider webs from black trash bags! Hang them on your windows, walls or wrap them around your staircase. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, make your house look like a spooky abandoned cabin with a 16 × 15 ‘Triangular Spider Web attached to your house (with a giant 79 inch fake spider)!

Spider web doormat

Greet the sweet tooth with a (non-slip) spider web doormat, Where create your own using a semi-circular doormat and white paint on fabric.

Halloween paper lanterns

At your next Halloween party, swap the candles with DIY illuminated paper lanterns. Put them on your coats, hang them on your ceilings, or adorn your porch. To make them even scarier, cover them with fake spiders and insects.

Pumpkin Mummy

Not in the mood to carve your pumpkin? Take a pair of googly eyes and slap them on a pumpkin. Carefully cover the rest of the pumpkin with glue and wrap it with white gauze or toilet paper (click here for a complete tutorial).

Pumpkin candy dispenser

Cut a large hole in a pumpkin, remove the pulp and seeds, and place a bowl of candy inside for a DIY pumpkin-themed candy distribution (full tutorial here). If you don’t have a pumpkin, use a box.

Origami Halloween Lights

Put out your Christmas lights early this year! Pair them with DIY orange and white paper lanterns to create a cute, kid-friendly decoration. Click on here for the full tutorial on how to make origami Halloween lights or buy a string of Pumpkin LED Lights.

Halloween candy wreaths

These wreaths are pretty, easy to make, and adorned with delicious candy! Wrap a moss wreath with orange and black ribbons (any fall hue would work) and attach an assortment of candies (real or fake) to it with a glue gun. Click on here for more inspiration on how to make your own Halloween candy wreath and here for more Halloween inspiration.


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