7 DIY Halloween Home Projects to Do This Weekend

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What’s your Halloween style? Spooky and creepy? Cute and festive? Do you gravitate toward elaborate gothy Victorian decor? Or are you more into country harvest couture? Well, no matter how you prefer to deck your home, with the Halloween festivities at hand, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to showcase your taste through a few DIY decorations.

We’ve scoured the Internet for the easiest, most stylish projects—the kinds of things you can whip up in a weekend or less. After all, on this, the most hallowed evening of ghoulery, there’s no such thing as going overboard. So pull out your crafting equipment and get ready for a maker bonanza that will soothe your Halloween-starved spirit!

creepy pumpkins and candles

This Glitzy, Glam Leaf Garland

Autumn leaves are basically nature’s way of freshening up the decor. And while that totally works for the outdoors, for your home, you may need something just a little bit sparklier! That’s why we recommend this shimmery, shiny homemade leaf garland. It’s everything you love about the fall with just a little hint of urban glamour.

These Ornate Candlesticks

If your personal style is best personified by Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, you’ll love this next project. These gothy, baroque candlesticks have all the haunted qualities of an Edgar Allen Poe story—in the best way. They offer the perfect mood lighting for a little impromptu seance or a ghostly dinner party with a couple of your best ghoul pals.

A Set of Picture-Perfect Pumpkins

Carving a pumpkin is a time-honored October tradition. Unfortunately, it’s also messy, slimy and time-consuming. If you’re looking for an easier, chic-er alternative to the conventional jack-o-lantern, consider these high-class painted pumpkins instead. There’s literally no end to the amount of patterns you can try!

An Eerie, Floating Witches Hat Luminary

Luminaries are usually reserved for other holidays, but these light-up witches hats are eerie and awesome. All you need is some fishing line, a few costume hats, and some LED glow sticks, and you’re set. It’s enough to bring out the inner witch in all of us!

Or This Creepy, Crawly Eyeball Wreath

A wreath on the door is a wonderful way to add a touch of the season to your front entryway. But this ghoulish eyeball specimen will definitely clarify your stance on Halloween decor: that is, go spooky or go home!

Set the Scene with These DIY Decals

Maybe it’s just a trick of the light—or maybe it’s the garageful of hair-raising decals you just just slapped together! Armed with a sheet of adhesive vinyl and your imagination, you can make all your most dreadful nightmares come alive, in the form of these chillingly classy silhouettes!

Go Vintage Goth with This Printable Fabric Art

If you salivated over the pictures in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children or couldn’t get enough of the outfits in Spooky Hollow, then this next tutorial is for you. With these creepy, antique printables, hung in crafty embroidery hoops, you can get some truly frightening wall decor for a very tight budget. Miss Peregrine would be proud of your ingenuity!

If you liked those, follow us for more Halloween tips throughout the month! Until then, keep it spooky!

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