8 DIY Halloween Decor & Craft Ideas


I teamed up with a coven of DIY friends to share bewitching and budget-friendly Halloween decor ideas to help you unleash your creative spirit this spooky season. No seance required. (Though if that is your vibe, I’d like an invite!)

Whether you get your thrills from thrifting, bedazzling, painting, crafting, stitching, or building, there’s something on this list you’ll enjoy the living daylights out of making:

  1. Halloween Hand Embroidery
  2. Faux Vintage Paper Mache Pumpkins
  3. DIY Rhinestone Sugar Skull
  4. Hanging Ghost Garland
  5. DIY Giant Spider
  6. Tomato Cage Halloween Ghost
  7. Thrifted Halloween Florals
  8. Halloween Decor from Dead Houseplants
DIY Halloween decor: White tea towel with black hand embroidery reads "don't hex my vibe" in cursive font and shows a witch hand holding a crystal ball. Towel sits atop a wood cutting board surrounded by sage, crystals, lit white candle, black wick trimmer, and matches.

Halloween Hand Embroidery

Stitch up bewitching Halloween decor with a custom hand-embroidered design. This simple and creative project will create a wickedly charming atmosphere for your kitchen witchery. Learn how to create your own DIY Halloween hand embroidery with my step-by-step guide.

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Two orange and green jack-o-lantern buckets sit atop a wooden table in front of a white wall.

Faux Vintage Paper Mache Pumpkins

Jill of Bungalow47 shows how simply applying chalk paint and texture can totally transform the look of your decorations. Her faux vintage paper mache pumpkins is a great DIY project for upcycling the classic plastic jack-o-lantern.

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Black skull-shaped cookie jar bedazzled with rhinestones sits on a wooden shelf in front of a colorful floral painted mural.

DIY Rhinestone Sugar Skull

Molly of Good Golly Gal is a wizard bedazzler who combines her love of color and sparkle in all her projects. Watch her DIY rhinestone sugar skull YouTube video, and she’ll she show you how to turn the typical black Halloween decor into a brilliant, colorful creation. That’s my kinda vibe!

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Two white tissue paper ghosts hang from a black chain garland on a white fireplace mantle. On top of the mantle are books and candles.

Hanging Ghost Garland

Rhegis of The Morris Mansion created a darling hanging ghost garland for her mantle. There’s something so festive about garlands, and you can pick up all your supplies in one go for this budget-friendly Dollar Tree hack.

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Faux black giant spider rests atop green bushes covered with faux spiderweb. In the background are tall plastic skeletons and a Halloween-decorated white house.

DIY Giant Spider

Alicia of Design Of Your Life goes all out with her Halloween decor. If you plan on turning your yard into a creepy wonderland, you’ll love her DIY giant spider…emphasis on giant!

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Two white ghosts on a green lawn lit up with solar lights in front of greenery and wooden fence.

Tomato Cage Halloween Ghost

Alex of Gray Cedar Home is a green witch with her garden so it’s no wonder her clever DIY hacks a common gardening supply. Lit up with solar lights, these tomato cage Halloween ghosts are a cute but spooky addition to your lawn.

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Wooden frame with black, red, and cream flowers adorned with glittery skulls and black bats.

Thrifted Halloween Florals

Mandi of Mandi’s Market hit her local thrift store to inspire her DIY thrifted Halloween decor. Black spray paint and a few sparkly skulls turned everyday faux florals into a spooky season sensation.

Budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor: Black spray painted fern in a yellow pot is strung with faux spider web and orange spiders. Appears next to a white front door adorned with a bowl of Halloween candy and fake skull.

DIY Halloween Decor from Dead Houseplants

We’ve all got our own unintentional plant graveyard, right? Chica and Jo’s clever trick gives your unlucky flora an intentional second chance. Hello Halloween decor from dead houseplants, goodbye black thumb guilt (for a season at least.)

Which budget-friendly DIY Halloween decor will haunt your home?