It’s that time of year again — when jack-o-lanterns are being carved, spooky movies are being watched, and kids are picking out costumes to go trick-or-treating in.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and one I have a lot of fun with, even as an adult. Why? For one, it’s a blast to dress up for one night of the year, but I also just enjoy putting up Halloween decorations.
The thing with seasonal decor is I want it to be easy and more importantly, not too expensive. I tend to use disposable stuff I have around the house already like paper and recycled packaging. All of these projects here are made with stuff I have around the house already.
The templates for the projects here are all free and available in my resource library.
Easy DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas
If you’re like me, then decorating your home for Halloween is probably already on your to-do list.
However, if you don’t have the time (or budget) to go all out this year, I’ve got you covered with 7 easy DIY Halloween decorations that can make your house the talk of the neighborhood all October long!
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Cricut Spider Web Garland
No matter if you’re using it for your mantelpiece or as a spooky accent to your staircase railing, this spider web garland is a custom piece of Halloween decor that is inexpensive and super simple to make.
All you need to do is cut out as many spiderweb pieces as you’d like. I used my Cricut cutting machine to make mine but you can easily print and cut these templates by hand.
If you are using a Cricut cutting machine, just upload my free spider web SVG available in my resource library. Try to use a fresh light grip mat so that it is easier to clean up the scraps afterward.
If you are doing this by hand, just print and cut out the outer edge. Print and cut as many pieces as needed and display them as desired.
DIY ‘Happy Halloween’ Wreath
Nothing beats a frightening wreath to hang on your front door! Not only is this project cute (and a creepy alternative to a Christmas wreath) but it’s easy to customize.
You’ll need a neutral-colored wreath to start, which can be purchased at almost any craft store. Here is a nice rattan wooden wreath that I use and repurpose for multiple holidays and seasons. Then you’ll simply cut out any spooky design you’d like and glue them onto your wreath.
These bats shaped templates are also free and available in my resource library. They are available in both SVG (for Cricut or other cutting machines) or printable PDF to cut by hand.
Eyeball Treats Made From Oreo Cookies
These eyeball treats, made from delicious Oreo cookies, can be the highlight of your Halloween party or a spooky snack for you and your whole family.
My kids love these, and I can’t say I blame them. Not only do they taste and look fantastic, but they’re one of the easiest food crafts to make for the Halloween season.
You will need a few things to make these, though, including Oreos, blue and green edible decorating gel, a small paintbrush, and black/brown M&M’s. Chocolate chips work as well.
To make these oreo eyeballs, just separate one of the chocolate cookie pieces from the other piece, add a decent amount of edible decorating gel. Then place an M&M in the center of the gel and paint tiny veins using red food coloring.
Easy Pumpking Face Decorations
Kids and adults (myself included) love pumpkin decorating but I don’t love the mess. Instead, I like to just cut out stickers for different types of pumpkin faces and stick them on the pumpkin rather than getting out the knife.
These can be used as a fun activity for your entire family.
With so many different pumpkin face combinations, the possibilities are almost endless. My kids love the jack-o-lantern design, so that’s what you’ll see here, but you can choose whatever design you’d like. These templates are also available for free in my
Ghost Tea Candle Decorations
Instantly add some magic to your Halloween-themed get-together, cut out these cute ghost designs and stick them on LED tea lights. I love interchangeable decorations like this. You can totally reuse the tea lights for another occasion.
They only take a few minutes to make and the kids will adore them!
As you can see, sprucing your house up for Halloween doesn’t need to cost you a lot of time and money.
By creating these easy DIY Halloween decorations, you can add a frightening touch to your home in no time!
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