Halloween Decorations to Make at Home 

As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to embrace the spirit of Halloween and transform your home into a haunted haven. Instead of purchasing store bought decorations, why not get crafty and make your own spooky creations? 

From eerie ghosts to creepy crawlers, here are some DIY Halloween decorations that will delight trick or treaters and add a festive touch to your home:

1. Ghostly Garlands

Create a ghostly garland to hang across your mantel or staircase using simple materials like white tissue paper or cheesecloth. Cut the fabric into ghost shapes and drape them over string or yarn, securing them in place with glue or tape. 

Use a black marker to draw spooky faces on the ghosts, then hang the garland with adhesive hooks or pins. For an extra eerie effect, add glow in the dark paint or LED lights to make your ghosts glow in the dark.

2. Pumpkin Patch

No Halloween decor is complete without a pumpkin patch! Instead of carving traditional jack o’ lanterns, get creative with different sizes and shapes of pumpkins. 

Use paint, markers, or adhesive stickers to decorate the pumpkins with spooky faces, patterns, or even your favorite Halloween characters. Arrange the pumpkins on your front porch or doorstep for a festive and welcoming display that will delight trick or treaters of all ages.

3. Creepy Crawlers

Turn your home into a haunted house with creepy crawlers made from pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and other craft supplies. 

Create spiders by bending black pipe cleaners into leg shapes and attaching them to a pom pom body. Glue on googly eyes and fangs made from white paper or foam for a spooky touch. Scatter the spiders around your home, or hang them from doorways and light fixtures for a frightful surprise.

4. Wicked Wreaths

Welcome guests into your home with a wicked wreath hanging on your front door. Create a spooky wreath using materials like black feathers, plastic spiders, and miniature skulls. 

Attach the elements to a foam or wire wreath form using hot glue or floral wire, then embellish with ribbon, gauze, or cobwebs for an extra eerie effect. Hang the wreath with a black ribbon or wire for a hauntingly beautiful entrance to your home.

5. Haunted House Lanterns

Transform ordinary lanterns into haunted house lanterns with a little creativity and some craft supplies. Use black construction paper or cardstock to cut out spooky silhouettes like bats, ghosts, or haunted houses. 

Attach the silhouettes to the inside of the lanterns using double sided tape or adhesive dots, then place battery operated candles or string lights inside to illuminate the scenes. Display the lanterns on your porch or windowsills for a ghostly glow that will spook passersby.

6. Mummified Door

Give your front door a mummified makeover with strips of white gauze or cheesecloth. Wrap the fabric around the door, crisscrossing it to create a mummy like effect. 

Use tape or adhesive putty to secure the fabric in place, leaving gaps for the doorknob and any windows. Add googly eyes or cutouts made from black construction paper to create the illusion of a peeking mummy, and watch as your door becomes the talk of the neighborhood.

7. Spooky Silhouettes

Create eerie silhouettes to adorn your windows and walls using black construction paper or cardstock. Cut out shapes like bats, witches, or haunted houses, then tape or pin them to windows or walls for a haunting effect. Illuminate the silhouettes from behind with battery operated candles or string lights to make them stand out against the darkness of the night. Experiment with different designs and placements to create a spooky scene that will send shivers down your spine.


With these DIY Halloween decorations, you can spook up your home and set the stage for a ghoulishly good time. There are endless possibilities for adding a festive touch to your Halloween decor. 

So grab your craft supplies, put on your favorite Halloween tunes, and get ready to transform your home into a haunted haven that will delight trick or treaters and party guests alike.