Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects

Decorate for Halloween and Fall with one of these Easy DIY Projects

Halloween is the beginning of the festive season that seems to lend itself to decorating.  Try one of these cute DIY projects to dress up your home and yard for the holiday and for fall in general.

12 Easy Fall & Halloween Decor ProjectsThe projects are all easy to do and many use items that you already have at home, or can get from the dollar store for very little money.

Just click on any of the images or the links below to go to the project instructions.

Halloween Witch Topiary

To make this Witches topiary project, you will need black and white mesh, a ball shape, some floral pins and a long pole. Add a Dollar Store  witches hat and a cauldron and your front step will scare the bravest of Trick or Treaters!  See the directions for this project at Crafts and Things  Halloween Yarn Wrapped Candy corn DecorationThis cute yarn wrapped candy corn project calls for Styrofoam cones, orange, yellow and white yarn, and some hot glue.  Start wrapping and when you are done, you’ll have a cute Halloween decor item that will look great on a mantle.  See the tutorial at Occasionally Crafty.

No carve Autumn Leaf PumpkinThis is my project for a no carve pumpkin.  Attach silk or real leaves to a light pumpkin and attach a fall bow at the top. Easy, fast and very pretty.  See the tutorial here.

Fall porch or patio pumpkin display with bales of hayWhat a pretty fall vignette this is. It would look equally good on a porch or patio.  Arrange bales of had, add some garden mums in pots and finish the scene with uncarved pumpkins and gourds.  Photo shared from Bee of Good Cheer.

Cute Halloween Pop Up Book GhostsThis Halloween ghost pop up decor idea is not for the book purists out there, but if you happen to have a book that you don’t care about, it does make a cute Halloween decoration project.  Cut two ghost shapes from the pages in the middle of an old book but leave the pages attached at the bottom.  Prop up the ghosts with a bit of scotch tape. Finish the ghost face with a hole punch or magic marker.  Idea shared from BHG.

scarecrow door decoration

Got an old gardening hat?  This one got turned into a cute scarecrow door decoration. Super easy to do too!  See the tutorial here. 

Candy Corn and Black tree DIY centerpieceThis easy centerpiece is so simple to do. Just gather some branches from your yard and spray them black.  And if desired spray again with glitter glue.  Display the Halloween tree in a Hurricane vase with candy corn and candy pumpkins for an easy and effective fall display.  Shared from Wants and Wishes.

snake head basket

Imagine the giggles and screams when your guests find this on your front step.  I put it together in just about an hour with a few supplies from the Dollar store.  See how I made it here.

Gourd Centerpiece in a wooden drawer.This lovely table centerpiece features gourds, and mason jars and neatly displayed in a long wooden drawer.  The centerpiece is low enough to encourage dinner table conversation and so effective looking.   For a tutorial on making the wooden drawer, please visit Shanty 2 Chic.

Framed leaf pressingsThese autumn leaves make great framed prints.  Just press leaves of your choice between books first and the display the leaf between two pieces of the same sized glass. Wrap the edges with book tape in a color of your choice and display with an attractive fall vase with berries in it.  Idea shared from Better Homes and Gardens.

Halloween Drip Candles DIYAlthough the project is no longer on Rachel Ray, these candles look sort of tricky to do, but are actually easy.  Just use a hot glue gun that has been fitted with red sealing wax and draw a line around the candle.  Then add some “drips” top the line.   As your candle melts, the “blood line” will begin to drip too. 

DIY Pottery Barn knock off hanging ghost projectThese adorable hanging ghosts are a knock off of the Pottery Barn retail project that costs $59.  These are made with styrofoam balls, cheesecloth and black craft paint for just $15 and are actually cuter!  See the tutorial on Simply Designing.

Hurricane Glass Candle Decoration with popcorn, kidney beans and split peas.This easy to make Glass candle holder uses three staples of fall cooking:  popcorn, kidney beans and split peas, although any dried beans or peas would do.  Just insert your candle of a matching color, layer your seeds and tie a jute bow around the outside.   To see the tutorial for this project and some variations on it, please visit Amanda Jane Brown.

Candy corn and black candles. Easy fall decor. Swap the colors for any season!What could be easier than this display?  Just line a tray with candy corn and place three black candles in it.  Perfect for Halloween and just swap the colors and candy for other holidays!  Idea shared from Love, Lipstick and Pearls.

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