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15 Awesome Halloween Home Decor for Inside and Out

With Halloween fast approaching, we feel like it’s high time we started getting our house decorated and in the spirit of the spook season! We’re the kind of DIY enthusiasts who loved creating homemade pieces that help us make our home look a little more seasonal both inside and out, so we’re sure it’ll come as precisely no surprise to anyone that we’ve been scouring the Internet lately for awesome DIY Halloween home decor pieces that we’ve never tried before.

Are you feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of making awesome DIY Halloween home decor pieces? Then check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for inspiration and guidance.

1. Book page pumpkin


Do you live in a household full of bookworms like we do? Our family members are so in love with books, in fact, that they frequently bring home damaged books they found in sales, with stains or missing pages that mean they can’t even be read anymore. Those are the ones we turn into art so they still get some kind of use, rather than just being thrown out! If you’ve got some of those on hand too, then you’ve got essentially everything you need to make these fantastic book page pumpkins outlined step by step on Creations by Kara.

2. Halloween coffee can luminaries


Now that the days are a little shorter and the nights are a little longer, we find that our favourite kinds of outdoor decorations are those that light up and can be seen even once the sun goes down. We doubt you’ll be surprised to learn, then, that we fell so in love with these cute “trick or treat” coffee can luminaries outlined on Jolly Mom that we actually made them immediately!

3. DIY black cat-o-lanterns


Are you the kind of extremely enthusiastic DIY lover who looks forward to carving jack-o-lanterns all year but who also has a lot of experience and is always keeping an eye out for more unique and challenging ideas than the norm? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these lovely black “cat-o-lanterns” outlined in great detail on Sunset a try! They’re actually simpler to make than you might think.

4. Floating heads hanging porch ghosts


If you’re going to make a bit of outdoor decor for your home, would you actually rather make something so spooky that it makes passers by look twice as they walk by your house? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Simply Designing made these creepy floating heads and hanging ghosts in just a few simple steps! They’ll certainly add an element of eeriness to the space.

5. DIY giant lawn spider


If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something awesome for the outside of your house this Halloween season, would you rather go all our and put together a piece that really makes a statement? Well, if impressive size sounds like a good statement to you, then we’re convinced you’ll get a real kick out of how DIY Decor Mom made this massive lawn spider!

6. Spooky Halloween door decor


Maybe you live in the kind of apartment that, while generous in the interior space department, doesn’t actually have a porch, stoop, or lawn of your own to adorn for Halloween? Then it sounds to us like you’ll just have to get creative with your door instead! We’re quite partial indeed to the way Crafts By Amanda used simple crafting supplies to make their door look very haunted indeed, then outlined the process for you to follow too.

7. Zombie hand wall decoration


Are you the kind of experienced crafter who doesn’t shy away from essentially any material or technique so long as it means you get to make something really awesome looking? Well, whether you have woodworking experienced in any official capacity or not, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll appreciate the way Crafts Unleashed made this very impressive and totally creepy zombie hand piece that hangs on your wall and looks like the hand is reaching through it!

8. Floating Cheesecloth ghost


Did we actually really catch your attention with the idea of making floating ghosts that look like they’re haunting your porch but the only problem with that idea is that you don’t actually have a big porch to work with? Then maybe you’d get along a little better with this smaller version that’s better for setting on a mantel or side table! Take a look at the tutorial on One Good Thing by Jillee to see how they made this cute little floating ghost from cheesecloth.

9. Felt candy corn light garland


Are you actually usually the kind of person who loves working with softer materials like fabrics the most when you get creative, but you also want to decorate the outside of your house and you just weren’t sure that those two things can go together? Then we think you’ll be pleased to learn that Atta Girl Says is here to prove that they can! Their tutorial teaches you how to make adorably simple felt candy corn slips for string lights to jazz up your porch a little during trick-or-treating.

10. DIY skull candle holder


Just in case you’re the kind of crafting enthusiast who prefers constructing things from multiple pieces of other things and crafting with unconventional materials, here’s an idea that might just be perfect for you, especially if you love the spooky look of skulls around Halloween! Check out how Endlessly Inspired lays out the steps for making these DIY skull candle holders that look quite macabre and grand.

11. Mason jar lid pumpkins


Maybe you’re the kind of person who always gets the biggest kick out of upcycling and will turn just about any season into an opportunity for repurposing things given the chance? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Crafts By Amanda saved the rings from their mason jar lids and used those to make a series of simple but adorable porch pumpkins!

12. Foam lawn tombstones


Rather than just decorating your porch by setting a few cute and crafty things on the steps, would you actually rather transform your whole yard into a spooky setting that would give anyone the heebie-jeebies as they walk up the patch? In that case, we have a strong feeling these surprisingly simple foam tombstones outlined step by step on HGTV might be right up your alley!

13. Fun hanging bat chandelier


Maybe you’ve been scrolling through our list keeping an eye out for Halloween hanging pieces that are simple enough for your littler kids to get involved in the DIY process as well? In that case, particularly if they’ve ever gotten a kick out of the flapping of spooky Halloween bats, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how My Paper Crane created these awesome window mobiles that look like a whole swarm of the winged creatures!

14. Floating witch hat luminaries


Are you actually feeling totally into the idea of making something decorative for your porch, but you’re also quite torn between the floating hangers concept you saw in the heads and ghosts tutorial but also the idea of making a luminary because you like how they light up? Well, who ever said you have to choose? Instead, check out how Polkadot Chair made these fantastic floating witch’s hat luminaries that give everything a spooky glow!

15. Fun DIY potion bottle set


Has your ideal kind of Halloween aesthetic always been that of spooky old tales and ancient witch’s brews, like the kind of thing you might read about in a big old book? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like these fantastically weathered looking DIY potion bottles outlined in great detail on While He Was Napping!

Have you made other awesome DIY decor pieces for Halloween before that were a huge hit with your family and friends but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished pieces in the comments section!