I’m just barely hanging on as we prepare for back to school, but I have to admit that I’ve already got Halloween brewing in my mind (PUN INTENDED). My ideas are always too ambitious for the amount of time so I like the share ideas with you a bit early in case you’re in the same boat. The season of tricks and treats, costumes and candies, is also the perfect time to transform your home into a haunted haven with spine-chilling decorations. Whether you’re hosting a ghoulish gathering or simply want to spookify your space, we’re rounded up 10 eerie and imaginative spooky Halloween decor ideas to bewitch your guests and send shivers down their spines.
1. Haunted House made from cardboard
This Haunted House made from cardboard is a more elaborate craft, but definitely worth the effort, especially since it can be saved for year after year. It’s very similar to the Gingerbread House we made a few years ago. It’s perfect for your mantle or your dining room table. Plus, it’s made out of cardboard so you probably already have everything you need to get going! We share the pattern with you too!
2. Halloween Garland
This is a fun one to make! If you remember our Friendsgiving or Valentine’s Day garlands, these Halloween garlands one is very similar. Just combine your favorite words and spooky symbols and you’re all set! Just be careful if you write “boo”. *sigh*.
3. Printable Creepy Halloween Decor
Decorating for Halloween can be as easy as pressing a button! Print out these ominous black and white images and turn them into spooky posters. Place them all around the house and let the screams begin! Ta-da!
4. Spooky Transfer Wood Plaques
Who says you need expert wood-working skills to make a spooky masterpiece? Not us! You can get all of this from the craft store and learn a new technique for transferring the images onto the wood plaques! Here’s the full tutorial for the spooky wood plaques.
The Birds Wall Decor
This is reminiscent of the movie, “The Birds” with the bounty of birds to cut out and place on a wall or mantle. These are quick and easy to apply to your doorway without all the fuss of a messy clean up. Find the tutorial here. I had a little too much fun with them last year.
Creepiness can be added anywhere. Even to your dining room table! I still adore this project and really think it’s one of the most subtle yet creepy things you can do for a dinner party. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have faces coming out of the table. Feels so Haunted House! Here’s how to make the cheesecloth ghosts.
This is another outdoor decor idea that is so fun to create. Bring out the creepy crawliness of Halloween with these Halloween spider decor. And bonus! If your house is white like mine you can leave up the command strips the whole year round and no one will notice! Here’s where to get the spiders and how to make it happen!
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Candy Garland
Need a creative ways to use your toilet paper roles? Look no further! This is a great way to bring out the sweetness of this spooktacular holiday! Ok, I admit, not totally creepy, but absolutely cute! Here’s how to make the toilet paper roll candy garland.
Vampire Teeth Garland
Sink your teeth into this garland with bloodthirsty fangs. It’s simple with paper and string. Enough to make your blood run cold! A simple idea for the kids to participate with too! Here’s how to make the vampire teeth garland idea.
Halloween is the perfect time to unleash your creativity and transform your home into a haunted haven that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Whether you opt for sinister silhouettes, cursed candles, or wicked witchery, these spooky Halloween decor ideas will help you conjure an atmosphere of enchantment and delightfully frightful fun. So, gather your materials, summon your imagination, and let the decorating enchantment begin!